Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ Rumours and Romance by Julia Jarrett


We said we wouldn’t fall for each other.

Turns out, that was as big of a lie as the relationship everyone thinks we’re having.

Jackson Holt is the new vet in town, and he’s exactly the kind of man I would want… If I wanted a man, that is. But I don’t. At least not right now. I don’t have the time or the desire to date, not while I’m trying to expand my bakery. Besides, he’s been hurt before, and claims he has no intention of letting anyone into his heart. We can be friends, and just ignore the rumours that fly about there being more to it than that.

Except my friends think I’m lonely, and his boss wants him to set down roots before offering him a promotion. So why not turn our friendship into something that benefits us both, without any of the hassle of actually being in a relationship?

But what happens when fake dating turns into real feelings?

A real mess. And maybe, also the start of real love…

Fake dating Jackson is either the best idea I’ve ever had or the worst.


Hilarious banter, loads of chemistry and plenty of steam. There is no shortage of any of that when it comes to Mila and Jackson. I absolutely loved the two of them and the chemistry they have.

Mila lives for her bakery. It is her life and she has worked hard to make it successful. However, none of that leaves much time for fun or dating. Something her friends have noticed and continue to push her on the subject. Jackson is new in town, not really looking to settle down or even have a relationship. Yet, he needs to prove that he can settle down in order to get a partnership at the Vet’s office he just started working at.

I loved everything about Jackson and Mila. They have insane amounts of chemistry. Their fake relationship was supposed to be just that, fake. However, the more time they spend together the more lines are blurred and boundaries are crossed. There is a hiccup or two in their relationship, one that makes me want to knock some sense into Jackson for jumping to conclusions.

If you’re looking for a small town, fake dating romance this is one to check out.