This book is super cute. It has all my favorite elements in a romance. It has humor, steaminess, touching moments, a sexy alpha male, and a happily ever after. I love that Willow is such a natural beauty inside and out. She cares about her family friends, and community. She is very easy to relate to. Zane is the boy next door who became a huge celebrity. He has been in love with Willow forever but as one of the hottest male actors around he comes with a very busy past when it comes to women. Zane wants to make a change in his career and knows that it requires him to clean up his reputation. His plan seems simple enough. He has loved Willow as a friend and maybe more so a fake engagement seems like the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone. The downside is that he MAY have overestimated just how hard it would be to keep the lines between reality and fiction straight. I was rooting for this couple from page one. Willow and Zane are like the couple that you can't help but want to hang out with. Willow has a lot of siblings and Zane introduces a few characters of his own that I hope to read more about in the next installment to the Sugar Lake series.
****Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for granting me an advanced reader copy of this book. All opinions expressed here are my own.***