i read this box set as part of an arc program. This set is about the Pretendr Dating app, a dating app that people sign up to find a pretend boyfriend/ girlfriend for various reasons. This set includes The Lumberjack's Match, The Rock Star's Match, The Cowboy's Match and The Detective's Match.
The Lumberjack's Match- Rhett needs to find a wife in order to buy the land to build his dream house. Lacey works for her family at their hotel, but she is very shy and wants to keep to herself. Lacey's family want her to be married and she applies to dating sites at the urging of her sister and best friend. Lacey then copies her profile to Pretendr, in hopes of finding someone to fool her family. Lacey and Rhett agree to pretend to be a couple to help each other. Things go well until Lacey begins to feel guilty about the lies and her growing feelings for Rhett.
The Rock Star's Match- Skylar is a rock star and in need of cleaning up his playboy image. Skylar's manager tells him to settle down with a girlfriend and stop partying. Skylar doesn't want to settle down, but when a friend tells him about Pretendr, he thinks it is the solution. Jessie works at an after school music program for children and is planning a fund raising event. Jessie is a workaholic and turns to Pretendr for a date to the event. Jessie is matched with Skylar and when he tells her he is going to be in Cleveland for an event, he realizes it is the same event and they agree to meet up. Jessie recognized Skylar as her high school boyfriend and thinks it will be fun when he meets her and remembers her. They agree to continue pretending to date for Skylar's image and they travel back and forth to New York. Soon they begin to have feelings for each other again, but neither knows how the other feels.
The Cowboy's Match- Trent is the son of ranchers and likes to spend his time racing with is friends and getting into trouble. Since Trent is getting older, his parents decided it was time to tell him he either grows up and takes some responsibility with the ranch, stops racing and getting into trouble and find a wife, they are going to sell the ranch. Trent wants to take over the ranch and doesn't want to go to someone else, but he also doesn't want to get married. Trent decides to stop racing and finds the Pretendr app. Trent makes a profile and thinks if he can find a fake girlfriend, his parents will be happy. Sally is a librarian and has anxiety issues that leave her unable to trust people and it takes her a long time to open up to people. Sally's family are always at to be married and when she tells them she wants to adopt a child, they are against it because she is single. Sally finds the app and thinks it will help her win over her family. When Sally and Trent are matched, Sally wants to text each other until they get to know one another before they meet. Trent goes along with it and thinks if his parents see him texting someone, their story will be more believable. When they finally meet, they find they are relaxed with each other and they become friends. When they go out to a concert, a picture of them dancing ends up in the local paper and Trent's parents ask about Sally. Soon they are having so much fun together and are so comfortable, they both begin to wish it was a real relationship.
The Detective's Match- Phillip is a police detective who is trying to gather evidence against a crime lord. Phillip is trying to get close to him. but he is known as a family man and Phillip needs to pretend he has a family to make him more believable. Phillip decides to try to find someone on Pretendr app in hopes of finding someone to play along, preferable a woman with a child. Lucy is a single mother who works two jobs and is trying to get a better job in order to provide better for her son. Lucy interviews for a job as a secretary, but the boss wants someone who married so they can concentrate on the job, and not be overburdened by being a single parent. Lucy and Phillip are matched on the app and Lucy agrees to help Phillip with his case. Phillip tells her they will be watched by the crime lord and it would be a good idea to spend time as a family with her son. They all know about Phillip's case and act like a family. The more time they spend together, the more it feels real and the more both Lucy and Phillip want it to be real, but Phillip was married to his job and he worries about Lucy not wanting to be with him because of his dangerous job.
I loved this whole series. There is a prequel to this series called The Billionaire's Match. I highly recommend this series.
A fantastically great books! This was a really great series and I can’t recommend it highly enough There is a surprise ending. I laughed out loud. it is a hilarious read with a happy endings. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book .