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Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz – he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Enter Sutton Brenner. She’sOnce upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz – he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Enter Sutton Brenner. She’s sexy and shrewd and the most top-notch casting director there is. She’s this close to landing a coveted gig casting a film based on a best-selling mega-romance novel, but there’s a catch. After one too many transgressions with lovely single ladies, the film’s philandering producer has been put on a short leash by his wife, who’s forbidden him from working with anyone unattached. So the happily single Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve – play the role of her fiancee until she closes the deal, and he’s guaranteed to get an audition for the starring role in the film. But as the two play pretend, the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart start to blur. Especially after that hot night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. Who’s playing who? Or is someone else really the director in the secret affair of their lives?PRETENDING HE’S MINE is a companion book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling CAUGHT UP IN US series. It can be read before or after CAUGHT UP IN US. You do not need to have read CAUGHT UP IN US to enjoy this story, though characters from CAUGHT UP IN US appear in PRETENDING HE'S MINE....

Title : Pretending He's Mine
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ISBN : 9781301017706
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Number of Pages : 140 Pages
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Pretending He's Mine Reviews

  • Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    2019-06-03 09:51

    3 Stars My first experience with Blakely was falling for Nick’s Hammer in Mister O. And though I didn’t like him quite as much as his brother, I also enjoyed Wyatt’s Hammer in Well Hung. So when I was fumbling around on Ammy looking for something free and light to get the taste of a book I didn’t really enjoy out of my mouth, I saw that this one was free and jumped right on it…And I enjoyed Pretending He’s Mine, but only in a vague non-committal way. Reeve, the male love interest here, didn’t do anything to upset me…. He just didn’t do anything to endear him to me either. Out of work actor/male model, Reeve, gets an interesting offer from casting director, Sutton Brenner. The offer? To pretend to be her fiancé so that she can land a dream job that for stupid reasons indeed requires she be ‘a family woman’. (view spoiler)[BECAUSE IT’S ALWAYS THE RANDOM STRANGER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHEATING HUSBAND KEEPS IT IN HIS PANTS…..OBVIOUSLY!! (hide spoiler)] However, Reeve is too good at the role Sutton cast him in, far too good. The lines of what is pretend and what is real start to blur, and then seemingly disappear entirely. Reeve was a fine love interest, he just wasn’t all that interesting. He was missing that something, for me, that elevates a character from a vague enjoyment to actually caring about their life. Part of that could be that I am entirely disillusioned by struggling actors, I number quite a few of them as friends and acquaintances and while they may be more beautiful, traditionally speaking, than the average person walking down the street they are just people to me. There is no allure in the career choice anymore, it’s just a thing some people do (in my mind), and I have no issue with that but it’s not defining. Too much of the way this was written banked on the reader being impressed with Reeve and Sutton’s careers, which I simply wasn’t. I did enjoy that Blakely made Sutton older than him by four years but DIDN’T make it some awkward stumbling block of their romance. That was a nice change of pace from some other romances I’ve read. The sex scenes were pretty good here (like I’ve come to expect from Blakely) and Reeve was a nice, sweet man. As I said I had very few issues with the romance, I just found it to be relatively bland. I wanted more spice from these characters…. And ultimately, I just didn’t get that.Note: my inclusion of not one but two 'Suicide Squad' Joker gifs has absolutely nothing to do with this story.... it is yet another I-do-what-I-want moment.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    2019-05-22 13:59

