by Beth Reekles
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Pub Date 16 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 16 Jan 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.
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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!
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!
"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.