by mhairi mcfarlane
Published by William Morrow
Release Date: March 24th 2020
Format Read: ARC, eBook
If faking love is this easy... how do you know when it’s real?
When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex’s pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility.
Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment—and jealousy—of their friends and colleagues. But there’s a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend...
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If I Never Met You was the first book I have ever read by this author. I had seen some of my friends talk about her books, so I thought I’d give her a shot! Until I read this book, I had no idea the author is Scottish, which is super cool. The downside to this fact is that she uses a ton of British terms throughout the whole book. And, quite honestly, I had no idea what they meant.
I like the premise of this book. It sounds like the synopsis of a rom-com I’d watch on Netflix. However, my enjoyment was affected by the slow pace of the story. It took too long for the story to take off. This made it easy for me to put down this book and take long breaks from it.
Once the story did take off, it was pretty funny and cute, despite it being predictable. Sadly, this enjoyment I felt didn’t outweigh my feelings about the majority of the book. That is why I’m only giving this book 3 stars. The slow beginning prevented me from fully enjoying this book.
I do recommend everyone give this book a chance though! I always encourage people to try a book, no matter what I thought of it. We’re all different. You might enjoy this or you might feel the same as me.
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