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Must Not Fall For Fake Boyfriend Cashel Burgess s PR team has come up with a plan to salvage his reputation and show his softer side by entering him in a Valentine s Day competition to find Australia s Most Romantic Couple It s so ridiculous it might actually work The hitch He doesn t even have a girlfriend But that s not about to stop him Thanks to a good for nothing ex, gardener Lucy Grant hates Valentine s Day But when Cash makes her an offer too good to refuse, Lucy finds herself half of the most cynical couple in Australia The only problem is, when a man fakes it this well, a girl might be tempted to turn fiction into fact


10 thoughts on “Romance for Cynics

  1. CJ - It& CJ - It& says:

    Cute and definitely a couple with that witty banter that disguises how deeply they feel about one another, which is definitely a bonus in my book.However, there were some things that irked me and detracted from the book.1 The sudden change in Cash s He was actually my favorite character but his sudden change of heart had me baffled2 This book is insta love.The characters and the story would have benefited from a longer story.3 Lucy I never really warmed up to her She had heart moments but Cute and definitely a couple with that witty banter that disguises how deeply they feel about one another, which is definitely a bonus in my book.However, there were some things that irked me and detracted from the book.1 The sudden change in Cash s He was actually my favorite character but his sudden change of heart had me baffled2 This book is insta love.The characters and the story would have benefited from a longer story.3 Lucy I never really warmed up to her She had heart moments but there were times, especially toward the end of the book, that I couldn t stand had and definitely didn t see what Cash saw.4 Repetition There were editing issues that I m sure will be worked out for the final release but there was a few passages that I felt had been written before.5 No real character development A lot of tell.What worked Attraction These two characters were so attracted to each other that the best parts of the book were when they were together They steamed up the pages Also the banter When Lucy wasn t being a jerk, she was downright funny and charming.Is it worth it If it comes your way check it out Thanks to Harlequin and NetGalley for the ARC


  2. TSN ☮ TSN ☮ says:

    2.5 starsRe read October 2018This fake relationship was to whirlwind ish for my taste.It s not bad, I just felt the romance lacking emotion 2.5 starsRe read October 2018This fake relationship was to whirlwind ish for my taste.It s not bad, I just felt the romance lacking emotion


  3. Roz ~ My Written Romance Roz ~ My Written Romance says:

    You can read this and my other reviews at My Written Romance I was provided with an ARC of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Love.it does like to surprise us Sometimes it shows up in ways you never expected it to, and with people you never thought of The trope of love when you least expect it is kind of a favourite for me There s not a whole lot that is as sweet as seeing two jaded people find love when they thought that was out of their reach.That s wha You can read this and my other reviews at My Written Romance I was provided with an ARC of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Love.it does like to surprise us Sometimes it shows up in ways you never expected it to, and with people you never thought of The trope of love when you least expect it is kind of a favourite for me There s not a whole lot that is as sweet as seeing two jaded people find love when they thought that was out of their reach.That s what happens for Lucy and Cashel in Romance for Cynics.The story does take place over a relatively short period of time, which on a lot of occasions could lead to a hefty dose of instalove However, I didn t get that feeling here The progression from boss employee to fake couple to actual lovers didn t seem rushed or forced in any way The competition that brings them together is something I could totally imagine happening in real life, as well.Lucy and Cash together make a fantastic couple I loved the banter between them and their chemistry was pretty damn hot dance floor scene.read it and you will know.I loved that Cash was upfront about the fact that he has a case of the hots for Lucy and won t rule out making a move on her Even saying that, he wasn t pushing her into places she didn t want to go I ve heard a few people say that they had issues with Lucy constantly pushing Cash away, but I get why she does Lucy didn t really have the greatest of marriages, and you wouldn t blame her for being a little gun shy around someone like Cash, who lives a life quite like her ex did, even if she finds him kinda hot.The relationship between Lucy and her grandmother was lovely, and the fact that Lucy was willing to put herself into potentially uncomfortable territory to help her grandmother out was testament to how strong that bond must be I like when I get to read older characters that aren t cartoonish.Melbourne based stories will always have a place on my bookshelf, and I love that Romance for Cynics takes place partly over my side of the bridge Williamstown is one of my favourite spots in Melbourne, and is filled with lovely old houses, much like Cash s in the book.Romance for Cynics is a thoroughly enjoyable read for the romantic and the cynic alike.My Rating 4 out of 5


  4. christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness) christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness) says:

