Hat Trick (Maya’s Review)

Title: Hat Trick (Fake Boyfriend #5)
Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: self published
Release Date: November 7, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 335
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


You know what’s not fun? Going on a Fiji vacation with four other couples. Especially when recently single.
What’s even worse is when a past hook-up arrives unannounced.
Not only do we have a history, but he’s ten years younger and a famous rock star. Most importantly, he’s my friend’s little brother.
Being trapped on an island with Jet Jackson is going to be sweet torture because all I want is another chance.
I just don’t think he’s going to give it to me.

You know what’s not fun? Escaping one guy who broke my heart only to run into another.
Being on the road for three years has left me exhausted. The last thing I want is for Caleb ‘Soren’ Sorensen to try for round two.
I can’t fight my draw to him. I’ve never been able to.
I’m suddenly back to being the naïve kid who stupidly lusted after a hockey player.
All I can think is if I let Soren get close, I’ll walk away from this vacation with a double broken heart.

Hat Trick is a full-length M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA. This is the final book in the Fake Boyfriend series and as such is not recommended to be read as a standalone. All main characters of the series feature heavily

I have enjoyed previous books in the series so I was happy to snag this one. The main draw is author writing style: it’s snarky, it’s sarcastic and it’s fun! It’s thrill to read. It helped that characters were well constructed and the love story incredibly heartwarming. I was a puddle of overjoyed goo at the end.
The style is the same and of course I loved it. The dialogue is witty and energizing. The way it’s handled, even when Soren and Jet run into problems, the self deprecating way doesn’t let reader’s mood suffer. It’s a joy to read.

However, this time I didn’t click with characters. The story is great. Soren and Jet keep connecting at wrong times. The pull between them is unmistakable, but one thing or another is always holding them back. When they do happen to find themselves together on vacation with friends, their lives are at the crossroads: Soren is wondering if his career is at the end, and Jet is not sure what he has is worth the trouble. It’s not time for either of them to fall in love except they are already halfway there. It’s a lovely story. In a way, they are both without hope, just trudging along until they met each other again. It was tugging on my heartstrings. If you’re in a mood for a sappy romance story, this is definitely right choice.

I loved the book, just not as much as previous ones.

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Galley copy of Hat Trick (Fake Boyfriend, #5) provided by Eden Finley in exchange of an honest review.