Monday, August 20, 2012

Donna Fasano has released a fantastic new book which I had the pleasure of reading over the weekend. If you love sweet romances then Her Fake Romance is a must read.
Her Fake Romance (a sweet romance with bonus recipes)

Here's a snippet and where you can purchase it. 

Raising a teen is never easy. Raising a teen as a single mom is enough to make a woman pull her hair out! The protagonist in my latest book, Julia Jones, is a hard-working single parent who is dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter, and in dealing with that frustrating situation, Julia somehow gets herself involved in a crazy, mixed up relationship with a man who's sexy enough to make grown woman salivate. But you know what they say…when you don't know what to do, sometimes you just have to fake it.

Julia's Thoughts on Motherhood

Help! My fourteen-year-old daughter has been struck with a horrible disease. Hormones! Kelly has fallen head over tush for a boy (she's in lurve, is how she puts it) and she's breaking the rules and turning into a complete rebel, all for sake of being with him. I don't like it. Not one bit. I'm afraid the months ahead are going to give me a headful of gray hair.
Haven't I tried to be a good role model? Someone she can look up to? Don't I strive to be an independent woman? A good single Mom? I was floored when my daughter used all these qualities against me. She called me boring. Said I didn't know how to rage (from context clues I figured out this could mean anything from attending a school dance to just hanging out with friends; in essence, she's saying I don't know how to have fun).
Looks like she's going to force me to bend a few of my own rules. But I'm not worried. Because I have a plan. A plan that involves a man who will help me prove to Kelly that I'm not so dull after all. I'm going to show her I can rage with the best of 'em!
I have complete control over this situation. I can handle my rebellious wild child. I can handle having a man in my life (seeing that he's only going to be around for such a short time). I can handle this... as long as I don't do something foolish... like fall head over tush in lurve.

Look for Her Fake Romance in the US Kindle Store, in the UK Kindle Store, in the Nook Book Store, in the Kobo Store, and in the iBook Store.

A note from the author: If you've read my blog, you know I love to cook (I also love to eat!), so writing about a woman who owns a catering company was not only fun, it was also extremely satisfying as I was able to include some delicious recipes as bonus materials in the book. As part of my promotion for Her Fake Romance, I'm visiting blogs and offering even more scrumptious recipes. Here's one just for you:

Blue Ribbon Lemon Squares

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased square 8" X 8" pan, building up 1/2-inch edges (to hold in the filling). Bake the crust for 20 minutes. Beat the remaining ingredients until light and fluffy. Pour lemon filling over hot crust and bake approximately 25 minutes, or until no indentation remains when lightly touched in the center. Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!

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And here's my review for Her Fake Romance.

I'm one of Donna Fasano's greatest fans after discovering her books with Harlequin years ago. I have to say this book goes down as one of my favourites.

Right from the moment they meet, a half-naked Ryan and Julia have a sexual tension between them that I swear made my Kindle spark at times.

Both of them are adamant they'll never get involved in a relationship again.

But personal circumstances intervene and to overcome them, Ryan and Julia embark on a Fake Romance.

Romance at it's best from the queen of sweet romances.


  1. Sorry I'm so late dropping by. Great blurb, Donna. Her fake romance sounds like a terrific read. And I want, want, want those lemon bars! Yum!

  2. I've tried them Lyn, loverly!!!! :-)

  3. Hi, Lyn! Thank you for popping in! Just so you know, just thinking about those lemon bars makes me salivate. lol

    Mel, thank you for featuring my book. I so appreciate it!