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Make-Believe Fiancé

By: Vivi Holt
Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
Series: Make-Believe, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Take one billionaire cowboy in need of a fiancée, add one divorced teacher with trust issues, and mix in a fake engagement. What could possibly go wrong?

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills, and she finds herself in over her head with no hope of catching up.

Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding. 

When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? No strings, no complications, just a simple business transaction - a way to finally win his father’s trust and get his parents off his back about settling down once and for all.

She’s poor and plain. He’s wealthy and arrogant. 

They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

©2018 Bronwen Whitley (P)2018 Bronwen Whitley

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Easy to fall for

Easy, clean sweet romance. The storyline was excellent and had some interest twists. The characters were great together and loved how their love and friendship built. Liked the type of characters the H/h were. The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life with passion.
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Sweet Christian romance

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. This is one of my favorite tropes and the author pulled it off very well. The narrator was very good but the sound quality could be better there was some static and buzzing in the background. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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Great little gem

Take one billionaire cowboy in need of a fiancée, add one divorced teacher with trust issues, and mix in a fake engagement. What could possibly go wrong?

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills, and she finds herself in over her head with no hope of catching up.

Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding.

When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? No strings, no complications, just a simple business transaction - a way to finally win his father’s trust and get his parents off his back about settling down once and for all.

She’s poor and plain. He’s wealthy and arrogant.

They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

This was a beautiful love story. It was very well written and I love the characters they are very relatable. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good romance. Amanda Stribling did a great job of bringing this book to life.

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great book

what started out as a Lie ended with a happy ending!! it had its ups and downs and people that just make you wish you could slap them in person and also people you wish you could hug.
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This cover is amazing!!

I’ve wanted to listen to Make-Believe Fiancé by Vivi Holt since the first time I saw that cover and read that blurb. It was just as charming as it sounded. I was completely smitten with the light-heartedness. I haven’t read and/or listened to Miss Vivi Holt before. She writes an enjoyable story though. I liked Gwen. She’s just a hardworking woman that wants to get away from her ex. Heath is nothing like her ex. I thought they were seriously fun. The fake fiancé troupe seems to be a popular troupe lately. I felt like Miss Holt played the characters light and fun.

Amanda Stribling is an enjoyable narrator. I feel like she has grown a lot since the first audiobook I listened to her narrate. She portrays the characters well. I thought she added a bit of fun to the lightness of the story.

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Sweet romance

This is a sweet romance book. Good characters that you want to see get their HEA. Good storyline with lots going on. Looking forward to the next book. Great narration from Amanda.

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Sugar and spice and everything nice

This was a refreshing sweet Christian romance. There was a few things I would have loved expanded on, like the company embezzlement and the dealings with the ex husband. Everything ended tidy, an epilogue would have been awesome, I was left wanting more. Perhaps we’ll get another in the series and see Gwynn’s big day. Overall a really good listen.

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Make Believe Fiance


The narration by Amanda Stribling was great, her accenting was very well done.

I really enjoyed this book. Its you classic fake relationship turned real. The drama created by all the side characters really helped the couple along. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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Gwen💘Heath! Sweet Romance & Great Audible Listen🎧

I enjoyed this cute and sweet story, it is well written and well told. The storylines and characters are interesting and well developed. I really liked Gwen, she has had it tough, faced with financial hardships after a divorce. She sets off to start a new life for herself, moves to Billings, Montana where she will be a teacher. She took a job waitressing at the diner to make ends meet. This is where she meets Heath Montgomery. He took a liking to Gwen and when he heard of her financial woes he offered her a proposition, to be a date for his cousins wedding and to act has his fiance. All goes well and according to plan until it doesn’t. I enjoyed how their story played out, how well they got along and how make believe turned real. I recommend this book there is never a dull moment, there is plenty of drama, some meddling family members and bitter exes as well as sweet romance. Vivi Holt thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Amanda Stripling is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings the characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She projects the emotions of the characters in to her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 09-08-19

Make-believe Fiancé by Vivi Holt

A nice and sweet second chance at love romance novel that will surely restore your faith in love even after a hurtful and toxic past relationship. Positively worth reading!


