web site hit counter Kiss Me Like You Mean It - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Availability: Ready to download

Valentine's Inc. Book 1. "When he kisses me, I feel like I’m home. Like I’ve found something I’ve been looking for my entire life.” When a huge investor says his company is interested in funding Clay's latest project he's thrilled. At least he is until he realizes the investor not only believes Clay is gay but wants him to bring his boyfriend along on a Valenti Valentine's Inc. Book 1. "When he kisses me, I feel like I’m home. Like I’ve found something I’ve been looking for my entire life.” When a huge investor says his company is interested in funding Clay's latest project he's thrilled. At least he is until he realizes the investor not only believes Clay is gay but wants him to bring his boyfriend along on a Valentine’s Day ski weekend to pitch the project to the rest of the board. When Trevor’s best friend Cassie tells him she can’t find anyone to go on a ski weekend with Valentine’s Inc.‘s newest client he agrees to go. After all, he owes Cassie big time and her job as the matchmaking services branch manager means a lot to her. Plus, it won’t hurt him to pretend to be a straight guys boyfriend for a weekend if it gets him a free ski trip, right? Trevor is the perfect boyfriend, and it isn’t long before the lines between pretend and real blur causing Clay to wonder if maybe he isn’t quite as straight as he always assumed he was. Neither man is sure what is real and what’s for show, but one thing Trevor knows is that when Clay kisses him it doesn’t feel pretend at all; when he kisses him it feels like he means it.


Compare

Valentine's Inc. Book 1. "When he kisses me, I feel like I’m home. Like I’ve found something I’ve been looking for my entire life.” When a huge investor says his company is interested in funding Clay's latest project he's thrilled. At least he is until he realizes the investor not only believes Clay is gay but wants him to bring his boyfriend along on a Valenti Valentine's Inc. Book 1. "When he kisses me, I feel like I’m home. Like I’ve found something I’ve been looking for my entire life.” When a huge investor says his company is interested in funding Clay's latest project he's thrilled. At least he is until he realizes the investor not only believes Clay is gay but wants him to bring his boyfriend along on a Valentine’s Day ski weekend to pitch the project to the rest of the board. When Trevor’s best friend Cassie tells him she can’t find anyone to go on a ski weekend with Valentine’s Inc.‘s newest client he agrees to go. After all, he owes Cassie big time and her job as the matchmaking services branch manager means a lot to her. Plus, it won’t hurt him to pretend to be a straight guys boyfriend for a weekend if it gets him a free ski trip, right? Trevor is the perfect boyfriend, and it isn’t long before the lines between pretend and real blur causing Clay to wonder if maybe he isn’t quite as straight as he always assumed he was. Neither man is sure what is real and what’s for show, but one thing Trevor knows is that when Clay kisses him it doesn’t feel pretend at all; when he kisses him it feels like he means it.

30 review for Kiss Me Like You Mean It

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marilisa

    Just a short and sweet novella. He told his girlfriend he’s gay to break it off with her, but he isn’t. Or is he? No angst, only sweet new feelings

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Fake it to make it. Wheeler told his ex he was gay to break it off with her, but now he's trying to get her family to invest in his company, and he needs a date for Valentine's weekend. Trevor is bored. It's the down season for work, and he's mostly been stuck on his boat. When his bff needs a guy to fill in as a fake boyfriend for the weekend, he volunteers. At least a free ski trip will get him out of the house. But when their chemistry is off the charts, and they seem to fit like puzzle piece Fake it to make it. Wheeler told his ex he was gay to break it off with her, but now he's trying to get her family to invest in his company, and he needs a date for Valentine's weekend. Trevor is bored. It's the down season for work, and he's mostly been stuck on his boat. When his bff needs a guy to fill in as a fake boyfriend for the weekend, he volunteers. At least a free ski trip will get him out of the house. But when their chemistry is off the charts, and they seem to fit like puzzle pieces, will they be able to move past the fake and straight labels to find something real. Super cute boys getting cozy cuddles in front of the fireplace? Yes, please.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bitchie

