The Fake Out

Sharon M. Peterson

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.

What readers are saying about The Fake Out:

INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HEARTWARMINGVERY VERY SWOON-WORTHY!!!!!! Finished it in a couple sittings. I usually like to make good books last, but I really couldn’t put this one down. Plot twisty? Funny? It’s all here.” Isabella, Journey to Pibe Creek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

HeartwarmingTopped the list of all the fake relationship stories I have read… HilariousLaugh out loud… I have stayed up at night to binge read this story… I am so happy I did that… I was hooked to it from the first line… Equal parts fun and emotional with tear-jerking moments.” @bookbyteswithkavita ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

FANTASTIC!… A page turnerincredible… Like a big hug… My favourite tropes are sprinkled through this book like grumpy/sunshine, one bed trope, celebrity/nobody, and fake engagement… Keeps you HOOKED!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Definitely got this girl’s heart a swoonin’Adorable!Perfection… Filled with all my favorite tropes: grumpy/sunshine, there was only one bed, fake relationship.” @LisaReadsThings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I need a real-life Chris Sterns!… A ‘must-read’… Got me hooked right away! Chris had no right to be that sweet, funny and cute all the time!!… I loved this.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

To say I loved this book might be the understatement of the century!A dream cast, beginning with Mae and Chris… I loved everything about them… Stinking adorable… Had me chuckling out loud… Also had me practically biting my nailsBeautiful.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I cannot emphasize enough how much I enjoyed reading this… Had me laughing out loud… I basically read it all in one sitting! I was glued to my tablet… I cannot recommend this book enough!” Cassidy, Journey to Pibe Creek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my gosh I adored this book!… So sweet and swoon-worthy.” @debbiereadsbooks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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