Return to Sapphire Springs with this heartwarming romance where a small-town bakery owner finds herself in a fake relationship with the man she's always pined after.
Will a fake relationship between two friends lead to true love?
After having his heart broken on national television, Tim Fraser knows only one way to stop the gossip about his love life-a new girlfriend. The problem is, he's done with romance forever. A fake relationship with his friend and Sapphire Spring's sweetest baker, Emily Holland, seems the perfect solution to getting rid of his newfound fame, but their fleeting fauxmance is stirring up the kinds of feelings Tim has sworn off for good.
Emily has secretly lusted after Tim for years, but pretending her feelings are all for show never factored into her fantasy. Still, her decades-long crush makes it impossible to say no to Tim's proposal. But with each date, the lines between pretend and reality blur, giving Tim and Emily a tantalizing taste of life outside the friend zone . . . if they can find the courage to give real love a chance.
A fake relationship tests the bonds of friendship in Curtis's adorable second Sapphire Springs romance (after Forever with You). Emily Holland's New Year's resolution is to stop pining over Tim Fraser, who's been her best friend and unrequited crush since high school. But her resolve crashes and burns when Tim asks her to pose as his girlfriend to ward off all the attention he's getting after being dumped by his fame-seeking ex on her reality TV show. Emily reluctantly agrees in exchange for Tim hosting her grandmother's birthday on one of his tour company's boats. Tim quickly becomes addicted to their just-for-show kisses, and as his feelings shift, he suggests they try a real relationship. Emily's joy is short-lived, however, as Tim soon buckles under his fear and uncertainty about ruining their friendship. If they hope to work things out, they'll both have to reevaluate what they want from their lives and from each other. Curtis gives the endearing couple plenty of space to do so and the pair's strong emotional bond, easy camaraderie, and real sense of history makes it easy to see both why they're friends and why they're meant to be. This charming small-town romance is sure to win hearts.)\n