    I'll be honest, new to me author, I wasn't really expecting much, so I was quite pleasantly surprised. I did find it to be a bit dialogue heavy at the start, and I'm torn between being happy that the ex girlfriend wasn't an evil shrew, and thinking she was almost too nice about everything. I also find it a dick move to lie about being gay to break up with someone. But once we got past that part, I really liked Trevor and Wheeler(sorry, his first name is escaping me ATM!) together, and I liked th I'll be honest, new to me author, I wasn't really expecting much, so I was quite pleasantly surprised. I did find it to be a bit dialogue heavy at the start, and I'm torn between being happy that the ex girlfriend wasn't an evil shrew, and thinking she was almost too nice about everything. I also find it a dick move to lie about being gay to break up with someone. But once we got past that part, I really liked Trevor and Wheeler(sorry, his first name is escaping me ATM!) together, and I liked that there wasn't a whole bunch of angst on Wheeler's part about liking a guy. All in all, I found this really sweet, 3.5 stars, and will definitely be checking out more by this author.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Sweet gfy read. There was no angst. Just love.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    Cute quick read This was a cute short story. Zero angst. It’s the fake boyfriend trope, which is one of my favorites. It had a bit of an insta-love vibe to it. My only complaint is that I wish it was a bit longer with a more in depth discovery period (when the MCs are coming to realize they care about one another). Definitely a feel good book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Nicole Costiera

    What a great short story!! It was just a little too quick for me. I WANT MORE! What started out as a fake relationship turned into so much more..... Jacki James made me fall for Trevor and Clay just as fast as they fell for each other! Kiss me like you mean it was a whirlwind romance from start to finish. As quick as it was, Jacki gave us so much storyline. As well as, a lot of character depth. I loved these guys! They were so sweet with each other. They immediately bonded and formed a friendship What a great short story!! It was just a little too quick for me. I WANT MORE! What started out as a fake relationship turned into so much more..... Jacki James made me fall for Trevor and Clay just as fast as they fell for each other! Kiss me like you mean it was a whirlwind romance from start to finish. As quick as it was, Jacki gave us so much storyline. As well as, a lot of character depth. I loved these guys! They were so sweet with each other. They immediately bonded and formed a friendship first. While learning about each other their attraction grew. The way Trevor cared for Clay made me swoon. While Clay's vulnerability made my stomach flip. I found them to be perfect!! The secondary characters were just as charming and fun. I loved the entire vibe of this story. I can only hope that Jacki will give us more of them in the future. If you are looking for something to make you smile read this story!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    When a lie becomes the truth and brings two men their perfect partner. Clayton needs a boyfriend, but it has to be fake since he's straight. Trevor is bored during the winter season so he helps out and takes the gig. What should have been a fun trip of skiing and pretending for a hot, fun, nice guy turns into something far more than Trevor signed up for. Clayton isn't prepared for everything Trevor makes him feel, especially when the kisses aren't even in view of his audience. The problem? He me When a lie becomes the truth and brings two men their perfect partner. Clayton needs a boyfriend, but it has to be fake since he's straight. Trevor is bored during the winter season so he helps out and takes the gig. What should have been a fun trip of skiing and pretending for a hot, fun, nice guy turns into something far more than Trevor signed up for. Clayton isn't prepared for everything Trevor makes him feel, especially when the kisses aren't even in view of his audience. The problem? He means it. Does Trevor? Holy sweet tenderness and steam! I'm in love. Seriously. 5 sweet and fluffy stars with a tablespoon of steam to amp it up. Everything is completely effortless with zero angst and nothing to truly tear them apart. One might argue that this was too simple, I argue that it's perfect for a quick and steamy read for the sappiest of all holidays. Through Trevor's care and attention to detail Clay felt appreciated, cared for, and happy. None of his efforts were appreciated by his ex, but the circumstances allowed him to let it all out. Turns out that was the best thing he could have done because Clay soaked it up. Clay was comfortable, honest, eager, and observant as well. They made the best match and I loved that it was Clay that reassured Trevor when mentions of the future were stumbled upon. And that Trevor decided to be the kind of boyfriend he always wanted to be rather than holding himself in reserve the way we see many fake relationship trope stories begin. Written well with awesome flow, no conflict, and a supportive cast that rounded it all out, I'm completely won over.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachwithheadinabook

