Borrowing the Bride

A Billionaire Romance

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022

Talking about this book? Use #BorrowingtheBride #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Money never bought him what he really wanted…and money only ever bought her trouble.

Ben Larsen needs a deterrent. His family wants to see him married. Maybe it’s time to give them what they want. His best friend, Amber Croft is engaged, but not to him. If he borrows her for the week, he’ll make his mother happy, and it would finally show his ex that he’s moved on.

Amber needs perspective. She’s engaged but she’s beginning to wonder if she’s marrying the wrong man. She’s pretending to be Ben’s fiancé, although the kissing and touching are real.

The ruse is working perfectly, but lies, betrayal and a billion dollars carry a high price. Will it cost them their friendship and destroy their relationship?

Money never bought him what he really wanted…and money only ever bought her trouble.

Ben Larsen needs a deterrent. His family wants to see him married. Maybe it’s time to give them what they want. His...

Available Editions

PRICE $3.99 (USD)


Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (EPUB)
Send to Kindle (EPUB)
Download (EPUB)

Average rating from 11 members

Featured Reviews

This book was a little slow to start but stick with it! I really enjoyed the characters and can see where the author could do some spin-offs. I was wishing for a little more depth in some areas but overall a good light beach read!

Was this review helpful?

I really enjoyed Ben and Amber. The chemistry is great. The romance was a bit of a slow burn but when it finally caught, WOW! I also loved Ben's family. That part was realistic and relatable. So were the crazy exes! That added a bit of tension that balanced the doses of humor. The truth about Ben's birth family was a bit out there but it was something different. Overall I liked this book a lot and will read this author again.

Was this review helpful?

Ben and Amber have amazing connection and the attraction between them makes for a satisfying read. I would definitely be happy to recommend this book for your next weekend read. Looking forward to reading more by this author. Happy reading everyone.

Was this review helpful?

A big thank you to NetGalley and Backlit PR for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is sort of a mixed bag for me. I loved the chemistry between Ben and Amber. I thought Ben was a nice guy (a little misguided but nice). I didn't like the secrets, lies, cheating, and Ben's mom obsession with pushing marriage. Then throw in all the extra crazy stuff (crazy ex's, etc). It was over the top, and convoluted, but I did enjoy it in an odd way. 3 stars

Was this review helpful?

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and Backlit PR. All opinions on the book are my own.

What do you do when your best friend needs to pretend to be engaged to get his family to stop setting him up with the girl he is not interested in? You fly home with him and play the part of his pretend fiance of course! Forbidden best friend love- that is what you will find in this story!

I think I liked this book a bit more than some of the reviews that I have already read from the advanced copies. This book follows Ben Larsen and Amber Croft of their journey to finally admit their feelings to one another. Amber is engaged to Ben's best friend Pete, but the relationship is not as rosy as it seems. This book had all of the elements to be wonderful: forbidden love, best friends falling in love, far away places and billionares. This book started off strong and really had a lot of potential, but as I got further in, I kept wishing there was more. Near the end I felt as though some of the story lines were extremely rushed and while the beginnings of each of those story lines held a lot of promise, they just fell slightly flat. Don't get me wrong-they were all wonderful story lines they all worked extremely well in terms of moving the story forward and the speed at which they were moving is how many of those events happen in real life. My only wish was that some of them had been fleshed out more in the beginning so the reader could get a better picture as to why and how they were happening near the end.

Overall, I still think this was a good read. There was plenty of will they won't they in the beginning, the spice was fantastic (not overly graphic but not underdone to the point where you want more) and I loved the relationship between Ben and Amber (something I wish was explored a bit more as well) as well as Ben and his family.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: