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Publisher's Summary

A brand-new romantic comedy from New York Times best seller Tessa Bailey!

Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints, and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to fix herself up into a woman of the world...whatever that means.

Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?)

Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (FYI, leggings are pants.)

Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?)

Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!)

Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn’t been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody’s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that’s for sure. Maybe if people think she’s having a steamy love affair, they’ll acknowledge she’s not just the “little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite?

Travis Ford was Major League Baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now, he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his...bat. And then there's Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme - that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job - he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. 

But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman, and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her....

©2019 Tessa Bailey (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wow.... ❤️

This book was a brand new author and narrator for me. The story was fantastic and showed how one person believing in someone can make all the difference. The narration was on point... Charlotte North does a great male voice!! Loved this book so much... I will be looking for more books done by these two!!

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cute but cringy

Was Rlly Will done parts were very cringy with the whole baby girl thing.but i loved it because it rlly gave depth to gorgie insted of her being instead basic.

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Predicable

A Harlequin romance with some steamy sex. There are much better books in this particular genre. Sylvia Day comes to mind.

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Sweet + sexy

My first listen, I thought: this was a sweet story, likeable characters, good level of steam (nice dirty talk!), but not so unique/compelling that I'll crave a re-read anytime soon.

Two weeks later, I'm on listen #2, and I think I like it even better the second time. The narrator is fantastic and really enhances the story. The characters are even more likeable, and I like how fleshed out the heroine's female friendships are and how well they complement the development of the romance. I'm finding that the story has a bit more depth than I gave it credit for first time through.

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Not my favourite

It started out cute....but them all went downhill from there. No love in effing someone. Not my kind of LOVE story.

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  • Valerie StuckInBooks
  • 2019-07-15

Really enjoyed it

Okay, I love this author, so reading this book was a no brainer. But did you get the fake relationship part in that blurb? With an unrequited crush? Oh, yes, I needed to read this one. AND I wasn't disappointed.

Their families are friends. Georgie grew up with a huge crush on Travis. But he only sees her as his best friends little sister. So when it's Georgie that throws food, yes I said food, at his sorry behind to get his head on straight, Travis takes notice. That's the point where their friendship begins. I loved that the book didn't bounce right into a fake relationship. No, they became friends first. That made the set-up perfection. It didn't take over the story at all. It was just a small piece. Loved that.

The characters really drew me. I'm interested in all of them and can't wait for more stories from this group of friends. I loved how they supported and cared for each other. But I will admit that the best part of the characters in this group was Travis. There is one scene where he stands up for Georgie to her family. I was cheering him on. Go Travis! He was spot on with the way they dismissed her idea because they saw her as young and not a part of the adults in the room. I loved this better than the group meetings, the apology latte, the wardrobe makeover, and the tear stained face make-up job. Lots of caring in this book.

Travis is one sexy baseball player. And the attraction between them starts quickly. As Travis begins to notice what's under that ball cap Georgie has on, he's definitely interested. But she is his best friends little sister. So he resists. I love a guy resisting. It's so much fun to watch. And when he quit resisting? That was HOT.

The pace of the book and the writing are awesome. I just didn't want to put it down. The story pulled me in and held me there. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next until....okay there was this point. I'll admit that when "the mistake" was made and I cringed, I was flipping to the end, just to quickly check. Yeah, it was good, so I could go back and read some more. I don't feel bad that I did this. It just means that I was so invested in these characters that I couldn't stand the idea of them not getting a happy.

There is more coming and I have questions. There is a flip I want details about. There is a relationship that I need to know what happens next with. There is a sister that I need to know about. And more. I'll be waiting for more.

The read is incredibly good contemporary romance with that excellent side of chic lit to make it better.

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  • sunshineuphoria
  • 2019-06-21

25% adorable love story 75% explicit sex talk

This book feels like such a bait and switch. At some moments it’s this sweet, cute love story between a girl no one takes seriously and a washed up baseball player wallowing in his rejection. It’s got all the fun tropes: brother’s best friend/best friend’s little sister, celebrity crush, childhood crush, famous guy/loser girl, fake relationship, and so on. I loved the Just Us League too. BUT when it switched to all this dirty talk and explicit sex scenes, it robbed the story for me. I wanted to love this. But I just can’t recommend it.

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  • jen
  • 2020-11-27

Absolutely not.

The main character is a 22yr old smoking hot virgin (yea, ok.), who owns her own house (even less believable), that she bought with money she earned being a clown at birthday parties (even unbelievable in fiction.). Who’s older brothers best friend is a 28 yr old retired professional baseball player, and a ladies man.

He calls her “babygirl” as a pet name. (Barf).

I kept thinking “wow, this is the worst book I have ever read/listened to” it’s contrived and has terrible dialogue.

I kept listening in a horrific fascination. It was like a course on how not to write.

I can only describe the intimate scenes as uncomfortable and kind of gross. It was humorous to hear myself making unintentional sounds of disgust.

I absolutely stopped listening to this book somewhere in the middle of chapter 13. The main character is working her party clown job at a birthday party for five year olds. She volunteers her love interest to get his face painted. While she’s painting his face, and getting all hot and horny and having inner monologue about it, there is a group of five year olds around her with lines of dialogue.
Unacceptable.

I sincerely hope to never meet anyone that made it through this book. And especially never to meet anyone that enjoyed it.

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  • lilil
  • 2019-10-21

Cringeworthy

I guess enjoyed the first few chapters but the rest is absolutely trash, couldn’t even finish it. This will be the first book that I’ll be returning, it’s THAT bad.

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  • Kayla
  • 2020-07-01

not for me

Travis's personality ruined the book for me. I couldn't wait for it to be over. If his personality wasnt that of someone who thinks hes gods gift to earth, I might've enjoyed it.

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  • Heidi
  • 2020-05-01

Disappointed

The story is a literal clown female who often feels like she is not treated like an adult and her older brother’s best friend whom she has had a thing for since she was young. It sounds like a really cute story but unfortunately I could not finish. In my opinion, I did feel like the story was more of a situation instead of a solid plot. Also I found myself physically cringing during their sexual encounters due to the dirty talk. I think this would appeal to someone looking for a book that is hot and heavy and somewhat raunchy. I felt like there was a lack of character development and the men in this book are behind on the times. Disappointed I spent hours of my life listening to this.

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  • Embla Gísladóttir
  • 2020-07-10

Bad

The plot had potential but the way it was written was really off-putting and I struggled to finish it.

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  • Rowan
  • 2020-02-08

Really steamy!

This was a good story. I enjoyed the characters and
the love scenes did not disappoint. I will say by the 50th time Travis called Georgie “baby girl” I was ready to scream. Pet names agitate me, especially if used too often. And they beat that one to death! That’s my only complaint. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys books like “The Hating Game!”

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  • Jewel
  • 2019-11-17

New writer worth a credit and more!

Fantastic new writer, with amazing wit and humor.!! Fabulous characters, with real issues, and awesome sexiness enhanced for our reading pleasure.!! I’m waiting for the next one, Hopefully a series is starting.!! The narrator was also new, but enjoyable to listen and always understood which character she was, will keep my eyes out for other work she has done as well.

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  • StephJH
  • 2019-08-01

Not what I expected

I really liked the beginning of this book, I liked the story, I liked the characters....until.... I like a good racy romance as much as the next girl but this went from racy to straight up porn. I didn’t finish it.

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  • Mélanie Le Luduec
  • 2020-06-16

Sex and no story

Nice beginning but then it turned into almost 100% (very boring) sex, no time for a story anymore.