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Pretending He's Mine (Caught Up in Love) [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Blakely
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"The one you like best. That's my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you feel good." 
Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too. What's a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she's to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is - she's sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he's not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she's ever met. It doesn't take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. 

A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it?

Recommended for 17+ due to sexual content.

Pretending He's Mine is a novella in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up In Love series, that includes Caught Up in Us, Playing With Her Heart and Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a standalone, you'll likely enjoy the other books too.)

Editorial Reviews


"Pretending He's Mine is the absolute BEST novella I have ever read. I devoured it. Reeve is delicious, he makes you swoon, smile, sweat and sizzle. He's heart stoppingly sexy and his dirty mouth is OH.SO flipping scrumptious. I fell hard, majorly hard for him." - Angie's Dreamy Reads

"There are so many scorching hot scenes between Reeve and Sutton, but I think my favorite would be the bar. And all Reeve was doing there is TALKING to her. It was so sexy though, to hear him telling her all the places he wanted to kiss her." - Reality Bites

"I've found a new book boyfriend in Reeve! If you're looking for a quick, fun, sexy, story with some major steaminess, then Pretending He's Mine is the perfect book for you!" - Sugar and Spice Book Reviews

"Pretending He's Mine is a sexy novella that is packing some heat! Reeve can be my pretend boyfriend any week of the year! Enjoy fellow romance addicts!" - Fueled by Fiction

From the Author

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy my books! To receive an email when I release a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2597 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496006518
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books (March 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! MUST READ! March 2, 2013
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I was like awww man this is only a novella but once I started reading OMG what a novella it is!!!
It's hot,it's sexy and boy oh boy do these two have major chemistry, my cheeks were a bright shade of red in a few scenes, I absolutely loved it! I won't give away any spoilers but THIS is how a novella is meant to be written! Start, middle and ending were perfect and it was wrapped up fabulously! Congratulations Lauren Blakely, Pretending he's Mine is my top novella so far for 2013!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review: Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely April 21, 2013
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This was definitely a fun, cute read. It was just what I needed after reading a pretty heavy dark fantasy book. :) There wasn't a whole lot of depth to this story, but it was such an enjoyable read. Sutton calls upon Reeve to pretend to be her fiancee so she can land the job opportunity of a lifetime. In exchange, Reeve will also get the shot at one of the biggest leading male acting roles in the business.

I really liked Sutton and Reeve. Blakely did a great job of creating fun, flirty characters who quickly started blurring the lines of what was pretend and what was real. I think that was my favorite part of reading this book! Watching Sutton and Reeve struggle between deciding whether or not the other was truly acting a role was too much fun.

I personally think Reeve was a little more open that Sutton was. Sutton ran hot and cold, which drove Reeve crazy. One minute he'd think she actually wanted him and felt something more and the next he was confused by her withdrawn, hard nature. Watching him call her out on it in the wine cellar- ooh la la la! :)

Overall, if you're in the mood for a quick, light, enjoyable read- this book is a good choice!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Reeve...You Rock My World! March 3, 2013
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Lauren Blakely's novella follow-up to Caught Up In Us is a 5 Star wonder. I love novellas and wished more authors wrote them. They are the perfect size to squeeze into a lazy morning or for a few hours when you can't sleep at night. At any rate, this was a great love story. I liked it because the relationship starts off the way I think most do...with intense attraction (or in this case, lust). Major like, and then love, develops later. This story follows the lust part of the relationship and it is H-O-T. You will never go to a theater production or library again without thinking about Reeve and Sutton.

I completely loved Reeve. Sutton I didn't quite warm up to but in hindsight, I think it's because her character was true to her heritage. She was British and a film industry higher up. She was supposed to be cool and untouchable. That didn't last long the more she got to know Reeve.

