Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score
I only wanted to protect you…
Luke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. He’s strong, sexy, broody. The last thing he’s looking for is a woman to ruin his solitude. When the wildly beautiful Harper stumbles into his life, though, he realizes that she’s the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he’s deployed.
So what if kissing her sends his mind to wicked places? He can control himself. Can’t he?
Harper was on her way to starting a new life… again. But something about Luke makes her want to settle down in this small town and make his house a home. When she’s in his arms, she finally knows what it’s like to feel safe. Protected.
One night of sharing a bed turns into something much, much more… and soon Luke can’t keep his mind off Harper’s wide gray eyes or his hands off her luscious curves. He never thought he’d feel this way about a woman again. But he knows that he can’t tell her the truth about his dark past. And she can’t reveal what she’s running from.
At least this isn’t a real relationship. It’s only for a month. It’s only pretend. Until it isn’t…
This book gave me ALL THE FEELS!!!
Seriously, I kinda’ hate books written in 3rd person, so when I say I have devoured this one and forgot that aspect, it says a lot.
Harper finds herself on the road after leaving her cheating boyfriend / boss. She comes in as a storm in Luke’s life and changes everything he guards safely after surviving his wife being gone. Luke likes his privacy and his hollow and quiet life, but Harper wants it all and lives the moment. I love that she goes by “what is the worse it can happen” whenever she needs to win an argument.
Soon she agrees to a fake relationship to keep Luke’s family at bay until his deployment to Afghanistan. What can happen in 1 month? Well, love has no time limit and when you refuse to fall in love, life has a way to open you eyes.
This small town romance kept me all night long and trust me, it won’t disappoint.
All books can be read as a standalone, butt other couples have their own HEA so read them all!!!!