Friday, February 1, 2019

Review: Fake Out by Eden Finley

Fake Out
(Fake Boyfriend #1)
by Eden Finley
Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance
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Maddox 

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.

Damon 

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.*




This is such a fun read with GFY and fake relationship troupe. Maddox's situation is all kind of ridiculous, he actually lie about being gay to his family for years because he was afraid of commitment to his long term girlfriend. So here comes the need for a fake boyfriend in the form of ex-baseball player, current law student/sport agent, Damon. 

I love the contrast in personality between Maddox and Damon. Maddox is commitment-phobic, manwhore with no passion in life. He came off like jerk, but an adorable one that I'm glad to see his transformation/self-discovery throughout the book. He had his sweet and endearing moment. I especially like his friendship with Stacy. She is also another cray cray one and their prank to each other was epic. 

Damon is a bit more straight-laced, serious and he had life direction and all that. Due to his past experience with a bigoted asshole friend, Damon tend to be insecure about himself and feeling vulnerable when dealing with straight guys like Maddox. He tends to second guess Maddox and himself a lot.

Overall, this is an excellent romantic comedy featuring two lovely heroes. I was captivated by the writing style and the characters from page 1. Is a highly engaging read that is not only entertaining and with a lot of heart. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.