PRETENDING HE'S MINE by Mia Sosa

PRETENDING HE'S MINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sober, no-nonsense workaholic welcomes an entirely new worldview when he invites his best friend’s free-wheeling and energetic sister to live with him.

Dedicated Hollywood agent Julian Hart is caught in a deep conflict. Even as his entire career revolves around the success of his top-billing client and best friend, Carter Williamson, he nurses an inconvenient attraction to Carter’s sister, Ashley. When he bails her out of a tough spot by letting her stay in his home, he doesn’t realize he’s bitten off more than he can chew. Ashley has had an effervescent crush on her brother’s friend since she was a teenager, which bubbles up when she begins to share Julian’s living space. When the two find themselves pretending to be a couple at a family reunion because Ashley is tired of the censure she faces from her family due to her singlehood, they finally acknowledge their mutual attraction. But Julian’s preoccupation with Carter’s career complicates their equation, especially since Ashley has consistently lived in the shadow of a brother she loves and respects. The second installment in the Love on Cue series puts a refreshingly modern and funny spin on the traditional idea that opposites attract. Ashley and Julian are opposites in almost every way: He is deeply committed to his career, while flight attendant Ashley has a gift for music that she's too afraid to pursue. Her sparkling energy electrifies Julian into acknowledging his internal conflicts while Julian’s steadfastness inspires Ashley to take herself more seriously. The journey of the characters seems more real because Sosa deftly weaves several socially relevant threads, like whitewashing in the entertainment industry, into the fabric of her story.

Witty banter and sexual chemistry blend together to concoct a compelling romance story.

Pub Date: April 10th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-06-269040-1
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2018




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