Her Big Fat Fake Billionaire Boyfriend (Billionaire Series Book 1)
by Victorine E. Lieske
Series: Billionaire Series #1
Publication Date September 11, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Also in this series: Her Big Fat Foxy Billionaire Best Friend (Billionaire Series Book 2), Her Big Fat Hunky Billionaire Boss (Billionaire Series Book 3)
Kenzie Bennett just wants to attend her sister's wedding without looking like the loser her mother thinks she is. When she mistakes Camden for her date-for-hire, she doesn't realize her good fortune. But her ex left her scarred, and even though Camden is everything she'd want in a man, she's not looking for love.
Camden James needs a distraction from his crazy stalker ex-girlfriend, and Kenzie fits the bill perfectly. Spunky and full of life, she makes him laugh. The more time he spends with her, the more he falls in love. Too bad she's made it clear there isn't anything between them.
This is a clean romance, and a stand alone novel.
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With a book titled Her Big Fat Fake Billionaire Boyfriend, I hope you have already figured out that this is a slightly ridiculous, humorous story. I find it is necessary to read this kind of romantic comedy at least a few times a month.
With a mom who is never satisfied with anything she does, Kenzie is quite insecure. Added to that is the way her ex, Mason, treated her. She has a tendency of babbling when she is nervous, and picking up Camden the way she did, she has plenty of reasons to be nervous.
Camden’s motivation for agreeing to be Kenzie’s fake boyfriend for the wedding is simple. He wants to stay away from his crazy ex-girlfriend/neighbor Lexi. (I ended up being inspired to write an entire post about her – Lessons I Learned From Lexi.)
This story was quite fun. From Kenzie thinking she has the gift of Sherlock Holmes in deducing things about people (she doesn’t), to Vita, her aunt, who desperately needs a filter, Victorine Lieske has woven a tale that had me laughing throughout. Her characters are larger than life (though not fat, despite the title), her plot is a little unbelievable (which is part of the point of this kind of book), and the mood lighthearted and fun, with a little parent and ex related drama thrown in to give it balance.
Though the story is about a billionaire, and though Kenzie comes from a wealthy family, the emphasis on the story is not on money or the love of it, and it presents the importance of personality and character over wealth and beauty.
While Camden met Kenzie at a bar and was drinking there, and another character turns up drunk, those are the only references to alcohol and it isn’t presented as either a good or bad thing.
There is a scene where Camden and Kenzie need to share a hotel room out of necessity (the hotel is full), but the story is still squeaky clean and there is no sexual relationship in the story.