Tag Archives: fake boyfriends

Blog Tour: Love Fool by A.F. Zoelle

Love Fool | A.F. Zoelle

A Good Bad Idea Story #4

Banner

Release Date: September 24th, 2020

Universal Link

Add to Goodreads

Find on BookBub

Love Fool 1800x2700

Blurb

Xander Dandridge

Everybody thinks my best friend is in love with me, including my cheating ex-boyfriend. When I have to see that jerk at my boss’s wedding, bringing Jules as my fake date is the perfect revenge. But why stop there? After all, if everyone is going to accuse Jules and I of being together, why shouldn’t we enjoy ourselves as friends with benefits?

Ohhhh, it’s because our arrangement makes me fall in love with him for real. Oops?

Jules Tourneau

I’ve ignored my feelings for Xander so many years that I’m convinced I only love him as a friend. It’s totally a coincidence that thinking of him with his awful ex-boyfriend makes me burn with raging hellfire, right? When we’re fake dating, I’m obviously going to have fun teasing him with obnoxiously cutesy nicknames, like calling him my pookie—crap, I’m actually in love with Xander, aren’t I?

How do you tell your best friend, “Surprise! I just figured out I’ve been stupid in love with you forever,” without sounding like the world’s biggest idiot?

Love Fool is the fourth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a friends to lovers and fake boyfriends romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Teaser 2

Excerpt

Xander Dandridge

After dealing with my umpteenth disaster for the day, I had officially had it. Today could go fuck itself. So could tomorrow. I was done with everything.

The only thing that would make me feel better would be getting pounded into the mattress until I forgot about what was wrong. But I had broken up with my boyfriend, Josh, last week after I found out he had been cheating on me for two months, so that wasn’t happening. Asshole.

Since I couldn’t fuck away my stress, I went to my best friend’s apartment instead. Jules was the only person who could make me laugh, even when I was ready to burn down the world around me. He was the one constant in my life I could count on to never let me down. I could indulge my messy emotions around him without having to maintain my flawless facade of always being cool, calm, and collected. He was the only one who knew how exhausting it was for me to be perfect and make everything look easy all the time.

Jules opened the door, grinning when he saw me. He looked better in his faded jeans and lavender shirt than anyone had the right to. His mussed blond hair and bright blue eyes were quintessentially Californian, as was his laid-back attitude about all things. Without that, he’d never be able to put up with me being so uptight. Being inseparable best friends since we were eight also helped. “Is there some reason you look like you want to murder me?”

“Just shut up and hug me.”

My best friend enjoyed hugging as much as most people liked sex. He didn’t need to be told twice. After he kicked the door closed, he pulled me into a tight embrace without questioning my need for it or getting mad at me for being bossy. For some reason, that never seemed to bother him.

I wrapped my arms around him, resting my head on his shoulder with a heavy sigh. For the first time since I woke up, the tightness in my chest loosened, and I could breathe again. It meant I could smell his perfume, which he always wore instead of cologne. His logic was they designed it to attract men to women, so it should bring them to him. I used to tease him for it, but I stopped after witnessing it succeed with countless guys over the years. Rather than arouse me, the unique blend of berries, patchouli, and cedar comforted me with its familiarity.

Jules rubbed my back without saying a word. For someone who could talk your ear off, he was surprisingly intuitive about when to be quiet. His calmness helped center me from the chaos that controlled my mind. He really gave the best hugs in the world.

My jaw unclenched as I relaxed into his hold. However, weariness set in as my anger subsided. It made me wish we could curl up together to get some proper sleep. I had slept like shit every night since I had kicked Josh out of our apartment. The idea tempted me, especially because Jules would do anything for me. It was probably weird that I was comfortable enough with my best friend to be fine with a platonic cuddle session, but I was too exhausted to care. I needed sleep more than I needed to respect the social boundaries of acceptable behavior amongst male friends. “Can we do this in bed?”

“Are you seriously asking to snuggle with me?” he asked in an amused tone.

I stepped out of his hold with an annoyed huff. “Listen. I’ve had a shitty day, I’m dead-ass tired, and I know it’s weird, but it would help me feel better. Please?”

“Wow, I never thought you’d beg me to sleep with you,” he teased. I gave him a pained look, which made him turn serious. “I’ll agree on one condition.”

“Which is?”

“You have to tell me what’s bothering you.”

It was a small price to pay for comfort. “Deal.”

His eyebrows arched in surprise. “No argument or bartering? Really?” I crossed my arms over my chest with an unamused frown. “Fine, I’ll quit torturing you. Come on.”

I admired that nothing ever seemed to faze Jules. He was the only person I knew who wouldn’t bat an eyelash at my strange request. Without a word, I followed him into his bedroom.

