Her Stand-In Boyfriend
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This boyfriend business is about to get a whole lot more personal...
Event planner Lexi Mannis has a busy life in Chicago - too busy to have a boyfriend. For special occasions, she has her Stand-In Boyfriend, Mac Northrop. Mac offers (almost) all the perks of a real boyfriend - furniture assembly, a date to big events, and someone to cook for. But they've never been "with benefits"...until one wickedly hot night crosses the line.
Mac's been in love with Lexi for ages. He knows he should probably end it, but dammit, he just can't. When things get deliciously down and dirty, Mac is certain that he's made the leap out of the friend zone...until Lexi decides she wants to remain friends. With benefits.
What Lexi doesn't know is that she's running out of time. And if she won't promote Mac to Real Boyfriend, she might just lose her Stand-In Boyfriend to someone else...
This is real
Lexi and Mac have been friends since college. She calls him whenever she needs a date to go with her to functions, since she is just too busy for a relationship. He, in turn calls her as well when he has business functions and such that needs him to have a hostess as well.
Lexi likes being his friend, they have a lot in common. They both love hockey, food, and each other. Lexi's girlfriends think there is more to it. She just doe not realize it until she is shaken by a shocking revelation.
Mac, has been in love with her for so long. He has started to give up on her ever returning his feelings. She is always talking about how they are friends. Now she wants to make clear she is happy to be friends with benefits?
Lexi does have to keep busy and work hard to make her even planning business successful. Mac understands, since he is a successful business owner himself. The real question is why can't they be happy together?
This was such a good story! Right from the start you feel for the characters. I enjoyed reading their slow build. It was good and the development is clear for the reader to understand.
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