Bar manager Paul Chapman is sick of his family's traditional ideals. Marriage, babies, and a white picket fence? Not his gig. But now that his 'golden child' big brother is tying the knot, Paul's screwed. His ex will be there...and she's having his cousin's baby. Unless he wants to show up to the wedding alone and face his family's scrutiny, he needs a girl on his arm. Now.
Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product.
Luckily for her, the owner's brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend...
Each book in the Behind the Bar series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 The Rules According to Gracie
Book #2 Pretend it’s Love
Book #3 Betting the Bad Boy
A fun and sexy read!
This was such a fun read! This is the story of Paul Chapman and Libby Harris. The story revolves around these two people but it's also about so much more. They thought a pretend relationship would benefit each of them but oh how they were wrong. Her issues with her parents were not the tragic kind but still broke my heart. His last relationship was horribly scandalous and it wasn't him who made it that way. Libby and Paul definitely have some issues. Will they solve them before it's too late?
This is a fun romance with some sexy banter between main characters. There was definitely some steam coming off of my screen. This is my first book by this author and I can't wait to read more.
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Pretend it’s Love
Once I started reading, I wasn’t able to put it down! Looking forward to more by this author!
Two Birds One Stone
What an exciting love story, Stefanie has done it again! Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I finished, I had to know if Paul came around or kept his head in the sand.
Libby is set to launch her new business, Libby Gal Cocktails—a line of girlie infused vodkas and cocktail mixes. However a female reality celebrity has beat her to the punch by a month. Now all the businesses she had lined up for her launch are backing out and dropping her like flies in favor for the celebrity. Libby's father wants her to stop her nonsense and go back to medical school. Her parents have never shown her the unconditional love and support that she's seen with family's around her.
Paul enjoys being the bar manager for the bar that his brother runs. However he feels like he couldn't measure up to his brother's success, he is always in his shadow. When he finds out that Stella, his ex is going to not only be at his brother's wedding with her husband who is not only Paul's cousin, but the guy she cheated on Paul with, but she's pregnant too. He knows he's got to figure out a way to find someone he trusts enough to bring to the wedding, it's in six weeks!
Libby needs a bar to take a chance and showcase her cocktails and Paul needs a perfect girlfriend for the wedding. It's a perfect solution for what they both need, a complete fake relationship. With ground rules in place of course... It's a business deal only, no emotions, no falling in love~ easy since neither do relationships. No sex with anyone.. Doesn't matter that they're both extremely attracted to each other. You'll have to read PRETEND IT'S LOVE to find out what happens between Libby and Paul. By the time I finished reading this story my cheeks hurt from smiling or laughing. Although this is the second book in the series, each story is a standalone novel that coincides with each other. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 17 and older.
Favorite Passages ~
~ The gorgeous ones always made you pay with more than you could afford. They were like credit card debt: trouble from the beginning and hard to get over.
~ “That promise is about as solid as cotton candy.”
~ It would be easy to stay warm and cozy inside her comfort zone, but there was nothing there for her anymore.
~ Today would be the day she let her heart do the talking, and she’d have an answer one way or another.
~ “Besides, boys are stupid. We can’t crucify them for every little mistake.”