Series Graphic

Check out the rest of the Series

Bet On Love

Zoelle, AF - Bet on Love Cover

RHYS HUNTINGTON

I went to Las Vegas to marry my fiancée but ended up married to my best man instead. Considering I’m straight, I never imagined I would wake up in bed with a husband. We obviously need to get an annulment to undo our mistake. The only problem is, it turns out my feelings for my best friend Luci aren’t quite as platonic as I thought.

What are the odds that my bad idea ends up being the best thing to ever happen to us?

LUCIEN “LUCI” ST. AMOUR

After Rhys and I secretly shared our first kiss as teenagers, I spent years suppressing my confusing feelings for him. But now that he’s my husband, it exposes the truth about the depths of my love for my best friend.

Could I really be lucky enough that he feels the same way about me?

Bet on Love is the first book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features a friends to lovers second chance romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Universal Link

Goodreads | BookBub

Love Means More

Love Means More Large Logo

AMBROSE O’ROURKE
I’ve only met one person I couldn’t seduce—Augie Murphy, the man I love who thinks I’m straight. When I have a chance to be his fake boyfriend, it’s too much temptation to resist. It turns out that’s literally true, since I get carried away with a passionate kiss. He thinks it’s just a game, but it’s so much more than that.

Can I convince my best friend I want to be his boyfriend for real?

AUGUST “AUGIE” MURPHY
Ambrose is handsome, irresistible, and completely off-limits. That didn’t stop my stupid heart from falling in love with my best friend the first day we met. When he suggests we pretend to be boyfriends on a double date, my curiosity defeats my common sense. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.

Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?

Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features fake boyfriends in a friends to lovers bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Universal Link

Goodreads | BookBub

Love Means More

Callum O’Rourke

A twenty-year-old like me doesn’t stand a chance with an older playboy like Rune. Yet despite being total opposites, I’m lucky enough to call him my friend. Anything more than that would be greedy, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing he would teach me how to satisfy the passionate desire I feel for him. All of my fantasies are about experiencing my first time with him.

Could I be lucky enough that it happens for real?

Rune Tourneau

The only relationships I used to be interested in were meaningless hookups with no strings attached. But Callum’s kindness touched a part of my heart I didn’t know existed, changing me forever. I desperately want him, but he deserves to be cherished by someone who thinks true love is real and isn’t a jaded thirty-year-old like me.

Can he really turn a sceptic like me into someone who believes we could have a romantic happy ever after together?

Fancy Love is the third book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a grumpy/sunshine, age gap, first time, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Universal Link

Goodreads | BookBub

Pre-Order Book 5: Love Directions Today

Add to your TBR on Goodreads

Teaser 4

About The Author

Zoelle, AF Website Banner

Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses. She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.

For real time updates on her writing progress, please join her Facebook group for exclusive teasers or follow her on Twitter. You can also sign up for her newsletter to gain access to extra epilogues, previews of upcoming books, and more.

Social Media
Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | Website| Amazon Page | Goodreads | BookBub

Teaser 3

Giveaway

To celebrate A. F. Zoelle’s new release, we are giving away 2 eBooks sets of the Good Bad Idea Series so far (includes 4 Books)

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

grr-tours-promo

IG Sized Out Now

Loved this modern Cinderella style romance from this author duo

Cinderella Proposal EbookCinderella Proposal by Harley Grace

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adore this new series from Harley Grace.

This author duo has a real talent for writing romances which are thoroughly entertaining without being overly angsty or too full of manufactured drama.

They’ve offered up a take on the Cinderella fairy tale, as you’d expect from the title, which is both beautifully romantic and also a pretty believable tale of finding “the one” in the most unlikely of places.

The Bliss resort setting works so well for this series, and resort owner Adrien Blissard himself is the Fairy Godmother at the heart of each story.

Here he gets involved when one of his staff gets himself a fake boyfriend scheme proposal from a guest at a wedding where one of the grooms is his ex.

And I’d like to state for the record, that I hated Chet (the ex) within just two sentences 😁

As for David, I loved that he wasn’t a typical rich man, he’d worked himself from the ground up, and he never treated Fin like he was any less important.

In fact, I absolutely adored how much he treasured him, and the way he was vulnerable with Fin from the off to make sure he wasn’t being overwhelmed.

Fin is a total sweetheart, but not a one note character, he has an inner strength which he doesn’t realise until he’s given a solid footing by David.

Together, although this has such a short time frame, they just work as a pair and it never feels instalove-y.

There’s so many other characters that I want to know more about too, especially Mr Bliss himself, but also Trace the resort’s pilot, Chef Eli, now the surf instructor and Eric, the contractor whose firm built the island resort!

