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Their marriage bargain is just what the doctor ordered…
Former surgeon and self-professed life-long bachelor Evan Manning has one thing on his mind—to reclaim the career that a car accident stole from him. But when he’s forced to return to his hometown of Red River, Evan comes face-to-face with the gorgeous woman who’s haunted his dreams for the last year—the woman he rescued from the burning car that injured his hand. Now Evan needs her help. In a month, he’ll have the job opportunity of a lifetime…he just needs a wife to get it.
Artist Grace Matheson is down on her luck again…until she walks into Evan Manning’s office. When her sexy former hero hears that she needs work, he offers her a job and a home—if she’ll pretend she’s his fiancée. Grace knows she shouldn’t fall for him. Once the month is up, Evan will be back to his old life. But the more time they spend together, the more real their feelings become—and the more likely heartbreak is.
Each book in the Red River series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Red River novels by author Victoria James:
Book one: A Risk Worth Taking
Book two: The Best Man’s Baby
Book three: The Doctor’s Fake Fiancée
Book four: The Rebel’s Return
"Victoria James is a very powerful author, evoking full and total emotional connection with the characters!!" -Sapphyria, Amazon Review
"...Victoria James....I've read three books by her so far and I have cried some serious tears with them all. Her stories are emotional, heartfelt, and touching. She manages to write heroes that you want to be yours and heroines you want to be friends with. Be sure to have tissue because you are going to find yourself laughing and crying. But it is SO worth it." ~Kim, Read Your Writes Book Reviews
"Wow, another utterly awesome book from author Victoria James! The Doctor's Fake Fiancée grabs you right from the gut-wrenching prologue and the plot's fiery intensity never lets up...This book is filled with raw emotions from both main characters. When Grace suffered, my heart was breaking for her. When Evan got emotional, my eyes teared. This story is the perfect combination of romance, intricate plot, angst and love." -LJT, Amazon Review
"I am a huge fan of Victoria James. She has a gift of creating captivating romantic journeys with characters to fall in love with who frustrate me as much as I adore them. The Doctor's Fake Fiancée is a delightful third addition to her Red River series; this beautiful picturesque small-town stole my heart long ago with its close, welcoming and interfering residents, and my love has continued to grow with each addition." -Nicola, Amazon Review
"Oh where to begin. This book was, simply put, wonderful. Such a feel good story." ~Chrissy P, Amazon Review
Originally posted on The Book Nympho
Three years ago, Evan Manning rescued a woman and her baby from their burning car following its collision with a truck. His heroism exacted a high cost as he seriously injured his hand...a career ender for a surgeon. Flash forward to the present a... ...more
I make no secret that I am a huge fan of Victoria James. She has a gift of creating captivating romantic journeys with characters to fall in love with who frustrate me as much as I adore them. The Doctor’s Fake Fiancée is a delightful third addition to her Red River series; this beautiful picture... ...more
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Have you ever read a book and loved it so much you weren't sure where to start with explaining it? That's how I am with The Doctor's Fake Fiancée. The book had me laughing and crying and just wanting more.
Evan Manning and Grace Matheson are simply g... ...more
I really enjoyed this book as I have the others in this series.
