Decidedly With Love
Book 3, By the Bay
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Fake boyfriend Rule #1: never fall for your fake girlfriend.
Emma Lovejoy runs Aphrodite’s Boutique, a store that specializes in all things love-related. A store that she adores with all her heart, and which is at risk of being shut down and replaced with a condo development.
Playboy Travis Hamilton was raised by his feisty, well-meaning grandmother, who is determined to help her grandson find The One. But when most women he meets tend to be puck bunnies or women only interested in his hockey-player income—and let’s not forget the nutcase of an ex-girlfriend—why bother?
Travis realizes only a fake girlfriend will deter his grandmother’s matchmaking scheme. Too bad the one woman who can help him is the sexy redhead who wants to assist him as much as she wants her eyeballs to be dunked in hot sauce and barbecued. To convince her, he promises to help her with her own dilemma. But sometimes fire and ice really do mix. Now Travis has to decide if love is in the air—and if together he and Emma make something hotter. Something stronger. Something real.
Decidedly With Love is a sexy standalone romantic comedy…
Another Great Read
Emma, the owner of Aphrodite’s Boutique and a writer of an advice column just wants someone to love her. Travis does not want anything to do with commitment or love. I enjoyed reading about this couple. I found the story to be touching and hilarious. I can’t wait to read the next story in the series.
A Great Read
I loved reading Emma and Travis's story. They have great chemistry and I had plenty of laugh out loud moments, which is something that I love in a book. I can’t wait for the next story, as I am sure it will be just as great or even better, but I do recommend this book and entire series to anyone who loves a little comedy with their romance.
Review: By The Bay 3: Decidedly With Love
Decidedly With Love by Stina Lindenblatt is the third book in her latest series, By The Bay . Quite possibly my favorite in this series so far thanks to the wonderfully adorable grandmother, the fountain and the two main characters.
Travis is another hockey player, friends with Trent from book 1 and teammates with Josh from book 2. He lost his parents young and has been with his grandmother since. She is his world and he dotes on her like she is his world. When he picks her up for a doctors appointment from a visit to Aphrodite's Boutique with her other silver-haired friends he is instantly drawn to the store owner, Emma.
Emma remembers Travis from high school, remembers the pain of his brush off and is not surprised to notice he doesn't remember her at all. When he keeps showing up in her life and just won't leave her be she finds he is there to possibly save the day, or at least her lease issue. All she has to do is to agree to be his fake girlfriend so that his wonderful grandmother stops trying to set him up on terrible dates.
Sounds easy right? That's what they thought too. Funny, emotional, slightly tear-jerking, this story, told in dual POV was a pleasure to read. Enjoy!