    5 BRILLIANTLY BLAZING REEVE AND SUTTON STARSOh 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 steamyMmmmmm...yes. It was so good!!! Like really majorly rock your freaking socks off good.The chemistry between Reeve -who is f*cking 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 HEAVENHe 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.Sutton Brenner is a successful casting director with tons of major motion pictures behind her belt. She’s trying to secure a job as a casting director for the next big movie that’s being produced. Meeting with the producer and his wife to try to get this job Sutton is accidentally mistaken for another Sutton (who’s a famous actress) that recently made headlines for being engage to be married. Instead of correcting this tiny bit of information, Sutton decides to play along and find a guy to play the part of beloved fiance to secure the job. Deciding she knows the perfect guy she calls Reeve and proposition him with the part of being her soon to be husband for some money. Reeve snatches the opportunity but decides instead of the money he wants a chance to audition for a part in the production. One the deal is struck and the game starts Sutton and Reeve realize they can’t keep their hands off each other which leads to a little more than they expected.It’s so, so, so, so, so good....seriously it’s steamy and sweet. It’s 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.That's my Reeve..sigh...totally yummy!!Sutton is the perfect character. She's strong and independent, doesn’t take any crap and knows how to carry herself. She’s the kind of girl in a book you can be proud of. With Reeve she melts. She’s honestly like putty in his hands and I LOVED it. She’s not afraid of her sexuality and embraces her wild sexy side. It was hottttttttttt!!!Like I said before her and Reeve are amazing together. They complement each other perfectly. The whole thing was just fantastic! I can’t stress it enough! Lauren Blakely delivered a fabulous combination of addictive characters, a fun plot and a brilliantly sexy love story! I LOVED THISLOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT....GO,GO, GO, GO mark your tbr. It’ll be out soon and it’s a MUST READ!

  • ~Nichole~Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
    2019-06-09 11:51

    Easy stress free low angst read. Funny saying that since Sutton ran a little hot cold but Reeve he was perfect and I honestly read for Perfect heroes anyway. Very relieved that I didn't have to read about the movie scene with Reeve and another woman .. Never so glad to see a fade to black moment in my life. Safe as can be for me.

  • Monica Murphy
    2019-06-04 07:07

    Loved! Reeve is hot. Sutton is his perfect heroine. You can't go wrong with Lauren Blakely. I really enjoy her breezy writing style - and I'm lucky enough to call her my friend. :)

  • Lauren Blakely
    2019-06-12 10:17

    Loved it. Of course :)

  • *TANYA*
    2019-05-25 07:07

    Cute, short book. I'm really liking this author. Her books are not overly repetitive or dramatic. I'll be reading more of her books.

  • TSN
    2019-06-10 08:52

    DNF 20%Stupid is the one word that's comes to mind.

  • Rene' Hurt
    2019-06-06 07:18

    GreatThis was very well written book. I loved how Sutton and Reeves their relationship went. A true love story. It is a must read.

  • Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
    2019-05-17 11:07 attention everyone because this is how you write a novella. I've said it before....I don't usually read novellas but I would gladly read a novella that Lauren Blakely has written any day! I love her writing style and how she manages to make you feel like you are not missing out on any of the story or left hanging. I loved Caught Up in Us and I LOVED Pretending He's Mine! Be prepared, ladies the steam factor is turned up majorly in Pretending He's Mine! I've found a new book boyfriend in Reeve! 4 stars!Sutton is a movie casting director who knows what she wants and likes to maintain control in her life. In order to land a major job she needs to find a fake fiancé. Reeve is an out of work actor who Sutton thinks will be perfect for the part. He's hot, has a great look, and is the perfect actor to pull off this stunt. Sutton propositions Reeve with an offer he can't refuse and before long the lines get blurred when there is instant chemistry and sexual tension between the two. One minute Sutton is hot, the next she's cold, and Reeve has to try to get her to let her guard down if he wants to have any chance of a future with Sutton. The question is can Reeve make Sutton believe that he really is not acting anymore.......and does Sutton feel the same way? After all, this was all just a game.....wasn't it?I loved this story and I love that we get a peek of characters from Caught Up in Us....Kat and Bryan make an appearance, as well as Jill. If your looking for a quick, fun, sexy, story with some major steaminess than Pretending He's Mine is the perfect book for you! I can't wait to see what Lauren Blakely has in store for us next.

  • MsChris1161
    2019-05-16 08:48

    Loved this book! Reeve was all sorts of panty-melting hotness! That he constantly had in control Sutton begging for it was no surprise. That man could surely deliver his lines. Ooh la la! She was looking for man candy, and Reeve is definitely a lollipop, but he was also clever, intelligent, kind, thoughtful, gallant, protective, and totally into her. Reeve is officially on my book boyfriend list!Sutton was a little harder to warm up to but it was easy to see she was jaded and mistrustful of the motives of others because of the business she was in. She kept trying to hold her feelings back despite the intense attraction she immediately had for Reeve. She wants to be sure his feelings are real and he's not just playing the role she gave him. Nothing wrong with that.It was fun to watch this story unfold and their relationship grow from role-playing to real. I was definitely caught up in it, devoured it, didn't put it down until it was over. My only complaint? The ending felt too soon. I wanted more. But then, isn't that how a good story should leave you?

