Pretending to date the guy he has a crush on? Kevin’s sure he’s heading for a disaster. A broken heart, at least.
Kevin has been a lone wolf almost his entire life and he’s comfortable with that. Now that he no longer works for the guy he hated, Kevin has only one problem—his crush on his neighbor and best friend.
Taylor is the Alpha’s Son, the heir to the Harrington Pack. He left his hometown and moved to San Francisco as a rite of passage, but it was always temporary, since his place is in Harrington Hills with his pack. Now Taylor is heading back home for a wedding and since his mother is threatening to set him up if he comes alone, he needs a date. Asking Kevin to be his pretend boyfriend sounds like a perfect solution.
What happens when they arrive in Harrington Hills and learn to see each other in a different light? With their relationship changing, can they drop the act and realize that what they have is real?
This story was short and sweet and definitely worth the read. This is a bit predictable in the whole pretend boyfriend turns to more trope. But it certainly kept my interest. I really liked that Ms. Linden didn’t have some of the other typical elements to the trope so it was a bit fresh at the same time. I enjoyed how these two talked about their feelings and what they wanted before either of them got to the point of a needless break up or “miscommunication”. Taylor and Kevin are so good together. You can feel Kevin’s feelings quickly. But watching Taylor as he slowly saw Kevin in a brand new light was fabulous. He was so confused but once he figure it out was so sweet. That back and forth tension within Taylor’s head was so well written.
It was strange how Taylor’s moms weren’t referred to by name in most of the book. It wasn’t until the end we learned Mom A’s name and I’m still not sure if Mom B has a name or not. While they are Alpha and Beta of the pack, they are also Taylor’s moms and he should have at least called them by name for Kevin’s sake a time or two.
I really enjoyed the pack Ms. Linden created. You meet so many characters in this story you can’t help but want more. I look forward to reading more in this series, and by this author, in the future.
Megan is one of those people who dreamed of being a writer since they were a little kid and then didn’t do anything about it for years. Then as a teenager she was introduced to fandom and… well. She fell head first into it and never looked back. At some point she decided to try writing her own characters in her own stories. And that’s where she is today.
When she’s not writing, Megan works as a psychologist and continues to learn the hard way that she can’t give all her clients their happy ending (she truly believes everyone can save themselves, though). That’s why she makes sure to give it to her characters, always.
She loves TV shows, books, fanworks and pizza (not necessarily in that order). But there’s nothing like getting messages from readers who enjoy her stories, so if you’re not sure it’s okay to contact her—yes, it is.