I found this to be a very interesting story of a policewoman trying to hide who she is. Born with magic, Ezri doesn’t want to use or she just uses enough to help her get promotions. The book was original. The story was intriguing. Ezri really needed to come to terms with who she is . Trying to find her mom’s killer, she would need that magic. The characters were unique and quite interesting because you had a mix of the mundane and the magical. That made for a fascinating mix in the story. I could have used a little more excitement in the story but I am an adventure junkie (I admit it). This is a good story overall that I think fans of urban fantasy are going to love and want to read.
I think Amara and Petro’s story is my favorite in this series. I love the older woman scenario and who wouldn’t love a large loud family? They definitely made me think of our family get togethers over the years.
Amara and Petro both have had their hearts broken, and unwilling to go through that again so their feeling for the other kind of blind side them.
There were so many things about their story I enjoyed and holy cow were there some hot moments. This author was able to make me picture so many scenes clearly and think that only added to my enjoyment of the book.
Great book to go with a great series.
When it’s right – it’s right
This is the fifth book in the series and it’s Amara and Petro’s story. Fake fiancée, older woman and office romance all rolled into one. This is easy to read and is well written with good characterisation and a depth to the story line. I really enjoyed the slow build and the development of the relationship. A very good addition to the Love Grows series.
This is such a sweet, original love story. I really enjoyed this book. It brings together two people that don’t care too much for each other until they’re forced to work together undercover. Amara and Petro are forced to get to really know each other. That’s when the sparks start to fly and they realize there’s more to each other than they originally thought. I really enjoyed watching their feelings grow. The characters are so great in this story and it tackles the difficulties and hesitations some people have when it comes to getting involved with someone when there’s an age difference.
The heart wants what the heart wants…
So Right is the fifth book in the Love Grows series by Renee Regent. This is a superb contemporary romance with ‘fake fiancé’, office romance, and reverse age gap elements.
Amara Gabriel desperately wants to prove that she is ready for a promotion, and to do so she agrees to pretend to be engaged to her much younger and very hunky co-worker, Petro Mikalos. She isn’t sure their engagement will be believable, as she is a decade older than Petro, but seeing that it is her boss’s idea she just goes with it. While Petro has crushed on Amara from afar, so he is only too happy to play the part of her doting fiancé. Their ‘assignment’ has them heading to California- which is where Petro’s family live- Petro has been estranged from his movie producer father for 3 years, but he knows that a visit will be expected while in California. The more time they spend together, the harder it is to remember their relationship is fake. Can anything real come from pretending to be in love? Well as fate would have it…..
A wonderful addition to the series which seem to get better and better with each new instalment.
Thank you, Renee Regent!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Wow, this story was sizzling. Between the fake engagement, being co-workers, and the job assignment of a lifetime, there’s plenty to love and swoon over. Amara is actually ten years older than Petro, but that isn’t bothering him. He has been crushing over his co-worker for a while. They are given an assignment to check out a property that their company wants to acquire. While on this trip, they step away from their job personas and get to know each other on a more personal level. If you love the forbidden romance, this one is for you. Great love story!
This is such a cute read! A fake dating to lovers, age gap romance that is such a sweet story. Amara has been stung by love and vowed to not let herself be in that position again. Petro has been focused so much on work, he doesn’t have time to venture into dating. When the two of them are assigned to pretend to be engaged, what could possibly develop between them? This book reminded me of a Hallmark movie and it’s a very easy to read book. Even though it’s book 5, it’s a great stand alone novel and doesn’t require you to read the previous books in the series.
Can they convince people that they are engaged to be wed? Amara doesn’t think it is possible, but with the possibility of a promotion in sight she couldn’t pass up this opportunity. It didn’t hurt that the man slated to play her fake fiancée, Petro, was movie star handsome. Petro is looking to prove that he is good enough to make it on his own. When he finds out that he has an opportunity to make a good impression and possibly get a promotion he jumps at the opportunity. The upside to this impromtu trip is that he will get to spend more time with Amara. The downside is that it will be in California where his family resides. Will they be able to pull this off without a hitch? Or will their fake romance turn into something more?
I just want to start this off by saying that I have a hard time trying books by authors I have never heard of before. This is the first time I have read anything this author has written and I enjoyed it immensely.
