** A spin-off from the USA Today Bestselling Better Date than Never series!! **
Erica Conner is a carefree yoga instructor who is fine going solo to her friend’s wedding until her uptight ex’s mother tells her he’ll be attending with his new fiancée. When she pities Erica for not having a plus-one, the criticism triggers Erica to pretend her wedding date is the new guy from yoga class who has been very friendly toward her lately.
Josh Taylor overhears Erica claiming he’s her wedding date and decides to play along. While he impresses her nemesis by revealing he’s a successful corporate guy, Erica’s excitement about him sinks since her ex is a workaholic who never prioritized her. As Erica debates asking Josh out for real, he requests a shocking favor in exchange for being her wedding date: that she help him win back his ex-girlfriend.
Erica is disappointed but agrees to the deal. As she plays Josh’s girlfriend in front of his ex to make him seem like marriage material, she discovers he’s ambitious, but also caring and supportive. While on their fake dates, she’s laughing and having fun and finally comfortable being herself around a guy for the first time ever.
As their faux relationship grows, Erica loses her heart to Josh. And when he spontaneously kisses her she doesn’t know if it’s for show or for real. If Erica risks her heart and reveals her feelings to Josh, will he turn her down? Or will he be her wedding date for real, and maybe the love of her life?
A cute read. The story line got a little complicated a few times.
Got lost in the story trying to find my way out. Overall a good read with a great ending.
A feel good book. It took a while to get past the various missteps and miss understandings but the predictable ending was worth it.
Erica and Josh
Erica is a yoga instructor who has become attracted to Josh who is always in the front row at her morning class. He is an executive/ owner on a men’s clothing company. When her ex’s snooty mom confronts her about a date for a friend’s upcoming wedding Erica blurts out that she is attending with Josh. He validates her claim and later she explains that she wanted to look good in front of his ex and new fiancé and Josh explained that he could use help asking his former girlfriend jealous. Josh and Erica end up having fun together at events, even playing bingo with Erica’s gram. Josh’s ploy to make his former girlfriend seems to be working but is what Josh wants now? Is Erica willing to admit her feelings for Josh?
I really enjoyed reading this story. I felt like I knew all of the characters from reading the story and was hoping for an HEA.
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