  • Beatriz
    2019-06-15 12:08

    I actually liked this better than the first one :) I absolutely adored Reeve. I wonder when Jill has her own story though. I want to know more about her and I know that she truly deserves her own story ;)

  • Anne OK
    2019-06-09 07:08

    Cute and spicey novella that follows Blakely's first book in the "Caught Up In Us" series. Loved the characters of Reeve and Sutton (both names as well) and their "stage" romance that suddenly turns real for them both. And there's a really cute little dog as well!

  • Tambrie Robinson
    2019-05-19 14:11

    Terrific short novella. Couldn't put it down. Made for a wonderful Sunday morning!

  • Hbeebti
    2019-06-09 12:48

    This was a great story. I did not read the first one. I didn't feel like I was missing anything. I cant wait to read the rest of this series.

  • Sparklybearsy¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
    2019-06-02 06:01

    Light easy reading, but far too insta-everything for my tastes.

  • Michelle Morris
    2019-05-30 12:58

    Pretending He's Minewas exactly the kind of book I wanted to read tonight. Sometimes you just want to sit back, relax, and read something that plays out like a movie. Reeve is a struggling actor living in New York. He knows he could easily give up on his dreams and pursue a desk job, but he doesn't want that. He lives for his passion. However, after Reeve screws up the audition of a lifetime and is suspended at work, he feels like all of his luck has run out.The only thing standing between Sutton Brenner and her dream job is her love life, or lack thereof. In order to land the position she wants, she must also land herself a boyfriend. And in less than 24 hours.Sutton decides to hire Reeve to play her fiance. However, the chemistry between them is palpable and they are left wondering how much of their relationship is real and how much of it is fake.Overall, I'd give 3 stars toPretending He's Mine . It isn't Shakespeare or anything and it's definitely not going to change my life, but I liked it. If you're looking for something that's enjoyable and reminiscent of a chick-flick, this one's for you.

  • Kelli
    2019-06-07 08:07

    *This review may be slightly spoilery, but it should not be to bad.*Hooray for like! I was a little wary as I read this book. The characters did not spend a ton of time just talking because they were trying to put on a show for the movie producers. I would have been really disappointed if they had confessed their undying love at the end. However, I need not have been worried. The were in "mad like" and wanted to see where it would go. Yay for not trying to rush into love!Sutton was an interesting character. She was kind of a study in contrasts. She liked being in control, but Reeve easily made her feel out of control. It was interesting seeing her try to deal with that.Reeve. *sigh* Reeve was great. Being a former theater nerd, I think actors are super attractive. The fact that he did stage acting just added to it because stage is totally different from TV and movies. Seriously, he made me swoon. Though I agreed with Sutton that it could sometimes be difficult to determine what was real and what just acting.This was a good story, and I am looking forward to Ms. Blakely's next book!4.5/5 stars

  • Southern
    2019-06-05 12:17

    Ok so short, sweet and to the point...just like this book.I LOVED IT! I Loved there realationship and how it got started, the fact they slowly grew in "like" with each other:) Not in love thank god, it happened slowly just like it should've for them. I hate when people are together for a week and somehow fall madly in love...does that really seem real? Nope, not at all. Not to me at least. I've had a thing for Reeve since the first book and actually wouldn't have minded if him and Kat got a lil "close" for a sec:)! Yes he has this serious hotness going on, and Sutton is perfect for him. She had the best "take charge" attitude, she knew what she wanted and how to get it. Yes she was a little reserved but she really had good reason...I'm mean really how can you believe and actor.All in all this was a great short read and once again Lauren lived up to my expectations:)

  • Delilah
    2019-06-12 07:59

    Damn, Lauren Blakely is good… REALLY GOOD! Pretending He's Mine exemplifies what a novella should be. Although short, the story is complete. It does not leave readers hanging, which is something that I truly appreciated. If you are looking for something short, fun, cute, swoon-worthy, and damn straight steamy and sexy, you should definitely pick this book up! It's well written, and the characters are irresistible. (They undeniably have great chemistry.) While I was reading, there were moments where I couldn't stop grinning. Also, I can't even count the times where my cheeks turned red. There were just too many! Overall, Pretending He's Mine is a delight. I recommend it! 4.5 stars!