Evan is a gifted surgeon and witnessed a terrible accident. He rescued the woman and her son from their burning car but in the process his hand was badly burned and damaged. His surgery career is over and he is not exa... ...more
GREAT STORY! Grace is a single mother, who raises her four-year-old son by herself. One day, Evan Manning rescues her and her son from a car accident. However, Evan cannot perform a surgery anymore due to the accident. To thank him, Grace comes to Red River, and she not only becomes Evan's recept... ...more
I could not put this book down, read in one evening. I fell in love with the characters, Evan and Grace. Christopher, Grace's son was so cute. Everyone should have a super hero in their life, and that is what Evan is to Christopher. I was so happy that Evan finally decided what is important in l... ...more
Sweet story of single Mom of 4 year old boy and the surgeon who rescued them from car accident.The latest in the " Red River" series which were enjoyable reads. ...more
In August of last year, I stumbled upon the Red River series, in the midst of a weekend full of DNFs. (You can read about it HERE ) The Red River series had me completely hooked and the only thing I really needed was Evan's book. Cue to now, over a year later! I was pretty much salivating fo... ...more
Posted on What I'm Reading
Before you even start Victoria James's The Doctor's Fake Fiancée, grab a box of tissues. I'm not kidding Victoria had me crying from the first couple of chapters. It did lighten up, but it might be a good idea to keep them near by. The ending did me in. Granted it was on... ...more
Oh where to begin. This book was, simply put, wonderful. Such a feel good story. The two main characters, Grace and Dr. Evan Manning were brought together one fateful night a year ago when he saved her and her toddler son from a burning car. That fateful night changed both of their lives, forever... ...more
Evan Manning wants to focus on his career as a Doctor. Since he's a confirmed bachelor, he wants to reclaim what he lost when he saved a woman and her child. Now he's back home working in a family practice while Doctor Chalmers recovers from a heart attack. Grace Matheson arrives to thank the Doc... ...more
4.5 Heartwarming stars
The Doctor's Fake Fiancée was a beautiful and heartfelt read.
Loved Grace and her little boy Christopher, their story made my heart ache for them.
It was beautiful seeing Evan and Grace come together, they were perfect for each other.
Loved all the characters and the banter bet... ...more
I love the Red River series and this was another fab instalment. I love how Victoria takes a romance trope, puts her own spin on it and makes me fall in love with the characters. Every single time she has me glued to the pages and silently cheering for a HEA.
I have a tendency to re-read the firs... ...more
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I LOVED IT! This story made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes. This story was just so much fun to read. I honestly was not planning on finishing it tonight but I just could not put it down. If you are looking for a good contempo... ...more
Fantastic story! This one made me smile from the very first page. Grace and Evan are a perfect couple even with the baggage they both bring to the relationship. The love and care Evan takes with Grace's small son seals the deal for me. Loved this one! I highly recommend you read it. ...more
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books for 10/23/14.
Reading the teaser blurb for this one at the end of The Best Man's Baby , I knew I was going to have to read this one ASAP. But I was going to have to wait, of course...
And oh, Evan's story was so worth the wait!
Sure, the inciting incident hinges... ...more
My review of The Best Man's Baby:
Evan Manning was a high society surgeon at the top of his game when he witnessed a horrific accident involving a semi and a car. The injury he sustains helping the mother and young son escape puts him on the sidelines, crus... ...more
A life you think you want can change the moment that someone makes you reevalute what you wanted
So this is a series that I know I need to catch up with because there is so much I know that I have missed. I love Ms. James writing style it flows smoothly and descriptive. I love getting lost in a st... ...more
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!
This book has my heart. From the moment I started it I could tell this book was going to wrap me up in feels.... ...more
What do you do when you are an up and coming star on medical surgery team, a mover and a shaker, a the top of your game and then you do an heroic deed of saving a single mother and her son from their fiery car? Making you permanently unable to ever do surgeries again. Not to mention you lose you... ...more
The Doctor’s Fake Fiancee by Victoria James is the 3rd book in her Red River series. When I decided to read this book, I was concerned that I had not read the first two books. I did not need to worry, as this was a wonderful book that read very well as a standalone.
This story started off with a b... ...more
I found myself sobbing at the end. I knew where the story was going but still had me use up a few Kleenexes at the things that made it unique.
Grace has lived a hard life but she stayed true to who she was and what she wanted to be as a mother. She has lived in homeless shelters before and has ver... ...more
Wow, another utterly awesome book from author Victoria James! The Doctor's Fake Fiancée grabs you right from the gut-wrenching prologue and the plot's fiery intensity never lets up. The two primary characters, Grace Matheson and Evan Manning, have amazing yet complicated chemistry and their bloss... ...more
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****
This story grabs your heart and twists it around so many times until …well, until everything is aces. Evan Manning and Grace Mattenson are IT together. They meet when Grace is in a car accident – because of that car accident,... ...more
I loved this book! The book starts out with Grace and her little son being in a car wreck. Evan is a doctor and stopped to help. He was so calm, and talked to Grace while she was trapped. He found a way to pull Grace and Christopher from the car. Evan wound up hurting his hand while helping with... ...more