This author has quickly become one that I’d read absolutely anything by. And once again I found myself completely drawn into one of the stories created. From the beginning I knew I wouldn’t be putting this book down until the end and I was completely right. Instantly I just felt like I was there seeing this story play out in front of me. The author does awesome job of writing not only great storylines but characters that are easy to connect with and root for. This was a fun read and I’ll definitely be adding it to my rereading list. It’s a well written storyline and I’m always sad when I end one from this series but enjoyed my time with the characters. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!
This story is one of the most fabulous romances that I have read this year, with a fake fiancé theme who could resist? This story was brilliant and unique, and full of crushes, love, secrets, drama and more. This author takes us on. A topsy turvy roller coaster ride through out characters lives. Amara needs a fake fiancé for a promotion and Petro is a hot shot at the office that just jumps at the chance to fill the role. But will everyone believe that these two are two lovebirds planing a wedding? Will real emotions come into play or will they be able to walk away from each other when their done? If you want to know the answers to these questions you’ll have to read this book to find out for yourself.
This is yet another strong addition to this series. I’m loved the whole feel of the book and I really thought the characters brought it to life. The connection between them was evident right from the word go. I’m not always a huge fan if age gaps stories but I thought the author did a great job of creating characters that were believable and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend this whole series.
This was a good story of a well known plot line with a twist. Usually stories like this would be the younger female pursuing the handsome, older man. This story turned the tables and featured an “older” woman. As a woman approaching 40, I appreciated the perspective in this story. I felt that the relationship was plausible and I also liked the slow burn and build of their romance. I would definitely read more from this author and other books like this.
Another fantastic addition to this series! I have loved every book so far and this one was no different. The writing is excellent as usual and I was pulled into Petro and Amara’s story straight away. I just absolutely loved these two together, even though their relationship may not have started out traditionally – I could tell that the feelings and attraction there was so genuine and they were just perfect for each other. I really did enjoy reading their story!
I would highly recommend this story and also the series!
First let me start my review by saying, I love reading books by this author. If I see there’s a new book and I’m currently reading one….we’ll it gets stopped and this authors newest one gets moved to the top of my list. There’s not many authors I do that with.
As always, this author did not disappoint. This book was great from beginning to end. Anyone can write a book about coworkers pretending to be engaged but, this author nailed it and it was so good.
I love Amara and Petro. They both have had a bumpy road to get where they are now and this newest assignment a a big deal. Will they be able to pull it off?
I love the characters, I love the scenes, I loved it all. I wish I could give it more then 5 stars.
review by @xchellex
An enjoyable contemporary romance with a fake fiancé theme. In order to prove she’s worthy of a promotion, Amara Gabriel agrees to pretend to be engaged to her younger, handsome colleague. Petro Mikalos is the office hot shot and is ten years younger than Amara, so she doesn’t think anyone would believe they were starry-eyed fiancées planning a wedding. However, unknown to Amara, Petro has an office crush on her and so jumps at the opportunity to pose as her fake fiancé when asked by their boss. Petro has bad memories of his first wedding which ended in tragedy but he’s willing to re-live it if it means spending time with Amara.
The assignment is in California, and so the couple must travel together as fiancé’s. Unfortunately Petro’s parents live there and so will expect a visit, but he haven’t spoken to his famous movie producer father in three years. He’s willing to risk it for the chance of a promotion, and to spend time with and get close to Amara. Although book five in a series it can be read as a standalone story. I’ve enjoyed the whole series and this one was just as engaging as the others. The author has a way of immersing you into the story and makes the setting and characters come to life.
So Right: A Fake Fiancee Reverse Age Gap Romance (Love Grows Series #5) by Renee Regent
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. I will be looking for the others in the Love Grows Series. So Right is the fifth book in the series and is a fantastic read.
Amara is the assistant of the CEO and wants to be promoted. She loves her job and everything that comes with it. That’s until she’s asked to go look at a property pretending to be engaged to Petro. Her own past comes back to haunt her on the trip. The quote I chose for Amara is: “Thank you for everything, Petro. You are making this whole thing so much better than I imagined.”
Petro has moved out of California after his life went to Hell and he hasn’t been back. Now he’s being sent back to work on a project. Will it help his career or will it deter it? Can he find his happily ever after? “No, nothing like that. Well, he was very critical. He would get angry with me after I’d done something stupid or got into trouble. He’d lecture me about how I had embarrassed him, and what a loser I was, not living up to my potential. Even when I did do something right, he’d dismiss it. I guess we fell into a dynamic where I could never please him. After having been his favorite who could do no wrong, it kind of messed me up.”
Highly recommended for Contemporary Romance lovers.
