Monday, October 12, 2015

Review & Giveaway: A Friendly Engagement by Christine Warner



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 fiancĂ©e. 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 fiancĂ©. 

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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.

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About the Author

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, three laptops (she might have a slight addiction, or maybe it’s a fear of one imploding from overuse) and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

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.


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Giveaway

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1 comment:

Christine Warner said...

Thank you for featuring A Friendly Engagement on your blog and for taking the time to read and review :)