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"The one you like best. That's my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you feel good." Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too. What's a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she's to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiancé until she closes the deal. The trouble is, she's sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he's not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she's ever met. It doesn't take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it?

©2013 Lauren Blakely (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

" Pretending He's Mine is a sexy novella that is packing some heat! Reeve can be my pretend boyfriend any week of the year! Enjoy fellow romance addicts!" (Fueled by Fiction)

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  • Cyndi
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  • 11-12-16

Fun & Sweet

Another fun & fluffy book in this series. I enjoyed this book, though I didn't love it. I liked Reeve a lot, he was pretty hot!! I didn't really connect with Sutton but that didn't ruin the book for me. There were some super hot scenes for sure!

The narration is not a favorite for me, I actually like Emily Durante but just not for this story. The voices just didn't fit the characters for me, especially Reeve, I'm not a big fan of her male voice.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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With a different narrator, this could be great

There is something very off-putting in this narrator - the voice, the inflection (or lack of), they sets my teeth on edge. An otherwise good story is spoiled by a poor narration. It needs an Andi Arndt, Madeline Maby, Shayna Thibodeaux to make the story shine. Sorry. Try again with someone else...please!

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Blakely at it again

Another Blakely masterpiece. Not a typical storyline, but then Lauren is a very creative writer. The story of the rich, creative, strong woman and the gorgeous man, coming together under false pretense is always exciting. In some stories, the dialogue is boring, but not here. Ms. Blakely is a talented and quality writer. The narrator, Emily Durante did an excellent job.

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Good short story

I like the story line in this book. I’m a huge fan of Lauren Blakely.

I just don’t like the narrator for the female characters. She makes them sound like they are from another country. But she does amazing for male characters.

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loved it (heart eyes)

So glad I didn't judge the author based on a book I didn't love of theirs. This book was gold. The perfect fake relationship read for me as a first time.

I loved that the heroine was british and the hero was American because it's usually the other way around, and it was adorable how much he liked her accent.

They had love scenes in some wild places, and their chemistry was awesome. As an actor, he was extremely "method" and hands on with being a fake fiancé if you know what I mean😉

This was a great quick read that made me fall in love with fake relationship!

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not my favorite, but still good

This was not my favorite Laruen Blakely story, but it was still a good, quick, and steamy read. Emily Durante did a fantastic job with the narration, IMO.

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Just so-so

This book was okay, not the greatest Lauren Blakely book. It was short without much character development or storyline

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Sugary sweet~

Mild heat factor within a cute story. The starving artist theme with a twist that for me was refreshing. This is not my usual type of read but u found it relaxing and enjoyable.

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Nice and sexy short story

Well written story with lots of hot sex in public places between the perfect man and actor Reeves and Sutton a casting director for a new big movie being produced.
They kind of need each other and agrees on a fake relationship but as times goes by the fake turns out to be more and more real

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Being a pretend-fiance isnt easy

Where does Pretending He's Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it's a good audiobook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reeeve of course. He's awesome, sexy and perfect for Sutton

Have you listened to any of Emily Durante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first one

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes! it's short and the pace is perfect.

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BOOK & AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS

I loved this book the first time I read it and now, with the audiobook, I had the chance to fall in love with Reeve and Sutton once again.

This was the second book I read by Lauren Blakely back in 2013. I loved the plot, the characters, the love story, the sexy scenes, the ending and of course, and knowing a little more about the HEA of Kat and Bryan.

Reeve is an actor who’s only starting his career and he has the opportunity of his life. It wasn't what he expected at first, but he agreed to Sutton’s deal to pretend to be her fiance in order to get an audition in her soon to be new project. But… Being a pretend-fiance is a hard job for someone who has had a crush with the other one for a while, right? But this fact made this pretending even better, hotter and very very interesting.

Sutton is a director who likes to control everything. She’s a control freak, now I understand why she’s best friend with Michelle (From The Seductive Nights Series, read my reviews here Book 3,5 and Book 4), they are the same. But she had a “weak” side, and Reeve knew how to reach it. It was awesome how she fought to keep the control but their chemistry and then her feelings toward Reeve won that power battle.

The narration of Emily Durante was good. At first it was a little difficult to connect with her performance, because her voice for Reeve wasn’t that fitting, but as the story progresses, I got used to her voice and I ended up loving her voice. I like the pace of her narration and her pronunciation is flawless. Her british accent for Sutton was awesome.