Author: Eden Finley
Type: M/M Contemporary Romance
Available at Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited
Reviewed by MyVicariousLife
Rating: 5 Stars
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?
*Fake Out is a full-length MM novel with no cliffhanger.*
Eden Finley is a new to me author and I’m so glad we are now acquainted. Fake Out was such a joy to read. I loved the humor, and the story and characters were great. I’ve actually already read the story twice and liked it somehow even more the second time, enjoying the bits I missed the first go round. Maddox and Damon had chemistry and were a fun pair from the moment they met. I like how even though they pretty quickly discovered that they liked each other they did have to work a bit to really be together. The story takes place over a couple of months. So a little bit of insta love, but not really, and a little bit of slow burn, but on fast forward. HaHa I’m terrible at writing reviews for the stories I love because I don’t want to give anything away and me just saying that I loved it doesn’t really help the potential reader much. The guys were very likable. Funny, sweet, real, flawed, endearing and honest. Honesty is a big one for me. I don’t mind that a character has issues. In fact that’s what makes them relatable or someone you want to hug and fix, but it drives me nuts when there is no communication and they won’t be honest or self aware. Both Maddox and Damon had hangups to get over but they were aware of them and discussed them and it was just wonderful. The two of them just fit and were so much fun to read together. The supporting cast was great and I’m looking forward to some of their stories. This was a really enjoyable, easy, low angst, fun, heartwarming, sexy read.
Would I re-read? Yes, absolutely. In fact I already did 🙂
Would I read more by this author. Yes, I now have a couple of her books, one being m/m and the other m/f, and I excitedly await the next in this series.
Did I fall in love? I fell in love with them as a couple.
Was is worth the money? Yes, I actually had recieved an arc but had to buy it too so it’d be on my “bookshelf” because I need them all!
Would I recommend this to a personal friend and not just potential readers I’ve never met? Yes, I would and I actually have.