Today Waves of Fiction is excited to be part of the book tour for Falling For Her Fiance by Cinid Madsen. Special thanks to Entangled Publishing for including us in the fun!
Published January 14, 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Bliss)
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
About the bookRachel's Thoughts:
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?
Falling for Her Fiancé features one of my favorite types of romances: best friends who turn into more. This was super sweet, but it really tugged on my heartstrings. I felt the achy longing of the characters intensely.
Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. They are super close and know just about everything about each other, a fact that usually bothers anyone who dates them. I know if I had a boyfriend with a super close best-girl-friend, it would bug me. I’d be worried, because often if you’re close on an emotional and mental level with someone of the opposite sex, it turns into more than “just friends.” And that’s exactly the case for Dani and Wes even if they don’t recognize it for themselves….yet.
Circumstances present that make it “necessary” to fake an engagement. Dani has a company retreat and Wes has a family wedding. Dani has lived in a different state for some time, so they’re both shocked when they find they’re so affected by each other’s presence, when they meet again. Dani is reminded how gorgeous and magnetic Wes is, and Wes is equally stunned by Dani. Here’s one of Dani’s reactions:
His bed. All those muscles. Heat rose to her cheeks and she could feel her pulse steadily climbing. She couldn’t seem to look away from the tattoo on his side. The thick black ink formed a tribal sun that morphed into a swirled shape with hints of a beak and wings, like a bird soaring away from the sun. She’d seen it before—she’d even been with him for one of the two sessions it’d taken to get it—yet her pulse was still climbing as she took in the way it cut off right where the V of his obliques led to his low- slung jeans.
Gotta love those low-slung jeans! ;)
So you know the song and dance. They each steal glances and breathe each other in, secretly admiring one another. Yet, neither wants to spoil their friendship by admitting how they feel. *bangs head* The longing they feel and won’t admit really got to me! It was achingly bittersweet, and I just wanted to yell at them: “Just tell him/her, why don’t you?!!” The chemistry and tension just rolled off the pages.
Cindi Madsen brilliantly crafted a story full of longing romance, and sizzling attraction. It’s sure to satisfy the romance cravings of any junky. I can’t wait to see what Cindi comes up with next!
Ahhhh…that is how I feel after reading this book. Just relaxed and completely happy. Falling for Her Fiance is a wonderful romance that will you with a grin on your face and a hope that the author has more in the works.
Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. They have only ever been friends knowing that one step in the wrong direction could ruin everything and they love being just friends. With her company retreat coming up Dani is desperate to be promoted and she knows the only way for this to happen is if she beings a boyfriend. With no prospects in site she asks Wes and they agree to help each other out. Dani will go to his sisters wedding as his fiancé to let his family know he has moved on from his recent break up and Wes will go to Dani retreat as her fiancé to win her the promotion. Things take a huge turn when Dani steps off the plane and she starts looking at Wes as more than just a friend. What do you do when your best friend turns hot?? You will have to read to find out!
This book is filled with hilarious snark, back and forth feelings, miscommunication, and lots and lots of hope. I loved Wes and Dani together. They had something special that I hope every couple has. I won’t say it was easy for them to get there, I know I screamed at this book at least 100 times. Wes and Dani both question their feelings throughout the whole book and when they finally realize their own feelings they questions the others feelings. It was heartbreaking to see them back off from one another when you knew they were meant for each other. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen in the last pages. I knew what I wanted to happen but I wasn’t sure if these two would throw everything on the line to. Cindi Madsen is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Falling For Her Fiancé is a book that I will sign over for a long time and I will never forget Dani and Wes.
About the Author:
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.