    Kisses in the snow This is the first in the Valentine's Inc series and is a no angst fake to real boyfriends story. This is a book that could have come across as quite cliched but it wasn't, it was refreshingly fun, with characters that are well written and rounded that seemed to mean well right from the start and interesting work/vacation situation which made a good story really enjoyable to read. Valentine's Inc offering a range of matchmaking platforms is a great idea for more storylines ensur Kisses in the snow This is the first in the Valentine's Inc series and is a no angst fake to real boyfriends story. This is a book that could have come across as quite cliched but it wasn't, it was refreshingly fun, with characters that are well written and rounded that seemed to mean well right from the start and interesting work/vacation situation which made a good story really enjoyable to read. Valentine's Inc offering a range of matchmaking platforms is a great idea for more storylines ensuring that the reader will have more to read. Fans of a guaranteed happy ever after, romance, and cuddles will love it, I did.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emma Burbidge

    The Meaning of a Kiss This author is new to me, but this series is being advertised by several other authors that I love, so I thought I'd check this out as it's the first book in the Valentines Inc. short story series. This offering by Jacki James was a fun journey of discovery, starting with a fake boyfriend portrayal and ending in real love. Take one tech guy, Clayton Wheeler, who thinks he's straight even though he told Sarah, the daughter of one of his potential investors, that he was gay whe The Meaning of a Kiss This author is new to me, but this series is being advertised by several other authors that I love, so I thought I'd check this out as it's the first book in the Valentines Inc. short story series. This offering by Jacki James was a fun journey of discovery, starting with a fake boyfriend portrayal and ending in real love. Take one tech guy, Clayton Wheeler, who thinks he's straight even though he told Sarah, the daughter of one of his potential investors, that he was gay when he broke up with her at college graduation since he planned to head to California with his best friend and business partner, Bryson, but not her. Add them all to a corporate ski retreat where Clay and Bryson have been invited by Sarah and her father to meet their company's board members in order to woo them into financing their new app, designed to aid law enforcement across the country. One small snag: partners are included, so Sarah wants to introduce her husband to Clay and meet his boyfriend and Bryson is also asked to invite his girlfriend. Bryson is allowed to get away with making up and excuse as to why his non-existent girlfriend can't make it, but Bryson absolutely must bring his boyfriend, so he reaches out to Cassie at Valentine's Inc. Someone to pretend to be his boyfriend for the ski weekend retreat. Enter Trevor, Cassie's best friend. She has managed to fulfil all the requests for dates, except this one as it's for a whole weekend and not everyone likes to ski or snowboard. Trevor volunteers as his fishing charter boat services are slow at this time of year, so he's available to go on a free ski weekend and pretend to be some guy's boyfriend. Trevor suggests to Clay that they meet beforehand so that they're not meeting for the first time at the ski lodge, as that might raise suspicions. Clay agrees and gets along with Trevor from the first. Bryson also meets Trevor as he shouldn't be meeting him for the first time at the ski weekend either. He sees how happy Clay is and he plays matchmaker to both sides when they reach out to him individually for advice, encouraging the couple who seem naturally close and cuddly. This is a sweet, fun and fairly short read if you're looking for a nice book to fill up your afternoon or evening.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Blomberg

    Awesome Clayton doesn't want his current girlfriend goes to CA with him and best friend, so he tells her he's gay. Fast forward 4 years and he needs funding for his app and his ex father is perfect to find it. Now he needs a boyfriend for ski weekend. Trevor had a bad break up a year ago and his job season is slow and he's bored so he agrees to be a straight man's bf. As the weekend goes they realize Clay isn't as straight as he thought and starts to fall for Trevor. It's a wonderful love story Awesome Clayton doesn't want his current girlfriend goes to CA with him and best friend, so he tells her he's gay. Fast forward 4 years and he needs funding for his app and his ex father is perfect to find it. Now he needs a boyfriend for ski weekend. Trevor had a bad break up a year ago and his job season is slow and he's bored so he agrees to be a straight man's bf. As the weekend goes they realize Clay isn't as straight as he thought and starts to fall for Trevor. It's a wonderful love story