  • namericanwordcat
    2019-06-03 06:55

    I really liked the middle of this book. The start of it made me nuts and the ending was just kinda odd in terms of everything but the couple. The hero is great. The heroine... hmmm... I go hot and cold with her. She is pretty assessing. Meaning she thinks of people as objects or puzzles in some ways but not in a neutral or kind way. Then, she really likes the hero. This could be seen as simply going after what she wants and assertive but it sometimes just feels souless. But there are good moments and snappy banter.

  • Pamela Lilley
    2019-05-31 14:09

    Fun light easy read that was entertaining and sexy. A fake engagement that turns into something more. All a little bit clichéd but enjoyable nevertheless. Sutton Brenner, successful Hollywood casting director, desperate for a sought after position casting for a hot new film. The only problem is, she needs to get engaged, and fast. Super hot, super sexy, out of work actor Reeve Larkin is desperate for a job, any job. Enter Sutton with an offer he can't refuse. The question is, are they both acting or is something more happening?

  • Leanne Herrera
    2019-05-30 13:59

    Rating 5 out of 5Whew! Get the hose out because this Momma got a hot flash from reading this novel. If I could rate it higher than a 5 I would and it would deserve every bit of that rating. Crazy casting director hires the hot guy (who secretly sports more than a crush on her) to be her fake fiance. There was steam and blushing and fire and passion beyond what I was expecting from reading the synopsis. Stick a fork in me because Momma is so closing the blinds and taking Daddy to bed!

  • Christiana
    2019-05-28 08:15

    You know a book is good when the only negative thing you can say about it is that it was too short. Wish Lauren had written a novel instead because she sure can write 'em. Humorous, sexy and a lovely HEA rounds up this lovely treat. I also loved the extras at the end, some outtakes for her first book and the first chapter of the sequel to Monica Murphy's book.(I must confess I read that first because I am a huge Marshmallow fan.)

  • Lisa
    2019-06-09 14:04

    I loved this book. I could not put it down. In a handful of scenes my jaw was dragging on the floor. I could not keep my nose out of this book. I love the caught up in us series and seriously hope Lauren Blakely contintues with these stories. She is a fabulous writer and you quickly connect with the characters.Thank you Keep Writing.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-23 11:49

    Another Amazing Book By Lauren Blakely!! Loved Reeve and Sutton's story. Now I need a great story for Jill!! And of course more of Bryan and Kate and Reeve and Sutton. I like that these books are fun and flirty without tons of heartache. Of course there is conflict, but not to the point of you wanting to throw the book or cry your eyes out. Can't wait for more!!

  • B.J.
    2019-06-13 09:01

    I loved this book, it seemed really realistic. The dialogue was great. It wasn't hugely poetic and fake, it was real, I REAL Like this book. Reeve was hot and Sutton was great once she dropped her mask. Can't wait to read Jill's book.

  • C.A. Szarek
    2019-06-08 11:49

    I won this lovely little novella from a blog contest. Even tho l have not read the first book, this short didn't disappoint. I really enjoyed it! It was sweet & sexy & hot. I will defo be looking for the first one! Just wish it'd been a lil longer cuz l loved the characters!

  • Dawn
    2019-05-20 12:10

    All I can say is "Man oh man, I love you Lauren Blakely. This was a quick and easy read. And oh my goodness the chemistry between Reeve and Sutton. And what about that closet scene. Eeeeee!!! Giving me goose bumps all over. I definately am looking forward to reading more by you Lauren :)

  • Autumn Review
    2019-05-21 11:50

    Review to come-fun,sexy,flirty

  • Michelle Mouse
    2019-05-23 06:58

    Para ser la primera lectura del año estuvo bastante bien, aunque tengo serios problemas con las historias de amor que desarrollan sólo la parte sexual y dejan los sentimientos como un aderezo.