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  • suesun
  • 09-07-19

Sweet

This is a sweet little romance like my mom used to like. It had a nostalgic feeling to it that was comfortable.
Amanda Stribling did a great job with the narration.
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  • Reggie
  • 07-09-18

fake it till you make it!

Gwen has recently relocated to Billings, MT after a messy divorce and is flat broke...as in not enough money to rent a room or anything. Yet, her pathetic excuse of an ex husband is still hounding her for alimony! Although Gwen is a school teacher, she has to waitress for the summer until she starts her new teaching position. Heath and friends have stopped in at the diner in which Gwen works and he is drawn to her, but he's rich and famous and is wary of gold diggers...his ex gf is a prime example. However, his parents keep bugging him about settling down, so when Heath needs a date for his cousin's wedding, the obvious choice is to pay the quiet, plain waitress to be his date. A business transaction without complications...but is anything ever that simple? Things start to backfire when Heath's family approves of his choice and he starts to have feelings for Gwen. Will there be an HEA for this duo or will the deception be the death of the relationship? Let's not forget Gwen's ex husband and Heath's ex girlfriend are around to add fuel to the fire. This is a quick read that is engaging...even if you periodically want to knock some sense into the H and h! This new-to-me narrator did an awesome job in portraying the many characters. Overall a great read/listen.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 02-09-18

Make-Believe Fiancé

It was a simple business transaction... Heath needed a date for his cousins wedding and a fiancée would be even better to get his family off his back. Gwen needed rent money quick, or she’d be on the street. What harm could come of helping each other out. Just one weekend away and both of their problems would be solved, or would they? Things get complicated when feelings come into play.

Vivi Holt has written a sweet contemporary romantic comedy, and Amanda Stribling did a wonderful job with the narration.

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  • Danielle Carpenter
  • 30-08-18

Delightful

This story is fun and delightful. I enjoyed the narrator and loved the main characters of this story.

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  • Gina Johnson
  • 29-08-18

Fake fiance

Loved this sweet story. A too busy executive and a waitress waiting on a teaching job decide to help each other out and then go their own ways. But love has other plans no matter how hard you try to deny it. I received a complimentary audio and I am voluntarily giving a review.

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  • John
  • 28-08-18

A darling contemporary romantic comedy

Make-Believe Fiancé is a darling contemporary romantic comedy that would make a really cute movie with a sunny leading lady like Kate Hudson. The narrator of the audiobook gives it a cheerful, perky reading. This book is sure to brighten any reader or listener's mood.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Staycnoe
  • 05-11-19

Enjoyable listen

This is a really good sweet clean romance. Keith needed a date for his cousins wedding and Gwen seemed like the the perfect person to pretend to be his date. The narrator has a great voice that's easy to understand. Loved listening to this book while driving alone. I look forward to the other books in this series.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 18-10-19

Sweet

This was a sweet, fun, cute read. The characters were easy to fall in love with lots of chemistry. Cant wait to read the rest of the series. AudiobookObsessions

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 04-09-19

Enjoyable

Both the author Vivi Holt and the narrator Amanda Stribling are relatively new to me.

Gwen Alder has moved to Billings, Montana to start over now that she is divorced and is working as a waitress at a roadside dinner, barely keeping her head afloat. Heath Montgomery is in desperate need of s date for his cousin’s wedding.

When fate puts Gwen and Heath together, Heath sees in Gwen the answer to his predicament . All she has to do is accompany Heath to the wedding as his date, which hopefully will get his parents off his back. A simple solution, Heath with pay Gwen to be his date and since she is broke, she accepts.

What will happen when the magic of the wedding weaves it’s spell? Complications will arise as feelings become involved. Will the issues that Gwen has trusting men destroy their chance of happiness? What will happen when their pretence is discovered?

I found the story to be delightful and heart warming and the narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.
 
This was a sweet and romantic story about taking a chance on love and happiness and was well written.
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