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Peek Inside A Limited Engagement

Lilly used to dream about her crush Derek proposing to her—just not like this. He needs a fiancé, and playing pretend with him might be the perfect distraction from her life. The engagement is supposed to be easy and light, until family and love get involved

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Getting engaged was supposed to be the easy way out…

Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.

Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Since she just lost her boyfriend and her job, and her five-year plan is drastically off track, playing pretend with Derek just might be the perfect distraction from her life.

Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out…


"This book was adorable! It was a short cute read! I loved thechemistry between Derek and Lilly. Their banter was amazing. I laughed out loudquite a few times. I'm going to urge everyone I know and people I don't to buythis book. I love love loved it!!" -Danielle Bothwell, NetGalley
"Witty, charming, and heart warming! Iloved this story!" -Samatha Paralee, Psh Tomes
"This was a greatromance and a sexy read. A super startto a new series. I loved it!" -Sarah Clay, NetGalley
"A LimitedEngagement was a quick, fun, flirty read.The chemistry between the characters is very sexy and sweet; the romance andsex is hot!" -Diane Mason, Star Angels Reviews
"Fun, sweet bookabout the girl next door paying fake fiancee to the celebrity. Cute characters and a quick read, Ienjoyed it a lot!" -Allison Wesrcote, NetGalley
"This book wasfantastic, It gripped me from the beginning, I couldn't put it down!" -Marian Girling, A Book Lover's EmporiumBook Blog
"The charactersare well developed, the scenery is beautiful, the drama, the angst, the passion all on point." -Hilda Danshaw,NetGalley
"I loved thisone!!  I simply couldn't put it down. Thechemistry felt real and I was cheering for them all the way through.  Definitely one you don't want to miss!" -Bette Hansen, Goodreads
"This author isbrand new for me and I am a new fan. You can totally tell the author had ablast writing this book and you willhave a great time reading this story!" -Sharon Moritz, Librarian

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758575
Series: Limitless Love, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 13, 2017
Page Count: 255
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, fake engagement, friends to lovers

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'A Limited Engagement' by Bethany Michaels is book One in the "Limitless Love" series. This is the story of Derek and Lilly. Lilly has been friends with Derek and his sister since she was little. Derek's sister is actually her best friend. Lilly has always had a crush on Derek but she always thou... ...more

By Romance Novel Giveaways March 12, 2017

Remember, it's just pretend!

This is one of my all-time favorite scenarios: The fake engagement. What makes this story different from the rest is the added dynamic of Lilly and Derek knowing each other since childhood. In my opinion, this familiarity afforded them some liberties, given their in-de... ...more

By Marsha March 13, 2017

Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Desperate times require desperate measures, and that pretty much is where Derick and Lilly are right now for different reasons. He’s almost landed the big sponsor that he really needs for his racing career to truly take off, she’s just been dumped by a no good jerk of... ...more

By Bette March 02, 2017

I loved this one!! I simply couldn't put it down. I've read several fake engagement type stories lately and this was truly one of the most entertaining. It's very well written and Derek and Lilly are two characters that just made me happy. Their chemistry felt real and I was cheering for them all... ...more

By Kimberly March 12, 2017

3.5 stars

What do you do when a socialite has her eyes set on you? Well you get a fake fiancé, right? A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels was a fun, quick read about finding love when you least expect it.

Lilly Harmon had a plan. A five-year plan where she would be working her dream job and o... ...more

By Hilda February 13, 2017

I received this book via the publisher in exhange for my honest review.

I must say that when I started this book and read that the leading male was a race car driver it immediately made me think of one of my favorite series and the cocky driver. I tried not to compare Derek and I believe that it w... ...more

By Jacqui March 04, 2017

ARC received for honest review for CJ’s Book Corner

What do you do when you need a fake fiance to land a huge sponsorship deal? You call on your sister’s best friend and childhood friend to make it happen. Who wouldn’t want to be the fake fiance of a hot racecar driver who you’ve had a crush on si... ...more

By Eva March 13, 2017

#### 4.50 ####

Two people trying not to fall in love while pretending to be is always a good story. Bethany brings an element of knowing. Lilly and Derek are best friends from the beginning.

What are best friends for, right? When Derek comes up with his bril... ...more

By Sparkles February 22, 2017

“Limitless Love” is a great start to a new series. I’ve always appreciated the humor that Ms. Michaels brings to her stories, and this book was no exception.

