Never Fall for Your Fake Fiancé

(Especially not on Valentine’s Day)


Valentine’s Day lesson learned: fake fiancés should stick to the “fake” part.

I’m playing the role of being engaged to James Brody, the sizzling London deputy mayor with a rep hotter than a Vindaloo. But don’t get excited. It’s all part of the show, folks. I’m his prim and proper fiancée, helping him wave away those pesky playboy rumors.

What’s in it for me? I’m evading my mum’s relentless matchmaking plans to marry me off and start popping out grandkids like a factory assembly line.

But here’s the real scoop. While I’m wearing this fake engagement ring, I’m sneaking moments with the actual man of my dreams, Matt. He’s the guy who’s been my personal heartthrob for eons, and now that I’m dating James, he’s finally taking notice of me.

I should be ecstatic. Cartwheels, party poppers, the works. But here’s the twist: the more I pretend with James, the more I’m loving our phony dates and red carpet outings. And then there was that one lip-lock that was so good it made me forget my own name. Seriously, it was like fireworks and a 100-piece orchestra playing Unchained Melody in one romantic, sweep-me-off-my-feet smooch. On Valentine’s Day.

I know it’s all for an audience, but surely the sizzle in that kiss can’t be choreographed?

I’m in dangerous territory. I could fall head over heels for James. But he’s more Casanova than Cupid, and he definitely doesn’t come with a Hallmark movie happily ever after script.

My head knows this is strictly business, but my heart didn’t get the memo.



Never Fall for Your Fake Fiancé is a laugh-out-loud and romantic enemies-to-lovers story set in London on Valentine’s… Check out the trailer below.



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Praise for Never Fall for Your Fake Fiancé:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate O’Keeffe unfolds this romance in a manner that kept me guessing. I cared little for Matt and agreed with Stanley, an elderly co-worker, who tells Lottie that her crush just uses her. It is apparent from the beginning that Lottie lacks experience in dating. I thought it was amusing how her roommates came up with nicknames for Lottie’s “men”. James Brody was the epitome of a classy businessman, and I wished Lottie would wake up. He goes all out in showing his romantic interest, but she seems stuck on Matt. I found the entire story to have engaging dialogue and vivid details of the surroundings. The ambiance and grandeur of the places James takes her are easy to envision. The end of the tale didn’t turn out the way I expected. Romance novel readers who like unpredictable plots with palpable tension and engaging characters will enjoy Never Fall For Your Fake Fiancé.” – Readers’ Favorite

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Hilarious, addicting, and completely unputdownable, this book had me laughing out loud.” – USA Today bestselling author, Whitney Dineen

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I literally laughed and swooned my way through this whole book.” – Bestselling author, Melanie Summers

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and sizzling heat between the two main characters, this book had me from the first page to the last.” – USA Today bestselling author, Delancey Stewart


Readers LOVE Never Fall for Your Fake Fiancé:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A DEFINITE MUST read!” – Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I would LOVE to see this as a movie!! Whether Netflix, Passionflix or the big screen, it would make a wonderful movie!! I’m gushing, but I really, really loved this book so much!! This will definitely be a book I read over and over!!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This book was well-written, clever, witty and so fun I read it the day it came out and did not put it down.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I absolutely loved this  wonderful story!” – Booksprout reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I absolutely adored this read. It was not only hilariously amusing, but all of the characters were very relatable in so many ways.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “What a wonderful book from start to the delicious finish!…I laughed, I worried, and I loved this book. Such a great entry in a fun series of unpredictable love.” – Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Fake fiancé stories aren’t new but I knew that one written by Kate O’ Keeffe was going to make me laugh and probably make me cry. I wasn’t disappointed.” – Goodreads reviewer


Titles in the It’s Complicated series:

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but if you want to read them in order, here it is:

Book 1: Never Fall for Your Back-Up Guy

Book 2: Never Fall for Your Enemy

Books 3: Never Fall for Your Fake Fiancé

Book 4: Never Fall for Your One that Got Away