Today I am so pleased to welcome Hurri Cosmo to Joyfully Jay. Hurri has come to talk to us about a new release, His Fake Boyfriend. Hurri has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!

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Not minus Noah. It didn’t need to be minus. It just needed to be less. Like Noah should have been the time when Rita or Rachel, or whatever that redheaded girl’s name was, began exploiting the fact she was on Griffin Colewater’s arm by basically stealing one of Griffin’s credit cards. Well?not stealing. Griffin gave his permission. It was just that Noah was the only one with the right to dig in Griffin’s pocket or wallet or closets or drawers. He had been with Griffin for years, and it totally made sense that Griffin trusted him with his everything. Rhonda had been around for two weeks tops. You couldn’t even trust a new deodorant in that time frame, much less a person.

“Where is your girlfriend?” Noah had asked.

“She’s out of town. With friends. Lake Tahoe, I think?” Griffin was distracted playing a new video game.

“Lake… Griffin, you do know she’s using you, don’t you?”

“If by that you mean my credit card, sure.” Griffin had put down the controls. “I didn’t want to go. She did. She has friends. I mean, I miss her and all. The bed’s cold without her. But I thought it would be quiet for a change without her here.” He had smiled up at Noah then and Noah melted. Yeah. Just Griffin and Noah for the entire weekend. That felt nice.

“Oh. Well, in that case.” Noah grabbed drinks and chips and dip, settled on the couch next to Griffin, and Griffin flipped him his wallet.

“Order us some Chinese or whatever.”

But truth be told, Noah did not like that redheaded woman. Was it Rebecca? What was her name? Whatever. Clearly, she had manipulated Griffin into giving her his card so she could show off to her friends. Now she was using Griffin’s money like a politician on the campaign trail. How was it Griffin could miss someone like that? She had to be stopped.

That was the reason Noah showed up at Griffin’s door a few too many times that following week, needing this, that or another thing, knowing it was pissing off Robin?or Renee?a lot because he was interrupting their “alone time.” It didn’t upset Griffin though. He was only ever concerned that Noah was okay.

“I’m not sure, but there was a noise, and Jason’s gone…”

“Jason and Sabastian are arguing, and that dog is barking…”

“No, really, it’s a brand-new flavor. Here, you have to try it…”

Rose?yeah, her name was Rose, finally was sick of competing.

But in all reality, she was the one who ended up putting the old preverbal nail-in-the-coffin of the relationship. She had the audacity to blatantly lie about Noah. She said that he had tried to seduce her.

Has she met me?

Noah had dropped in prior to Griffin getting home. Day four of his Get-Rid-Of-Rose campaign.

“I’m making spaghetti,” he had announced to what appeared to be an empty condo.

“How the hell did you get in here?” Rose insisted, storming into the living room from the hallway half dressed. Okay, her blouse was wide open.

“Um?duh. I have a key?” Noah rolled his eyes as he held a key card up even as he set a bag down on the floor while he removed his shoes.

Yeah, he shouldn’t have rubbed that in. But she had been with Griffin less than a month at that point. Why would she be so damn pissy about Noah, a very long-term friend, best friend, mind you, having a key? But she obviously had been. Because shortly after she went back into the bedroom, presumably to get dressed, she started screaming about a tarantula about to attack her. Now Noah didn’t kill bugs and he was certainly not going to go to her rescue, but he had to admit he was interested in seeing what it was she would term a tarantula. Mainly because Minnesota didn’t have them. At least he didn’t think they did. But even as he peeked into the bedroom, suddenly unsure if indeed he might just be wrong about what arachnids Minnesota could support, Griffin came in the door. Seemed he saw that Noah had come in due to cameras he had strategically placed at his entrance and shouted his name. Except that was evidently Ms. Redhead’s cue to get into character. She pulled down her bra and dashed out to the living room, shirt still hanging open and her boobs bouncing all the way, screaming that Noah had tried to rape her.

Rape her.

To be fair, she didn’t actually say that word. But she made it clear Noah had been the one who had ripped open her shirt and then tried to remove her bra. He had definitely felt her up. Even tried to kiss her.

“See?” she whined while shoving herself into Griffin’s face. “My breast is red where he squeezed it very hard.”

Undoubtedly, she thought Griffin would be insanely angry and kick Noah to the curb after that accusation. She would finally have Griffin all to herself.


It was Rose and her things that hit the pavement that day.


his fake boyfriend coverNoah is Griffin Colewater’s best friend and absolutely no one knows him better. Certainly not any of the parade of girlfriends he’s had over the years. Even his most recent, Lauren, whom he has been with the longest.

And just broke up with.

Does it make Noah a terrible friend if he’s just a little bit thrilled about that?

It doesn’t really matter, though. Griffin is the oldest son of the owners of Colewater Properties, a multi-gazillion dollar hotel conglomerate. He is also next in line to take over when his father retires which makes Griffin the most sought-after bachelor in the city. So, another girl is right around the corner.

The issue? Griffin’s mother claims to be desperately tired of his playboy antics. She is demanding Griffin settle down with a wife and family “or else”. Being that Griffin has never actually been able to please his mother in anything, Noah doesn’t understand Griffin’s continued hopeless mission to make that happen now.

Which makes the huge charity bash his parents are throwing a bit problematic. His mother is insisting on meeting Lauren. Yep. Griffin has yet to tell her he’s single again. And he insists he’s not going to. Instead, Griffin does something insane. He hires a fake girlfriend. Yah. A fake Lauren. Well ? not fake. She’s a ‘Lauren’, too. But that’s not the point. Griffin asked Noah to provide the “girlfriend for months” knowledge to Lauren number two so she could pull this whole ‘girlfriend’ thing off.

Honestly. What can go wrong with that?

Um… a lot.

Because Griffin is not only Noah’s very best friend in all the world, Noah is also so crazy in love with the man, he hurts. A stupid stunt like this could reveal that very thing and freak Griffin’s parents out so badly, they’re going to hire a hit on Noah. But the bigger problem in Noah’s mind? Griffin is totally not gay and if he ever found out Noah’s true feelings?


It could ruin everything.

Warning: rough childhoods.

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I am Hurri Cosmo and I live in Minnesota where I hold tight to the idea that here, where it’s cold a good part of the year, I won’t age as fast. Yep, I avoid the truth as much as I avoid mirrors. But one of the reasons I love writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure.

Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, I don’t mind “real life” and I do try to at least keep it in mind when I write my stories, but I truly love creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every – single – time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason I love reading this genre, too.

Give me a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and my computer, whether I am reading or writing, and I will entertain myself for hours. The fact I actually get paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.


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