Story (5 out of 5) Hottness (4 out of 5)
Luke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. Strong, sweet, and sexy, he doesn’t have a girlfriend and doesn’t want one. When the wildly beautiful Harper stumbles into his life, though, he realizes that she’s the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he’s out on another mission.
So what if a single bite of her lip sends his mind to wicked places? He can control himself. Can’t he?
Harper was on her way to starting a new life… again. But something about Luke makes her want to settle down in this small town and make Luke’s house a home. When his arms wrap around her like steel, she finally knows what it’s like to feel safe. Protected.
One night of sleeping in the same bed turns into something much, much more… and soon Luke can’t keep his mind off Harper’s wide gray eyes, or his hands off of her luscious curves. He never thought he’d feel this way about a woman again. But he knows that he can’t tell her the truth about his dark past, and she can’t reveal to him what she’s running from.
Anyway, this isn’t a real relationship. It’s only for a month. Only pretend. Until it isn’t…
Pretend You’re Mine is the first book I’ve ever read by Lucy Score. I found it on Kindle Unlimited with fairly high ratings, so I figured what the hell! Thank God I grabbed this book! I loved it! I didn’t even realize I was sucked into it until it was 3am and I was still reading. Score has a way of creating complex characters and putting them in the perfect situations that round their personalities out flawlessly. The writing was perfectly paced and the banter was fun to read and had me laughing out loud.
Our main man Luke Garrison is dealing with life instead of living it. He’s just taking it one day at a time until his next deployment. When he stumbles upon a gorgeous blond in the middle of a fist fight with a man twice her size, he’s startled to actually feel something beyond indifference.
Harper falls right into Luke’s life after the world’s worst day. She’s an optimistic soul and it shows when she doesn’t let her circumstances keep her down. As fate would have it, she finds a home and a job right along with a fake boyfriend all rolled into one sexy soldier on leave. Together they will satisfy his parents’ desire to see him settled by being the best fake couple they have ever seen!
As they discover more about each other, they of course can’t stop themselves from having a killer sexual relationship that blossoms into so much more. Secrets, however, always come back to haunt us! They have to figure out what it is they truly want to get out of life and if it’s going to be together or not.
This is a story about the love of family and the love of a lifetime. Happiness and life are what you make of it. Harper has her work cut out for her as she tries to pull Luke back into the light while he struggles to remain in the dark.