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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Grey

Hopeless, Elsie Silver

Story Blurb

Beau Eaton is the town prince, a handsome military hero with a tortured past.

I'm the outcast bartender, a shy girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

He's thirty-five and all man, I'm twenty-two and all . . . virgin. He's also my fiancé. Correction: my fake fiancé.

We start out as a bet. He doesn't believe that anyone holds my last name against me. So he offers me his to prove a point.

It's a win-win. He gets a break from his concerned family's prying, and I get a chance to shed my family's reputation while I save up to ditch this small town.

He says all I have to do is wear his ring, follow his lead, and pretend I can't keep my hands off of him in public.

But it's what happens between us in private that blurs all those carefully drawn lines . . .

It's what transpires behind closed doors that doesn't feel like pretending at all . . .

This engagement was supposed to be for show. This agreement? It has an end date.

He once told me he'd never fall in love.

And yet here I am, head over heels for my fake fiancé.

My Thoughts/Opinion

This was the fifth and final book in Elsie Silver's Chestnut Springs series and it did not disappoint! Through the other books, Beau was at times funny, at times lost, and at times broken. I love that he had to redefine who he is and what he really wants out of life. Bailey has spent her life fighting against peoples preconceptions. She knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to achieve it. Together, Beau and Bailey travel on a journey of growth that neither expected. Such a rewarding read. Loved it!

Favorite Quote:

"If we're struggling, we're still in motion, yeah? Heading somewhere better. That's what I keep telling myself anyway."

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