  11. 5 out of 5

    Oviya Balan

    4.5 stars A friend of mine sent me this series and asked me not to skip them. I am extremely grateful for that. I loved this one. How I wish Clay, Trevor and every other sweet characters in the story was real. It was a short story yet very sweet and admirable. Kudos to the author for keeping it real. My only complain is that the story was too short. I can always have more Clay and Trevor in my reading life.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Wendy❤Ann

    What starts as fake becomes very real in short order in this super cute Valentine’s themed story. I love it when something as simple as a kiss can be monumental in changing the course of one’s life and yet feel so right that it’s like coming home. I would have been extremely happy to see a longer version of this story, but loved it as is too!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    Super cute and sweet fake boyfriend book about Clayton and Trevor. This is part of the lovely Valentine's Inc series. Valentine's Inc is a company that provides dates/escorts/matchmaking services. Nicely written with some surprising emotional and character depth. Loved Trevor. Knows who he is and owns it. Clay - a bit confused but I loved this line from his business partner “Well, you know gay and straight aren’t your only options. There’s a whole array of sexual orientations to choose from, and Super cute and sweet fake boyfriend book about Clayton and Trevor. This is part of the lovely Valentine's Inc series. Valentine's Inc is a company that provides dates/escorts/matchmaking services. Nicely written with some surprising emotional and character depth. Loved Trevor. Knows who he is and owns it. Clay - a bit confused but I loved this line from his business partner “Well, you know gay and straight aren’t your only options. There’s a whole array of sexual orientations to choose from, and more than one of them means you can like both men and women.” Good short but sweet sexy bits and excellent writing.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sali

    I liked the premise, and the beginning was fun and then it turned in a instalove/instalust. And we were told their feeling.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gayle

    Such a great story! This was a super story from the very beginning. I could see how the two men were going to come together when they first met even though it took them a bit longer, especially Clayton. He thought he was 'straight', but surprisingly he turned out to be very accepting of the fact that he was one of those persons who falls in love with another person and it doesn't matter to him what their gender happens to be. I really enjoyed this book! Such a great story! This was a super story from the very beginning. I could see how the two men were going to come together when they first met even though it took them a bit longer, especially Clayton. He thought he was 'straight', but surprisingly he turned out to be very accepting of the fact that he was one of those persons who falls in love with another person and it doesn't matter to him what their gender happens to be. I really enjoyed this book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈

    This made for a lazy Sunday morning read. No angst. No drama. Just easy.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    With a powerhouse can of writers doing this series, it has definitely started off with a bang. I'm not normally a fan of Valentine's day, but this is perfect for it. It's sweet, romantic, full of love and feels. It's never easy when you think you've been one way you're whole life, to find out you may not be quite that way. And that everyone around you has figured it out a long time ago about you. Clay figured he'd suck at this fake boyfriend thing, seeing as he's straight, but after that perfect With a powerhouse can of writers doing this series, it has definitely started off with a bang. I'm not normally a fan of Valentine's day, but this is perfect for it. It's sweet, romantic, full of love and feels. It's never easy when you think you've been one way you're whole life, to find out you may not be quite that way. And that everyone around you has figured it out a long time ago about you. Clay figured he'd suck at this fake boyfriend thing, seeing as he's straight, but after that perfect 'date’ to get to know each other before the big trip, Clay is starting to have doubts. And during the ski/business trip with Trevor as his fake boyfriend, fake is turning into reality. For both men. Clay always thought he was straight, but being with Trevor feels like home and he's not about to give that up. No matter what. And Trevor finally feels like he's found someone who can love him as much in return. These two are just the sweetest. Even thinking he's straight, Clay is considerate of Trevor on the trip and I love it. Letting him know it's ok to be affectionate. Even if it may be a bit uncomfortable. He helped Trevor in an uncomfortable situation with his ex and didn't even blink. For Trevor, he was falling hard and fast. For Clay, it wasn't weird really for Trevor to be a man. He just felt cared for, loved, and so at home. The chemistry was amazing and they just seemed to click so well. Everything meshed together like two halves of a whole. It was perfect. Such a great start to this series! So romantic. Makes you think of hearts and roses and everything in between. This is going to be a great series. http://lovebytesreviews.com

