The Small-Town Seduction Plan

· Hollywood Bachelors Book 5 · Lila Monroe Books
5 reviews

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Fall for the hot and hilarious grumpy-sunshine romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Duke Hendricks is grumpy, infuriating… and my new fake boyfriend?!

I never figured running out on my Hollywood wedding in search of true love would put me on the tabloid hit list, but with my reputation up in smoke, I need to lay low for the summer in Blackberry Cove. The quirky small town would be the perfect spot for a relaxing summer… if it wasn’t for the hunky local craftsman cursing my name at every turn.

Duke’s shaping up to be the bane of my existence — and the object of some unwelcome late-night desires. I’m determined to keep my distance… until the paparazzi catch him sucking snake venom from my thigh at the worst possible time.

My inner thigh. 

Now I’ve got an(other) epic scandal brewing, and the only chance to turn my career around is pulling off the Oscar-worthy performance of a lifetime: Faking a relationship with the man who can’t stand me.

Who says I don’t suffer for my art? The rules should be simple, but it turns out, Duke’s hiding a heart of gold under all that flannel. You can’t fake chemistry like this, and soon, those staged PDAs are turning into sizzling secret hook-ups. But between small-town gossip, rapid paparazzi, and Hollywood drama, Duke and I might be heading straight for a very real heartbreak. 

Can we change the script and find our happily-ever-after? Find out in the sizzling grumpy-sunshine romance with all the small-town fake dating fun! New from USA Today bestselling author, and the ‘reigning queen of romcom’ Lila Monroe!


1 The Hollywood Marriage Bargain

2 The Great British Bachelor Chase 

3 The Treasure Hunt Hookup 

4 The Tropical Romance Test 

5 The Smalltown Seduction Plan 


"Romantic comedy at its best!" - Seraphim Books Reviews 

"A fun and flirty feel-good story that put a smile on my face!" - Goodreads

“A funny rom-com that gives me all the laugh and fluff was exactly what I need. This quirky and heartwarming second-chance romance was fun, light and perfect to take me away from all the heaviness in life.” - Goodreads

“Lila Monroe’s writing is a sure thing to put me in a good mood especially in the gray days… I smiled all the time while reading it and these characters made my day so much better.” - ItaPixie Reviews 

"I love the humor in Ms. Monroe's stories! They are outrageously funny! Add to that the romance and off the charts steaminess and you get one helluva story!" - Bibliophile Chloe

"This is a great… new series. I enjoyed playful characters, the funny moments and the steamy romance! 5 Stars." Reading Keeps Me Sane Blog

“Lila Monroe is an author who knocks romantic comedy books out of the park. Her books are, sweet, spicy, romantic and so funny that you cannot help but fall in love with her characters and her stories.” - Goodreads

Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Sophie Kinsella, Ali Hazlewood, Elena Armas, Tessa Bailey, Julia Kent, Jasmine Guillory. 

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Marina Skinner
June 11, 2024
4.5 stars This book was quite entertaining. Avery is a run away bride, fleeing to a small town in the hopes of escaping the limelight for a while. Goodness me, I have to say I do admire her as it certainly cannot be easy to be an actress and have people following your every move. Seeing grumpy Duke just takes the cake and you can cut the animosity with a knife. Yikes…. In all in honesty I couldn’t help but get my hopes up for the actress and builder getting hot and heavy! A good read!
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JoyTheLazyCatLady (Joy Rist)
June 17, 2024
Astory about Avery and Duke. Avery is a Hollywood runaway bride hiding out in Blackberry Cove. Duke is a resident craftsman unimpressed with Avery's fame or problems. The two have chemistry that sizzles off the page. Their fake relationship is full of witty banter and snark. I loved reading about how they evolve as people and realized they much better together. The Small-Town Seduction Plan makes for a great summer read, great story, fun characters, and a warm hearted HEA. Recommend.
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Erin Lewis
June 10, 2024
The Small Town Seduction was a good addition to Lila Monroe’s latest series. It was a great mix of humour and romance. 
The characters were so easy to relate too and you cannot help but fall in love with them. 
This is Avery and Duke’s story and when I read the blurb, I knew that this was going to be an entertaining read. This was a witty, passionate, and romantic story that left me with a smile on my face. 

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