Nov 28 2016 2:00pm

Quiz: Could You Handle a Pretend Boyfriend?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Karina Bliss (Fall) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The hero and heroine of Fall embark on a fake relationship, so they know a thing or two about surviving that, but the question is... do you think you could handle it? Karina let's us know! Thanks, Karina!

Like other conveniences–gas stations, bathrooms and chore amnesia–the  relationship of convenience is a useful tool for romance authors, and catnip to romance readers. The trope promises so much–comedy, forced proximity (often including awkward kisses and bed-sharing), unresolved sexual tension, and the ever-present danger of discovery.

But the biggest joy comes from watching two people who are clearly meant to be together, stumble into true love.

From Georgette Heyer's Cotillion and Heaven Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (my personal favorite), to emerging classics like Elle Kennedy's The Deal and Act Like It by Lucy Parker, we just can't get enough of  these novels. Checking Goodreads, I see 794 books listed under Popular Fake Relationship Books. And that's before we include movies like The Proposal, French Kiss and 10 Things I Hate About You (the fake relationship with a tragi-comic twist–only one of the lovers knows the relationship's fake). If you're a movie buff here's a bigger list:

But have YOU read enough of your favorite trope to pull off a fake boyfriend scam? Let's find out.

Note: The quiz is a weeeee bit NSFW. But just the tiniet bit!


Note: This is Romancelandia after all. No matter what life throws at you, it's meant to be and you always get the happily ever after in the end ;)

Learn more about Fall by Karina Bliss, available now!:

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Karina Bliss has written her own fake relationship plot in her new release, Fall, a Rock Solid Romance. You can read an excerpt and find buy links here:

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Sonya Heaney
1. Sonya Heaney
No idea how I got "Yes"! I chose some terrible answers (including the short-sighted one - every time I get a new optomestrist they get the vapours when they see my contact lens prescription)!
Sonya Heaney
2. Sonya Heaney
Whoops - we'll just ignore my massive spelling mistake...
Carmen Pinzon
3. bungluna
I got yes too. I imagine is because this is a favorite trope of mine and I just know how it'd work.
Melissa Keith
4. MelK
When I read the question I said 'no'. But I got 'yes'. lol!
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