Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Review: Deke by Eden Finley

(Fake Boyfriend #3)
by Eden Finley
Release Date: January 5, 2019
Genre: M/M Romance


Word of advice: don’t come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they’re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help.

My family believe I can’t be happy if I’m not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name.

I really should’ve asked for his name.


Word of advice: learn how to introduce yourself properly.

In my defense, I don’t recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey.

I’m not supposed to see him again, and he’s never supposed to find out I’m a reporter.

That all changes when my editor reassigns me.

It’s a lesson I should’ve learned by now. Nothing’s changed since high school. Jocks still hate nerds. But even worse, athletes hate journalists. Especially ones who know their secret.

*Deke is a full-length MM novel with a HFN/HEA and no cliffhanger*

Squee! I really love this series that revolves around the fake boyfriend theme and the author manage to make each one feels refreshing to read. Lennon is a sport journalist that we met previously and Ollie is a famous hockey player, who is not quite in the closet. Ollie is out to his family and close friend but not in the NHL. A closeted athlete and a sport journalist sounds like a recipe for disaster and the beginning of their budding romance is too fun to read. Cue on some enemies to lovers vibe with Ollie hating what Lennon wrote about him. 

Ollie and Lennon's relationship is a joy to read, they are the type of couple who actually communicate well and being matured about their situation and understanding of each other baggage and challenges. 

The past couples, Damon & Maddox and Noah & Matt and also Jet are great cast of secondary characters that played some major role in the story without overshadowing Ollie and Lennon. I love seeing all their life seems to surround each other and can't wait to see how they are going to expand on their family. I'm a little disappointed that Eden said the future books won't be about fake boyfriend anymore, but I'm sure they are going to be fantastic anyway.