Book Review – Fake Fiancée by 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


WOW!!! I can’t stop smiling!!!!!!

This book was something else.

I don’t usually love the pretend fianceé/girlfriend routine as much as other tropes but OMG – Ilsa Madden-Mills delivered an amazing book. I LOVED the plot and especially the main characters.

Not every NA book has characters that are as mature, responsible, and dedicated. The author restored my faith in NA characters and made me fall in love with Max Kent and Sunny Blaine.

Max, smart, talented and goal oriented. For him it all came down to being nominated for the Heisman Trophy and a NFL draft. He was a team leader – responsible, sometimes hot-headed, but all in all a good guy who was down to earth and knew what he wanted.

Sunny, equally smart, feisty and prickly, had no idea moving next to Max would bring such a change to her life. She was suddenly neck deep in all things Max Kent.

Max, tired of having to deal with groupies, asked Sunny to be his pretend girlfriend. It killed two birds with one stone, since Sunny just got out of a bad breakup and was still mad at her ex and allowed Max to concentrate on football.

So, they made a deal. And surprisingly it went really well – up to a point. They liked spending time with each other, and their chemistry and attraction didn’t hurt either. The only drawback was the lying. Sunny hated it and it just got worse when Max went a step further and proposed to her – for PR purposes.

The proposal plus additional trouble that followed both Max and Sunny kept them on their toes and put their relationship to the test.


I thought FAKE FIANCÉE was sweet, sexy, heart-warming, romantic, addictive and swooooony. I was hooked from the very moment I started reading. 

Even so Max had some – oh no you didn’t – moments, he still surprised me more than once with his sensitivity, honesty towards Sunny and levelheadedness. I really, really, really liked him.

Sunny was equally likable. She didn’t let her past experiences dictate her life. Sunny was hard working, feisty, and an incredibly genuine and lovable character. A worthy partner for Max.

Surprisingly both, Max and Sunny were looking for someone to love. Someone to talk to, to come home to, a person that was there just for them. I adored that. Especially because both were still so young but knew exactly what they wanted, the very opposite they had when growing up. A loving family.

There wasn’t much I didn’t enjoy about Fake Fiancée. I loved the authors writing style. Fake Fiancée was fast paced with a wonderfully witty dialogue. It was very entertaining and I never lost interest, rather the opposite, I finished the book in one sitting. It was a perfect read for a rainy afternoon.


4 stars

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.






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