‘Just For Show’ is a Fake Girlfriend story so impeccably written and with such depth of emotion that I can see me re-reading it again and again. The storytelling appears effortless and flows so well. I wish I knew Jae’s secret! She manages to write such believable and sympathetic characters that draw us into their world so completely.
Psychologist Claire is trying to get her book on relationships published and needs to convince her prospective publisher that she is madly in love with her fiancée. The problem is she has just broken up with her fiancée and needs a new one quickly. Hiring an actress to play the part seems like the solution. Lana is the complete opposite of OCD Claire and how they deal with living together and convincing others they are in love is just perfect. Of course there is a whole lot more to Claire’s OCD behaviour and to Lana’s particular issues. These are dealt with in a caring and understanding way. I almost jumped for joy at the inclusion of Jill and Crash from ‘Just Physical’ and Laleh and Hope from ‘Heart Trouble’. Yet again Jae has penned a winner and had me swooning.
I was given this ARC in return for an honest review.
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I’m fast becoming a fan of Jae too. I was only familiar with her via the Women and Words site before the 2017 GCLS where I had the chance to meet her briefly. After she won her award for Shaken to the Core, I read that and loved it. Since then, I’ve picked up a few more of her books. I marvel too at how she does it.
I’m adding this one to my list. That TBR pile just gets bigger and bigger…
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I love her books. She makes it all look so easy. I can become immersed in her stories.