Fake/Pretend Relationship from
12 Tropes of 2020
Simply put, two characters who aren’t in a romantic relationship pretend to be.Taken from TV Tropes
The main purpose of the trope is to throw the characters together in extended proximity and then explore the hidden, or not so hidden, feelings that develop.Taken from Fanlore
Just for Show
What happens when an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies and an impulsive, out-of-work actress start a fake relationship?
Claire Renshaw thought she had it all: a successful career as a couples therapist, a publishing contract for her self-help book, and a happy relationship. But her perfect world falls apart when her fiancée calls off their engagement. Because of that, even her book deal might be off the table. After all, readers don’t want relationship advice from someone who can’t even make her own relationship work.
So Claire sets out to hire herself a fake fiancée.
Lana Henderson, the actress who shows up to audition for the role, is not exactly Claire’s ideal woman. Her frankness and the messes she leaves everywhere drive Claire up the wall. At least she won’t fall in love with someone like Lana.
But soon, Lana starts to win her over with her big heart, tickle fights, and—gasp!—carbs after six. The longer they pretend to be a love-struck couple, the less fake their kisses feel and the more the lines between reality and role begin to blur.
Once the book contract is signed, will they walk away or is their relationship no longer just for show?
A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.Blurb taken from Goodreads
I really enjoyed Just for Show – it is my first book by author Jae and I found it to be very well written and filled with incredibly engaging characters.Continue reading “12 Tropes of 2020 Challenge – Just for Show by Jae”