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Second Chance Café #1
Expected publication March 14, 2023 by Wild Lime Books
He’s grumpy, boring, and thinks it’s okay to wear a suit and tie to a smalltown bar full of lumberjacks. But when I kiss him? Let’s just say I wasn’t expecting THAT.
It’s one thing to be dumped by the huge Hollywood star you thought you were going to marry. It’s quite another to move back to the small town you’re both from.
As a booby prize for being shown the door by Dex Ryan, everyone is trying to set me up with their son, their nephew, or their long-lost cousin’s gardener. Either that or they’re throwing me pitying looks that say, “You’re a big loser.”
I’m not going to put up with their patronizing sympathy anymore.
So, when I spot new-guy-in-town Christopher Young, I set out to make him mine. Or you know, pretend to make him mine. I’m still in a horrible funk over Dex, and Christopher is an uptight grump. Not exactly my type.
The fact that despite appearances, he’s gorgeous and doing weird things to my blood pressure doesn’t mean a thing.
Not. A. Thing.
Hunter’s Creek, population next to nothing, is the reason I work all the time. I’m solely focused on buying the town’s lumber mill so I can go back to NYC and get my big promotion. This small town is a means to an end. Nothing more.
That is until the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen superglues her lips to mine in an unexpected and very public way. She’s not the kind of woman I usually go for with her boho dress and ankle boots, but that kiss…
I’m disappointed when she comes up for air and tells me it’s all for show. But if Harper Cole wants me to be her fake boyfriend while I’m here in town, who am I to turn her down? Being attached to a local might ingratiate me to the townsfolk and make my job that much the easier.
After all, dating Harper can only be make believe. Nothing more. Not when my entire future is at stake.
Faking It With The Grump is a grumpy-sunshine, opposites attract, fake relationship romance set in the small town of Hunter’s Creek, Washington. It’s the first book in the new Second Chance Café series. Each book follows a different sister’s love story and can be read as a standalone novel or as part of a series.
I recently stumbled upon this one and it just ticks off so many of my boxes of favorite things in books. I love a good grumpy/sunshine, opposites attract fake relationship romance. It just sounds SO good!
Are you also looking forward to this book?
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This definitely sounds like it’s going to be fun. And with both grumpy/sunshine and fake dating? 😁 I hope you get to read it, Stephanie!
Can’t fail with those tropes!
How cute does this sound??
I know right? 😀
I love the sound of this one! Fake dating, grumpy/sunshine, all in a cute small town!
Small town settings can be so lovely! 😀
This one sounds like a cute story, might be good for those times when we need to relax with a small town setting 😀
Sometimes it’s needed with all the dark shit I read haha
This sounds like a fun read. I hope you get to read it soon.
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Oh yes! I am also waiting for this one~ I couldn’t resist with all the tropes present! Hope we both enjoy it!
I hope so too!
I’m excited for this one as well! All the tropes just sound so much fun 🙂