Harper Dallas is so desperate for the job, she's willing to lie on her resume to get it. But she has a good reason, and she's qualified. So that makes it OK, right?
Ethan Young is her devastatingly hot and sexy new boss, and he hired her based on her lie. He's wonderful, and he's falling hard for Harper. But office romance is forbidden, so he can't touch her, no matter what his heart and hormones say.
But when the boss and employee take a business trip to Las Vegas, well... what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
Eventually, Harper knows she must tell Ethan the truth, even if it means risking everything... her newfound happiness, her amazing job, and the man of her dreams.
Her lie is eating her alive. If she comes clean, will their love survive?
Author’s Note: Fake It is a standalone steamy romance novel about a hot-n-sexy boss and employee relationship. It has a happily every after ending. It’s also the first book in a romance series, with stories about Ethan’s brothers, Gavin and Benjamin!
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This book is such a quick read!! It is a perfect office romance and I LOVED so much Ethan Young, he was so chill and funny the whole time and Harper was so sweet and passionated about her job.
As for the relationship they have lots of chemistry and their encounters where pretty steamy.
I can't wait to read about the rest of the Young brothers!!
Absolutely loved this story! I read from start to finish in one sitting easily. Definitely recommend.
This book was steamy, it was flustering, and it was entertaining.
I adored this romance, from the trope to their tension to their every conversation. This book wasn’t the next pride and prejudice or 50SOG but it was entertaining and I will be rereading!
Fake It was a quick, steamy read that I finished in a day; I really liked it!
Harper is smart, sweet and I love how dedicated she is to taking care of her family. Ethan is fun and sexy, but quick to get angry with Harper when things don’t go the way he wants, which rubbed me the wrong way at times.
Their relationship is * h o t *; I loved that it was a forbidden office romance which just added to the burning chemistry between them.
I’m looking forward to reading about Ethan’s brothers in the next two books in this series!
Fake It is the 3rd book I've read by this author in the last several weeks but the 1st book in the Young Brothers Series. Harper and Ethan have a rocky relationship mostly based on wrong assumptions and miscommunications that usually drive me mad but in this case I really enjoyed how they navigated through it. I loved the friendship angle among the Young brothers and look forward to reading Benjamin's and Gavin's stories as well. This one had a different "feel" to me than Ms. Starr's other books but I enjoyed it nevertheless and will definitely be reading more from her in the future! I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC for NetGalley.
This is the second book that I have read by this Author, but this book had a very different feel in writing style, which I found interesting. It is a workplace romance story between a boss and their employee, which in the real world is a dicey situation to navigate at the best of times and the dilemma was felt in this story too. This is book 1 in a series about 3 brothers who run a successful family owned business together. The workplace itself sounds awesome and the kind of company I think many of us would dream to work for. The brothers were great characters, and workplace romance aside, sound like they are the kind of Bosses that you wish you could work for. Ethan is genuinely a nice guy. It’s not often that you read a romance novel where the Hero is a really good guy who is pretty much uncomplicated and straight forward. Harper was also an admirable character, who has willingly taken on the responsibility of her younger sister Sparrow despite the challenges. One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was all of the characters, including the minor ones, were likeable. The exception was of course Harper’s mother who makes a brief appearance. We already know that she is a deadbeat parent, so to me, the only thing missing in this story, is the fact that Harper needs to take out a restraining order against her mother and to file for custody (if she doesn’t already have it) of Sparrow for all of their sakes. It was the only thing that I felt was a loose thread in the story, but in the scheme of the plot line, is only a minor observation. I look forward to reading the rest of the series as each of the Young Brothers find love.
Thank you to the Author, Publisher and NetGalley for providing me an ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing the ARC and giving my unbiased and honest opinion.
This was a forbidden romance read that I enjoyed in one sitting.
I liked the storyline of this book.
Harper and Ethan are a cute couple.
I love the chemistry between them.
Harper lies on her resume to get a job but her boss turns out to be her dream guy.
But she lied for a reason. To take care of her sister.
Harper is smart and sweet.
Ethan is fun and sexy but sometimes he made me cringe a little.
Overall this book was a good read.
Loved this book!
