Ben is enjoying teaching more than he thought he would, but that doesn’t mean he’s looking for a permanent position. Sure, he’s ready for more serious movie roles and less goofing off, but the buttoned-up, beautiful Sandra and her young daughter are more than he bargained for. Plus, Sandra still won’t trust him—what if it’s all an act, research for the role? As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, Ben will have to decide if love is worth casting aside the role of his life for a new role…that could last a lifetime.
Previously released as The Role of a Lifetime - (May 2008) and has been enhanced with new material.
Happy Release Day to From Fake to Forever! I love posting release day reviews. It's like attending a birthday party for a friend. :)
This isn't a new plot- girl hates famous because she's been burned but then a famous boy comes into the picture and sparks fly- but it is a fun plot when it's done right, and this one was. There was all sorts of sparking chemistry flying between Sandra and Ben. Between that and the witty banter, this book was so much fun to read. It was easy to give in to the pull of the story.
Ben starts off iffy for me. He's kind of an arrogant jerk but at least he comes around and tones that down so I could end up liking him. I guess you convince yourself you don't want something right up until you find that "someone" who changes how you view things. That was Ben. I loved his gentle swing from one side to the other. And once that swing happened, he was all in.
Amber puts up a good fight against Ben's charms but alas, she is really doomed from the very beginning. Even when Ben is acting like a spoiled actor, she is attracted to him. So, when he starts acting like a nice guy, she is done for. I loved Sandra's mama bear side- something most mothers can relate to.
This was a fun, romantic and zingy story. I enjoyed it and I'm on the lookout for the next Jennifer Shirk book!
Content: some mild innuendo
* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.