Monday, July 14, 2014

Fake It (Rule Breakers #2) by Jennifer Chance with Excerpt & Review

Jennifer Chance is back with another novel that'll keep you hooked.
Anna Richardson meets the baddest (and sexiest) of bad boys in FAKE IT, the second novel in Jennifer Chance's sizzling Rule Breakers series, out on July 1, 2014 from Random House. This one is not to be missed, especially if you're looking for a bad boy fix!

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About FAKE IT:
As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down.

New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.

Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.

“Okay, then.” Anna’s fantasy was already taking place in her head as she closed her eyes even more tightly, focusing hard. She could almost smell the guy’s heady, masculine scent drifting around her—not cologne, not aftershave, just the pure, perfect scent of manly guy bathed in heat and spice and sunshine. And she would look over at him, smile seductively, and purr the perfect line.
“C’mon,” she murmured, trying it out. “A weekend at the beach, all the sun and surf you can handle, it’s yours for the taking. And so am I.” She sighed a little, liking the sound of the words as they rolled off her tongue. “Wanna run away for the weekend?”
“Well, hell. Why don’t we make it a year?”
Anna jolted upright, nearly falling off the bar stool. She caught herself the moment before she crashed into the man—the grinning, square-jawed, leather-jacketed, hunk of man—who had most assuredly not been there thirty seconds ago. A man she sort of knew, dammit, and who Erin had to have seen heading her way.
“Oh!” She did an excellent job of looking at the guy without actually looking at him, which was the only reason she could string whole words together. “Um, hi there. I’m so sorry—I didn’t hear you come up.”
“Which appears to be in my favor. I’m Jake, by the way. Jake Flynn. I live down the street from you, I think.”
“I know. I mean, I’ve seen you. In your garage, I mean.” Now, even as she babbled, Anna couldn’t stop staring at Jake’s mouth. She felt her stomach flip the way it always did when she caught sight of any part of the guy’s uncovered anatomy, even the innocuous bits. Steeling herself, she looked up, immediately transfixed by deep-brown eyes that studied her from under a shock of black hair. Pull it together, she ordered herself. This man rode motorcycles, for heaven’s sake, and was probably engaged in illegal activities, going by the action at the brownstone at the end of their lane that he’d apparently commandeered.
But now this motorcycle-criminal, sex-god hottie was looking at her with definite interest, and ... all she could do was stare?
“Well, then we’re practically best friends, it seems. And you are?” Anna’s heart skipped as Jake’s smile etched intriguing creases into skin already weathered from years of wind and sun. “If we’re going to run off to the beach together, I think I should know your name.”
“Anna Richardson.” Anna fought and lost the battle against blushing. “And I’m so sorry about that, again. I was just—practicing. I guess.”
“Glad to meet you, Anna Richardson,” Jake said, his words so smooth that she felt like every inch of her skin had been caressed, standing the fine hairs on end. With a creak of leather, Jake angled his athletic body toward her. He was now within arm’s reach, a smile again teasing the edges of his lips until they pulled taut and held, full and suggestive. “Practicing for what?”
Anna blinked, her mind slewing a little sideways. Jake’s hair was tousled, his eyes heavy and warm, his smile easy. Tiny laugh lines radiated from the outer corners of his eyes, pale streaks in the bronzed skin. He was ... amazing.
He was also waiting for an answer, Anna realized. Which meant she needed to drag herself back to reality, now.
“You wouldn’t understand.” She shook her head again, so assertively that her neck throbbed in protest. “And it’s kind of hard to explain. I need to ask someone out on a date. I mean, it’s a wedding. And I’m in it.”

 My Review: 5 stars
Fantastic follow up to Rock It, the first book in the series. There isn't much overlap of characters, so the books can stand alone. I truly enjoyed this story and getting to know Jake and Anna. Anna is so controlled and has everything planned out, she's a little neurotic about not being prepared or not having a plan. Along comes her neighbor Jake who is everything that Anna isn't. Jake is a live for the moment kind of guy. He doesn't rely on anyone else to get through things, he does it on his own, and until he meets Anna, that's the way he likes it. Jake talks Anna into taking him along for the weekend wedding that she's going to because she needs a date, and Jake is determined to be that guy. It seems that once they arrive, everyone is against them, and they don't get to spend much of the days together. I do love how they spend their nights, and the passion and open and accepting way they are of each other. They do very well together as a couple, and Jake doesn't want to give that up. He'd like to keep Anna to himself for a couple of days, but Anna's work interferes. And keeps interfering. Anna is given a fantastic opportunity and has to choose between the opportunities that are presented to her. Excellent choice made, in my opinion. I really enjoyed getting to know Anna and Jake. I liked how they were opposites who read each other so well, almost from the start. Jennifer has written a fabulous book, and I loved everything about it. 

Also in the Rule Breakers series: ROCK IT by Jennifer Chance!

About Jennifer Chance:

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.

1 comment:

  1. Kirsten, thank you so much for hosting me and for reading and reviewing FAKE IT. And you liked it!! That absolutely makes my day. :)