Book Review | Fake Marriage to Her Best Friend | KAT CANTRELL

Book Details

Title: Fake Marriage to Her Best Friend (Uptown Brides: a Sweet Romance Series Book 1)

Length:  130 pages

Published: 31 March, 2020

Price: INR 0 (Free, free, FREE!!!)

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Book Description

They promise each other they won’t let it get weird. But they do. And it does…

Nomi Hannon is sick of losing. First, she failed to get her brother off on fraud charges. Then, she lost the practice they built together. She’s not about to lose the city council election. Too bad she just accidentally starred in a compromising photo that her squeaky-clean opponent is all too willing to use against her. Surely marrying the guy in the photo—her best friend, the only stable force in her life—will solve the problem…right?

Malone DuMar’s luck hasn’t been any better than Nomi’s. He’s not looking for a wife, not after his ex-fiancée stole his company. But Nomi has always been the one person he could count on. There’s no way he’s going to turn his back on her when she needs him the most.

It’s a simple plan. Only pretend. That’s what they told themselves, anyway. But that was before they realized their friendship was on the line if their marriage of convenience went south. Before the kiss that changed everything…

Author Profile

I write romance novels starring swoon-worthy heroes that you can share with your daughter, the ladies at church and your grandmother without fear because my books never contain bad language, violence or adult content. I live in Texas where I’ve seen bobcats and beavers near my house, but sadly not one cowboy. I’m raising two mini-ninjas alongside the love of my life who cooks while I write, which is my definition of a true hero.

Come for the romance, stay for the happily ever after. My books will make you laugh, cry and swoon–cross my heart.

Plot Summary & Review

I loved the book. The way it hooked me from the first page, the way Nomi and Malone’s story and love story progressed.

The exposition is done in bits through the first act and I cannot praise it enough. I kept guessing why is he the way he is, why her brother is in jail. Enough intrigue and revelation at just the right time.

At 52% of the book, Nomi visits her brother Mikel in prison. The conversation she has with Malone after that is superbly written, in a argument-counter-argument way.

There were some errors like Horowitz spelled as Horwitz, tried spelled as fired, silly things that my keyboard also does at times and I can’t catch these mistakes.

The inner voices were lopsided in Nomi’s favour. We knew how she felt every time they made a public appearance as a couple. Not so much from Malone’s point of view. Would have loved to hear his voice, too. Still love the story.

PS: Kacy Cross on Goodreads and Kat Cantrell on Amazon, huh?

Shabana Mukhtar