A contemporary romance about two childhood frenemies who have to pretend they're lovers. But as they reconnect, they wonder why their arrangement feels all too real.
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About Always, Ella:
How far would you go to save your dream?
When her relationship advice blog accidentally goes viral, aspiring writer Elena Lucia lands a book deal that launches her career. But to make a bigger splash at the book launch, the publisher expects her to reveal the identity of the perfect boyfriend referenced in her posts. Problem is: that guy doesn’t exist. Torn between coming clean or continuing to support her loyal readers, she reluctantly accepts help from her childhood frenemy to stop her career from going up in flames.
After traveling for years to grow his business, Jackson St. Julien is back home for an extended break. When he discovers Elena—his sister’s best friend—is in a jam, he offers to step in as her doting boyfriend. He isn’t surprised that Elena’s guard is up. While he’d always tried to boost her self-confidence growing up, she’d misread it as a personal attack. Maybe this facade is the perfect chance to finally set the record straight and repair their friendship.
But as lines blur between what’s acting and what’s real, their frenemy status drifts into uncharted territories. Can their love weather the storm?