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Faking It

(Book Boyfriend #2)

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,499 ratings  ·  401 reviews
Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, tempora ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published April 11th 2017
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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There is no faking it about it, Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde co-wrote one sizzling, smoking, and sexy contemporary romance that will leave readers craving and swooning for more of Max Sterling.

 photo f0a9ec87713398bfe3606f73bc091e_zpsxlcvwtny.gif The man who’d been the epitome of an honorable gentleman the past three months was no longer courteous and well-mannered, as he effortlessly stripped away her ability to resist him with a bold kiss that made her melt deep inside.”

Faking It was
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
3 Fake It Till You Make It Stars

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Hailey is looking for the perfect office space for her matchmaking company. That's right, this woman who has never known love runs a reputable and popular matchmaking agency. Hailey even goes as far as to wear a fake engagement ring to keep men away.

It made her feel more secure and confident, and being in love gave a credence to her expertise as a matchmaker.


Max is the realtor who is hired to find Hailey her new office space. Hailey knows thinks he is way out o
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Sabrina
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I've almost started this book about eight times and then for whatever reason I never actually did. Which is something I'm kicking myself for now because I really enjoyed these characters. The whole "fake fiance" thing has been done time and time again, yet these authors kept the plot new and fresh. It didn't feel cliche at all and had my attention from the very beginning. Hailey and Max fell into their relationship with little issue and I really liked that they
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Shayna
Get ready to FALL HARD ladies because Max Sterling is EVERYTHING!

Whether writing together or separate, these two authors never fail to bring the HEAT and the EMOTION to every book they release! I was completely DAZZLED and CONSUMED by Max and Hailey. From Max's easy and charming banter to Hailey's coy, yet driven nature, these two were in for one hell of a ride. They never stood a chance.

"Come on, sweet girl," he cajoled, her lips less than an inch away from his. "You know you want me to kiss y
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Katerina
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars...

From my take on the synopsis of this book, I had expected something witty, with repartee, comedy, a hint of blackmail and electric chemistry. Faking it was a lot more sensitive, and softer than that with a slight tinge of banter and sexual teasing.

Third person writing doesn't hold very much interest for me. There's something incredibly detached about it when connecting with the MCs. You have to be supremely good to make it work. In this instance, it was pleasant enough.

The heroine
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Carly Phillips
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What started as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement is about to become more than bachelor Max Sterling ever anticipated.

FAKING IT, my all new sexy, STANDALONE with Erika Wilde is live!
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Cyndi
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very cute love story. He is rich, handsome, and fairly nice. She is almost too nice, pretty and has some self esteem issues because of her weight.
She makes up a fake fiancé to help promote her matchmaking business and makes the mistake of using his name to a few clients. When he finds out he makes a deal. He will play the part of her fiancé if she will play the part, also. He thinks that will get his mother and the psycho chick who wants to marry him off his back. Then he might get the added b
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Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
I really enjoyed this sexy little book by Carly Phillips! I loved it for all the reasons you'd expect - It's sexy and swoony with a drop dead gorgeous hero, But Max is also sweet and loving. Hailey isn't your typical romance heroine. She's gorgeous, but also curvy and a bit insecure. That level of realness and attention to character detail is why I really enjoyed this book. It speaks to every woman. Kudos, Carly!

Aside from my character love, the storyline, execution, and writing are all top notc
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Kahea
***5 ‘ Are You Ready to Beg’ Stars***

I always get excited to dive into a Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde book. They are always filled with sweet and smexy moments, a good dose of humor and lots of heart, but holy hell, this one is my favorite by far! This one just hit all the right spots *BSEG* from the start and pulled out all those feels.

Max. That man and believe me when I say he is all man, is just OMG total book boyfriend. He’s all kinds of wicked dirty alpha male but with a laid back vibe
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Riz
3.5 Stars
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4.5 stars



I love the writing partnership of Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde and a book like Faking It is exactly why; they take what could be considered a tired troupe and add a spin to it and make it fresh and new. Faking It is a “pretend engagement” story, but it is so far from typical and that what makes it stand out. I loved every flirty, steamy, and fun moment of this story.

Hailey Ellison is confident in her matchmaking skills and she’s got a thriving business to prove it. However Hailey has
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Judy Ohhh
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-smut
Hot, hot HAWWTTTTT!!!

This book was sooo steamy, i wasn't prepared!! Lol!

Aside from the steam that this book generated, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, more than I expected to. It was a quick and easy read!It had good smut, but also a cute romance/love story underneath it all. Max is everything a woman wants in a man. Let go through this list, that every girl wants in a man:

Handsome ....✓
Successful ....✓
Smart ....✓
Caring ...✓
Charismatic ...✓
Funny ...✓
Makes you feel like a QUEEN ...✓
Protective (bu
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Emma
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Ohhh I hadn't realised that Faking It would feature one of the character we were introduced to in Big Shot - I love it when a series of stand-alones ties together individual characters stories :)

Max is a partner in a reality firm with Wes from Big Shot, he takes great pride in his work matching the perfect specification for the client. He is determined to find the perfect building for his gorgeous client of three months, Hailey.

Hailey is a professional match-maker, having steadily grown her busi
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Brandi
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "We'll take it slow" Stars

Faking It is the book I didn't know I needed. I was coming off a long funk--and by that I mean it took me a week to read a book that everyone else loves, but I couldn't get into it--and needed something different. Faking It isn't necessarily light and fluffy, but it isn't the dark or heavy book I typically find myself immersed in.

Meet Hailey, matchmaking professional. She's great at matching others, but always struggles with her own relationships.

