‘The Fiancée Farce’ by Alexandria Bellefleur Review

New from a Lambda Literary award winner Alexandria Bellefleur, The Fiancée Farce

Why can’t others except that you are happy single? You don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy, right?

Meet Tansy Adams

Tired of dodging questions from her family about her love life, bookstore-owner Tansy Adams decides to make up a girlfriend to get them off her back. She bases the fake lover on the stunning cover model of a bestselling book. Then creates a whole backstory which she enthusiastically shares with anyone who asks. Besides, it isn’t like the two women will ever cross paths, so what could possibly go wrong?!

Meet Gemma Van Dalen

When the real-life Gemma Van Dalen, a wealthy party girl and outcast from her own family, discovers through the grapevine that a beautiful stranger has been pretending to date her, she instantly sees the solution to a difficult issue. In order to inherit Van Dalen Publishing, she must be married. She needs a wife to meet the terms of her grandfather’s will. Tansy needs cash fast to keep her struggling bookstore afloat.
The two women agree to a mutually beneficial arrangement, but they know that it will take some work to fool everyone into thinking that their marriage is a love match. Gemma and Tansy leap into their roles as affectionate lovers, and as they get to know each other, the lines between convenience and real feelings begin to blur and real romantic sparks begin to fly. There may be something real to their relationship after all.
But Gemma’s scheming family, determined to keep Van Dalen Publishing out of her hands, won’t give up without a nasty fight. Do Tansy and Gemma truly have something worth fighting for? Or will their relationship get caught in the crossfire?

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More Love for The Fiancée Farce from bestselling authors

“Outrageously clever and unbearably sexy, The Fiancée Farce is the sapphic romance of my dreams. Like every Alexandria Bellefleur book, I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put it down. With delicious prose and gripping storytelling, Bellefleur is a rom-com master, and I’ll read anything she writes.” -Mazey Eddings, author of Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake
“Alexandria Bellefleur has gifted us with a gorgeously bright and vivacious romance in The Fiancée Farce—bringing together a beauty and a wallflower, a marriage of convenience, and intensely sexy, swoony, sapphic vibes. Mischievous dogs, glitter-infused capers, and a delicious moment in an old library round out this rom-com perfection, and make it a must read for 2023!” -Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author
The Fiancée Farce is romcom at its absolute finest. A down on her luck heroine who invents a fake girlfriend? A fake girlfriend who turns up looking for a marriage of convenience to land her inheritance? Set the whole thing in a cozy bookstore? Alexandria Bellefleur delivers funny, sexy, romance reader catnip. No notes.”  -Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author 

Even more love for The Fiancée Farce

“This zippy Sapphic rom-com from Bellefleur features slow-burn romance, a steamy marriage-of-convenience, and a profusion of Taylor Swift references. . . Bellefleur’s snappy prose is perfect for the banter between Tansy and Gemma, and it’s delightful to watch the tension build between them. . . deeply satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly
“Written with a surfeit of quippy wit and graced with a delightfully quirky constellation of supporting characters, Lambda Literary Award winner Bellefleur’s fun, fresh take on the marriage of convenience trope delivers all the romantically swoon-worthy moments and steamy chemistry romance readers crave.” –Booklist
“Alexandria Bellefleur powers this fake dating masterpiece with boatloads of heart and the result is perhaps her most divine tale yet.” -Buzzfeed
“A warm-hearted, sapphic marriage-of-convenience romance.” Popsugar
Photo sourced from Author’s Website

About the Author

Alexandria Bellefleur received a 2021 Lambda Literary Award winner. In addition to that, she was the 2020 winner of The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction. Her contemporary romance featuring LGBTQ+ characters usually making the leading woman in her novel bisexual. Her special skills include finding the best Pad Thai in every city she visits and keeping cool while reading spicy books in public! A Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Alexandria has a weakness for good coffee, Pike IPA, and Voodoo Doughnuts. Her other books include, Written In The Stars and Count Your Lucky Stars. Equally important Alexandria also wroteHang the Moon

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