Reeling from the discovery that his father hid an older sibling from him, billionaire prince Benoit Georges Moreau goes undercover at a British newspaper to track his half-sister down. Unfortunately, the fiery reporter he’s assigned to work with recognizes him instantly. The jig is up—or is it?
Jane has built her whole life on seeking out the truth. After living in the shadow of her father’s lies for years, she leaps at the chance to uncover a royal exclusive. If she can help this handsome prince solve a decades-old mystery, he’ll let her break the story about this shocking royal secret. For Jane, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance her career as an investigative journalist.
But as they spend more time together, the fake relationship they craft to conceal Ben’s royal identity starts to feel all too real. And it quickly becomes impossible to deny the chemistry between them.
When the truth leads to betrayal, will their undeniable attraction be enough for them to take a leap of faith?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend
Series: Undercover Princes #3
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 29, 2021
Publisher: Relay Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend concludes the Undercover Princes series with a sizzling, emotional journey to a happy ending that will stretch the patience and the belief in each other for Ben and Jane… but their future depends on trust, even in the most difficult circumstances.
I enjoyed The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend very much. Most of what you’d want to know before picking up this title can be found in the Cover Description. Yet, there are personality traits, unknown facts, and definitely secrets that Ben and Jane often see differently. Each despises lies and betrayals as each has experienced that first hand, but with that thought in mind there is also the right to know vs the right thing to do in any given situation – that is where Jane and Ben sometimes see things differently. So while Ben may firmly (some may say obstinately) believe that his half-sister deserves to know that as the eldest she is in fact the one to take the throne he will one day sit on as the King’s heir. But what if that would not be her choice, what if she doesn’t want her life disrupted or changed by this information? Yeah. That right to know vs right thing to do dilemma.
Throughout their story, I believed that both Jane and Ben were equally “right” and “wrong” in their assumptions, and watching them work out those differences was an emotional journey I’m glad I didn’t miss. Can we say stubborn has met even more stubborn? That perfectly describes this couple. While Jane recognized Ben almost immediately and sorta-kinda came just this side of blackmail to get the exclusive story, her decisions as they uncovered more information changed my initial view of Jane. They are a strong, stubborn couple in a situation fueled by intense attraction, lots of sizzling moments, a hatred of being lied to or betrayed… and sometimes their passionate natures overcame their logic or common sense. In other words, they were perfectly human in their reactions when they didn’t have the completed information.
I liked the way this series wrapped up with an intensely passionate couple in both their reactions to each other and the absolute truth. If you love a sexy, involved romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat then The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend and the entire Undercover Princes series should be on your need-to-read list.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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