    FOR MORE REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS, DO CHECK OUT MY BLOG ROMANCE FOR CYNICSPLOT 3CHARACTERS 4COVER 3.5 Must Not Fall For Fake Boyfriend.Cashel Burgess reputation is in the brink of utter destruction So what he needs is a fake girlfriend so he can boost it up Then here comes Lucy Grant his gardener that will pose as her fake girlfriend But when the lines between fake and reality is blurred, who says what they re feeling can t be trueCall me corny, but I ve never felt the way y FOR MORE REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS, DO CHECK OUT MY BLOG ROMANCE FOR CYNICSPLOT 3CHARACTERS 4COVER 3.5 Must Not Fall For Fake Boyfriend.Cashel Burgess reputation is in the brink of utter destruction So what he needs is a fake girlfriend so he can boost it up Then here comes Lucy Grant his gardener that will pose as her fake girlfriend But when the lines between fake and reality is blurred, who says what they re feeling can t be trueCall me corny, but I ve never felt the way you make me feel and I don t want to lose you This book was light and fluffy a perfect read if you just want to chill and have fun It was really clich and doesn t offer anything new so that was kind of a letdown.The characters have been broken up by their pasts but they can fix each other Lucy who was cheated on by his ex husband and Cash who has a mother who has left him when he was just a child.It was an okay read though there are some things that I would have liked to have been in the book received digital edition from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  5. Books With Books With says:

    The benefits of reading Romance for Cynics Cash Burgess s business and reputation are in potential trouble when a slighted starlet threatens to ruin him Cash s friend in public relations, Barton Clegg, comes up with a scheme for Cash and his girlfriend to enter a Valentine s Day contest to find Australia s Most Romantic Couple The only problem Cash doesn t have a girlfriend.Lucy Grant is Cash s gardener and a secret object of his lust, but he is hesitant to approach an employee about his desir The benefits of reading Romance for Cynics Cash Burgess s business and reputation are in potential trouble when a slighted starlet threatens to ruin him Cash s friend in public relations, Barton Clegg, comes up with a scheme for Cash and his girlfriend to enter a Valentine s Day contest to find Australia s Most Romantic Couple The only problem Cash doesn t have a girlfriend.Lucy Grant is Cash s gardener and a secret object of his lust, but he is hesitant to approach an employee about his desires Unfortunately, he is in a bind and he thinks she would be the perfect girlfriend for a week He offers her a large sum of money which she feels she cannot turn down because her grandmother is on the verge of losing her home Despite being reluctant because of her cheating ex husband, she agrees and the farce is on.During the week of the contest, Cash and Lucy must pretend to be a serious couple with public affection and touching Before long, the line between real and fake begins to blur and Lucy panics She sees Cash as a rich playboy and a threat to her quiet, safe life with no entanglements Cash experiences a bit of panicking himself He s not really a playboy, but he s also not ready for a serious relationship.Well, fortunately for them both, even cynics can find romance, one of the benefits and lessons of reading this book This was a fun, light read and certainly recommended even for you romance cynics Really loved that it was set in Australia It adds a nice touch when the characters toss in local colloquialisms and flavor of their country 4 stars ARC Provided


  6. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    3.5 stars My review cross posted from Wit and Sin Romance for Cynics is a fresh and fun story about two people with guarded hearts who find themselves falling in love when they least expect it Cash is a sinfully sexy hero who is knocked off his feet and out of his comfort zone by the one woman who doesn t want him Lucy She s been through a bad marriage and has no desire to fall a suave, rich businessman like Cash I loved watching these two cyni 3.5 stars My review cross posted from Wit and Sin Romance for Cynics is a fresh and fun story about two people with guarded hearts who find themselves falling in love when they least expect it Cash is a sinfully sexy hero who is knocked off his feet and out of his comfort zone by the one woman who doesn t want him Lucy She s been through a bad marriage and has no desire to fall a suave, rich businessman like Cash I loved watching these two cynics slide into love, even as they swear they re turning their noses up at the hearts and flowers filled competition they re engaging in Cash and Lucy can be delightfully funny and make a charming couple I did grow a bit weary of Lucy constantly pushing away Cash because her previous marriage was a disaster, but the scenes when she s not resisting her attraction to him make up for this.I thoroughly enjoyed Romance for Cynics There are a few scenes that strained credulity example Lucy and Cash talking about how fake their relationship is when the competition s camera crews are around and not getting caught , but overall the book is a fast paced, feel good read that will satisfy the cynical romantics among us Romance for Cynics is the first book of Nicola Marsh s that I ve read and I m looking forward to reading many .Note I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review


