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Working in Hollywood meant Jessica Dawson was used to lying. As an assistant to one of the biggest agents in town, biting her tongue and spewing out sugarcoated untruths were an almost daily occurrence. But fabricating alternate realities never spilled into her personal life, until three months ago when she told the biggest lie of all.
While her dear gran lay on her deathbed, Jessica mentioned she’d met her soul mate. It had been Gran’s last wish to see all her grandkids settled down before she went to see Jesus. And as the only one still single, Jessica didn’t have the heart to disappoint her.
No one expected Gran to make a miraculous recovery.
Now, Gran was expecting to meet Jessica’s perfect man at her cousin’s wedding, which meant she needed to find a perfect man fast. Hiring a professional was the only solution.
Enter Dave Larsson, younger brother to one of Hollywood’s elite.
Sexy, funny and just as smoldering hot as his super-famous sibling—he had talent and charm to spare. But most importantly, he was affordable and available.
All she needed to do was haul Dave home, have him meet Gran and the family, then shortly after the wedding, “break up” with him.
It was either that, or admit to her #1 Lie.
Only thing she didn’t plan on was the bigger lie she would need to tell herself when it was time to let him go.
I love a good fake romance and this one delivers on all fronts!
I love a good fake romance and this one delivers on all fronts! T. Gephart gave us humor, heart, and heat - 3 of my favorite things in romance. Jess and Dave are so cute together and I just loved Gran. While the story was a tad bit predictable (which I'm not at all upset about - that tends to be the case with this particular trope) it was such an enjoyable and entertaining journey to HEA and I really need to go back and read the other books in the series! 3.5 out of 5 wine glasses.
Fun and Sexy
#1 Lie is so much fun! The story is funny and sexy but also goes deeper with a storyline that will tie your emotions up into knots!
When she thought her grandmother was dying, Jessica Dawson tells one small fib. But after Gran pulls through that small fabrication leads to her hiring actor Dave Larsson to play her boyfriend at a family wedding.
“I should probably look into some kind of meetings for Dishonesty Anonymous; the lies I’d told recently far outweighing the truth.”
Super sweet and sexy Dave really turns the heat up and Jessica finds that he might be bigger than the part she hired him to play.
“His mouth was magic, able to dissolve panic and educe calmness with a single press of his lips. Like kryptonite but in reverse.
Maybe we should do that again?
Purely for research purposes.
Science was important and I’d happily give my lips up for the cause. That I might enjoy it, well . . . that was just a bonus.”
Jessica is such a sassy, quirky heroine, she completely stole my heart. I loved the fun and flirty banter throughout!
#1 Lie is part of the #1 series but they can all be read as standalones.
Another great read by T. Gephart
Another great addition to this series! It’s funny, sexy and Dave is definitely swoon worthy. When a lie spirals out of control and the need for a fake boyfriend is needed.... what could possibly go wrong. I definitely recommend this light, funny with low angst read.