Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review: Her Accidental Boyfriend

Title: Her Accidental Boyfriend
Series: Secret Wishes, #2
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Pages: 176
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Faking it with this flirt never felt so real...

Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she'd escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town's biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend--just until she's ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends...

Shane has no intention of settling down--in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing's more important than his work. Still, he can't help but agree to Kagan's scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for--and more than he can give.


I am in love with Shane, so much that I want to cry! Kagan is one lucky woman!

I absolutely love books from the Bliss group of Entangled! I love the lightheartedness of the stories, and this one is no exception. Shane was the town playboy and Kagan didn't want anything to do with him. She made it clear that she wasn't interested in Shane. However, that didn't stop Shane from flirting. It's like it was in his nature, and I just found it so adorable!

I really admired Shane's confidence in the book. He knew his skills and talents, and sometimes he acted cocky, but it was nothing offensive to anyone. He was a softie at heart, if you can believe that. He cared about his family and he had been beating himself up for something he had no control over from his past. Poor guy didn't think he deserved to be loved. No one should ever feel that way.

Shane: "Do most guys back out when they find out who you are?"
Kagan: "Some. Then all once they meet my dad. He can be pretty intimidating."
Shane: "So can I. Lucky for him he's on the opposite coast."

As usual, I love a book with a sense of humor, and this book definitely had it! There were a lot of moments when I would burst out laughing (of course, in the middle of the night) because of what Shane said. The guy was so charming, it's no wonder every women in town wanted to fall at his feet!

Shane: "How'd you get this?" He lifted his hand and grazed her cheek with his thumb.
Kagan: "It's a Chickenpox scar. I got them just before I was one."
Shane: "I had Fifths Disease when I was three."
Kagan scrunched up her nose.
Shane: "Figured we were swapping disease stories."

There were moments when Kagan was fantasizing about Shane talking dirty to her. Frankly, the way "dirty talk" was described in this book didn't quite do it for me. I mean, they were potentially naughty, but dirty? I didn't think so. I was also quite disappointed that the steamy scenes were omitted. I suppose that's how the Bliss line worked. *sigh*

"I want you on this couch and in my bed and up against the wall."

I've also read a few stories that's similar to this. What kept this story apart was the sincerity and the honesty of the characters. Usually, with stories like this, the characters were left guessing until they had to make the "big gesture" to show their true feelings. With this book, Shane just came out and said it. I think that was pretty interesting and I appreciated the honesty.

"The thing is, I like you a lot, Jelly Belly, and right now I'm not pretending. I want you to know that. I want you to know that when I kiss you, I mean it. That when I touch you it turns me on and I can't think straight. You are the sexiest, most disarming woman I've ever met and I'm yours until this thing ends, however you want me."

Finally, what made this book great was the feelings it brought up in me. It was something Shane had said to Kagan, and it brought the memories of my one past relationship because I was told something similar. I didn't know if I wanted to scream or be mad or just keep on reading. I love it when a book can make me feel that way.

"I guess I'll see you around then. If and when you want to talk, let me know."

Overall, this book is a must-read. You'd be crazy not to read this book. Now I need to go find the first book so I can read about Sela and Luke (Shane's sister and best friend)! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Arianne! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Your kind words have made my weekend and knowing that my story brought up feelings for you is truly the best compliment. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book (and especially Shane). :) *hugs*