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Faking It

(Book Boyfriend #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  3,113 ratings  ·  451 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 wa
⊱✿⊰ 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
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
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
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
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I wish Max is not that perfect. I wish he has some dark kink or at least annoying kink so i can relate to him as human. I mean come on! There is no way a man can be that perfect.

But then i remember the series is Book Boyfriend. Well thats explain why max is super perfect. To all of the romance fan, we do have our own book boyfriend. Whom we secretly 'loves'. Like many perfect over the top romance story, this book serves its purpose. Likeable heroine with self esteem issue, perfect hero, loving
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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TJ *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
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
***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 that
beachbum bookworm
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Faking it is the 2nd book in the book boyfriend's series by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. It is the story of Max and Hailey. Max is a real estate agent at the firm in which the characters from book one work, and Hailey is a matchmaker. Max is looking for a property for Hailey’s business. Max has been infatuated with the matchmaker from the start…. only one problem... she is engaged. When Max and Hailey go out to celebrate after finally closing a deal on Hailey’s new property...they run into th ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book nullified all my expectations.
It's a "fake relationship" romance novel. Max is a delectable bachelor. Hailey runs a reputable matchmaking agency, yet fails to find a partner for herself. She even wears an engagement ring to ward off unwanted male attention because of her haunting insecurities and lack of self-confidence. When her lie about her marital status is revealed, Max steps in and saves the damsel in distress like a knight in a shining armor.
I strongly identified with the heroin
3.5 Stars
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
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was good
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
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
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
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
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
N.N. Light
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Faking It is a humorous fake relationship romance. I connected with the hero and heroine immediately. Carly Phillips is a brilliant romance author who knows how to write contemporary romance. With plenty of funny lines in the dialogue and a full cast of characters, you won't be able to put down Faking It. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars
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
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
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
Ana Vizentim
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 fake #not Stars
This book was adorable!!!! I liked how he took care of her insecurities....
I want a Max for me....
Rosie (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
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
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
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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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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