I’m very excited to share the cover and blurb for the fourth book in my Heather Bay series: Like I Pretended.
This is Alex and Henry’s book, and I’m so happy that Henry finally gets his HEA after making his cameo debut in Charisma Check in 2021. This is the longest novel I’ve ever written, because Henry and Alex had a lot to say and work through, and it’s a sweet, steamy, fake dating slow-burn with a bored Hollywood superstar and a grumpy coffee owner.
Like I Pretended arrives on the 20th July on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, with audio to follow soon. You can pre-order now to make sure Alex and Henry arrive on release day, just check out the link below.
Like I Pretended
Coming 20th July 2023
Pretending to be in love never felt so real.
Henry Lu hates being a superstar. Action movies have left a sour taste in his mouth and filming a queer period drama on the Yorkshire coast sounds like the perfect antidote. Meeting grumpy coffee shop owner, Alex, is the cherry on top.
Alex isn’t impressed with the appearance of Hollywood royalty in his life, especially because Henry refuses to accept that Alex doesn’t like him. But when rumours about the production draw the attention of stuffy streaming service bigwigs and the ire of Henry’s superhero franchise, Henry and Alex must put on a show and fake a relationship to smooth things over.
Alex doesn’t want a relationship, and Henry isn’t good at them, but their arrangement is only supposed to be for a few months, then they’ll both be free to go back to their lives. The only problem is that pretending to be in love never felt so real.
Like I Pretended is a slow burn contemporary MM romance featuring a sunshine Hollywood superstar whose never been told no, a grumpy coffee shop owner who wants to be left alone, bad attempts at flirting, terrible catering, and finding home.
It is book four in the Heather Bay series and while it can be read as a standalone, it’s best enjoyed as part of the series.