If I never met you [electronic resource]. Mhairi McFarlane.
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- ISBN: 9780062958563 (electronic bk)
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When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex's pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility. Jamie Carter doesn't believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It's the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment—and jealousy—of their friends and colleagues. But there's a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend...
Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 974 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
Laurie is stunned when Dan, her boyfriend of 18 years, leaves her. He claims he's suffocated by the life he sees them creating, from marriage, to kids, to him providing for the family. Having to see each other every day at work just adds salt to Laurie's wounds. Then, in what feels like moments after his breakup speech, Dan has a new girlfriendâand she's pregnant. All Laurie wants is revenge for her heartache, which comes in the form of a fake relationship with the office playboy, Jamie Carter, who needs a more respectable image in order to make partner at the firm. McFarlane is back (after Don't You Forget about Me, 2019), with a light and somewhat predictable read that nonetheless pulls emotional punches, as both Laurie and Jamie have some deep-seated family issues. Readers who swarm to contemporary romance authors like Christina Lauren and Tessa Bailey (though McFarlane's work is far less steamy) will enjoy this title. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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