Sunday, November 4, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday 04/11/12 ~ Let’s Pretend #1

This Sunday's six comes from another of my romantic comedies. Let's Pretend is Belle & Luc's reunion story, published by The Wild Rose Press.

 True love needs no pretence

When A&E trauma surgeon Dr. Isobel Murphy married sexy Irish firefighter Lucas Delaney, she knew it was going to be forever. Unfortunately, she didn’t realise forever would only last five short years.

Keeping her failed marriage from her family seems like a piece of cake, until her grandmother calls a family gathering and Belle suspects she’s about to announce a critical illness. Making excuses for Luc’s absence, she flies home to Connecticut.

Then delicious Lucas arrives for the three day get-together, and Belle knows things are going to get dicey. Especially since he still has the power to make her heart miss a beat, and her stomach bottom out.

When Belle asks him to pretend they’re still deeply in love, Luc doesn’t have a problem. He sees an opportunity to reclaim the love of his life. And he goes all out to remind Belle how it used to be between them, before long work hours and clashing schedules invaded their marriage.

What he needs to know, though, is, once the pretence is over, will Belle be applying for her decree absolute? Or will they be renewing wedding vows?


A charge of excitement zinged through Belle to settle as heat low in her belly. She plastered on a phony smile of her own, leaned close to him in an effort to ensure they weren’t overheard. "I thought I told you not to overdo the touchy-feely stuff, darling," she whispered.

Luc turned his head toward her, his lips suddenly very close to hers as he gave her a little smile that matched the teasing expression in his eyes. "Would you believe me if I said my finger slipped?" His breath carried a hint of wine as it tickled Belle’s lips, tempting her to lean in and close the hairbreadth separating them.
Copyright (C) Monique DeVere 2010
Manic Readers said: Read Let’s Pretend as a couple gets an unexpected chance at a second try for love by facing their fears. Wonderful characters and family connections throughout this story will keep you laughing and crying until the very end. (Dreamcatcher--Manic Readers Reviewer)

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  1. Ah, a fibber! Quite the teaser here. :)

  2. Great, playful six. I loved it.

  3. Who would believe a little slip?
    Nice six!

  4. Kiss him! Love this six. I can feel the heat building.

  5. Ooof! I wouldn't believe him, but I wouldn't stop him.... :)

  6. I love a hero who teases and tantalises the heroine. this sounds like a lovely story.

  7. Thanks so much, guys!! :)

    I didn't get chance to do the rounds on Sunday, but I'll visit all of you today.

  8. I loved this book! Everyone should go buy it. Right now.

    1. Thanks for the endorsement, Celeste! Let's Pretend was fun to write :)


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