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Peek Inside Little White Lie

Leah Latrelle has landed herself in the proverbial holiday hot seat. In order to get her family off her back, she told a teeny lie about having a boyfriend. Then “boyfriend” became her “fiancé.” Now Leah’s family wants to meet Mr. Not-So-Real. Then Mick Kilpatrick, her underwear-model-hot business partner offers Leah a deal she can’t refuse…and Leah realizes just how attracted she is to him. Maybe—just maybe—her naughty lie might turn into something more than nice.

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‘Twas the lie before Christmas…

Leah Latrelle has landed herself in the proverbial holiday hot seat. In order to get her family off her back, she told a teeny lie about having a boyfriend. Then “boyfriend” became her “fiancé.” Now Leah’s family wants to meet Mr. Not-So-Real. But just when it seems her goose is cooked, her underwear-model-hot business partner offers Leah a deal she can’t refuse…

Mick Kilpatrick has had a thing for Leah for the last two years, but as a single dad, he can’t risk anything serious. Still, if he’s going to play son-in-law, he’d better make it damn convincing…even if Leah’s ready to roast his chestnuts over an open fire. That is until Leah realizes just how attracted she is to him. Because maybe—just maybe—her naughty lie might turn into something more than nice.

Previously released on the Ever After imprint in November 2013

Praise

"This is one story I will read again and again when I need a fun, sweet, swoony read. Perfection!" ~ These Pretty Words

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664191
Release Date: Feb 16, 2015
Page Count: 116
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, holiday romances, romantic comedy
Tropes: coworkers, fake relationship

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By Sapphyria December 06, 2013

Leah Latrelle and Mick Kilpatrick are business partners running a high-end real estate firm. Each has has a small crush on the other since before pooling their resources and branching off to start their own company. They both, however, know that dating a business partner is risky business. Leah t... ...more

By Kristin December 04, 2013

Originally reviewed on These Pretty Words.

Swooniest little read of 2013…that’s my opinion on this piece. Mick is ridiculously charming and sexy. Between his bit of bad boy, his daddy moments and the way he sweeps Leah off her feet multiple times, he kept me completely engaged in the plot of White... ...more

By ☕ Kimberly November 25, 2013

White Christmas by Christine Bell and Riley Murphy was the perfect holiday novella. It was filled with gooey goodness, heat, romance and then sprinkled with the magic of the holidays. I consumed this in a single sitting as my emotions were swept up.I laughed, sighed and even shed a tear. Mini rev... ...more

By Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews November 22, 2013

what could possibly go wrong if you have your partner pretend to be your fiance? apparently a LOT but perhaps love might be found with each other anyway. Well written and I truly enjoyed this story. ...more

By Angie December 14, 2014

I am such a sucker for fake relationships turning into real one stories, and White Lie Christmas is a really cute one. Leah told her parents that she had a fiance so that they would stop worrying about her being alone, but now they want to come over for the holidays to meet him! When she tells he... ...more

By Mistress of the Dark Path December 06, 2013

If you enjoy romantic comedies, then this might be a great choice. It's a light, easy read and fits well with the Christmas season. There isn't any new ground covered as far as the storyline goes, but I still really enjoyed it. Leah and Mick are thrown into desperate circumstances and must preten... ...more

By R.J. November 26, 2013

I am a huge fan of Christine Bell and this story didn't disappoint. This is a perfect story to get you in the mood for Christmas. I loved the heroine, Leah Latrelle as she was a wonderful character that I think women can really sympathize with. And the hero, Mick Kilpatrick is smoking hot, not on... ...more

By LJT June 25, 2016

White Lie Christmas by Christine Bell and Riley Murphy is a sexy novella that won't disappoint. It is about business partners Leah Latrelle and Mick Kilpatrick. Leah and Mick are real estate agents that recently joined forces to form their own agency after achieving success elsewhere. There has a... ...more

By Rachel November 25, 2013

I loved this novella. It was just what I wanted for a reading pick-me-up. I don't hide the fact that I love Christmas themed stories and this one fits the season perfectly and will be added to my collection.

With a premise of telling a little white lie that blossoms into a big, fat, huge, life al... ...more

By Becky July 29, 2016

I enjoyed this novella--the fake fiance storyline always makes for a lot of fun opportunities, and it was definitely used well here. It's also a friends-to-lovers story, which definitely adds to the enjoyment. The Christmas setting was like hitting the holiday novella trifecta :)

I enjoyed the two... ...more

By Chanel June 18, 2016

I am such a sucker for the "Fake Relationship" theme, and of course, I enjoyed this book.
What makes this one different, is the main characters, Leah and Mick, are business partners and have known each other for years. Plus, Mick is a dad, which is usually not the case with this theme. Another th... ...more

By Sue December 26, 2014

"she invents a boyfriend who quickly turns into a fiancé" is certainly not a new concept but I so do enjoy books with this storyline. And with the Christmas theme and such fun, lovable characters as Leah and Mick and a really well developed progression of the story - this book did not disappoint... ...more

By Mephala December 18, 2016

I've read this story as a part of anthology "Kiss Me for Christmas".
It's by far the best story in the bundle. It's funny and written well, has a good pair of main characters, and the premise is pleasantly simple. I enjoyed the dynamic between Leah and Mick; the transition from friends to lovers w... ...more

By Ellen at Book Bellas December 09, 2013

I loved this Christmas novella which is filled with just the right amount of steam, romance and humor! The characters are funny and very relatable and the writing is fast-paced and very sexy. I would have loved to read more with the hot Mick and the down-to-earth Leah. Pick this book up when you... ...more

By Gina December 31, 2013

Loved the coming together story of Leah and Mick --- business partners and friends. Mick offers to be the "stand in boyfriend" so Leah's parents think she is happy. What they didn't expect was their well hidden feelings to come to life. Great holiday romance!! ...more

By Anna March 08, 2015

3.5 stars ...more

By Rhonda February 17, 2014

I love Entangled romances. This was no different. It was a fun, short read. Can't wait for more! ...more

By Marsha Wright December 24, 2015

Fun cute story, thank you Christine Bell!

Short, sweet story, with fun family, and great romance. It was a familiar story line, . But I enjoyed it. ...more

By Jennifer December 11, 2013

Familiar friends-to-lovers trope, but I didn't mind at all because adorable. Sweet holiday read. ...more

By J. January 15, 2014

I absolutely loved this novella! It was a sweet, funny, & hot story. It was perfect! How can it not be? It's by two of my favorite authors. We need more of this please! ...more

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3.87 avg Goodreads.com rating
Christine Bell, Riley Murphy

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Christine Bell, Riley Murphy

Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing steamy romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with a rusty spoon. Riley Murphy writes sexy, humorous, and emotional romance, happy ending guaranteed. An optimist, she believes life is awesome, people are complicated, but in a good way, and we should never stop learning. Riley currently calls Florida home with her gorgeous husband. She has two phenomenal kids and one very bossy pooch. When Riley's not working she enjoys reading, oil painting, and getting to the Sunday crossword before anyone else does, so she can fill-in all the easy answers first and pull the smart card with the family. If Riley wasn't a writer she'd be an international spy with top-level security so she could have a peek at Area 51 and decide for herself if those green guys are for real. Failing that she'd likely go with chicken sexer. Riley loves her characters and she hopes you do too. For more information about all of Riley's books and upcoming releases you can visit her at www.AuthorRileyMurphy.com

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