But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher: Bliss (Entangled)
Release Date: January 14, 2013
Acquired Via: Entangled Publishing
Falling for Her Fiancé is a sweet romance by Cindi Madsen that really makes me eat all of my words about romance novels. I've been on a bit of a binge lately on the genre, and this is the best (strictly) romance that I've read in 2013. While it follows the typical "boy meets girl" pattern that you expect, it is cleverly written and has delightful characters. Also, it is a very clean read that would be perfectly fine for teenagers.
Dani and Wes are those two friends that everyone but them knows should be together. (We've all known those two, right?) They're always on the phone and have kept in touch over the years, through Dani moving to another state and both of their failed romances. However, they are finally met with social pressures that seem to demand them to be in a relationship (though not necessarily with each other). They jump on the opportunity, though not without quite a few awkward moments, laughs, and Indiana Jones references. Dani and Wes spend the novel in an elaborate dance of near-misses. There was, of course, an ex-girlfriend and a potential new man thrown in the mix to make things interesting for the pair. It had me at the edge of my seat and furiously thumping the iPad to keep the pages turning fast enough.
Falling for Her Fiancé is a very short read, which feels even shorter because you don't want to leave Dani and Wes behind. You can tell (without being beat over the head with it) that they are two fun people, and they deserve to be together. It's not very often that I root for a couple to get together and make it in a book, but I most certainly did in this one. I think you will, too.
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About the Author
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.