That’s why I was so excited to give my voluntary and honest review for an advanced copy of this book.

I honestly love this book!

The characte... ...more

By A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog February 28, 2017

This book was fantastic, It gripped me from the beginning, I couldn't put it down. The author, Bethany Michaels, wrote the story just perfectly. The writing of the storyline was amazing and the chemistry was beyond perfect. It's the first book I have read from her and I would read more. I give th... ...more

By Isha March 09, 2017

ARC Review: A Limited Engagement (Limitless Love) by Bethany Michaels

What does a person do when faced with a problem that is awkward and dangerous to their career? Create an out that seems beneficial but ends up more complicated.

Enter Derek. The big bad race car driver has it all. A career he lo... ...more

By Sheila'S March 08, 2017

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was the perfect mix of sexy and sweetness with a touch of comedic relief added to the story line. When reading the blurb, the fact that Derek was a race car driver and it was a fake engagement story it grabbed me and i couldn't wait to see wha... ...more

By Dawn March 13, 2017

This is one of my favourite types of romance books. Derek and Lilly have been friends their whole lives. Derek needed Lilly to pretend to be his fake fiancé for a weekend to sign a big deal it worked after the weekend Lilly was heading back to their hometown as she was just fired from her job so... ...more

By Chanda February 22, 2017

4.5 Stars A delightful book about Derek the race car driver and Lilly his sister best friend and the brat that following him around in his youth. Lilly just got dump by her cheating boyfriend/boss so when Derek proposes a fake engagement to get a prospective sponsor's daughter off his back she ag... ...more

By Lori March 08, 2017

This is such a great sweet, sexy, and quick read. I love a friends to lovers/fake fiancee arrangement. Derek and Lilly were hilarious together with an underlying spark of attraction. They ribbed each other and encouraged one another. They truly had a beautiful friendship and a great foundation fo... ...more

By Linda January 27, 2017

This is a fun romance with Derek, a race car driver, who needs a fake fiance to keep the daughter of an investor at bay. Lilly is his sister's best friend that he's known all their lives. Lilly got dumped and fired at the same time just before she meets Derek for lunch. He helps her put on a show... ...more

By Sharon March 06, 2017

Great story about two friends who've known each other forever, Derek & Lilly.
Derek is in desperate need of a favor, Lilly's life just imploded, will she do what Derek asks of her, after all how hard can it be?
Read this great story about two friends navigating life, a crazy one that just kee... ...more

By Riki March 12, 2017

I absolutely loved Derek and Lilly! This Book has everything I love in a contemporary romance, including a crazy fake fiancé scheme with tons of heart, a wonderful small-town community feel, and a filthy rich playboy bachelor. I loved that Derek is a race car driver- such a fun spin on an Indulge... ...more

By Catherine March 07, 2017

Who doesn't love a friends to lovers story. this has been a really good one and I really enjoyed it. I loved the author's style of writing, there wasn't much drama, but just enough to make you want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. This was a great story and I look forward to... ...more

By poppy March 13, 2017

Another great read just love the whole fake relationship books and this was another great one just loved the fact that everyone seemed to know that Derek and Lilly would end up together.This was a great romance and a sexy read a super start to a new series i loved it ...more

By Tharreshnee January 31, 2017

This was my first read by Bethany Michaels and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the cute banter between Derek and Lilly and she got the sexy bits spicy and sensual without being crude. I look forward to future books and hopefully a book on Dereks sister Shana:) ...more

By Kim January 26, 2017

I lost count of how many times Derek and Lilly extended their fake engagement. It was kind of cute. I really liked how both of their families got in on all the wedding preparations. It was like they knew that their kids were going to be a couple all along. ...more

By ANGELIA March 13, 2017

I received this ARC copy of this book from the Publisher. I whole heartedly recommend this book. I give this book 5 stars. The storyline between two childhood friend was greatly written. ...more

By Allison February 04, 2017

Fun, sweet book about the girl next door paying fake fiancee to the celebrity. Cute characters and a quick read, I enjoyed it a lot!
*arc provided by netgalley for honest review ...more

By Bec February 07, 2017

Review Link will be available once review is posted at ...more

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Bethany Michaels

About the author

Bethany Michaels

Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful of Regency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series, Nashville Heat, was an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award nominee.   When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens. Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful of Regency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series, Nashville Heat, was an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award nominee. When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens.

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