Book 1: Accidentally Married
Madison Nichols, aspiring actress, is floundering. Her rent is due and she needs a job. Desperately. After getting a tip about an open position, she rushes to Jameson Technologies and meets CEO Jared Jameson. Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, she is put in the awkward position of pretending to be his girlfriend. Not the job she was applying for. And when she finds out Jared lied to her to get what he wanted, she decides to get back at him. In front of his family.
Jared is stunned when Madison announces they are getting married. She pushed her revenge too far. How can he tell them it’s all a lie? And when his sick aunt asks them to be married before she dies, Madison comes up with a hair-brained plan to hire an actor and stage a fake wedding.
What they both don’t know is Jared’s father has found out about the fake wedding. And he’s got his own hair-brained plan.
“Madison was such a spunky character and she was a perfect match to take on Jared and his short personality. It was hard to put this down because the story and characters were so well written.”
I am so happy I found this book. It was very refreshing and so not dark! It is funny, so funny. The chemistry between Jarod and Madison is great.
“This book delivers what we all want– more romance and excitement in our life.”
Megan Holloway can’t stand her local morning show co-host, Adam Warner, even though he’s a total hunk. He goads her on-air until she says things she regrets. But since ratings increase each time they have an on-air fight, the producer encourages his behavior.
When a relationship specialist comes onto the show purporting that Adam has hidden feelings for her, she reluctantly agrees to go out with him—on camera. What starts out as one date turns into a viral dating show with Megan and Adam alternating between locking lips and knocking heads.
As Megan fights her growing attraction to Adam, their popularity increases and ABC takes notice, offering them their own program. Not a morning show like Megan is hoping, but a dating show in which she and Adam must marry at the end. With the promise of a hundred thousand dollars and the possibility of scoring what she really wants, her own national program, she signs on.
What she doesn’t know is that Adam has fallen in love with her, and his objective is to get her to do the same.
“It’s like The Bachelor but in a far more enjoyable way. Two thumbs up!”
“Funny and witty.”
“Really enjoyed the sparks onscreen, and the modern day twist of a reality show for the fans. Great rom com!”
Penny’s gotten herself into another one of her crazy messes. She’s broke and about to be evicted. When her online boyfriend suggests they elope, she agrees. Why not? She loves him, even though she hasn’t met him, so she blows the last of her cash on a fun Las Vegas wedding. Except, William stands her up and the limo driver picks up the wrong guy. A smokin’ hot wrong guy. Too bad she doesn’t find out who he really is until after the wedding.
Harrison Williams needs a wife to gain access to his trust fund account. He goes to Las Vegas to meet someone, but there’s a mix up and he ends up at the Chapel-O-Love exchanging vows with Penny, a spirited girl in a cheap veil. When they realize the mistake, he convinces her to go back to Bel Air with him to prove that he’s married, and he agrees to pretend to be William so her family doesn’t have to know about her big mistake. Sounds like a good plan. What could go wrong?
“Penny is a very different type of heroine and I enjoyed her different view of life.”
“Chick lit at its finest.”
“This was a delightfully delicious read, and a refreshing nod to the true geeks of the world.”
Sidney’s matchmaking business is suffering. When her best friend convinces her to put on a fake engagement ring to boost customer confidence in her, she reluctantly agrees. Couldn’t hurt to try, right? And when her childhood crush comes walking in, she’s glad to have her fake engagement as an excuse not to get involved with him. He shattered her heart ten years ago, and she can’t take another painful Blake incident.
Blake can’t believe it when he sees Sidney, all grown up. She looks amazing. But she’s also off limits, or so he thinks. When he finds out she’s not really engaged, he’s confused as to why Sidney would lie to him. He makes it his goal to coax the truth out of her, even if he has to go to great lengths to do it.
“Cute story line of bringing the past and the present together in an awkward way–so like true life.”
“This book was fabulous. I loved everything about it–the characters, the writing, the editing, the story line, the setting, and even the sister. Highly recommended.”
“I loved this series but I think this was my favorite one. I’m a sucker for long lost loves.”
Tara McDermott needed a job, so she took the only thing available–cleaning house for the swoon-worthy actor, and Hollywood Bad Boy, Rick Shade. When he comes up with a crazy plan to tame his wild reputation by marrying her, she reluctantly agrees so she can pay off her debts and move her daughter back to the Midwest where life is simpler. If only he wouldn’t make her heart pound every time he kisses her.
Rick’s reputation is in the toilet and it’s affecting his job. In order to get a good role, he needs to show Hollywood he’s now a family man. After enticing Tara with a large sum of money to go through with the farce, he sets out to show the public he’s in love. But Tara’s soft lips keep calling to him and soon he doesn’t know what’s pretend and what’s real.
“As always, Victorine doesn’t just write stories: she makes magic happen.”
“Ms. Lieske has once again taken an absurd notion and turned it into a delightful romance. Her characters have depth and conflict even as they try to run from their own feelings.”
CIR: What was the writing process like for your books?
LIESKE: I have a writers’ group that I meet with each week. It keeps me writing because I’m usually busy enough doing other things that I could easily let my word counts slide. But I would force myself to have at least once chapter to read at my group. Sometimes I would be finishing up my chapter thirty minutes before the meeting started. Yeah, I procrastinate. But I also work well under pressure, so that worked for me.
CIR: What do you hope your readers will get out of these books?
LIESKE: My goal each week was to try to make my writers group laugh out loud as I read. I often have people say they did laugh out loud while reading, so I feel quite happy I met my goal. Plus, I want readers to say “Aw,” at the sappy ending.
Learn more about Victorine E. Lieske and her writing at www.victorinelieske.com