Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.
Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.
Series: A Perfect Fit #1 | Publisher: Forever |Genre: | Source: Publisher| Rating: 4 CupsChallenges Read For: Blogger Shame
I’m such a sucker for the fake mates trope and this delivered all the yumminess. It had humor, heart, emotion, and heat and it hooked me from the start.
Here’s what’s going on. To save Leah from her mother’s criticism, Sam announces that they’re engaged. There’s only one little problem: it’s a lie. Leah and Sam barely know each other but now they’re stuck sharing a weekend with her parents and grandparents. To ‘fix’ his mistake, Sam agrees to use the time with her family to make them hate him so it will look real when Leah ends the fake engagement. Although the more Sam tries to make her family dislike him, the more he finds himself falling for Leah and her crazy family.
Sam and Leah were great together. . I really enjoyed seeing what they were going to come up with next. He’s a total alpha male, swoon worthy, good with his hands, and has a sweet tooth. Leah’s a baking genius, sweet, funny, and caring but she’s dealing some insecurities thanks to her mother
They both have some issues they have to work through before allowing themselves to fall, which added to the romance for me. It felt believable and I was rooting for them to finally get it together.
Okay, so I started this one out on audio and Violet Strong (the narrator) just didn’t work for me. Even though I liked the book, if I would have continued with the audio, I would have DNF’d it because she was just so whiney. Thankfully, I remembered I had an e-arc.
Overall, this was my first book from Alison Bliss and it was a great introduction to a new-to-me author. It was one of the laugh-out-loud books that also had the feels. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
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