Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk

Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk
Published: Entangled Bliss, April 14, 2014, 242 pages
**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**

Their fake relationship is a twist of fate.
Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancĂ© breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life—and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can't refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.
Despite being one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that’s working against him. He has to convince his father—and his company’s board—that he’s ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn’t count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina’s still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas…

My Review: I thought this one was darling! When I was a child, I loved to watch Looney Tunes. One of my favorites was when Pepe Le Pew, the French skunk, would chase that poor cat around, trying to force her to love him. He was so suave and persistent and she was so wide-eyed and innocent. In some strange way, this book reminded me of those characters.

Jack is a very experienced man. He's the type of man who dates the flavor of the week--a different girl at every turn. He's got to settle down and change his image in order to get the promotion he's after. My first impression wasn't very favorable of Jack...but things aren't always what they seem to be. I thought Jack was very determined, yet he had a tender side that I loved watching come out. He chased and Sabrina kept trying to run...right back to her ex-fiance.

Sabrina's ex-fiance still wants her around, but he's trying to decide what he really wants. The plan Jack comes up with will allow her to make this guy feel jealous--if he truly does want to come back to her. Sabrina is hesitant and tries to outrun Jack's charms. She's very "by the book" about life and is very orderly. Everything has a plan and a place in her life, until Jack starts to turn things upside down.

Content: a few expletives; no violence; kissing. Clean for an older reader.

About the Author:
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her. 

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