Series: O'Connor Family #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: It's Me Again, Baby
Also by this author: Enemy Mine, Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Sworn to Protect, Shattered Duty, Dark Protector, Lethal Game, Tease Me, Baby, It's Me Again, Baby, Resurrection, Falling For His Mate, Tempting Danger, Dangerous Witness, Innocent Target, Hunting Danger, Wolf's Mate, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Bishop's Knight, Dark Memento, Secret Enemy, Saving Danger , Silent Protector , Guarding Her, Deadly Protector
She needs a fake fiancé…
With the holidays fast approaching, Miranda Flores makes up a fake fiancé so her well-meaning family will get off her back. She just never expected them to suddenly show up on her doorstep a couple weeks before Christmas, wanting to spend the holidays with her. So she turns to Nolan O’Connor, her sexy best friend, and asks him for the favor of a lifetime: she needs him to act the part of her fiancé until her parents leave town.
He wants forever…
Pretending to be engaged to the woman he’s already fallen for? No problem. Nolan agrees to Miranda’s fake engagement scheme because as far as he’s concerned, she’s the one. But he plays his role too well, because soon the entire town thinks they’re engaged and things get more complicated—especially since he can’t pretend with her anymore. Then tragedy strikes and Miranda tries to shut him out, but Nolan won’t let her. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her that he wants to make her his forever.
Another sweet addition to the O’Connor family series! If you enjoy small town romance, meddling family members, and a fake relationship, Mistletoe Me, Baby is perfect for a weekend read by the fire!
Miranda moved to Holly, NC about a year prior. She has taken on the task of raising her nephew while her drug addict sister goes to rehab. She adores her nephew and her life in Holly. Her best friend, Nolan, is oh so tempting; however, Miranda knows that she can’t date right now. And she would never want to ruin the most important relationship in her life. So, she and Nolan are just BFF’s. Until Miranda’s meddlesome parents arrive from Florida. See, Miranda told them Nolan was her fiancé. Nolan is all too happy to ‘play along’. Except, Nolan isn’t faking anything.
This was a cute fake relationship because Nolan never wanted to fake anything. Miranda isn’t sure what the heck he is doing because she had no idea he had any interest in her romantically. So, watching these two flounder a bit was entertaining. With Miranda’s mom and dad in town, things were already interesting. However, add in the O’Connors and you have quite the party! You get to see all the previous O’Connor siblings and that adds some levity to the story. It is a novella so brevity is the name of the game, but I didn’t feel short changed on character development. I think thats why I have enjoyed this series so much!
Honestly, it doesn’t seem to matter what Katie Reus writes- Contemporary, PNR, Romantic Suspense-I enjoy it! She is one of my automatic 1 click authors for sure!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: fake relationship
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler