A Friendly Engagement by Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: June 23rd, 2015 by Entangled Publishing
What’s a little engagement between friends?
Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…
Okay, so it wasn't exactly Devi's plan to become her friend's fake fiancée. Lies aren't her style. However, Omar offers her a big, beautiful raise—enough to track down the missing father she's never known—and Devi reluctantly agrees to the whole engagement hoax…
This was supposed to be a no-strings-attached win-win for both Devi and Omar, but when they cross the line between friendship and…well, something more, Devi realizes she’s made a huge mistake that just might cost her both job and friend—falling for her fiancé.
What I thought about A Friendly Engagement
A Friendly Engagement is a classic friend-to-lovers / fake engagement tale. Omar and Devi work together and have a friendly relationship. But when Omar thinks a more family-friendly persona will increase his chances to land a big deal, Devi becomes his significant other with a fake engagement.
Their feelings for each other build and when lust becomes involved, well, all bets are off and circumstances between them start to change.
There isn't a whole of "new" to this plot, it's more a retelling of a classic. And of course, there's a bad guy, too. While the plot is a bit uneven and the pacing a bit slow, the characters are likable and there's a distinctive element of fun to their dialogue.
A Friendly Engagement is an easy read with some heat, so if that's what you are looking for, this book might be for you.
ARC provided for review.
About the Author
Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy heroines.
A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and her website at christine-warner.com.