Review: Fake Out by Eden Finley

Posted February 4, 2019 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Fake Out by Eden Finley
Fake Out
by Eden Finley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 15 2018
Series: Fake Boyfriend #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 297
Format: eBook
 

“These two are very cute together and the story is nice and a fast read.”
~ Under the Covers

I picked this up because it was on Kindle Unlimited and I saw a Bookstagrammer recommend it.  Total impulse borrow!  I mean, maybe the hot cover had something to do with that.

The Fake Boyfriend series is all about m/m fake relationships.  Maddox left his small town and moved to NYC years ago.  Back then he was dating his high school sweetheart and when he found himself with the pressure of marrying her, he thought there was no other way to break up with her than to tell her he was gay.  She then told the whole town and now everyone thinks he is.  But he actually liked women, he just never corrected them.  When he runs into her at her bachelorette party in NYC she invites him AND his boyfriend to her wedding.  Now he needs to find a boyfriend for the weekend.

There were many things about this story that I found cute and endearing.  Maddox wasn’t necessarily top of that list though.  I just didn’t get him.  I mean, starting with the decision above of lying about his sexuality to get out of a relationship.  Then the fact that he firmly believes he’s straight even after having had and enjoyed a physical “relationship” with a guy.  I guess I found him really clueless. But he’s young, so I could forgive him in the end.  Damon on the other hand was adorable.  He’s already had a bad experience falling for a straight guy and he doesn’t want to repeat that.

These two are very cute together and the story is nice and a fast read.  Some sexual tension as well.  It has left me interested in reading the next one, since it was setup already in this one.  And I also like the touch of sports that it has.  In this book, Damon had to retire before his career really took off due to an injury and in the next one we actually have a pro athlete.

This was my first time reading Eden Finley and it was a good intro to her books even if maybe they won’t be my favorite m/m romances.

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About Eden Finley

Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.

She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son's, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.

She's also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don't make sense to anyone else.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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I definitely would have bought it just for the cover! However, it does seem interesting so that’s another good reason to try it.

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Thanks Francesca for the review

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I am glad you enjoyed this, book 2 is totally my favourite!

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Thanks for the review, adding to my wishlist.