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One little white lie leads to more than she planned…
Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she’s proved she “has a life” outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail—here is no boyfriend. And now Kate’s liable for her little white lie…
Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate’s type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he’s also willing to play “boyfriend.” All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right—and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged…
ARC provided by publisher in exchange of honest review
I absolutely adored this sweet read from Ashlee Mallory. Her Backup Boyfriend left a big fat happy smile on my face when I was done reading this book. If you are a big fan of a hero, who is family oriented, sweet, kind, generous,... ...more
Her backup Boyfriend
Date of release Jan 19th
I love cute little stories like this.. If you Enjoyed the Proposal with Sandra Bullock this is your book!
Kate is a lawyer and was dating her fellow lawyer (Michael)for 3 years but his family was very hoity toity and Kate didn’t come from good stock so... ...more
4.5 out of 5
I’ve been reading a number of tense emotional reads lately, and enjoying most of them immensely. But sometimes I’m just in a mood for light and fluffy and this book fit the bill just wonderfully well.
Kate is quite the uptight focused lawyer who had her life all planned out. She came f... ...more
After my recent bad book woes, I was in desperate need of something simple and sweet and that’s exactly what I got with Her Backup Boyfriend. The feels it gave me were just an added bonus.
I really identified with Kate’s social awkwardness and loved how she slowly but surely came out of h... ...more
It is a heart warming romantic novel. Kate and Dominic are both likable. It written in way that keeps readers interested throughout the book. Kate has still not gotten over her ex, who also happens to be her co-worker. When she finds out that he is now engaged to a "perfect" girl who is nothing l... ...more
Loved! This! Book! It's a great fake boyfriend story that kept me mesmerized. This author has a wonderful fluid writing style that really appeals to me. The characters are well developed and intriguing. Definitely one for the must read list!
Kate is getting pressure at work to settle down. Dominic... ...more
Typical, short and cute, but I loved how the story is handled. I especially liked Dominique, he was very understanding and quietly supportive. I'd have liked Kate to be a little bit more special though. ...more
This delightful romance is the story of Kate and Dominic. Kate is on the fast track for legal success, working long hours at her law firm and nursing a bruised heart from a breakup with a fellow lawyer. When her new next door neighbour's fix-it nephew offers help with her home renovations and her... ...more
A quick read, I read this one straight through in an evening. It's everything I love about Bliss books.
Dominic is a great guy that was hurt in the past. He's not really over it. Kate is coming out of a hard break-up but she's determined to get everything she wants. Partner at the law firm she wor... ...more
ARC received from: Publisher
Trope: Fake relationship
POV: 3rd Person
One-Sentence Summary: A hotshot lawyer gets her hot builder to pose as her boyfriend to help her get the much longed for promotion.
Positives: I WANT A DOMINIC IN MY LIFE! Seriously, most sw... ...more
Even with the best laid plans......life can throw you a curve ball that changes everything.
Kate has her life planned out to the smallest detail yet her breakup with Michael has caused a glitch in her chance for a promotion.
Dominic knew what he wanted to do with his life until a family crisis ha... ...more
I really enjoyed reading Her Backup Boyfriend.
Dominic and his family truly made the book for me, loved them all and I'm hoping we get to see more of them in the future.
Seeing Kate slowly open up and let herself feel worthy was well written, and I really connected with Kate.
Loved seeing Kat... ...more
First half the book is slow, loved the 2nd half.
Review to come.
Content: Language, innuendo and 2 fade to black sex scenes ...more
This was a cute fake relationship story and I couldn't stop listening to it. I loved all the characters and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
3.5 stars, actually. This is a cute, sweet romance that is reminiscent of The Proposal. If you liked that movie, you'll definitely like this story.
Kate is an up and coming power attorney whose goal is reaching judgeship by age 45. She's on track to attain her goal. In fact, she's up for a positi... ...more
A really enjoyable story, I highly recommend this!
Kate is an up and coming lawyer who has her life planned out for herself . . . She's making a name for herself, thinks she's about to be offered a partnership in the firm of top lawyers she works for . . . she wants to become a judge and show all... ...more
Originally reviewed on The Turning Pages.
I can’t go very long without a good Bliss read. For this fan of the contemporary romance genre, they are necessary to my monthly reading list. Her Backup Boyfriend had everything that I love about a Bliss book.
Kate is a hardworking attorney with a dream of... ...more
I'm a sucker for certain types of romance stories. Fake significant other is one of them. For those who were lovers of the movie The Proposal, you will love Her Backup Boyfriend.
When the story begins, lady lawyer, Kate, has just purchased her first house and it needs a bit of renovation. After th... ...more
I truly loved this book. The instant attraction even if they didn't want it or to admit it. For me this was a sweet feel good book that you can read over and over. This story reminds me of one of my favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping. The silly family who sticks together no matter what, how... ...more
What a sweet story!!!! I am a huge fan of Entangled Bliss stories and this one did not fail me. I think this story had the right amount of passion and cute moments. Even though it was the type of story where I basically knew what was going to happen, it didn’t keep me from enjoying it. I loved ho... ...more
This was a fantastic sweet romance between, Kate and Dominic. Both had been burned in previous relationships, not looking for anything serious. This was a relationship for show only, but then feeling started to develop on Dominic but Kate was not sure if sure if he fit into her life choices. I l... ...more
Kate Matthews is a lawyer who wants her promotion, needs her house renovated and wants her ex-boyfriend back.
Dominic Sorensen is in construction, his sister needs a lawyer, he's not interested in giving away his heart again, but together they could help each other out.
Pretend. I'm a massiv... ...more
She had a decision to make. She could push him away and go down and greet his family in record time so they wouldn’t think they’d been up here doing…this. Or she could turn around and wrap her arms around him and let him wish her a proper good morning.
Lord, she was a weak woman. ...more