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Rawlinson

    So damn good The first in the Valentine’s Inc series, another of that breed of series where each book is by a separate author about different MCs but with links, and each can be read as a stand-alone (so I’m told, I started at the beginning like a good girl). Valentine’s Inc seems to be all about the fake boyfriend story, my favourite of all the MM tropes, done beautifully. This book is a work of gorgeousness. I really liked Clayton (the ‘straight’ *snigger* MC) and his BFF Bryson and their friend So damn good The first in the Valentine’s Inc series, another of that breed of series where each book is by a separate author about different MCs but with links, and each can be read as a stand-alone (so I’m told, I started at the beginning like a good girl). Valentine’s Inc seems to be all about the fake boyfriend story, my favourite of all the MM tropes, done beautifully. This book is a work of gorgeousness. I really liked Clayton (the ‘straight’ *snigger* MC) and his BFF Bryson and their friendship. I loved Trevor, just doing a favour for his BFF Cassie (who, by the way, I’m looking forward to more of). I love the dynamic that develops between Clay and Trevor, the way their personalities - including the bits they’ve previously not valued - mesh so well and fit them together like puzzle pieces. 🧩 Also, a testament to the writing here - we saw Trevor’s ex for all of two seconds and I already wanted to claw his face off. Writing that can evoke that strength of emotion is the kind of writing I want in a book, and this book definitely achieves. Repeated reread likely.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    This was my first Jacki James book and I am kinda glad cause I really liked it a lot. Clay and Trevor was adorable and I kinda want more of them. The happy feeling I felt reading about them was so strong that I spent pretty much all of it smiling at the wonderfulness of it. Fake boyfriends is one of my favorite Tropes and this was a great one.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    This is a great intro to the multi-author effort, Valentine's Inc. I was about to give this 4 stars , but then I thought about how much skill it took for the author to made me like these guys so much in so few pages. At first, I felt like there should be at least a little angst, but the lack of that didn't keep me from enjoying the story. Maybe falling for someone you would never expect doesn't have to be painful. Maybe it can be just a wonderful discovery. Maybe, when someone like Clay meets so This is a great intro to the multi-author effort, Valentine's Inc. I was about to give this 4 stars , but then I thought about how much skill it took for the author to made me like these guys so much in so few pages. At first, I felt like there should be at least a little angst, but the lack of that didn't keep me from enjoying the story. Maybe falling for someone you would never expect doesn't have to be painful. Maybe it can be just a wonderful discovery. Maybe, when someone like Clay meets someone like Trevor, good things can just happen without anyone's world having to implode. Anyway, it took less than 100 pages for me to fall for Clay and Trevor as they fell for each other. This book will no doubt become a re-read for me, and that makes it worth 5 happy stars. I feel the bar has been set high for the other stories in this series, and I can't wait to see how they measure up!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Denise GremoryKohta

    What a great start! I love series like this one. For me it's taking two of my favorite reads, series and anthology, and putting them together. With the series you get to stay in the world created longer. Like an anthology, there are several author's so you get to see the different takes and styles which is a major plus for me. I like the direction Jacki James took here. No super big freak out left for more mental pondering and heartfelt emotions, even from Bryson. Though I do think Sarah's reacti What a great start! I love series like this one. For me it's taking two of my favorite reads, series and anthology, and putting them together. With the series you get to stay in the world created longer. Like an anthology, there are several author's so you get to see the different takes and styles which is a major plus for me. I like the direction Jacki James took here. No super big freak out left for more mental pondering and heartfelt emotions, even from Bryson. Though I do think Sarah's reaction was kind of mild.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    Straight guy Clayton needs a fake boyfriend for a business trip on Valentines weekend. Trevor helps out his friend and agrees to be Claytons boyfriend. They hit it off immediately. I loved the connection with these guys. Their relationship evolved naturally, even though Clayton believes himself to be straight. The secondary characters were fun and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Diane Dannenfeldt

    Perfect. I normally don’t like the fake boyfriend for the straight guy. But this worked! Clay never pushed it away like”don’t touch me”, he was kind right off the bat. Trevor I wanted hi to kick his ex in the balls. But since he did, him telling him that he left nothing that he want in the house was a nice slap in the face. Loved how everyone was supportive and there were no neighsayers. Sweet quick read that didn’t read like a quick read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Wong

