She’s got two strikes against her.
Her name is Erickson and her parents own The Bagel Place.
It wasn’t always that way. When we were nine, we were best friends. But then a feud between our dads ripped their successful business apart—and my best friend was ripped away too.
Our paths were bound to cross again. When both our families vie for the same spot on a Food Channel’s reality show, the producers decide to change the format, aligning us as allies.
In order to get our parents to agree to work together, Evan asks me to pretend to be her boyfriend, but I dare her to up the ante—be my fiancée. Fake fiancée… obviously.
As usual, I didn’t think things through. Turns out our parents have a lot of demands neither one of us expected. And all those demands lead to things feeling more real than fake.
Love this series!
Another fantastic installment in this series from Piper Rayne! I am so digging the vibe of this set of characters and the world that they live in! It reminds me of Friends and I still love to watch that show!
This is the story of Seth and Evan. Childhood friends, that because of a feud between families and rival businesses, have become enemies.
But you can't tell your heart to stop wanting what it wants, Evan and Seth continue to want each other despite all the animosity between their families.
There is nothing better than a man with a sense of humor, to have a fella make me laugh is like epic points on the swooniness scale! Seth has this in spades, I caught myself laughing out loud at his witty dialogue. I like how the authors were able to show the reader that sometimes humor is used to cover up some other feelings and Piper Rayne did so perfectly.
Evan is a beautiful character with a strong sense of loyalty to her family above her own happiness. She also is able to "read" Seth in a way that no one else can. She can see through the humor to the vulnerabilities that Seth has underneath.
Get your hands on this funny, swoony read! You won't regret it!
Romeo and Juliet with a bagel and schmear
I have been waiting for Seth’s story, and I was not disappointed. Seth Andrews and Evan Erickson were best friend’s until they were nine. Then their fathers had a falling out over their bagel store, the families became enemies. Think Romeo and Juliet, but with bagels and a schmear (and Spoiler, no messy suicides). When an opportunity comes up with the Food Channel , Seth and Evan need to join forces to help out both bagel shops. Of course, this involves a fake engagement in order to get the parents to work together. Seth and Evan are a delightful couple, and I was glad to see them get their happily ever after. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but you really should read the whole series, as they are a lot of fun. I received an arc of this book from the author for my honest review.