Barb Curtis returns to Sapphire Springs with this heartwarming romance where a small-town bakery owner finds herself in a fake relationship with the man she’s always pined after.
Will a fake relationship between two friends lead to true love?
After having his heart broken on national television, Tim Fraser knows only one way to stop the gossip about his love life-a new girlfriend. The problem is, he’s done with romance forever. A fake relationship with his friend and Sapphire Spring’s sweetest baker, Emily Holland, seems the perfect solution to getting rid of his newfound fame, but their fleeting fauxmance is stirring up the kinds of feelings Tim has sworn off for good.
Emily has secretly lusted after Tim for years, but pretending her feelings are all for show never factored into her fantasy. Still, her decades-long crush makes it impossible to say no to Tim’s proposal. But with each date, the lines between pretend and reality blur, giving Tim and Emily a tantalizing taste of life outside the friend zone . . . if they can find the courage to give real love a chance.
Only for You by Barb Curtis is the sweetest friends-to-lovers romance readers will get. I enjoyed following the woman who has crushed on her best friend for ages. Now, she gets the chance to get closer to the man she loves. She is not really wanting to go along with the fake scheme. However, the more they “fake” date, the more Emily’s feelings get deeper. Then, there’s her best friend, Tim. He had a relationship and the woman broke up with him on live TV. Tim swears he’s done with romance. But when he and Emily try to save his butt from his relationship troubles, they find they are not faking it anymore. Tim realizes there is a whole lot more to his best friend than he realized. Emily is adventurous, fun, and caring. The kindest person around and Tim cannot get enough of her. But he’s scared of getting hurt again and has a set of rules. Only for You is fun, charming, and steamy. I loved this story and cannot wait for the next grand romance!