Two childhood friends are playing house—and maybe playing for keeps—in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s funny, sexy, and unpredictable marriage-of-convenience romance.
To save her Tennessee bed-and-breakfast, Sophie Bates needs a fast-cash miracle. Holden McKenzie, her childhood best friend, needs to prove to a prospective employer that he’s a committed man. Their fortunes on the line, Holden proposes…a solution.
He’ll take care of Sophie’s bills if she agrees to a temporary marriage of convenience. And why not? They’re comfortable together, they have fun, and they trust each other. It’s as simple as saying “I do.” But the off-the-cuff wedding has all of Honey Creek talking—and Sophie and Holden realizing that their perfect arrangement is working too well. If they’re not careful, this marriage could turn into a love story.
4.5 Heart Review by Ashley
Nobody, and I mean nobody does small-town romance like Adriana Locke. In Like You Love Me, the marriage might be fake but the sparks are real between these two childhood best friends.
I absolutely adored Sophie and Holden. Both kind and hardworking. They were both up against it in the pursuit of making their dreams a reality. Holden, in all his genius, comes up with a plan that would be mutually beneficial. Now he just has to convince Sophie it's the right thing to do.
It was the small moments between them that started the shift. It was the thoughtfulness and dinners. The sense of community. The easy smiles and desserts. But there was always a timeline on their time together. They knew it from the time they said 'I do'. Oh my heart, it was aching right along with both of theirs as they tried to figure out what came next.
I legit had the biggest smile on my face while reading Sophie and Holden's friends-to-lovers romance. It was playful, witty and steamy and I didn't want to put it down.
About the Author
USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.