Book one was fab, book two was just as good, bring on Chef Eli in book three!

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

View all my reviews

Release Blitz: Cinderella Proposal by Harley Grace

Cinderella Proposal | Harley Grace

The Boys of Bliss #2

RB Banner

Release Date: September 17th, 2020

Universal Link

Add to Goodreads

Cinderella Proposal Ebook

Blurb

David wasn’t expecting his ex to be at his friend’s wedding—especially not as the groom.

Six months ago, David’s relationship disintegrated, but when a colleague invites him to his wedding at the newest gay-friendly island resort right off the coast of Florida, he sees his chance to put himself back out there. It turns out groom number two is none other than his ex-boyfriend. He needs cover, stat, and in saunters the hottest little room cleaner he ever did see.

While David needs a fake boyfriend, Fin needs a bailout.

After getting kicked out of his house as a teenager, Finley Sweet is finally back on his feet. He’s got a good job at Bliss Resort, but when a self-made millionaire offers him a mountain of cash to be his fake boyfriend for a week, Fin leaps at the chance to change everything and get his inheritance back from his evil stepfather.

What starts as a business transaction becomes so much more, but there’s a time limit to their love, and the contract runs out when David goes back to the mainland. Only it’s more than a contract holding them together, and everything they want is right there if they can read between the lines.

Teaser 4

Excerpt

“Oooh,” Chet agreed with a sigh, setting a hand on Eric’s chest and making a sad face. “That’s right. Everyone’s bringing someone. Everyone except David.”

Eric flinched and glanced at me from the corner of his eye.

I should have kept my mouth shut. Every brain cell that was still functioning screamed at me to shut up, get on the elevator that was opening behind me, and go to my room. Mope, suck it up, go to Chet’s wedding.

Let him have his tiny, irrelevant win.

“A whole week of playing third wheel, how depressing.” Chet sighed again and shrugged. “Well, you can have dinner with us, I suppose.”

I turned to face them, eyebrows raised, doing my best to look surprised. “What do you mean, everyone but me?”

Chet narrowed his eyes, suspicious. “You didn’t mark the plus-one box. You’re alone.”

“Aw shit,” I scrubbed a hand down my face and turned to Eric. “Did I really not mark it? My boyfriend is gonna be pissed.”

The smile Eric gave me in return was blinding. I’d never seen a man look so damn happy at the idea of someone else dating, but it looked good on him. It was easy to see why people found him attractive. “Oh, that’s no problem at all. I can add one person to everything, won’t even take more than a few minutes. I’m so glad you—”

“What’s his name?” Chet demanded, but Eric wrapped an arm around his waist and practically dragged him away.

“You have to help me, Chet, who do we talk to, to add a person to all the meals? There was an event coordinator, right?” Eric shot another smile over his shoulder and made the phone gesture while mouthing “if you need anything.”

And fuck.

Yeah, I needed something. I needed a boyfriend.

Teaser 2

Start the Series

Honeymoon Refrain

The Boys of Bliss #1

Honeymoon Refrain Cover

Universal Link

Add to Goodreads

Blurb

When his fiancé leaves him at the altar, Andrew Wellman runs straight to Bliss.

After spending the last year of his life busting his butt on the new resort off the south coast of Florida, all Andrew has to do is stick the landing—a gorgeous wedding and a honeymoon to blow the socks—and everything else—off his groom-to-be. But when he finds his fiancé buried deep not in wedding preparations but in his best friend, Andrew calls the whole thing off and cashes in that plane ticket for a solo honeymoon.

Rock star Cord Fabien’s whole life blew apart when his band broke up.

Now, he owes his label a solo album, but all he wants to do at the new gay resort run by the mysterious billionaire Adrien Bliss and is hide from the paparazzi and lick his wounds. But when one sad interior designer catches his eye, Cord finds the inspiration to make beautiful music again.

Two men, completely adrift, find in each other the strength to pursue their passions. But Bliss can’t last forever, and the lives they’ve left behind are waiting to shatter a romance that bloomed in paradise.

harley grace logo1

About the Author

Harley Grace is an author duo in love with love. Writing MM romance, they’re all about giving sugar, spice, and everything nice to their boys. They enjoy long walks on the beach, reading by the fireplace, and always looking at the lighter side of life.

Social Media

Website: harleygrace-author.com

Mailing List: https://sendfox.com/lp/3o6lgd

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/harleygraceauthor

Goodreads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/harleygraceauthor

Giveaway

To celebrate Harley’s new release, we are giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win an e-copy of Honeymoon Refrain & Cinderella Proposal!

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

grr-tours-promo

IG Sized Out Now

« Older Entries