Pretending He's Mine
“Mia Sosa delivers wish fulfillment with off-the-charts sparks...” — Entertainment Weekly
For Hollywood agent Julian Hart, representing his best friend—megastar Carter Williamson—means it’s nearly impossible to keep his personal life and career separate. To make matters worse, Carter’s younger sister has been starring in Julian’s wildest fantasies more often than he’d care to admit. He knows she’s off-limits, but when Ashley shows up on his doorstep, needing a place to crash… suddenly his greatest temptation is sleeping down the hall.
Free-spirited Ashley Williamson doesn’t do commitment. Jobs, apartments, men… why let herself be tied down? But she’s had a crush on her older brother’s best friend for years and she’s committed to making Julian want her, one towel-clad midnight encounter at a time. But just as things start heating up, their steamy flirtation is interrupted by Carter’s east coast wedding. Ashley has no desire to go home and face her reputation as the family disappointment. But living with—dare she say dating?—a successful, sexy film agent could give them something else to talk about.
Julian can’t believe he agreed to fake a relationship with the one woman he can never have. And it’s going to take more than a little willpower to remember it's all pretend. Or is it?
"Sosa deftly combines her flair for nuanced characterization with snappy writing imbued with a deliciously acerbic sense of humor." – Booklist
“[A] refreshingly modern and funny spin on the traditional idea that opposites attract." – Kirkus Reviews
Sosa's fluffy second Love on Cue contemporary (after Acting on Impulse) sets up a complicated relationship between flight attendant Ashley Williamson and film agent Julian Hart, who represents Ashley's movie star brother, Carter. Ashley initially claims she just needs a place to stay between flights, but from the moment Julian gives her his spare room, she does her best to seduce him. He's hardly immune to her charms, but Julian's used to thinking of her as his best friend's kid sister in other words, off limits. Sosa tries to raise the tension by alternating Ashley and Julian's narrations to show their inner concerns and hesitations, but the only real questions are where and when the pair will get together, and those are readily answered when they head to the East Coast for Carter's low-key wedding and have to sleep in the same bed. Ashley's white and Julian's black, but the Williamsons look upon Julian as a member of the family, and no issues of cultural compatibility ever come up, which may strike readers as improbable. This contemporary is best suited to fans of light, quick stories with minimal angst.