Review: The Fake Out

Posted 10th July 2023 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Fake Out

Firstly I have to give a big apology toSharon and the team at Bookouture for writing down the incorrect date for my tour slot.

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Fake OutThe Fake Out by Sharon M. Peterson
Also by this author: The Do-Over
Published by Bookouture on 5th July 2023
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 409
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

I can’t lock up the library until the guy asleep at his desk leaves. Thank the universe for audiobooks because I could be here all night. But I see his mouth twitch at the exact moment a steamy kiss takes place. My face burns when I realize my headphones aren’t plugged in and my phone is at full volume.
It's not every day you see a new face in my small hometown of Two Harts, let alone one belonging to an annoyingly handsome all-star NFL player. But for some reason Chris Sterns has decided that the library where I work is his go-to spot to hide from his mega-fans, and unfortunately, winding me up is his new favorite sport.
Being crowned “world’s sexiest man” has done little to curb his confident charm and when he somehow ropes me into his two-person book club, I can’t help warming to his endless positivity.
But when a photo of him stumbling out of a Las Vegas club with a woman in tow is leaked to the press, I can’t help but question whether his good boy persona is just an act.
And that’s far from the only answer I’m left searching for when Chris pops the question I’ve only ever heard in my favorite romance books. Did he really just ask me to marry him?
It’s not the proposal I was expecting, but with my mom’s medical bills piling up faster than I can pay them, and with the scandal threatening to ruin everything Chris has worked for; could an engagement be the perfect fake out for us both? Or is this a game we’ll both lose?
A totally uplifting and addictive friends-to-lovers romance full of laugh-out-loud moments. Perfect for fans of Emily Henry, Sarah Adams and Olivia Dade.

One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

This is the 2nd book I have read by Sharon. I read her debut in August last year and absolutely loved it. I was very excited to read this as fake lovers to real lovers is a trope I really enjoy.

I absolutely loved our main character Mae. She is very independent (perhaps too much), strong willed and would do anything to help out someone in need.

Chris is a complete sweetie. He has a big heart and uses her fame and wealth for such good causes. He also knows how to take a joke and how to tease Mae. This clearly comes from growing up with 4 sisters. All in all I adored Chris.

I really loved the pick up lines at the beginning of each chapter. Some were really funny and some were downright cringey but I looked forward to reading them all.

If you are looking for a funny, light hearted read then this is for you. I found it a perfect way to spend my weekend.

About Sharon M. Peterson

Sharon M. Peterson is a former middle school teacher and has the personality to prove it. One of her favorite quotes is from Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath: “It was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.” She strives to tackle life that way and create characters who do the same. She lives in Washington with her husband and four children, including two autistic sons. She has one cat, two dogs, one tattoo, and an intense fear of poodles (don’t ask). She can usually be found hunched over her computer, creating characters and stories she hopes you’ll love as much as she does.


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