Faking It

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Pub Date Jan 16 2024 | Archive Date Jan 16 2024

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From New York Times bestseller Beth Reekles comes a delightful, contemporary romance about looking for love and getting caught between fiction and reality.

Lifelong singleton Sophie is facing a year of events celebrating her friends and family settling down: bachelorette and engagement parties, weddings, and baby showers. And despite a string of failed dates behind her–everything from “it‘s not you, it’s me” to only seeing each other when it suits him to total ghosting–she just can’t seem to stay away from dating apps and hopes to find love just like everyone else. But when she lies about having a plus-one for her sister’s wedding, Sophie’s only solution is to enlist a fake boyfriend. Enter the sexy and charming Harry. He agrees to help her save face in front of her family, if she’ll help him look good to his friends after the recent implosion of his marriage.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but even if Sophie has sparks with Harry, they’re both just using their fake relationship to hide from their own problems. Can she continue lying to her family and friends? And how will everyone react when they see themselves reflected in her column? Soul-searching comes with consequences, and there might not be a picture-perfect “happily ever after,” but maybe there’s something even better.

From New York Times bestseller Beth Reekles comes a delightful, contemporary romance about looking for love and getting caught between fiction and reality.

Lifelong singleton Sophie is facing a year...

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Beth Reekles never disappoints! This is for sure one of my favorite books of hers. She first got my interest with her book from the Netflix hit starring Joey King and Jacob Elordi . This was such a relatable, funny, and heartfelt book about what it means to be single. I loved every minute if it and couldn’t wait to see how it all turned out! I love it so much I gifted it to all my girlfriends and will be making it our next book club selection. It was that good! I absolutely can’t wait for her next book!

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I love a good romance, and this one was wonderful! It had witty banter, and lovable characters. I was rooting for them the whole way through!

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"Faking It" by Beth Reekles is a heartwarming story that skillfully tackles the challenges of modern dating in a refreshing way. Following the year-long experiences of Sophie, a lifelong single, as she navigates various celebrations for her coupled friends and family, the book strikes a relatable chord while keeping readers engaged.

The author's adept storytelling weaves together themes of self-discovery, vulnerability, and unexpected connections. As Sophie braves the world of dating apps, encountering a series of amusing yet relatable mishaps, readers will easily find themselves chuckling and empathizing. The arrival of the charming Harry injects an exciting energy into the narrative, and their initially contrived relationship gradually blossoms into something genuinely heartfelt. The palpable chemistry between Sophie and Harry infuses their journey with an irresistible allure.

One standout quality of "Faking It" lies in its genuine portrayal of the characters' inner struggles. Sophie and Harry's personal growth is seamlessly intertwined with the evolution of their relationship, yielding a satisfying emotional depth. As their fictitious romance unfolds, the story encourages readers to reflect on their own life experiences and choices.

Reekles' writing effortlessly immerses readers in Sophie's world, making it easy to connect with her experiences. The supporting cast of friends and family adds layers of charm and humor, enhancing the overall reading enjoyment. The narrative's exploration of truth, vulnerability, and the repercussions of deceit adds a thought-provoking layer to the story.

In "Faking It," Beth Reekles delivers an authentic exploration of love, self-discovery, and the intricate path to happiness. This book is a must-read for those who relish a blend of romantic tension, humor, and relatable life lessons. With its engaging characters and emotionally evocative storyline, "Faking It" is a captivating and inspiring read that leaves a lasting impact.

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I loved this book! I devoured it in only a few sittings and wish there was more to read. The story line was paced very well and the characters were easy to love!

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If you are a fan of fake-date scenarios, you are going to love this new release. Although this started as a bit of a slow burn, within a few chapters, I was getting to know the characters, and was actually beginning to like Sophie. The relatability that she brings also brought a nostalgic feel to the storyline too.

I found Reekles' writing style to be thoroughly enjoyable. The way she takes the reader through a year in Sophie's life is just delightful, acknowledging her growth along the way. I started reading the book without any expectations, but as I kept on turning the pages, I was completely hooked. The twist in the conclusion added to the story's charm and although I was gutted for Harry, I was also incredibly pleased Reekles ended it this way.

The reading experience was amazing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good laugh with a simple read. It's the ideal book for a day at the beach, so get your hands on a copy today!

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- Fake dating
- Social awkwardness

This book was a delightful departure from a traditional rom com. It has all of the feel of a rom com, but it was more about Sophie finding herself.

Sophie's social circle and her family are all paired up and Sophie is starting to feel she needs a partner to keep up. She becomes a serial dater, but hasn't had much luck. When she meets Harry, who answers her plea for a fake "plus one" for her sister's wedding, he is such fun to be with. But ultimately, does she see herself with him long term?

With Bridget Jones and When Harry Met Sally vibes, this book had me both cringing and smiling!

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