So Right (Love Grows Book 5)
By Renee Regent
This was a great reverse age gap romance read, it’s the fifth book in the Love Grows series. A series that I have not read so I can honestly say that this book can be read as a standalone as I had no difficulty reading this one.
This author had me hooked right from the get go, the connection between the main characters was so believable and with all the details written it was incredibly easy to picture everything playing out in my mind.
This author took great attention to detail which really heightened the reading experience and made the story so much more enjoyable, now that I’ve finished this book I will be diving into the first four books of the series!!
This was a quick read that kept my interest all the way through. Amara is a business professional that knows what she wants in life and she’s on track to achieve it. Until her boss asks her to scout a possible business venture with another employee… posing as a couple looking for a wedding venue. Petro can’t believe his luck! He has been admiring Amara from afar for so long. And now he is posing as her fiancé for this assignment. I loved this book and highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Terri Jo McAllister
This author does such a fantastic job of writing with this series. I have read each book in the series, which are readable as standalones. This one does not disappoint. Petra and Amara are taking a week trip to a California Inn to check it out for purchase. The hitch: they have to be fake fiancee’s for a week. Amara doesn’t think it will work because he’s younger. Can love conquer all? She’s on a side mission for her boss? The chemistry is there and part of the fun is watching them try to fight it. The details are in the story which make it feel like you are there (a little fly on the wall) if you will. The supporting characters help make the story so relatable. I would highly recommend this story.
What a wonderful story! It rolls along nicely and completely enthralled me. I was enjoying the building relationship between these two as well as the troubled pasts. Then there is the family drama that comes along. There is a lot to like about this story.
While I don’t normally enjoy age-gap romances this one is very well done. I liked that they were hesitant for more reasons than just age. This is a slower romance as the story gets set up then it takes off. It feels very believable and that makes their togetherness more sexy and hot.
Overall this is a fun, flirty and sexy story. The characters are done well and fully believable. This isn’t my first book by this author and she never lets me down.
This is the 5th book in the Love Grows series. Even though it is part of a series it can be read as a standalone and it is still completely enjoyable. The author does an amazing job with her characters. I like how fiesty their personalities are and also how she gives them both deep painful pasts. This to me makes the characters really come alive and explains why they are so against and unsure about what they are feeling.
Amara is a successful woman. She loves her career but is looking for ways to improve and progress. So when her boss give her the opportunity go and investigate a Inn for weddings she is excited to prove what she can do.
However there’s a catch. She has to go undercover with a Petro her handsome colleague and pretend they are looking to get married. Amara doesn’t like this idea, with one failed marriage she doesn’t want to even think about it again especially not with her younger handsome colleague.
Petro has always fancied Amara but with her walls so high he has never dared to approach her. He sees this assignment as a chance to get close to her and allow her to see the real him. Pretending to be a couple seems a good idea, but what happens when pretending crosses over to being real? And will their past stop this budding relationship before it even begins?
Age gap is truly one of my favorite tropes. There is something sexy yet sweet about the process of people with years between them taking that leap. This is book 5 in the series and my first read by this Author. This was a great story, and the characters were relatable and likeable.
Amara and Petro were great together. The chemistry and feelings were there but they had meet in the middle finding where their love came in. Amara was concerned with Petro being younger than her, and Petro was worried that Amara would never be with a man like him. They were 2 loyal, successful, and career driven individuals. Each with a past, but also each wanting love. This was a great read and I enjoyed watching their love story unfold.
This is the fifth book in the Love Grows series, it can be read as a stand alone story. Petro and Amara are asked by their boss to look into a property that is an opportunity for the business in the wedding industry. Can they pretend to be engaged? Amara wants nothing to do with this plan. Petro has a secret crush on Amara, can they sacrifice and jump hurdles to be together?
An age gap story that had me invested from the first page. An amazing author that draws me in and makes me fall in love with the characters.
Cute and fun reverse age gap, forced proximity, fake fiancé, undercover assignment, workplace romance.
I really enjoyed the character reveal of both the Amara and Petro. We get to know each person little by little, but it doesn’t leave you needing to know ALL the details about each of them right away. In fact, I think the reveal of the past of each of them was very well done without being overplayed (our pasts make up who we are today so those experiences influence how and what we do). This book is told from both her and his POVs so we get an insight into what each of them are thinking and feeling.
I loved the tension between them in the beginning. It wasn’t overdone. I do think it moved a little fast from her not really liking him to looking at him with more intent, but I can appreciate how his opening up to her was enough to soften her resolve against him without it feeling like “instalust”. I did also enjoy that they didn’t just jump into bed together once they realized the other was also attracted but thought out their feelings and the potential consequences (sort of).
