Book & Author Details:
My Fake Vegas Boyfriend by Lori Sizemore
Published by: After Glows Publishing
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
1958 Las Vegas. She can ruin his career. He can save her freedom. What’s a little blackmail between strangers?
Layla Rosas has been burned too many times—by her cheating ex, her narcissist mother, and now her father who’ll put her in an asylum, for good this time, if she can’t settle down and be a good girl. She needs a quality boyfriend—now—to convince her dad she’s back on the straight and narrow.
Jace Russell is good at his job: keeping the wealthy elite who visit his casino safe and happy. When a photographer snaps career-ending shots of a client, it’s Jace’s duty to do whatever it takes to stop those photos from hitting the press.
Layla didn’t intend to take compromising shots, but that doesn’t mean she won’t use them. When Jace realizes a few fake dates are all she wants in exchange for the negatives, he’s all in—with the added agenda of getting the crazy but beautiful woman between his sheets. But Layla refuses to gamble her heart on the toe-curling kisses of a fake boyfriend. It’s just a few dates. How hard can it be?
I’m not a massive reader of historical romance, and yes, according to those lovely people at Amazon, a story set as recently as 1958 does, in fact, count as historical romance. I know. Shocking.
Anyhow, moving on.
The fact that this isn’t set in a contemporary setting almost put me off reading this book. But I have read and enjoyed other work from this author, so I decided to give it a go.
Now, this is not a long book, and it is set against a background that simply wouldn’t fly now, but in this context, with this couple, it works.
Layla and Jace are really quite multi-layered, complex characters, much like this story.
I enjoyed the fact that the author doesn’t attempt to tie up all the loose ends, or artificially push their story further than it organically had time to get to. Within a restricted number of pages, that approach really worked for me.
I voluntarily reviewed an review copy of this book.
Lori Sizemore writes sexy and snarky romantic comedy. She adores all things story and geeks out about craft books, writing classes, and how-to blog posts daily.
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family, playing video games, or crocheting. Sometimes all three at once, as she’s a master multi-tasker.
She loves to read a good book, in any genre, but her favorite is romance. Find her online blogging or on social media through her website, lorisizemore.com.