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Peek Inside Her Backup Boyfriend

When straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews's ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend.Except there is no boyfriend. And Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But he wants to help Kate renovate her home and he's willing play “boyfriend.” 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...

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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—there 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…

Praise

Review

"If you Enjoyed the Proposal with Sandra Bullock this is your book!" ~Dirty Dayna, Goodreads review
 
"...Dominic is the one you want to burn the paper for. He's hot, sexy, and has a heart of gold. This guy needs to go on a list for best book boyfriend." ~Lindsey, Lindsey Gray Blog
 
"This heart-warming book was light, fast paced and full of sweetness. Ms. Mallory treated her readers to a lovable characters that you couldn't help but fall in love with." ~Michelle at Four Chicks Flipping Pages
  
"The supporting characters add an extra layer of depth and humor to an already great story. The chemistry between these two makes you itch with anticipation. A great read that moves at a perfect pace and will have you reading well past your bedtime"  ~Haunted One
 
"From beginning to end I was thoroughly entertained by this story and had trouble putting it down. I hope to see more stories starring some of Dominic's siblings! 5 delightful stars!"  ~Maria Rose, Goodreads review
 
"Loved! This! Book! It's a great fake boyfriend story that kept me mesmerized" ~Bette H., Goodreads review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633751347
Series: Sorensen Family, Book 1
Release Date: Jan 19, 2015
Page Count: 283
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, multi-cultural
Tropes: fake relationship, opposites attract

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By Michelle January 20, 2015

ARC provided by publisher in exchange of honest review

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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

By Dirty Dayna December 29, 2014

Her backup Boyfriend
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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

By Kristiej May 11, 2016

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

By Amanda February 13, 2017

3.7 stars

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

By wrecked_life January 09, 2015

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

By Bette December 30, 2014

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

By Annie May 08, 2016

3.7 ...more

By Maria Rose April 03, 2016

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

By Valerie March 09, 2015

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

By CL January 20, 2015

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ARC received from: Publisher

Rating: 5*

Cover: Yay

Trope: Fake relationship

Chemistry: Simmering

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

By Patricia January 15, 2015

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

By Irene January 10, 2015

4 stars

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

By Kathy May 04, 2016

First half the book is slow, loved the 2nd half.

Review to come.

Content: Language, innuendo and 2 fade to black sex scenes ...more

By Chessela June 01, 2017

A good story of convenience becoming love. I liked the characters a lot. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was great, but it made sense that they were both taking it slow and being cautious. The subplots about their work and homes were enjoyable. I definitely want to read the rest of the... ...more

By Vikki June 08, 2017

My Musings

Wow, just loved this book. Oh, Dominic is a great book boyfriend. Loved the moral dilemma for Kate. If you want a story of substance, then this is the one for you. ☺reading 📚! ...more

By Amanda February 11, 2017

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

By Bette October 12, 2015

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

By Elaine January 08, 2015

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

By Heather Anne January 19, 2015

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

By Lindsey October 29, 2015

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

By Lori January 24, 2015

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

By Shari January 19, 2015

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

By Loz June 12, 2017

CUTE!

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

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3.98 avg Goodreads.com rating
Ashlee Mallory

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Ashlee Mallory

Ashlee was thirteen when she snuck her first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book hidden away in her mom’s closet. After two days of staying home “sick” from school to finish it, she was hooked. Her rabid love for romance has continued ever since, and after a misadventure in the world of law, she is finally settling into her dream job of writing about people finding their happily ever afters—the only stories worth reading, after all. Ashlee lives in the greater Salt Lake Valley in Utah with her sweetie, two fabulous kids, and a dog and cat that vie equally for her attention. Sometimes by sitting on her computer when she’s trying to work. And although surrounded by picturesque mountains and beautiful landscapes, she’s practically sallergic to direct sunlight, the outdoors, and anything that involves communing with nature. Give her a book, an abundance of coffee, and a shady (enclosed) spot with a view and she’s happy. Whether writing contemporary romances or romances with mystery and suspense, Ashlee aims to create down to earth heroines and heroes that will make you laugh and fall in love all over again.

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