The Real Thing (Sugar Lake #1) by Melissa Foster

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This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.

Book: The Real Thing (Sugar Lake #1) by Melissa Foster
Published: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 288 Pages
Genres: Romance
Format: Kindle
Date Read: October 12-14, 2021
Rating: 4 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔

I read this book in 2 nights. I just could not put it down and enjoyed every single page of this book from start to finish.

I did notice that the summary for the book didn’t seem to really match up with the book itself. The heroine is the sibling of the hero’s best friend and that was something I was suprised wasn’t included in the summary. It definitely threw me for a loop.

I loved Willow and Zane. They had such great chemistry and I enjoyed reading their past, and present relationship unfold. It was refreshing to read about a hero who knew who and what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to do whatever he had to do to win the girl and keep her.

I’m not sure if I will read the rest of the books in the series since some of the other characters didn’t really interest me but I will defintely read other books from this author. Brava!

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