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I love my job. Bartending is more than just serving drinks to customers at the hottest bar and restaurant in Stewart Grove. It’s the people I work with and those I meet along the way. I know how to have a good time. Just one flirty little grin and the ladies are like putty in my hands. But they know the score: I’m a one and done guy, not looking to ever fall into the trap of love.

Then, a sweet, gorgeous coworker needs help, and I find myself offering up more than I should.

With Cameron Wright temporarily living with me, pretending to be my girlfriend, the lines begin to blur fast. She’s in my space and I suddenly have free rein to hold and kiss her.

Helping her might very well be my downfall.


I keep to myself. Despite working as a server at the popular gourmet burger joint, I make sure my eyes are always ahead, focused on the prize: make enough tips to pay off my debts. When you carry around this much guilt every day, the weight slowly starts to drag you down, but I’m determined. My past will not define me. 

Until one day, that past returns and is ready to rekindle our old relationship.

Cocky playboy Kellen McGregor steps up, not only offering a place to stay, but also a way to put space between me and my ex. Problem is, in no time, I find I like being with him.

I just need to remember he’s not the forever kind of guy.

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My Thoughts:

The Burgers and Brew Crüe is back and RED HOT with this latest release featuring Kellen and Cameron. I always love a good fake relationship that turns into a real love and Lacey Black checks all the boxes on making this one a new favorite!

Kellen is a flirty bartender who is enjoying his life solo. His parents’ divorce/relationship has him keeping women at an arm’s length while also ensuring that they know the (limited) terms of a relationship. He’s sweet, caring, and has all the bones of being the quintessential perfect boyfriend for someone.

Cameron has made some poor choices in her young life and is working hard to rebuild the trust she’s lost in people and get herself out of a destructive pattern. Her success is slowed down when her ex shows up and doesn’t take the hint that she is done with him. Instantly, I swooned when I Kellen steps up to the plate to help Cameron ward off the scumbag.

As in true fashion of the Crüe, they want what is best for their employees (who are more like family) and are on board with helping the pair through this situation in any way possible. I do love how their intimacy blooms from their bedtime snuggling and open communication. The illusion of the fake relationship enables them to open their hearts without even realizing what is happening, until they’re head over heels. And I’m here for every moment! We get glimpses at all the previous couples, updates on their lives, and all the sweet happenings going on with their families.

I received a complimentary copy for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and three rowdy chickens.


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