Falling – Delicious #3 (Susan’s Review)

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Title: Falling
Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 22, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 356
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

“You’re the best fake boyfriend I ever had.”

“Love exists… in books, at least.”

There’s no way bookstore owner Jeremy Bennett is going to his ten-year class reunion after accidentally drunk-posting on the reunion’s Facebook page and making himself sound a) much more interesting than he actually is, by b) claiming to do the kind of things he actually only reads about, and c) worse, also claiming to have a super hot boyfriend, when in reality, d) his dating history is more like the bastard love child of a trainwreck and a what-not-to-do reality show.

“I’m no good at romance.”

When one of Nick Roberts’ personal training clients mistakes him for the boyfriend of a new gym member, Nick decides to play along on a whim. After all, he can’t let the guy die from embarrassment, and besides, even though Nick isn’t gay, he has a feeling that the story behind the mistaken identity might prove to be the most fun he’s had since moving to Tulsa.

“I went from faking it to feeling it. Don’t tell me this isn’t real.”

Falling for your fake boyfriend is a guaranteed dating fail. Unless the stars align…

Falling is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It is set in the same series-world as “Someday,” Danny and Mace’s story, and “Delicious,” Gavin and Ben’s story.

This series just keeps getting better and better.

My favorite in the series so far. Although I have to admit, this book was very wordy. I sometimes had trouble following conversations because these guys were king of inner monologues. Conversations could take pages and pages but only 4 sentences were spoken. That was a bit tiring sometimes, but I still loved it.

Jeremy is Gavin and Danny’s friend who owns a bookstore in their little town. He loves to read and is still eagerly waiting for his one true love. He had a lot of disastrous boyfriends, but he can’t help but still hope for the real thing.

When Jeremy and Danny go out one night, Jeremy decides it’s a good idea to respond to FB while being completely drunk. Of course he ends up telling all his old high school friends he will attend the 10 year class reunion with his spectacular boyfriend.

And when Jeremy runs into one of the women organizing the reunion at the gym, his embarrassment is complete. Now he needs to tell her he is not a rock climber, is not competing in the mud race, and he does not have a boyfriend. But he is suddenly rescued by a trainer from the gym.

Nick can’t wait to find out how the red-faced guy got himself into this mess. But he is fine posing as his boyfriend for the moment. Nick thinks the situation is hilarious.

So that is how Jeremy finds himself with a fake boyfriend going to a reunion committee dinner where everyone will see just how sad Jeremy’s life really is. Except Nick plays his part really well, despite having said he is straight…

I love how these books are completely devoid of angst. There is so much potential for it in a fake boyfriend situation, but everything was just smooth sailing for these guys (I loved that!). They grew very close in a short period of time, and Nick wasn’t afraid to touch Jeremy. Or to think about his feelings for him. No real gay freak-out here.

This was super sweet with enough sexy times to make me a very happy girl.

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