Fake Out by Eden Finley


Five out of Five Stars

The Summary: 

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?


The Review

There is a special place in my heart for any fake boyfriend storyline. I absolutely LOVE the fake boyfriend trope. So that’s what initially drew me in but what piqued my interest massively was the fact that Maddox told his girlfriend he was gay so he wouldn’t have to stay in relationship with her. THEN the entire town learns about it and Maddox just rolls with it.

Damon is a lot more than he expected in his fake boyfriend for the weekend.  He is easy to get along with, sarcastically funny, and he’s extremely attractive. The chemistry between the two of them steadily grows but once they kiss, *fans self* their chemistry explodes in all the best ways.

What was different about this fake boyfriend storyline was the fact that Damon, who was an openly gay athlete, is the one who hesitated. He didn’t want to be another straight guy’s experiment. Ya’ll, my heart broke a little bit for him. Then when Eric and that storyline showed up? I wanted to shake him. That’s how angry he made me.

The way Damon and Maddox interacted and communicated with each other, it was more than romantic. It was what any successful relationship needs in order to succeed. They worked with each other and genuinely cared for each other. Damon was patient with Maddox, even when Maddox may have been in a little bit of a rush.

I really enjoyed my first book by Eden Finley. I’ve already got Fake Boyfriend #2 on my Kindle and I’m ready to read it.


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