It should be the most shocking news I’d ever gotten—My boyfriend is getting married.
Okay, technically he’s my ex-boyfriend. Two months ago he decided he wanted a break. I still thought he was my happily ever after.
On any other day, knowing he was gone for good would be the worst thing that could possibly happen.
But not today.
Because not only is my boyfriend getting married—his bride is my best friend.
And they’ve sent me an invitation.
There’s no way I’m going to attend. I don’t care if it’s in beautiful Scotland.
Nothing and no one could convince me.
Not even when a deliciously handsome stranger tells me he needs to go as my plus one.
Not even when he shoots me a wickedly, sexy smile.
But then he offers me the opportunity of a lifetime—a dream come true. How can I say no?
But I have one condition. He has to be my new boyfriend. I mean, my pretend new boyfriend.
I’m about to find out that faking it can be a whole lot of fun
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I’ve read quite a few romance novels in the fake relationship trope, but I don’t recall hardly any having the twist that Louise Bay’s newest release, Mr. Mayfair, takes on this type of story. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure how everything would play out given the fact that Bay’s heroine, Stella, agreed to a deal with hero, Beck Wilde, that would place her at the wedding of her ex-boyfriend and her best friend.
I truly don’t know if I would have been able to attend my ex’s and best friend’s wedding regardless of what I stood to gain by doing so, especially when neither of them took her feelings into consideration or had the common decency to be upfront with Stella, and, really, what was she getting out of the deal…except hurtful words, self-recriminations, and a supposed-to-be best friend who did everything she could to one up Stella…to prove that Stella was nothing.
I have to admit…at the beginning of the story and when Stella and Beck first get to Scotland for her ex’s wedding, I didn’t know what to think about her. She didn’t seem to have a backbone and allowed everyone to use her and walk all over her because they knew that she was a pushover. I couldn’t understand why she would allow people who are supposed to be her friends…supposed to love her treat her so badly and just simply take it. But with the way that Louise Bay evolved Stella’s character, I was able to see her grow into, thanks partially to Beck’s help, being her own person, with her own wants and needs and not allowing everyone to push theirs on her. She’s definitely a work-in-progress throughout the course of the book, but I was able to see her make decisions on her own and put herself first for once after what seemed to be a lifetime of putting herself last.
There was a part in the story where Stella wanted to try to mold Beck into someone more like her ex, which I found aggravating to say the least, but as she laid out her reasoning, it somewhat made sense, but I’m glad that she finally say the light, for lack of a better term, and figured out that she didn’t want a man like her ex, but working through all of that took time and way more backward steps than I would have anticipated given the situation she’s in when the story begins.
Louise Bay set a good pace for Stella and Beck’s fictitious relationship turning into something real…something much more personal than professional and while there were more than a few bumps along the way, when everything was said and done, both Stella and Beck realized that what they found in each other was exactly what they never thought they wanted but desperately needed, and that played out quite well amidst the pages of their story.
4 Poison Apples
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Royals Series, The Nights Series (both series of standalone books each following different characters) and the standalone Gentleman series.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, The West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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