Book Review: Falling For Her Fiance (Accidentally in Love #1) by Cindi Madsen
Falling For Her Fiance by Cindi Madsen
Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee.
But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?
What do you do when you start having feelings for your best friend? Well if you are Dani or Wes you pretend those feelings don’t exist until your both ready to combust. This is my first foray into a traditional contemporary romance and I can’t say I was disappointed. This story has been done before the best friends that are really soul mates but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t love Cindi Madsen’s fun, fresh take on the story. Fiery, basketball playing, Latina Dani and adventure seeking, helicopter flying, hottie Wes have been BFF’s since college. Their relationship is so close that it has affected relationships that both have had with other people. Now living in different states Dani and Wes are faced with a challenge, Dani needs to prove herself to her boss in order to snag a huge promotion and Wes fresh off a broken engagement doesn’t want to deal with the fall-out from his family while attending his sister’s wedding. Enter the perfect solution, they will agree to be each other’s “fake fiance” for their upcoming events. The only problem is that unbeknowest to each other they are both rapidly having non friend like feelings for each other.
I will tell you that these two characters flip flopped about their feelings for one another more than a fish out of water. It was like a tennis match as the POV changed each chapter as these two soul mates grappled with their true feelings for one another. One of the things I loved about this story, was the chemistry of these two characters and how realistically they were drawn. For starters, I loved that Dani was written as a Latina. More often than not female characters are written the same boring way, blonde hair, blue eyes, and skinny. I loved that Dani felt like a real woman and was someone you could relate to. In addition, the struggles that both characters faced, Dani with supporting a sick family member while trying to prove herself at her male dominated office and Wes, who was struggling with whether to follow his true passion in life, really came off as authentic.
My only gripe about this story was that it was over far too soon. I realize it was an ebook but I was really left wanting more. And maybe this is me being a dirty bird but I was really hoping to get that love scene! Nevertheless, this was a fun, quick, breezy read. If they ever decide to make this the next block buster rom-com I totally think J-Lo and Bradley Cooper would be perfect for these roles, just saying….