Book Review, Romance Review

Review: The Captain by Josie Blake

Cord Spellman might be everyone’s Prince Charming, but I’m only his fake Cinderella.

Since my dad died and my mom bailed, I’ve been living in a trailer park, barely making ends meet. I can take care of myself, as demonstrated by my acceptances to a handful of elite music graduate programs. So what if funding my success has meant sacrificing my college social life?

That’s why Cord’s offer is perfect. The hot hockey star has playoffs coming up. He doesn’t have time for girls, especially his cheating ex who’s determined to get back together with him. He needs to focus on his game, so he asks me to divert the attention—as his fake girlfriend.

I pretend to be in love with him and get a taste of the party life before graduation. Cord is free to concentrate on hockey. But when the line blurs between what’s real and what’s fake, can we create our own fairy tale ending?

This is another fake relationship, which is a favorite, so I was happy to find this book. Cord just got out of a relationship and he’s tired of being chased by puck bunnies but the pressure from his father to go back to his cheating ex is even worse. Cord plots to keep all the annoyances away by staging a fake relationship with Hannah.

These two are from different worlds and don’t seem to have anything in common at first glance but once they spend a little time together, they discover they’re two peas in a pod. This was a sweet and steamy fake relationship hockey romance with characters I loved and a fun supporting cast. It was my first book by the author but certainly won’t be the last.

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