Book Review: Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score

Pretend You're Mine was an entertaining, sexy, and sweet read! I was hooked from the start. It made for a wonderful series starter and is not to be missed. 

Book Review: Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score
Pretend You're Mine (Benevolence #1) by Lucy Score

I only wanted to protect you…

Luke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. He’s strong, sexy, broody. The last thing he’s looking for is a woman to ruin his solitude. When the wildly beautiful Harper stumbles into his life, though, he realizes that she’s the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he’s deployed.

So what if kissing her sends his mind to wicked places? He can control himself. Can’t he?

Harper was on her way to starting a new life… again. But something about Luke makes her want to settle down in this small town and make his house a home. When she’s in his arms, she finally knows what it’s like to feel safe. Protected.

One night of sharing a bed turns into something much, much more… and soon Luke can’t keep his mind off Harper’s wide gray eyes or his hands off her luscious curves. He never thought he’d feel this way about a woman again. But he knows that he can’t tell her the truth about his dark past. And she can’t reveal what she’s running from.

At least this isn’t a real relationship. It’s only for a month. It’s only pretend. Until it isn’t…

4 out of 5 stars

Pretend You’re Mine was so sweet and funny with the perfect mix of emotion and heart added. I was caught up in the lives of these delightful and complicated characters and couldn't wait for them to get their HEA.

I really liked Luke and Harper. I loved the whole pretend relationship scenario introduced and how that developed into something real. Harper was awesome. She was strong and determined and doing everything to make a good life for herself, she had a heart of gold. Luke was a bit grumpy but so protective and thoughtful and I enjoyed their banter. I liked learning their histories and thought they had good overall character development. There is a bit of drama as well as a lot of sweetness and a whole lot of heat.

The writing was really good and I felt pulled in the entire time. I loved the build of Luke and Harper’s relationship. I felt for Luke and all he was dealing with and loved the healing he went through. There were a lot of really fantastic scenes that tugged at my heartstrings. I loved Harper's strength and how she stood her ground and how caring and forgiving she was. There are some smaller stories mixed in with them that I really liked as well. I love the characters that Lucy Score writes, they're so genuine and real and I always want to hang out with them.

This was a wonderful story with great characters that went through a lot of ups and downs. They had an exceptional happily ever after that had me smiling and cheering. It was fun and entertaining with a good amount of humor, hotness, and a whole lot of love! 

Book Review: Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score Book Review: Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score
The new cover for Pretend You're Mine published by Bloom Books is shown in the photo on the left. The original cover is shown on the right.

"Wonderful story filled with humor, heart, and heat!" - About That Story

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 Finally Mine: A Small Town Love Story (Benevolence Book 2) by [Lucy Score] Protecting What's Mine: A Small Town Love Story (Benevolence Book 3) by [Lucy Score]
Pretend You're Mine (#1) - Amazon
Finally Mine (#2) - Amazon
Protecting What's Mine (#3) - Amazon | My Review

Lucy Score has a very large backlist of books that I am having a great time working my way through. From standalone stories to books in a series, she's got a ton to choose from. You can find her full book list on her website, HERE. Below are the ones I've read and shared on my blog so far. :-)

Things We Never Got Over (#1) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Book of 2022
Things We Hide From the Light (#2) - Amazon
Things We Left Behind (#3) - Amazon | Releases September 5, 2023

Maggie Moves On - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Book of 2022

Forever Never - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Book of 2021

Book Review: By a Thread by Lucy Score | About That Story
By a Thread - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2019

Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score | About That Story  
Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door (#1) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020
Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Riley Thorn and the Blast from the Past (#3) - Amazon | My Review

Blue Moon Series
No More Secrets (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Fall into Temptation (#2) - Amazon | My Review

Book Review: The Price of Scandal (Bluewater Billionaires) by Lucy Score | About That Story
The Price of Scandal - Amazon | My Review

Have you read Lucy Score before? Let me know some of your favorites!