Literally could not put it down.
Read it in one sitting.
Would definitely recommend!
It’s a story about an office romance.. I liked it
He has his reservations about his trust in women and she doesn’t want to get involved with someone because of her situation at home.
I loved this book. It has some great characters and can’t wait to find out about the other brothers. I liked the writing style and the way the story all flowed together.
I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Thank you for my ARC
This is a first time read for me of this author and I have to say I enjoyed it immensely the story flowed well kept me engaged and was just a sheer good fun read perfect escapism
Harper desperately needs a job and she lies on her resume to get an interview She needs this job as she is caring for her sister If she gets the job it will be perfect she loves what the job entails and the comapny and workers are perfect for her Then she meets Ethan he would be her boss and the attraction between them is instant but workplace relationships are taboo. When they go to Vegas for the job things explode between will it be a case of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas or are they going to build something that lasts You will have to read to see
I enjoyed Fake It, the first book in the Young Brothers series. Both Ethan and Harper were a little bit quirky, but it worked in the overall context of the book, and I loved the steam and intensity between them. The side characters added a lot to this book - his brothers, her assistant Andrew, her grandmother and her autistic teenage sister was adorable. Overall a great book. Brisa Starr is fast becoming a favorite author of mine!
I really liked this one, it was the right book at the right time. Super fun and flirty, and a quick read.
Great book, loved the characters relationships with each other, also dealing with autism i feel has been very well portrayed in this story, read it in one go, very enjoyable
Let me just start off by saying I LOVED this book. I will immediately be reading the rest of the Young Brothers series as I can't wait to see what happens with Benjamin and Gavin. My only problem with this book is I started reading it late at night while on vacation. By 3 AM, I was still reading the book and I had about 1.5 hours to go. I forced myself to go to bed, but I finished the book by noon the next day. It's that good.
This is the story of Harper & Ethan. Harper has lost her job as a marketing associate after her company went under. She applies for a marketing director job at Ethan's company and she is called in for an interview. She misrepresented her job on her resume since she basically did her old boss' job for him. So she's sure she got the interview because she indicated she had marketing manager experience - which she technically had the experience, just not the job title.
Ethan has issues with commitments after his ex fiancee cheated on him with three different men. Therefore, he cannot tolerate a lie of any type. When he finds out that Harper lied on her resume, will he be able to forgive her and let their relationship continue to blossom? or will this be enough for him to call it quits?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated above are mine without biases.
This is the first book in a three part series, and in this book we meet the first Young brother Ethan.
I have to admit, when I first realised that this was an office romance, I felt slightly dubious as to how the story would carry through, however I was pleasantly surprised.
The authors writing style was wonderful and imaginative. Brisa creates a cast of wonderful characters that draw you in straight away.
Harpers character was incredible. She is a strong, admirable woman who has taken on the full responsibility of her younger sister Sparrow willingly, after realising that their mother was far from capable of giving her a safe, happy home. Between juggling this and her job, she is barely keeping her head above water.
And then we meet Ethan. He is such a lovable character, and I found him all the more endearing that he was a genuinely nice man. Not the typical, hard hearted male lead that you often find in these stories.
The romance was fabulous, and I truly look forward to reading the rest of this series.
Harper Dallas had been caring for her little sister with autism since Sparrow was nine. Working as a digital marketing associate, she is desperate when her company closes. She tells a little white life on her resume, because after all she's been doing her manager's job for years. There's instant attraction between her and her new boss Ethan, but there's an office policy against dating coworkers. But after a business trip to Vegas gets a little steamy, they decide to keep their relationship a secret at home. But what will Ethan do when he finds out it's all based on a lie.?
This workplace sounds awesome! Laid back with casual attire only (seriously, the boss goes barefoot), a beanbag meeting room, and foosball tournaments. I would lie to work there too! I liked the close relationship between Harper and Sparrow and how she'll do anything to get her sister the care she needs. And Ethan is really great with her once he knows. We should all have hot bosses like this lol!
Thank you to Brisa Starr and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. The views and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
this was a fun and steamy romance novel. i really liked it and it's super sexy and cool and i loved it so much. thanks a bunch netgizzle.