Winning the United Kingdom’s favorite singing contest is a challenge for half-Afghani Pasha Trueman. He doesn’t have the best voice, but success would be life-changing. His strategy is simple—he’ll make the British public love him.
Ex-soldier Ed Britten has a different agenda. Winning means he’ll keep a promise made after a deadly Afghan ambush. His voice is his weapon, but he leaves his heart unguarded.
Ed and Pasha’s discovery that the contest isn’t a fair fight calls for creative tactics. Staging a fake love story could bring victory, only there’s more at stake than the prestigious first prize. If winning means surrendering each other, they could both end up losing.
The other day, I needed a hug. And well, our current situation makes that difficult. So I did what I do when I’m feeling needy and turned to my kindle. I have been chasing all the generous book sales flying around and as I was flipping through my latest scores, Con’s named sparkled and called to me. Thank you! Gahhhh! I needed this story and I needed it now. It sucked me in, made me forget and made me smile…which is everything. It’s kind of funny that I don’t watch reality tv shows but I sure do enjoy reading about them. Here we have a UK singing contest and I was smitten from the beginning. It’s not only witty and engaging but filled with exceptional characters. Ed and Pasha quickly stole my heart and I was delighted with the strong secondary cast as well. Top things off with fake boyfriends that fall in love and we have a winner, folks!
I always enjoy Riley’s writing and this was another fine example of how she excels at her craft. The story flowed smoothly at a lovely pace and despite a few nervous moments, I knew I’d be pleased with the ending. There had to be a HEA, it was a must! *gulp* Thank you for not letting me down. The reality tv show was completely unrealistic in it’s ‘reality’ yet utterly believable with how it played out. At least I hope the behind the scenes on air aren’t that awful! I didn’t see the big finale ending the way it did but I was thrilled with it. As the family, friends, and competitors grew in numbers I wondered if I’d lose track of who belonged where. However, they were all so distinct and made their own impression on the story that I didn’t have to worry about that. It’s a singing contest, so obviously everyone wants to win. Both men desperately want to be the last man standing. And as it turns out, there are no losers here. Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for more! Well, I could but the epilogue was extremely satisfying! Riley truly knows how to deliver fun romance with a few memorable one-two punches along the way.
Opposites attract with slow simmering heat and sexual discoveries catch fire. Pretending seems simple until suddenly…it’s not. And an honored memory brings a future full of love, promise, and hope.
If you’re looking for an escape filled with music, courage, and family, settle in for this alluring show that’s bound to leave you cheering #truebrit.