A new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills…

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.Our second kiss…that one was REAL.He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,And he'd never get another piece.A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist…And I was lost.I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.I forgot we weren’t REAL.Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist…Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Get ready for breathtaking kisses, dreamy football players, a heroine who yearns for the guy she can't have, and a hero who will do anything for the girl he loves…

RELEASE DATE: February 6

Don’t judge me but I have to confess…originally, it was the cover that had me interested in this book.  Seriously, I could stare and stare.  Luckily, the story behind the cover captured my attention and had me turning the pages quickly.  This is a sweet, sexy, NA romance that’ll have you swooning and sighing.  Max and Sunny’s story had some twists and turns but wasn’t overly angsty or filled with drama…it was just a story about two people who aren’t looking for love but somehow, unexpectedly, are drawn to each other.

Max is the team quarterback and his only goal is to win the Heisman trophy and go to the pros.  His mom has passed away and he’s got a difficult relationship with his dad.  He’s more than happy to enjoy life without commitments ever since his previous relationship ended and simply wants to focus on football.  However, there’s something about Sunny, his new neighbor, that has him feeling an immediate connection.  At first, setting up a fake relationship works for them both but, soon enough, there’s more to it than they originally anticipated.  And, once Max sets his mind to something, or someone, he does not give up.  His determination to make things work with Sunny, and his protectiveness of her, was swoony and sexy.  Sunny has a past she wants to forget and is focused on the future.  She’s just coming out of a bad break up and has no desire to date another jock.  She’s strong, sassy, and smart…and she won’t be pushed into something she doesn’t want, even if it is a fake relationship with a gorgeous quarterback.  But there’s something connecting these two…something big and, it might just be fate.  And, in the end, even this fierce girl is helpless against the charms of her sexy neighbor.

I enjoyed Max and Sunny’s banter and their chemistry.  I could feel how right they were for each other and, even when Max did silly things, he still had me sighing because I could see his passion for the game and for Sunny.  The story was fast-paced and fun.  It was equal parts sweet and steamy, and it was just what I needed.  This is a true romance with all the mistakes that happen when you’re young and in love.  The characters were well developed and had interesting back stories.  Overall, I enjoyed Max and Sunny’s story, their fated romance, and their HEA!

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