Faking It (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Faking It (Metropolis #1)
Author: Riley Hart, Devon McCormack
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 235
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

There’s never a dull moment at Metropolis…the condominium known for having the hottest openly gay tenants in town. The boys of Metropolis are always on the prowl for a good time. They like their drinks heavy and their tricks easy.

Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It’s not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there’s a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?

Travis doesn’t get why Gary’s freaking out. So he went home with Gary’s roommate and accidentally crawled into the wrong bed. It’s not the first time he’s woken up in a strange place. Maybe Gary would loosen up a little if he gave it a try as well. Travis has more important things to deal with though…like his meeting with an investor who could give him the money to start his massage parlor.

They’re both sure that’s the last time they’ll have to deal with each other until a mix-up leads Gary’s ex and Travis’s investor to think they’re an item, which Gary and Travis use to their benefit by posing as a couple around town. Soon, they discover the chemistry between them is off the charts. Travis brings out a sexual confidence Gary didn’t know he had–one Travis enjoys exploring with him. But as the two keep up their boyfriend hoax, Gary realizes Travis isn’t as shallow as he thought. Gary’s starting to develop feelings for him. But Travis doesn’t do relationships, and Gary should know better, considering they’re just faking it…

Faking It is a sexy,funny, insanely hot, emotional and 100% entertaining story of two people who start a fake relationship and fall irrevocably in love with each other. This book gave me a fun filled emotional ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

What is so amazing about this book is that the story is fun, sexy and filled with loads of laugh out moments and yet it is also poignant,emotional and heart tugging. Travis is fun, cocky, sexy and completely sure of himself. He is determined to make his own way in life and is focused and works hard for it. But he hides a deep emotional side and a hurtful past and as the story progresses we unravel the hidden facets of his personality. Gary is insecure, hurting and a little lost when he meets Travis. But Travis brings out a different side of his and gives him the confidence to be who he really can be and under his influence and care he thrives. Their relationship starts off as fake one but turns into a real one soon. Their journey to their happily ever after is not smooth but filled with issues which they solve together. The story also shows the personal growth of characters and how they become the people they are supposed to be and find their happiness. What I loved is that the authors has managed to find a balance between the fun and sexy elements and the emotional one. Their chemistry is explosive and the sex is dirty,raw, kinky and insanely hot. And their emotional bond and relationship is completely heart touching and endearing. The authors has created two characters who made me fall in love with them and their story.

Faking It is the first book in the Metropolis Series and I’m utterly besotted with this book. I can’t wait to read the next book. Highly Recommended.

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