I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.It Was All The Pie's Fault by Elizabeth SaFleur
Published by Elizabeth SaFleur LLC on February 22, 2022
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
Chloe believes in two things: Russell is her soulmate and her pies are magic. One bite of her cherry pie and he’ll declare her “the one.”
Jaded attorney Nick doesn’t believe in magic OR Russell’s intentions with Chloe. Pies making wishes come true? Pffft.
But she’s perfect for him–as a fake girlfriend to appease his family-friendly boss. She’s in love with someone else, after all. And, he doesn’t do love, especially not with someone so bubbly, so dewy-eyed, so … committed to marching down a wedding aisle.
Plus this girl needs help when it comes to men–a lot of it. He’ll help her lure Russell into dreaded wedded bliss, and she’ll pose as his date.
Except Chloe’s wishes begin to go haywire–granting Nick’s and turning all those fake kisses into smoking hot moments of passion.
It turns out Chloe’s not as innocent as he first thought.
A fake relationship, opposites attract, laugh out loud romantic comedy.
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I’ll admit the title and cover are what grabbed me first, and then I read the blurb and decided this might be a fun cute read. While I prefer first person, this third person story was done in a way that I still was able to tell which character’s point of view I was reading. The plot kept me reading, wanting to see just how or if the pies’ magic could be proven or actually seen. I also wanted to know if Chloe would ever figure out just what kind of guy Russell really was.
Chloe was just sure that Russell was perfect for her. They had (supposedly) the same goals and wants from their lives. But she was definitely a little bit delusional in thinking meeting him to talk about something from work was a date, a first date, that with a wish from her pie would lead to more. Sure we got examples of how the pie might be magic, with Duke coming from behind to win as one example, and one of Nick’s cases coming through the way he wanted. However at one point I found myself wondering why she couldn’t see what Nick was saying about Russell. Why she couldn’t see for her own eyes the way he was behaving and treating her and that it meant he wasn’t interested/wasn’t the guy for her? But then I realized that I’ve actually done that exact thing many things in my own life. I’m thinking of guys I worked with at the bookstore that seemed to be flirting and that we’d be perfect for each other in certain ways. Yet they were just friendly guys or maybe actually had already found their perfect person. And then the guy from my past that as I followed on social media and I thought how perfect we would be for each other if we met up, but nope, he wasn’t interested in me, so none of that other stuff mattered. It took me a while to be clear on that. So once I realized how delusional I have been, I was able to get back into the story.
The book was very cute overall, and I was till a little upset with her for one scene that was so hot, yet she ran away and blocked him and wouldn’t talk to him. And then when he said what he did that she overheard, while I get why he did it, it still seemed a little out of character for him to say that to anyone about her. Especially if he was trying so hard for the partnership. I would love to see Nick’s sister get her own story, and would definitely be interested in reading more in this series. This is my first book by this author, but I doubt it will be my last!
About the Author
Elizabeth writes award-winning, luscious romance from 28 wildlife-filled acres, which she shares with her husband and one very spoiled Westie. When not immersed in books she can be found hiking or drinking good Virginia wine—not necessarily in that order.
She writes and posts under a pseudonym, Elizabeth SaFleur, since her day-job clients might be (would be) a little shocked at how their counselor spends her free time, the delicate flowers. Then again, perhaps they’d fear they provided inspiration. She’ll never tell.
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