Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz – he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Enter Sutton Brenner. She’s sexy and shrewd and the most top-notch casting director there is. She’s this close to landing a coveted gig casting a film based on a best-selling mega-romance novel, but there’s a catch. After one too many transgressions with lovely single ladies, the film’s philandering producer has been put on a short leash by his wife, who’s forbidden him from working with anyone unattached. So the happily single Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve – play the role of her fiancee until she closes the deal, and he’s guaranteed to get an audition for the starring role in the film. But as the two play pretend, the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart start to blur. Especially after that hot night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. Who’s playing who? Or is someone else really the director in the secret affair of their lives?
I absolutely LOVED this book! Sutton is sassy and Reeve is hot and sexy! Sutton Brenner is trying to get a job as a casting director for a fabulous movie based on a best-selling romance novel. There’s a catch though. It seems that the producer has been having trouble keeping it in his pants, so his wife wants someone that is attached. The problem is Sutton is single. So she goes through her mental catalog of all of the guys she’s had audition for her and up pop’s Reeve! He’s the perfect pretend boyfriend. He has all of the qualities that she would look for in a boyfriend. She only needs him for a week to pull this off and to land the job. As time goes on she can’t figure out whether he’sacting or if the emotions he’s showing her are truly how he feels and vise-versa. There are some hot and heavy scenes in this book! I had to fan myself. I would have finished this book sooner if this little annoying thing called work hadn’t gotten in the way! HAHA!