  7. Jessica Figueroa Jessica Figueroa says:

    Fact of life, not everyone gets the fairy tale End of story Cash isn t much for relationships and now he stuck in a situation were he need to prove that he isn t what his latest hook up said or else he could loose clients Now he s stuck in a situation were he convinces his beautiful gardener, Lucy, to pretend for a week to be his girlfriend on a Most Romantic show Lucy has had her heart broken from her rich ex husband and now shes harden her heart Now she lives a normal lifestyle as a gard Fact of life, not everyone gets the fairy tale End of story Cash isn t much for relationships and now he stuck in a situation were he need to prove that he isn t what his latest hook up said or else he could loose clients Now he s stuck in a situation were he convinces his beautiful gardener, Lucy, to pretend for a week to be his girlfriend on a Most Romantic show Lucy has had her heart broken from her rich ex husband and now shes harden her heart Now she lives a normal lifestyle as a gardener, a job she loves When she finds out that her grandpa had left her grandma in a sort of situation they must come up with the money So Cashes offer wasn t something she could refused Now all they need to do is convince everyone that he isn t that heartless But lines start to blur when they start to connect on a deeper level I really loved this book it was sweet and fun I loved the relationship and connection between the two I also enjoyed and the steamy and fun banter between them I loved how caring and helpful Lucy was, she would do anything to help her grand mother even at the risk of her heart I feel like there was enough of drama, romance and steaminess to keep this book interesting The story was a bit short but its perfect for those times when you only got a little time to spare I recommend you lovely readers to check out this book, perfect book for valentines day.4 of 5 stars


  8. Cheryl M-M Cheryl M-M says:

    Lucy is a strong willed woman but unfortunately she is slightly jaded and cynical Divorce can do that to a person, especially when your ex is the type that likes do the horizontal samba with every willing participant he can find Now Lucy seems to think that no man is trustworthy.Cashel doesn t really do a lot to dispel that belief He is the rich good looking playboy type, so Lucy just automatically assumes that he isn t worth her time.The two of them are thrown together for a competition and Lucy is a strong willed woman but unfortunately she is slightly jaded and cynical Divorce can do that to a person, especially when your ex is the type that likes do the horizontal samba with every willing participant he can find Now Lucy seems to think that no man is trustworthy.Cashel doesn t really do a lot to dispel that belief He is the rich good looking playboy type, so Lucy just automatically assumes that he isn t worth her time.The two of them are thrown together for a competition and each one of them has their own reasons for taking part He just wants some eye candy to help his public profile and she needs the money.Doesn t exactly sound like a perfect recipe for romance, right Stranger things have happened and in this case they truly do The two of them find themselves drawn to each other What starts out as pretend soon becomes so real that it frightens both Lucy and Cashel to a certain degree.I did wonder about the scene at the ball and how Lucy got away with her behaviour without alerting the press to anything Other than that this a was fun story with opposites who attract.I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK Mills Boon


  9. Megan McCauley Megan McCauley says:

    I received this book via good reads first readsA fun flirty book about a fake couple that has lost the ability to love because of their pasts Cash s mother left his father when he was young so it made him not want a relationship beyond the bedroom with women Lucy was married to a wealthy man who cheated on her She told herself that she would never fall for that kind of guy again To bad her heart doesn t agree, because she falls for cash hard and fast It was fun to watch the characters over I received this book via good reads first readsA fun flirty book about a fake couple that has lost the ability to love because of their pasts Cash s mother left his father when he was young so it made him not want a relationship beyond the bedroom with women Lucy was married to a wealthy man who cheated on her She told herself that she would never fall for that kind of guy again To bad her heart doesn t agree, because she falls for cash hard and fast It was fun to watch the characters over come their pasts and take a chance on love again They are great together being able to trade insults back and forth and not getting mad at each other I m glad Lucy got her prince charming in the end


  10. Gail Gail says:

    I liked this The hero needs a temporary girlfriend for a Valentine s competition to burnish his company reputation, and wants to hire his gardener, the heroine I was never sure why being in the competition would make his financial management servicesreputable, but since I didn t care much, I just went with it The heroine was married briefly to a rich man she assumes is just like the hero, so she turns him down until she learns her Gran they re in Australia is about to lose her house I liked this The hero needs a temporary girlfriend for a Valentine s competition to burnish his company reputation, and wants to hire his gardener, the heroine I was never sure why being in the competition would make his financial management servicesreputable, but since I didn t care much, I just went with it The heroine was married briefly to a rich man she assumes is just like the hero, so she turns him down until she learns her Gran they re in Australia is about to lose her house, so she hijacks the hero formoney, and the game is on They are already attracted to each other, so the sparks fly quickly The angst is done well and believably The loss of their mutual cynicism develops nicely It s a good read I liked it