Pretending to date the town's bad boy seemed like a good idea.
But who knew that being bad could feel so good…
A small town, fake dating, opposites attract standalone romance from NY Times Best Selling Author Samantha Chase
Ryleigh Donovan has been unsuccessfully dodging her mother's matchmaking attempts for far too long. In an act of desperation, she finds the one guy in her small town who is guaranteed to shock everyone to be her fake boyfriend. It doesn't need to be for long, she just needs to buy herself enough time to recover from her mother's last disastrous fix-up. It's really a fool-proof plan. But when a few staged kisses lead to some very real feelings, she realizes she might be in over her head.
Ryker Masella has been patiently waiting for the perfect opportunity to get Ryleigh to take him—and his numerous attempts at asking her out—seriously. When she grabs him and kisses him in front of her family to prove a point, he's more than on board. But when she proposes a fake—and temporary—relationship, he's 100% on board. After all, she might be all about pretending, but he sees it as a way for Ryleigh to truly see the real him.
Fake flirting and orchestrated dates quickly bring on real feelings. For Ryker, they've always been there and he'll be as patient as he needs to be. She might have asked him to save her from her family, but what he wants is to save her from herself.
*Each book in the Donovans series can be read as a standalone*
Great family series
Four and a half stars
Save Me is the fourth in Samantha Chase’s Donovans series. Ryleigh Donovan is fed up with her mother’s relentless matchmaking and has decided she needs to put a stop to it. Ryker, a hot, tattooed guy who is typically not her type, offers to help her out. Little does she know that he’s exactly the right guy for her…
Samantha Chase’s fake relationship-turns-real story is terrific. Ryleigh discovers that not only is Ryker a great guy, he’s considerate and encouraging in just the right ways. She’s all too delighted to discover that maybe they’ve got some real feelings building…
Ms Chase’s characters are engaging and warm, and the storytelling captivating. The Donovans is a great family series!
Love, true love
Ryker and Ryleigh❤️❤️❤️ Ryleigh has been my favorite Donavan sibling since book one. She is funny, sarcastic, kind and all in for her siblings. She also has broken my heart with how she feels and gets treated by her mom in these books. Ryker has been mentioned in the other books, but now we get to know both in more depth and see their relationship develop! The premise of a fake relationship is a fun theme, but these two take a whole new level of how they approach it through their humor and Rykers openness about his true feelings from the start. The tattoo angle was fun and I loved the dynamic it gave to his personality and what it showed about stereotypes. The family was more present and had a lot of “come to Jesus” conversations which I loved! The uncle and Jamie had a lot of moments which has me hoping for their stories as well! Creative, caring and full of emotions I loved this couple and story!
Loved Ryleigh and Ryker
Save Me is the 3rd book in The Donovan’s Family Saga but can be totally read as a standalone. Nothing like a small town, opposites attract, faking dating, bad boy and rebellious heroine to keep the pages turning. Loved the family banter, the dysfunction, and getting updates on the other siblings. Save Me gives us Ryleighs love story with Ryker. Ryleigh is tired of her mom and family obsessing over her love life. To prove them wrong she fake dates Ryker, who is recently new to Laurel Bay, but gives off the bad boy vibes. But little does she know Ryker proves them all wrong. He’s understanding, stands up for her, reads her so well, but also opens himself to more than just a fake relationship with Ryleigh. Now he just needs make her see that there is more to them than a fake relationship. Loved seeing Ryleigh find herself through this book. They both have their insecurities but lean on each other for strength. Great short into in Charm Me which will be Jamie’s story and we got a short Novella on Ivy. Great read!