Friday, December 9, 2016


What happens when the best friend you’re in love with 
asks you to love him back, but only for pretend? 

Kendrick Place #1
Jody Holford
Releasing Dec 5th, 2016
Entangled BLISS

Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend.

Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his "fake" girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she's not the only one feeling it, putting their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the book. I thought things were really good with it until I had a sudden thought when our heroine, Gabby, mentioned Owen's personality. I realised I didn't know Owen at all. I wasn't expecting him to be so abrupt and acts without thinking. And he didn't seem like a dork to me. More like the opposite of dork. That realisation threw me off and I can't shake that feeling. I thought I shared something special with him (and all the other characters I read about), but I was wrong. 

I love the friends to lovers romance. Or books where one person is secretly in love with the other and they somehow end up doing something naughty or like in this case, pretend they are together when they aren't. I hope the author plans a book about Wyatt, because he seemed like a good guy, with plenty of secrets. Owen's family was a pleasant addition to the story. I liked them. If Ophelia (I hope I got her name right) gets a book I will see them even for a little bit. 

I won't say if I recommend the book or not, because a couple of weeks after finishing the book I am still not sure about the book and how much I liked it,

Jody Holford is a multi-published author who has a soft spot for happily ever after. So much so, she tattooed the words on her arm. She’s a mom and a wife, a friend, sister, daughter, teacher, and book-lover. Her stories have a little bit of heat and a lot of heart. And maybe, some swoon-worthy moments that will make you smile. 

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