    Boy, first time I was so turned off when reading a gay sex scene. That sex scene has got to be the most cringey, cheesiest hot mess I had ever laid eyes on, and that chapter alone had me hit my eye-roll quota for the week. I was ok with it in the beginning. I was reading a fake-boyfriend-turned-real trope so I knew what I was getting into. I can even somewhat forgive the fact that one of the MCs was (apparently) straight and ended up falling in lust and love with said fake boyfriend. And even wi Boy, first time I was so turned off when reading a gay sex scene. That sex scene has got to be the most cringey, cheesiest hot mess I had ever laid eyes on, and that chapter alone had me hit my eye-roll quota for the week. I was ok with it in the beginning. I was reading a fake-boyfriend-turned-real trope so I knew what I was getting into. I can even somewhat forgive the fact that one of the MCs was (apparently) straight and ended up falling in lust and love with said fake boyfriend. And even with the "I'm suddenly in love with you even though I am straight" bit after an explosive kiss, I was pretty alright with it. I was even fine with the grammatical mistakes that came along way too often. But THEN I had to hit THAT scene. Basically that chapter totally imploded in my face and undid the entire book for me. And by then, I was too far in to DNF the entire read, so I basically had to finish it. It should have been 1 star, but I will give it 2 barring that chapter.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    A nice (and short) romance.... Trevor reluctantly agrees to help his BFF Cassie when she asks if he’ll go on a weekend ski trip with software entrepreneur Clay Wheeler. Clay’s straight, but needs to bring a boyfriend on the trip ( for reasons too silly to mention). As Clay and Trevor spend time together, entirely predictable complications ensue, and soon Clay discovers that he’s not entirely straight after all. It’s a cute little story...No conflict, no tension, no doubts. Like eating a box of pe A nice (and short) romance.... Trevor reluctantly agrees to help his BFF Cassie when she asks if he’ll go on a weekend ski trip with software entrepreneur Clay Wheeler. Clay’s straight, but needs to bring a boyfriend on the trip ( for reasons too silly to mention). As Clay and Trevor spend time together, entirely predictable complications ensue, and soon Clay discovers that he’s not entirely straight after all. It’s a cute little story...No conflict, no tension, no doubts. Like eating a box of peeps: just sugar and air.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Claudia Lezár

    3,5* PLEASE READ FIRST MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings (thanks to amazon I had to change it again and 'upgrade' it a little bit.): 5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow- Away-book like 'Liberty' from Seth King, 'Save the at he kids' series from EM Leya or 'Jesse's Smile' from Angelique Jurd), it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books) it's like an A 3,5* - a really good book, which wil 3,5* PLEASE READ FIRST MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings (thanks to amazon I had to change it again and 'upgrade' it a little bit.): 5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow- Away-book like 'Liberty' from Seth King, 'Save the at he kids' series from EM Leya or 'Jesse's Smile' from Angelique Jurd), it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books) it's like an A 3,5* - a really good book, which will be reread a few times a year (most romances where you can enjoy for relaxing and during waiting times in hospitals). I can recommend them definitively! It's like an B+ 3* - it could be more then a one-time-reader, maybe 2-3 times a year. It’s like a B 2* - it was ok to read, but it's more a one-time- reader (i wouldn't recommend it heartily, but it was ok). It's like a C-, D 1* - sorry, but that isn't really a book for me (too many mistakes, not nice plot, illogical, so an absolut NO-GO). It's like failure in the whole line, dismissed, repeat the class

  27. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    4 stars- “GFY/Fake Boyfriend MM Romance Short” I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book which is due to come out on January 14th – Mark your calendars! This is the first book in the 10-book series called Valentine’s Inc. (all standalones by different MM authors) that have a common theme where all the MCs use the Valentine’s Inc. app to find a date for Valentine’s Day. Here we have Clayton, a straight guy who needs a boyfriend to impress potential investors, and Trevor, a gay charter boat 4 stars- “GFY/Fake Boyfriend MM Romance Short” I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book which is due to come out on January 14th – Mark your calendars! This is the first book in the 10-book series called Valentine’s Inc. (all standalones by different MM authors) that have a common theme where all the MCs use the Valentine’s Inc. app to find a date for Valentine’s Day. Here we have Clayton, a straight guy who needs a boyfriend to impress potential investors, and Trevor, a gay charter boat captain who is doing his best friend a favor by taking on this fake boyfriend gig. This should be simple, the goal is to get through the ski weekend with an investment deal but what happens when straight Clayton starts to feel the lines getting blurred between reality and this faux arrangement? Well, it might just be a HEA! I really liked this story. I read it in one sitting and I found myself not wanting it to end but the author did a good job tying up loose ends in the epilogue so I wasn’t left wanting either. One of my only complaints was that the argument for why Clayton’s business partner didn’t need to bring a date was a little thin. Overall, it was a great low angst valentine read that will make you smile.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laina Gruver

