Deke (Fake Boyfriend #3) (Lili’s Quickie Review)

Title: Deke
(Fake Boyfriend #3)
Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 5th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 308 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5



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*

I really enjoyed this:

-Fake boyfriend trope lite
-Friends to lovers
-Opposites attract
-Character growth
-Easy, quick pace
-Great main and secondary characters
-Nice relationship development
-All tied up with a HEA

Deke by Eden Finley is probably one of my favorite fake boyfriend books. I typically don’t care for them, but it wasn’t drawn out. This was a fun, romantic, feel-good story.

4.5 Stars


++Side note: This is book 3 of the series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Fake Boyfriend Series

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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