Title: Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend #1)
Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
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 a HEA/HFN and no cliffhanger.
This is an incredible story. I could not put it down. It goes to show that sometimes when you lie about something, maybe it is not much of a lie after all.
This is exactly what happened with Maddox. He used the excuse to get out of a relationship with his high school girlfriend that he could no longer lie to her and go through with getting married because he is gay. Well five years later he is still lying when he bumps into her again and she invites him and his boyfriend to her wedding.
So what is Maddox to do? Well that is ask his best friend to convince her brother (who is gay) to help him out and in return he will hook him up with his brother-in-law who is a famous hockey player. Since Damon is going to be a sports agent as soon as he graduates college, this should be a win win for him and Maddox both.
With some major convincing Damon decides to help out Maddox even though he is not to happy about it. What Damon did not expect is to actually like Maddox as a person once he got to know him and realized that even if he is a lying snake about being gay, he is really an all around good guy that just handled the whole situation wrong.
What Maddox did not realize is that maybe the whole gay thing is not so wrong. Well, more like Bi instead of gay but definitely not so straight. Especially since he cannot quit thinking about Damon and is undeniably attracted to Damon.
So what is the problem you ask? Well though Damon is attracted to Maddox and Maddox has accepted that he is attracted to Damon, Damon does not want to risk his heart to someone who is possibly experimenting and is straight after all.
Can Maddox and Damon figure out what is going on between them or will one or the other decide to not take the chance of getting hurt?
This was such an incredible read. I enjoyed it so much that I stayed up late to finish it in one sitting. I love a good book where one of the leading characters figures out he is not so straight after all. I cannot wait to read Noah and Matt’s story. That is going to be one epic read.