RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge: Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman


Title: Her Accidental Boyfriend
Author: Robin Bielman
Publication Info: Entangled: Bliss October 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Her Accidental Boyfriend I didn't receive a RITA® Reader Challenge 2014 review for this book, so I'm compiling quotes from reviews online and using the grade average from Goodreads as a substitute.

This book has a 3.97 review average, which I'm interpreting as a B. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Short Contemporary Romance Series category.

The summary:

Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend—just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…

Shane has no intention of settling down—in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for—and more than he can give.

And here are the review quotes, linked to the original sources:

Rachel wrote:

This book was fantastic, it had everything you look for in a great romance story, but true to the Entangled Bliss line, shuts the door to let the characters have sexy times in private. But it doesn't lack for spark, these two characters have it in spades. The chemistry is smoking between Shane and Kagan. We saw a bit of it before, but this is four alarm fire chemistry.

Be prepared to laugh, get misty eyed and loose time because you can't put it down. This author is already on my auto buy list, but I will be looking out for more books set in Cascade as this reader needs to hear Erin's and Charlotte's stories too and I'm sure I won't be the only one who thinks this. There are a couple of hot men willing and waiting, just saying. (5 stars)

Sarah wrote:

Kagan and Shane make a wonderful couple, they are friends first and have a deep respect for each other but they also have great chemistry. The Entangled Publishing Bliss imprint is actually quite a mild range when it comes to heat levels so although we see some of the build up there are no detailed sex scenes, that isn't a problem but I do think it's nice to know what to expect when you pick up a book so that's the only reason I'm mentioning it. Her Accidental Boyfriend is a feel good story, I smiled the whole way through and the ending was utterly adorable (it may possibly have brought a happy tear to my eye but if you ask me to confirm that I'll deny it!). If you like small town stories with lots of meddling busybodies and gossip, kooky characters and great friendships then you're sure to enjoy this series. Both books so far have worked perfectly as standalone stories and I'd happily recommend either of them to contemporary romance fans. (4 stars)

Kristin wrote:

I absolutely love the “faking a relationship” plotline. Don’t ask why; I probably have hidden issues. Give me a story where the leading couple have to pretend for one reason or another that they’re in love and end up falling in love for real and I’m in. 

I really enjoyed the characters and their relationship, but there were pieces about these two that just never fit for me and those pieces always took me out of the story for a moment. I loved the supporting cast and the community feeling the author was able to create. (3 stars)

Becky wrote:

The development from fake relationship to real one was nicely done. Shane and Kagan have some obvious chemistry going on here, and the sparks fly pretty quickly. Being a Bliss novel, the physical parts of their relationship were closed door, but there were some delicious kissing scenes.

Overall, this was another sweetly satisfying and sexy read. I am definitely on board for the next one in the series. Though can I just say–this novel has one of the best “get the girl back” scenes I've read in a long time? I'm not sure how Robin will be able to top that next time. (4 stars)

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