Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.
Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Of course, she just lost her boyfriend and her job, so her five-year plan is already smashed to hell. Pretending to be with Derek might help her get her PR career back on track.
But the oil baron’s daughter won’t give up that easily, and Derek’s parents believe the engagement proves he’s become the son they always wanted.
Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out.
Titles in the Limitless Love series include: A Limited Engagement –
Title: A Limited Engagement
Series: Limitless Love #1
Author: Bethany Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 13, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Indulgence
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Desperate times require desperate measures, and that pretty much is where Derick and Lilly are right now for different reasons. He’s almost landed the big sponsor that he really needs for his racing career to truly take off, she’s just been dumped by a no good jerk of a man who takes away her future and her job. The problem for Derick is that the spoiled, entitled daughter of the possible sponsor considers herself part of the deal – as in she gets Derick for her own, for as long as she wants. That’s not going to happen. While Lilly is revising her five yer plan, majorly, she receives a proposal from her best friend’s brother. Okay, maybe she always had those secret childhood dreams that Derick would see her as the love of his life and sweep her off her feet… yeah, that never happened. What has happened is a proposal from the man he’s grown into, a man with a need for a fake intended bride, for a limited time. She’s probably crazy but she says yes – and the lies begin. Neither thought that this fake relationship would turn into something worth fighting for, right up until they almost lost everything.
A Limited Engagement is a fun, charming and quick read that delivers a solid romance. Derick and Lilly have chemistry between them and their underlying growing romance is believable, even if it is a battleground in many ways. Lies never work out well, especially the ones you tell yourself. Derick eventually realizes just what Lilly means to him – beyond the sponsorship. Watching him discover that forever isn’t a trap to be avoided was enjoyable – I love when a strong, stubborn man finally “gets” it.
If you’re looking for an entertaining romance to get caught up in then A Limited Engagement might be exactly what you’re looking for. I always get an extra kick out of starting a new series, one where I don’t have to catch up later. And this looks like a fun series to follow.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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