Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score


Title: Pretend You’re Mine

Author: Lucy Score

Date of Publication: October 22, 2015


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I only wanted to protect you . . . 

Luke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. Strong, sweet, and sexy, he doesn’t have a girlfriend and doesn’t want one. 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 out on another mission.

So what if a single bite of her lip 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 Luke’s house a home. When his arms wrap around her like steel, she finally knows what it’s like to feel safe. Protected.

One night of sleeping in the same 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 of 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 to him what she’s running from.

Anyway, this isn’t a real relationship. It’s only for a month. Only pretend. Until it isn’t . . . 

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Meagan’s 5 Star Review

I “bought” this book a while ago on Kindle Unlimited. I had read the synopsis and thought it was cute, so I one-clicked and forgot about it. The book sat on my Kindle for a month or two before I came across it again. I started it with the intention of reading something lighthearted and quick, something to fill the time between books I really wanted to read. And here is where I want to apologize. I want to apologize to this book and the author because Pretend You’re Mine isn’t a book that deserves to sit on your Kindle for months or have someone pick it up to kill time. This book deserves your full attention and five solid stars.

“I’m more than just a pretty face.”

Harper’s gaze trailed down his naked body. “Oh, I can see that.”

“Hey, I’m not a piece of meat and I asked you a question.”

The synopsis is a little misleading. Not because it doesn’t give a truthful representation, but because it only scratches the surface of this story. There’s so much more to tell, so many more layers to this fantastic novel. It made me laugh out loud, cry, smile, roll my eyes, get more than a little hot, and everything in between.

“Pizza, coffee, and I got to punch you in the face? This must be my lucky day.”

I loved Harper, her life has been hard, but she still greets every day with a smile on her face and a great attitude. Now I know what you’re thinking – those people are annoying as fuck. But with Harper I didn’t mind, although her humor and accident prone nature probably helped make her more likable. Logan was fabulous as well. Watching him lose his cool with Harper was sexy and hilarious. He thought she was a trainwreck at times and his protective nature was crazy sweet. She pushed him to be someone better, and their relationship was as entertaining to watch as it was endearing.

“You think I’m not attracted to you?”

“Isn’t that why you gave me the whole ‘no sex’ talk?”

“Harper, it’s not possible for me to be more physically attracted to you than I am. It’s a constant battle of self control to not rip your clothes off and slam my dick into you just to feel you come on me.”

Logan’s family and friends, as well as the townspeople of Benevolence, also played a huge part in the story. Aldo, Logan’s best friend, may be my favorite side character. His relationship with his mom had me rolling. But really, all the characters were fantastic. Sometimes when there are a lot of characters I forget who is who or get annoyed with the amount of side characters. But every person in Harper and Logan’s life played an important part in the story, and I had no problem keeping track of all the motley crew.

Despite the fact that Mrs. Moretta went to church every other Sunday, she had the mouth of a sailor who retired and started a new career trucking.

It’s hard to categorize this book because to stick it with one label means to ignore the rest. It’s seriously funny, but it’s not just a light hearted comedy. It made me cry a lot, but it’s not just about the waterworks. It‘s not just about the military, or foster kids, or rescue dogs, or family. It’s about all of these things, and that’s why it’s so easy to fall in love with this book. From start to finish Pretend You’re Mine is a five-star read. It’s one of my favorite books of 2015 and I’ll be stalking Lucy Score to find out when she’s releasing her next book.

“We’re still good, right?”

Harper smiled. “Yeah, we’re good. I’m just going to miss you for the next ten years or so.”


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About the Author


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Lucy Score was born in rural Pennsylvania, land of chicken and waffles. Obsessed with books since kindergarten, Lucy began penning her own fiction in the second grade when the teacher assigned “My Life on the Mayflower” essays. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and napping. Lucy devotes hours to crafting steamy romance stories so hot her family can’t look her in the eye.

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