Meet Max, real e
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Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
*Arc kindly provided for an honest review*
Faking it was a short and sexy read.
Hailey is a reputable Matchmaker in Chicago. Her business is booming and Hailey needs to relocate Ellison Agency. There is no better real estate broker in Chicago than the famous Max Sterling!
And let me tell you, MAX STERLING is HOT HOT HOT.
Due to her job, Hailey claims to her clients and to Max that she is engaged . But we all know that it is not true. Hailey has not been in a serious relationship for a long time- if
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Carmen Rae
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of those sweet books that you can just pick up and get lost in for a few hours. And today that was exactly what I needed.

Hailey created a fake fiance to help her credibility as a match maker and when a misunderstanding leads to Max being the assumed intended he sees it as his chance to avoid family interference in his own love life as well as a serendipitous excuse to get his hands on the lady he thought was already taken.

Unfortunately Hailey has a few hangups due to her previous w
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Laura
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Authors and Rock Star PR***

The writing team of Carly Phillips and Erike Wilde are favorites of mine, and books like this one are the reason. The characters are always compelling, the story lines are interesting and you are always engaged from the beginning. They move quickly, but not so quickly that you feel like you are missing parts of the story, but quickly enough that you get right to the good stuff. Which in this case was an elevator ride I would like to take with Max
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Jessica Alcazar
OKAY, so this duo has done it again! **swoon**

5++ Sweet Girl Stars!!

Hailey and Max were ridiculously good together. From their banter to their sexy sexy, it was all oh so swoony! The story these authors put together is not a new story. And when you encounter a plot like this one, you have to rely on how the book makes you feel when you read it to see how it sets itself apart from its many counter parts already written. I WAS GIDDY! I WAS SMITTEN. I WAS DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY .... from beginning to en
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Book Lover
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hailey Ellison, 26, owns the Ellison Agency, a professional matchmaking company for the wealthy and affluent with a 90% success rate after four years in business. She’s now looking to expand her company and move into a bigger building. Even with her success rate, she is not so successful in her personal relationships with men. She has self-esteem issues surrounding her size 14 figure. A total douche in college took her virginity then texted her ending the relationship by saying he wasn’t in to f ...more
Rosanna (The Hopeless Romantic Bookworm)
4.5/5 stars
Sandy S
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 11, 2017

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever
...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Faking It is a standalone by one of my favorite duos! I know Carly and Erika will give me all the feels when I open one of their books. If you read Big Shot then you have already met Max Sterling! I liked him but now I am fully in love with the man. He is a filthy and sweet talker that can back it up. *Swoon*

Hailey is a successful matchmaker to the wealthy. She has a ninety percent success rate with her matches but she hasn't found her own match. She believes it's because she self-sabotages the
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Tiffany Willams
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"She wanted him to pretend they were in love, that he was the man who adored her?
Challenge accepted. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride, baby."

Yes! YES! Yasssssssssss!!

I was so excited for this book!!!

Hailey Ellison lived her life as a Class-A matchmaker, but in her own life, love didn't come so easily.
So when she finds herself in a pickle, she turns to the one man who has been on her mind for months.

Max Sterling was only supposed to be finding her the office/apartment of her dreams.
But he
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juviasft
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't believe how much I liked his book, not because of the authors (this is my first book of them) but because when I saw how long it was I was sure it was going to be some insta-love short story.

But it had 'fake relationship' in the plot so I was all in because I'm weak. I'm happy to say that not only it was well written (especially the body image issues the h had) but it also did a good job at convincing me of the chemistry the main characters had and that Max did care for Hailey.
Letícia
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Our heroine and her insecurities were REAL! and the love and support our hero gave her ? That was freaking real too!

I would give 5 star in a heartbeat if It would be longer!!!
Shelley
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Max works as a Chicago luxury real estate agent. He meets Hailey as she is looking for a new location for her growing matchmaking business. They are instantly attracted, but neither acts on it. Hailey has been burned in the game of love, so she took to wearing an engagement ring both to seem more credible to her matchmaking clients and to focus on her business and not her poor dating life. Max is an honorable, great guy and while he is far more interested in Hailey then he should be, he would ne ...more
Sarah Kirk
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Max is one of the most romantic characters I've read in a while. He is so adorable and sweet to Hailey while she faces her insecurities. I loved reading a book with a curvy girl as the lead with a guy that loves her for exactly who she is, while helping her accept herself for who she is and acknowledging that she doesn't need to change. This whole storyline was sweet and endearing. Loved it!
Juliana
This book is 100% superficial and has basically no substance and that's exactly what I loved about it. It's full of tropey goodness but the best one of all is the fake engagement. I enjoyed that the main character is a full-figured woman and gets the hot guy. The villain of the story is pretty cliched and the weakest part of the story but it does little to take away the fun of the rest of the book. If you're looking for a fun romance that will only take you a couple hours to read, this one is fo ...more
ZETTER
The Heart Doesn't Lie!!!

Real estate agent Max Sterling was a confirmed bachelor who wasn't into saving damsels in distress, but when the very sexy, beautiful and smart Hailey Ellison asked for his help in posing as her loving fiancé.

"How could he deny her?"


Especially when Max was attracted to her even though she was one of his clients. He wanted to get to know her on a more personal level but he wasn't about to make a move an a woman who was in a committed relationship. What Max didn't know
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Antonella
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
So here is this book in a nutshell. Spoilers may be included.
Hero is handsome most wanted bachelor, rich with amazing friends and family.
Heroine is ugly duckling turned beautiful swan with issues with men and how she looks. But she shouldn't be because she looks amazing.
They fake an engagement.
During all the faking they fall in love.
At the end some minor drama, they don't speak for a week.
Then they kiss and make up.

Cute cute cute.
If you are looking for sweet no drama read. This is it. Al
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