    4.25 stars I LOVE the fake boyfriend trope! This one was soooo cute! The prologue has Clay breaking up with his girlfriend. She believes they can stay together, she’ll just move with him across country. Clay doesn’t want to hurt her because she’s really a very nice person but, he knows they can’t make it work so he tells her he’s gay (he isn’t but feels that being gay is an excuse that is ‘nobody’s fault’). She understands and they part as friends. Years later, his ex’s father is considering doin 4.25 stars I LOVE the fake boyfriend trope! This one was soooo cute! The prologue has Clay breaking up with his girlfriend. She believes they can stay together, she’ll just move with him across country. Clay doesn’t want to hurt her because she’s really a very nice person but, he knows they can’t make it work so he tells her he’s gay (he isn’t but feels that being gay is an excuse that is ‘nobody’s fault’). She understands and they part as friends. Years later, his ex’s father is considering doing business with Clay and wants him and his business partner to come to the mountains for a ski weekend with his family where they can talk business. He also wants them to bring their S.Os. Clay is in a bind. With the help of Valentine Inc., he procures a boyfriend for the trip. Trevor offers to do his friend a favor and be the ‘straight man’s fake boyfriend’, after all, he gets a free ski weekend out of it, right? This is such a sweet read! I loved it. Well written, sweet, quick, and an adorable HEA. ***** POV... multi first person Standalone or series... multi author series Hangover... no Recommend... yes Reread... yes ***** KU read Clayton Trevor

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dixiecowgirl

    Delightful characters, engaging story-line and some steam times create a fun read. Fake boyfriend trope is one of my favorite reads these days and this author created a really great scenario for these guys. This short story felt complete, it had a lot packed into a few pages but the pacing was excellent. Clay and Trevor are very likable and i could feel their connection. i enjoyed the supporting characters and so enjoyed how the book evolved. I would love to see more of Clay and Trevor. This is Delightful characters, engaging story-line and some steam times create a fun read. Fake boyfriend trope is one of my favorite reads these days and this author created a really great scenario for these guys. This short story felt complete, it had a lot packed into a few pages but the pacing was excellent. Clay and Trevor are very likable and i could feel their connection. i enjoyed the supporting characters and so enjoyed how the book evolved. I would love to see more of Clay and Trevor. This is the first book in the 10-book series called Valentine’s Inc. (all stand-a-lone stories by different MM authors) that have a common theme where all the MCs use the Valentine’s Inc. app to find a date for Valentine’s Day. I was gifted this book from the LesCourt Author Services and i freely give my honest opinion and review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Adele

    Good, but rushed at the end I love the cake boyfriends trope & this is a good one. For me, thought, it would have been better to keep it clean. I love PWP stories, but this one is pretty plot heavy for the majority of the story. Given that they're faking a relationship on what is basically a working holiday then kissing & making out is as far as they should go given the length of the story. Taking them further results in the last quarter of the book being focused on sex & a suddenly real relation Good, but rushed at the end I love the cake boyfriends trope & this is a good one. For me, thought, it would have been better to keep it clean. I love PWP stories, but this one is pretty plot heavy for the majority of the story. Given that they're faking a relationship on what is basically a working holiday then kissing & making out is as far as they should go given the length of the story. Taking them further results in the last quarter of the book being focused on sex & a suddenly real relationship. It's a bit jarring & expanding on the overall book could even it out, but mostly I think it would have been better without a focus on sex. It's a good piece & nice start to the Valentine's Inc series, I just have that one peeve.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.