Great read...get it now!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretending He's Mine Review June 10, 2013
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for a free short story, this was delightfully cute & steamy. would have liked it to be longer & but you get what you get. good read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER HOT!! March 11, 2013
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This book started out very erotic and I thought it was another one of those kind of books but soon got swept into the story. If you don't mind the steamy scenes, it's a really fast fun read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Freaking cute! March 13, 2013
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Such a cute story! Loved Sutton and Reeve, their chemistry was undeniable. I'm not a huge fan of novellas they always feel rushed, pretending he's mine doesn't feel that way! It's a perfect little steam afternoon delight!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reeve!! March 13, 2013
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I read this novella interested to know if Reeve was all that I read he was cracked up to be, and boy was he! He was hot, funny, quick witted and just wonderful! I only wish it was longer then it was but a great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 BRILLIANTLY BLAZING REEVE AND SUTTON STARS March 13, 2013
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!

Yeah you know it, I am in book LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This is the kind of book that makes me want to read. I know it's just a novella but this is the PERFECT example of a novella done well. I can't even begin to tell you how well written it was and Oh.My, was it steamy

Mmmmmm...yes. It was so good!!! Like really majorly rock your freaking socks off good.

The chemistry between Reeve -who is freaking delicious- and Sutton is indescribable. I was burning up as I read and had to fan myself several times!! It was filled with tons of sexual tension and yumminess. I was in BOOK HEAVEN.

"He swept a strand of her soft brown hair away from her ear, and asked in a low, sexy voice, "What could it hurt for me to know how you like it Sutton?"....

Sutton took a step closer to Reeve, giving him a look as if he were a naughty schoolboy. "Doggie Style, she whispered, the watched him closely. .... "What's yours, Reeve?"

He locked eyes with her and she felt goosebumps on her arms. Then, he dipped in closer, his mouth inches away. "The one you like best. That's my favorite. My favorite thing is making you feel good."

AHHHHHH...Seriously...swoon! I'm in love with him. I need more!!! This little book needs to be longer because I don't think I could ever have enough Reeve!!

So Basically the story starts out with Reeve who's down in the dumps after failing big time on his last audition. He's an actor who wants nothing more than to get a starring role. To pay his bills he works for a mail delivery service and delivers mail. He happens to have a little issue at work and gets suspended for a week leaving him feeling as if he can't catch a break.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Hot and steamy short read
Overall fast past read... be prepared for hot and steamy sex scenes.
Published 8 days ago by Kristy
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretending He's Mine
Ok this was a sexy little novella I rather enjoyed. Reeve is an actor in NY and Sutton is a casting director who needs a fake fiance for a week to land a film deal. Read more
Published 25 days ago by T. Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Swoon Worthy
Lauren Blakely knows how to write an awesome romance. Reeve is such a romantic at heart and willing to put it on the line unlike most male characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tawnya Bentley
3.0 out of 5 stars Can't Fake Falling In Love
Sutton is interviewing for her dream job, unfortunately the producer want to hire unavailable women only, thanks to her wondering husband... Emergency engagement anyone? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adriana A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very touching
Great short story. Reeve wanted to be an Actor in a movie, he played one part before but hasn't gotten another one since. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
I enjoyed this book a lot. I thought Reeve was an interesting choice as the leading man. We didn’t really get to know him much in Caught Up in Us, but we saw enough that I knew he... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paris Hansen
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, quick read
Good book- I found it to be a good, fun quick read. Its written well and I enjoyed the book overall.
Published 2 months ago by Christina
3.0 out of 5 stars It was an Okay Read
Playing With My Heart seems to be the best book out of the series Caught Up In Love. I've read them all now and could barely stomach the other ones, including Pretending He's... Read more
Published 2 months ago by by rnj1
3.0 out of 5 stars cute book
quick easy read. There are some obvious grammer errors that were annoying. The story line at times felt rushed and unbelievable but when wrapping a whole book up in 140 pages... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Well Written
This book was fun, well written, although predictable! It was a great read in the HOT TUB!!! I would read more by this author.
Published 2 months ago by thinpin1
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More About the Author

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Night After Night, After This Night and One More Night. In August, she'll release Stars In Their Eyes, the next book in the bestselling Caught Up in Love series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

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