A new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills…
They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss…that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,
And he’d never get another piece.
A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist…
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren’t REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist…
Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.
Get ready for breathtaking kisses, dreamy football players, a heroine who yearns for the guy she can’t have, and a hero who will do anything for the girl he loves…
RELEASE DATE: February 6
Sunny Blaine is a southern girl from North Carolina whose life falls apart after the loss of her mother. She moves to Georgia when she’s seventeen to be with her Mimi. Three years later & she’s now pursuing her art degree at Leland University & working at the local library. She’s thrilled to have found a fabulous house to rent until she finds out her new neighbors are jocks. After her ex, Sunny tries to avoid all athletes like the plague. Unfortunately, a situation arises with her neighbors where they have to meet. Sunny is stunned to find out her new neighbor is the hottest quarterback in college football, Max Kent. Max is practically loved by the entire state of Georgia. He’s a senior, the captain of the football team, and absolutely gorgeous!
Max Kent is under a lot of pressure to perform & be the best. His future in the NFL is everything to him. He needs to live & breathe football for the next few months & avoid drama & scandal. Groupies are constantly hounding him & wanting a piece of him. He just wants the Heisman. To focus on football & grades, and accomplish his dreams without any distractions.
Max soon realizes a way to get everything he wants when he & Sunny spontaneously decide to pretend to be dating for show one day to benefit them both. The charade works so well at keeping away unwanted attention, they decide to run with it & let it continue. Max offers to pay Sunny to be his pretend girlfriend & Sunny agrees since she’s working hard to pay her own way through college.
Things are going great & the agreement is working well until things turn real. Max wasn’t supposed to get attached to her. He wasn’t looking for a relationship, but suddenly he is blindsided by his strong feelings for Sunny. Soon fake girlfriend turns into fake fiancée & things are spiraling out of control. It gets complicated when pretending starts to feel like real life. They both feel a connection they’ve never experienced & can’t imagine a life without the other in it. It’s like fate brought them together. As they decide to privately explore what’s between them things really heat up.
-I was drawn to him.
-My body craved him.
-God, I wanted him so desperately. I had for so long.
-“Do you feel this thing between us? Like a connection?”
-Sunny. I needed her. I couldn’t exist without her in my world.
This was my first book by Ilsa Madden-Mills, & I couldn’t have loved it more. It was everything I love in a book. It was fun, flirty, full of humor, romance & love. Throw in a delicious football player & it’s golden. I highly recommend this book! It was fabulous & I can’t wait to read more by this author!