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Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman
About the book:
Faking it with this flirt never felt so real…
Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend–just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…
Shane has no intention of settling down–in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for–and more than he can give.
About the author:
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and café mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
Her other novels include Kissing the Maid of Honor, Worth the Risk, Risky Surrender and Yours At Midnight. She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com. She can also be found online here:
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Title: Her Accidential Boyfriend
Author: Robin Bielman
Genre: contemporary romance
Format read: ebook
Much like the first novel in Robin Bielman’s Secret Wishes series, Kissing the Maid of Honor, Her Accidental Boyfriend is absolutely adorable! I might even like HAB‘s Shane better than KtMoH‘s Luke…but shhh–don’t tell either one of them!
(As an aside, I totally called Shane being the hero of book two in my Goodreads review of book one. Not that I’m bragging or anything. And it definitely looks like Luke’s sister Erin is slated for book three–she was my second choice for book two–so it’s a definite win-win all around!)
I just love the characters Robin Bielman has created for this series. They’re a lot of fun to read about and root for, especially Shane and Kagan, the hero and heroine–but really, readers will find themselves caring just as much about the secondary characters as well. (I’m just going to say it here and now–Kagan’s best friend Charlotte had better get her own book somewhere down the line. She totally deserves it!) The town that the Secret Wishes books take place in–Cascade, Oregon–has a homey, small-town feel to it without being overly treacly. The townspeople are quirky and of course want to get involved in the lives of our hero and heroine, but aren’t overbearing and annoying about it. Their actions give our two main characters just the right amount of “push” throughout the story.
The development from fake relationship to real one was nicely done. Shane and Kagan have some obvious chemistry going on here, and the sparks fly pretty quickly. Being a Bliss novel, the physical parts of their relationship were closed door, but there were some delicious kissing scenes. This is a novel I can definitely share with Mini Moe #2 without reservations–and she’ll especially appreciate the fact that both she and Kagan share the “Jelly Belly” nickname. 😉
The very few things that gave me pause in this story–like Shane’s boss’s attitude, Kagan’s father’s ultimatum, and Shane’s reasons for never again having a real girlfriend–are either eventually explained in a way that makes them more palatable or end up being resolved in a satisfactorily believable way. Things do move a bit fast in the story, but as there’s an end date to Kagan’s time in town, that too doesn’t end up being too much of a stretch.
Overall, this was another sweetly satisfying and sexy read. I am definitely on board for the next one in the series. Though can I just say–this novel has one of the best “get the girl back” scenes I’ve read in a long time? I’m not sure how Robin will be able to top that next time. Oh, and the (slight spoiler alert) proposal scene is just too sweet. I absolutely love the ring!
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In Her Accidental Boyfriend, Kagan designs jewelry similar to this beautiful pink pearl double wrap bracelet that is up for grabs.
Praise for Robin Bielman:
Robin Bielman is a must read! ~ NYT Bestselling Author Vicki Lewis Thompson
“Sweet, sassy, and toe-curlingly sexy, my *secret wish* is to live inside the pages of this story!” ~ Rachel Harris, author of Seven Day Fiancé
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