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Faking It (Book Boyfriend #2)

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  556 Ratings  ·  239 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
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Published April 11th 2017
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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
Alicia ⊱✿⊰ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ⊱✿⊰
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
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
***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
Carly Phillips
Apr 11, 2017 Carly Phillips 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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Apr 16, 2017 Riz rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Apr 11, 2017 Katerina 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
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
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
Kingston Westmoreland **Unbound Book Reviews**
I wish every reader this book. You need this in your library because you need that one book that will be your touchstone of everything that's sweet, delicious, dirty and flirty to cleanse your palette. If you are a bookworm you know exactly what I mean. This book is why you read romance stories. Max Sterling is a sexy devil, not because he's physically hot but he also knows how to seduce and love a woman. He's self assured but can be an alpha male when it's warranted. He's protective, he's sweet ...more
Apr 07, 2017 Emma 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
Apr 10, 2017 Brandi 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
Book Lover
Apr 04, 2017 Book Lover 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
Apr 06, 2017 Laura 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
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
Apr 01, 2017 Rosanna rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars
Apr 16, 2017 Sandy 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
Apr 11, 2017 Yamina rated it really liked it
*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
Tiffany Willams
Apr 11, 2017 Tiffany Willams 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
Apr 01, 2017 Shelley 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
Apr 07, 2017 Dana rated it really liked it
Hailey and Max……. such a cute couple.

Hailey likes Max……Max likes Hailey……..Hailey doesn’t know this……But……Hailey pretends that Max likes her.

Hailey is a professional matchmaker looking for a new space to move her business. Max is her realtor and believes that Hailey is engaged until a chance meeting with a friend, Max realizes that he is Hailey’s “fiancée”. Now the fun begins for both Hailey and Max.

Faking it was a quick, fun read. Good addition to the rom-com genre; I only wish it had been long
Sarah Kirk
Apr 03, 2017 Sarah Kirk 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!
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
Apr 01, 2017 Megan rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! 4.5 Stars!

We met Max in the first book of this series, Big Shot. He co-owns a real estate brokerage firm with his 3 best friends, including Wes, the hero from book 1. He's a broker and he's very good at his job. He's been looking, for about 3 months, for a new commercial property for Hailey's matchmaking business. He's now found the perfect place. He'd be thrilled, if only that didn't mean the end of his association with her. But, he thinks she's engaged to someone els
Donna Smith
Apr 04, 2017 Donna Smith rated it it was amazing
Oh MY God! Oh My God! I LOVED this book! When Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde write together it is an automatic buy for me but this book... I think is the best one yet. Max and Hailey are faking it. Not the sex part because OMG! They are faking their engagement for two reasons. One, because Hailey has been wearing a ring to give her clients the illusion that she is in love, since she's a professional matchmaker. And two, so that Max's mother will stop trying to find him a wife. He really needs to ...more
Apr 02, 2017 Heather rated it it was amazing
**Advanced copy provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review**

Hailey Ellison owns a successful matchmaking business and because of it's recent growth, she's in the market for new office space to house the business. Max Sterling is an equally successful luxury real estate agent and Hailey reaches out to him for help in finding just the right location for her growing business. When Hailey and Max meet, the attraction is mutual and immediate, but because of the ring that she is wearing
Apr 03, 2017 Dana rated it really liked it
*ARC from author in exchange for an honest review*

What happens when you are a successful matchmaker, yet you are single? Why, you invent a fake fiancee, of course. But what happens when you make your imaginary fiancee your current realtor, and he finds out? Well, if you are Max and Hailey, you just go with it!
Hailey wants her clients to believe that she too, has found her true love, so that they trust that she can help them find theirs. Max is trying to escape the clutches of a vapid narcissist
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Apr 20, 2017 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it it was amazing
These two authors are very quickly becoming favorites of mine. Every single thing they write, I love. And I don't mean I love a little bit, nope I love it a lot. To the point I stalk their Facebook pages just to see what they have coming next, together or separately. Their books are books I read over and over again because yes they are that good. This one is a little different in the sense of technically there is only one actual sex scene. Don't get me wrong there are still plenty of moments whe ...more
Sue Galuska
Apr 04, 2017 Sue Galuska rated it it was amazing
I just devoured this book. I started it around 11:00 am and finished it at 11:00 pm the same day.....I loved it! In the book Big Shot, we met Max Sterling.....he is Wes Sinclair's business partner. Max is also a confirmed bachelor. Sure someday he'd like the whole family, house and kids stuff but for now he is content with his life, at least until Hailey Ellison walks into it.

Hailey is looking for a high end building for her matchmaking company. She is very picky and has a list of certain criter
Cindy M. Green
Apr 11, 2017 Cindy M. Green rated it really liked it
I’d fake ANYTHING with Max any day of the week!

Max is a very successful real estate agent in Chicago that has been hired by Hailey to assist in finding the perfect office location so she can expand her thriving matchmaking business. Hailey is attracted to Max and assumes that she couldn’t possibly be “his type” he’s been nothing but professional with her the entire three months they’ve been working together. Little does Hailey know that he can’t stop thinking about her and is fantasizing about a
Apr 01, 2017 Karen rated it it was amazing
Max is a successful luxury real estate agent. He was hired by Hailey to help her find the perfect location for her matchmaking business. Max has been lusting after Hailey ever since he met her, but noticed she was engaged and of course did not act on his feelings since she belonged to another man. Or did she?

Hailey is a successful matchmaker and has gotten a reputation with the wealthy. She wears an engagement ring for a few reasons. One to show her clients that she is in a happy relationship an
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pac ...more
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