I enjoyed the undercover work and the details that came from that. The author did a wonderful job giving enough details of Amara and Petro scouting the Inn to keep you engaged without bogging you down with the nuances of the rolls the characters played.
I also really loved the supporting characters, John (the boss), and the family members of both Petro and Amara. They are (almost) all so supportive of their respective character and bring some added oomph to the story. We also get a quick look at/update on Audrey, who was the FMC in book 3, Not So Far, in this series.
While this is the first book in this series, and of this author, that I’m reading, I’m certainly putting more on my TBR list!
Amara and Petro are sent by their boss to check out an Inn he really wants to purchase by posing as a couple looking for a wedding venue. At first the idea of pretending to be a couple in love and planning a wedding is difficult for them both but for completely different reasons. As the week away together continues they can no longer fight their attraction and it grows into so much more. If you are after a read with great characters, a wonderful storyline and a HEA then this is the book for you. I will be checking out the rest of the series for sure!
This is the fifth book in a fantastic series that I have loved so far. I’m pretty sure that I have given the previous 4 books a five star rating and this one is the same. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone. The main characters from the previous books do make a brief appearance in this book but apart from it being nice to see them again, you are not missing any information needed to enjoy this book.
This book is a ‘fake fiance’ trope and also an office romance. Amara Gabriel is asked by her boss to play fake fiancé with colleague Petro Mikalos to visit a hotel that their company wants to buy to do an investigation. I’m a major sucker for a fake romance novel and this is a fantastic example of one.
Petro has fantasized about Amara since he started working at the company but she’s 10 years his senior and he thinks he has no chance of her liking him. The more time Amara spends with Petro, the more she likes him. She admires his work ethic and he’s pretty hot too.
I loved reading about Amara and Petro. I really liked both characters and found them very easy to read about and the storyline is very entertaining which keeps you engrossed in the story.
I really hope that the author continues with this series as I’ve loved all five books so far.
So Right (Love Grows Series Book 5) by Renee Regent
4 out of 5 Stars
If you can’t get the feels reading this story, then why are you reading romance? This author creates characters that feel real. They are not perfect. They are not billionaires. They are wonderful everyday people just trying to make it. Amara and Petro are no different. Each have their flaws. But, together, they are flawless.
Amara can’t see Petro as a partner in the beginning, despite her crush, due to the age difference. Petro also has a crush on Amara, but thinks she is out of her league. When they are thrown together for a work project where they pretend to be a couple, they discover so much about each other. Will they be willing to cross the lines to give a relationship a try? Will each’s past derail their future? Can Amara see past the age difference?
This is my first in the series but I am willing to spend a weekend catching up!! I love these characters and how human they seem. Amazing storytelling!!!
So, this is the fifth book in the amazing Love Grows Series, and it was exactly what I needed. This series is great if you haven’t read it, but I will say this wasn’t my absolute favorite so far. That would belong to book three. However, it was just as good. I never hesitate to read this series of books. While they can be read in order, it’s not required, and you can choose to read as a stand-alone book also. Although, I don’t recommend that just because I think she is such a wonderful writer and her romance writing skills are spot on. I always say that I want the kind of romance she writes about. This book is filled with that romance, a few twists and turns along the way, and some major excitement. If you are into a lot of sizzling romance, this is a book for you.
One supposedly brilliant idea. One promotion. One office crush. One week of being a fake fiancée. Does age matter?
This is a wonderful addition to the series. The books in this series can be read as standalones but I suggest reading the books in order because they are enjoyable reads and there are references to previous characters. We are now at book five in this great romance series.
This story is of an older woman, younger man not that it matters when love is concerned. The characters, each have a painful past, but can they get over it to see what is right in front of them?
Reviewed by @jennadb
I was so excited to get my hands on this fifth installment of the Love Grows series! It was absolutely everything I thought it would be too, just wonderful and romantic and sweet! This book had me hooked right from the very start with the premise of Amara and Petro both vying for this promotion and being both deserving. Both of them are so cute and have this attraction so the assignment isn’t going to kill them but it later develops its own issues and that is where the novel really comes in with the hard hitting feels and twists and turns that just make you keep reading past your bedtime to see if these two will get the happily ever after you so badly want them to. I so much hope for more in this series and if you haven’t had a chance to check out the rest of them I would run and do so. They are all wonderful couples and reads!
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