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Review – Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant


Real Fake Love; Copper Valley Fireballs #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Pippa Grant

Review Rating:



Hilarious! Snort-laugh-out-loud, make your sides hurt, hilarious fun!

Pippa Grant gives us the best opposing forces in the grouchiest, grumpiest hero that you cannot help but love and matches him with the happiest, full of sunshine and sprinkles heroine that I’m fairly certain is Pippa’s inner Id. Real Fake Love is such a good time you won’t be able to keep yourself from smiling, laughing, and falling in love with Luca and Henri the entire way through.

Henrietta Bacon loves love! She is a romance writer after all, so the world is painted in sunshine and rainbows. The fact that she’s been left by five fiancé’s on her wedding day is beginning to dim on view on love just a bit and to help her over the top libedo that can’t seem to help falling in love with the next available man in line she seeks out help to NOT fall in love and she knows just the expert to help with her problem.

Luca Rossi may seem like no stranger to losing, especially when he was traded to the team that was most known for losing. However, their team is actually having their best season in years. However, no matter how well a team is playing he’s always the guy that gets traded, so forming attachments, getting close…yeah he isn’t exactly what you call a warm and fuzzy kind of guy. When his Nonna shows up at his run down house ready for him to settle down Luca didn’t really want to battle her, but he also wasn’t ready to be pressured into any kind of relationship either. Was it fate that a certain romance writer showed up on his doorstep that day looking for her own help or was he already cursed?

This entire book is filled with fun, no matter who is on the page. The main characters, secondary characters, past characters, imaginary characters (yeah that’s right…Pippa can write a book with imaginary characters tucked right in and it’s brilliant), everybody is crazy good. This book is like receiving unicorn dreams and puppy kisses.


If people have polar opposites, Luca Rossi is mine.

His butt is in the baseball hall of fame. Mine’s comfortably seated in the hall of lame.

When he’s not snagging fly balls out in center field, he’s modeling in shampoo commercials. I once jammed my own finger while stirring cookie dough, and sometimes I forget shampoo is a thing.

He’s a total cynic when it comes to love.

I make a living writing love stories.

But after my latest broken engagement (no, I don’t want to talk about how many times that’s happened), it’s clear he’s exactly the man I need.

If anyone can teach me to be the opposite of me, it’s him.

The first thing I want him to teach me?

How to not fall in love.

And as luck would have it, he’s in desperate need of a fake girlfriend to get a meddling grandmother off his back.

We couldn’t be more perfect together, because the last thing Luca Rossi will ever be is the next man to leave me at the altar.

Or will he?

Real Fake Love is a line drive straight to the heart featuring a grumpy athlete, a jilted bride, a fake relationship, and the world’s laziest cat. It stands alone and comes complete with sibling rivalry, the world’s most awkward shower scene, and a sweetly satisfying happily ever after.

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