Book Review

Review: Fake Start by Jasmin Miller

You know that awkward moment when your agent tells you to fake date your best friend’s sister so you can get the endorsement deal of your dreams? No?

Call me crazy for considering it, but why not? Daisy’s my friend, after all, and I’ve gotten quite close to her and her two awesome boys over the last few years since her douche-nozzle husband divorced her. She loves it when I flirt with her, so we could carry it off, couldn’t we?

An endorsement deal with Lock Performance has been my goal ever since I was little, and it would be one of the biggest accomplishments in my professional swimming career. Something I want desperately.

But what I didn’t expect from this fake start was to want something else—someone—just as desperately. How do I make sure I don’t lose both?

This is a sweet and funny story. Hunter is competing for an endorsement deal with his biggest rival and he needs an edge. The head of the company is all about family and invites the top candidates to a company retreat for employees and their spouses. Hunter’s rival has a pregnant fiancée and pretends to be a good family man, so when the host comments on Hunter’s lovely girlfriend, he plays along, hoping it works to his advantage. The only problem is, Daisy’s not his girl.

They’re good friends and she doesn’t mind helping him out, especially since she’ll get a nice vacation out of it. But no sooner do they start putting on the show than they’re both struggling to reconcile reality with confusing new feelings. Daisy and Hunter are adorable together and Hunter with her boys is almost too adorable to bear. I loved both characters and was pulled in from the beginning. This is a light, fun story with some steam and HEA. I highly recommend it and while this author was new to me, I can’t wait to read more.

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