**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
“Being overworked has been my drug of choice for years, leaving me no time to think about my nonexistent love life. Enter Ashley, and I have no idea what I’m doing.”
Where do I start with Pretending He’s Mine? The first page. Which let me just tell you, dives right in. I wont spoil anything but, Ms. Sosa certainly hooks you right from the beginning.
Overall I really, truly enjoyed this book. Ms. Sosa writes a clear story with well defined characters. Ashley’s zany-yet-lovable personality keeps you rooting for her. Julian’s workaholic tenancies and rigid temperament made me want to kick him in the butt sometimes but overall, this book kept me smiling.
The only thing that kept me from giving this five whole-hearted stars was the multitude of tropes that kept popping up in this book. They almost made my head spin. It started solid friends to lovers then changed to relationship of convenience and then finally to best friend’s sister. While the multitude of twists and turns kept the novel from dragging, I was ready for the story to settle in.
One of my favorite aspects of this novel is that I feel like both characters grew personally and professionally through their relationships with each other. I think that a true partnership should push both individuals and that idea was explored in this book in-depth. I like that Julian and Ashley (for the most part) clashed over real relationship issues. It added weight to this fun romance.
At the end of the day, this is a light and fun read. Ms. Sosa crafted a richly colored world and a satisfying HEA which is what I really need from a romance novel.
Pretending He’s Mine debuts April 10, 2018.