Title: Fake Out
Series: Fake Boyfriend: Book One
Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 297 Pages
At a Glance: What a wonderful story! I got so much more than what I expected when I started this book.
Reviewed By: Ky
The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I’m a liar.
When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire.
Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend—the boyfriend who doesn’t exist because I’m straight.
At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I’m bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself.
When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy’s boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It’s because of guys like him people don’t believe me when I tell them I’m gay.
But Maddox has something I need.
After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I’m trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister’s best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this.
I just wish he wasn’t so hot. Or that he didn’t kiss like he means it.
Wait … why is the straight guy kissing me?
Review: What a wonderful story! I got so much more than what I expected when I started this book. I was expecting to read about a fake relationship that, near the end of the book, developed into a genuine one, but here I read about a fake relationship that pretty soon became a real one and the couple’s dealings with other problems in their lives. I was very glad that we got to see Damon and Maddox be really together and not just act like it. I liked how they had their issues about starting a relationship and how they worked through them together. They were good together and brought out the best in each other.
As for the many secondary characters, I liked most of them. I disliked Eric, which is a given, I think, and, surprisingly, Stacy. She was the one who brought them together, but I couldn’t like her personality. She seemed selfish and immature to me, and her behavior annoyed me most of the time.
A little something that bothered me. The point-of-view alternated on every chapter, which is not a problem, but the MCs didn’t have distinguished voices and as a result, I was constantly searching to see who was talking.
Other than that, Fake Out is a great story that features the beginning of a relationship as well as the characters’ journey to find themselves. It was an interesting journey with the revelation of long-overdue truths, a lot of love, some stubborn misunderstandings, and a whole bunch of great moments. The MCs shared a lot with their loved ones and slowly came to the realisation of how important it is to be true to who you are. There were new beginnings, a few OTT moments that were written in such a way they didn’t even seem as such, and some severed relationships. There were also some salvaged ones.
I’ll be honest and say that I was hoping the second book would be about Noah and Aron. As it turns out, that’s not the case, but I’m still excited about the next story which I’ll be reading as soon as possible.
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