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Faking It

(Metropolis #1)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,711 ratings  ·  329 reviews
7 hrs 44 mins

There’s never a dull moment at Metropolis…the condominium known for having the hottest openly gay tenants in town. The boys of Metropolis are always on the prowl for a good time. They like their drinks heavy and their tricks easy.

Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status.
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Published March 10th 2017 by Devon McCormack (first published January 17th 2017)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Darlings, I'm sorry. I need the box of shame.



I just couldn't with this one. I tried so hard; I really, really did. But this book was too much Devon McCormack and not enough Riley Hart. I love Hart's work; McCormack's, not so much.

Weight of the World, their last collaboration, worked for me; it was heartfelt and sweet.

But Faking It read too much like Filthy Little Secret. In my review of that book, I complained that there were too many "rich, backstabbing bitches who steal boyfriends and drink
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~Mindy Lynn~
Oh, how I loved this book.



This book was just a lot of fun. It was low on drama, funny, had two great MC's, plenty of sexiness, and likable side characters. It hit all my buttons just right. I couldn't put it down. I stayed up all night reading it. So happy I picked this one up.

These two guys... so damn good together. So cute! They had me feeling all the feels.



Travis is the sexy cocky one. He doesn't believe in getting caught up in relationships. He likes waking up in strangers beds and being ab
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Ele
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
~1.5 stars~

So, everybody loved this. Awkward...



Christ almighty. What happened here?

The characters are caricatures. Everyone is drop dead gorgeous, ripped, with a huge dick (except the bad guys. The bad guys have smaller dicks). They also gossip all the freaking time and spy each other using binoculars! The MC (I don't remember the name, never a good sign) spent the majority of the book crying or putting himself down or just playing the "you 're too hot to want me" game. Except in bed, where he
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Expected something more*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

It was alright. A pretend relationship that suddenly gets harder to pretend. The book is about massage therapist Travis ‘Trav’ Waller and Gary (what's his last name? (26). They both have their insecurities, which they handles differently, but being together they can somehow be themselves. Can they get over their insecurities, to finally be free? Overall, it was a alright read, but not the best I've read. I wanted more from it, but I didn't get it. I'm not s
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Parvathy
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-book-reviews

5 Stars!

Faking It is a sexy,funny, insanely hot, emotional and 100% entertaining story of two people who start a fake relationship and fall irrevocably in love with each other. This book gave me a fun filled emotional ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

What is so amazing about this book is that the story is fun, sexy and filled with loads of laugh out moments and yet it is also poignant,emotional and heart tugging. Travis is fun, cocky, sexy and completely sure of himself. He is determined to ma
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Meags
4 Stars

I went into this one worried – like, seriously expecting to hate it, worried – because my trusty GR friends’ reactions went from one extreme to the other, with some hating it and some loving it, with even a handful smacking it in the face with their DNF stamps of doom.

I took all of this into consideration, and then stewed over it for roughly 9 months – what can I say, I take this shit seriously – but at the end of the day I had to give it a whirl for myself, because I couldn’t possibly i
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Dia
4,5 stars

I knew I'll love this one because it's Riley Hart. I can't say I'm a big fan of Devon McCormack's writing, because the ones I've read only by him weren't spectacular, but him writing with Riley gave us an awesome story.

This was super HOT! And it was pretty amazing!
Even if I'm not a fan of fake boyfriend trope, I was pretty happy with what we got here.

Great writing, good back stories and some delicious scenes.

I can't wait to read the next books in this series!!
.Lili.
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I was all excited when Faking It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack was released. I love these two authors, and I'm a sucker for stories where the romance starts off as casual but grows into more. But I'm not, however, a big fan of the "fake boyfriend" trope.



I was worried.

But I shouldn't have been. I need to apologize to Ms. Hart and Mr. McCormark.



I shouldn't have doubted y'all. This is probably one of the best "fake boyfriend" stories I've read. Why?

Let me tell.

-I loved the characters. They w
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Martin
Feb 20, 2017 marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 20%.
Too oversexed, even the dialogues. The fake boyfriend theme is nice, but not original.
But what killed this for me is the general perception of gay men as sex obsessed superficial assh****.
I liked Gary, but when he too started thinking in pornographic terms, I decided to let this one rest...
I'm not rating it, perhaps it gets better than the 2 stars I'd award to the first 20%.
* A Reader Obsessed *
3.5 Stars

I really didn't know what to expect with this due to all the varying reviews, but what I got, I quite enjoyed.

This was a marked difference from Weight of the World, the last book I read from Hart and McCormack, and for me this was a refreshing change of pace from their usually heavy handed fare.

So, this starts off pretty quickly setting up a fake boyfriend scenario. Acquaintances, Gary and Travis, somehow find themselves boyfriends, each having their own reasons to carry on the charade
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Heather Martin
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Copy provided by the author for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

What, another surprise release from Riley Hart and Devon McCormack?!?! Yes! Faking It is Book 1 in a new, surprise series called Metropolis and it's going to be full of men, fun and love if this first book is anything to go by!

Faking It introduces us to the Metropolis condo complex set in Atlanta, Georgia. Gary, one of the residents of Metropolis, is going on with his life after
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Santy
3.5 Stars rounded up because whooooo was this a HOT one!!!

I went into this book expecting an average book with everything being average but I loved this!

It was funny, HOT(the chemistry between the MCs was off the charts) , heartwarming and the banter was great. The writing flowed, the secondary characters kicked butt(I loved Derek&Hayden) and did I mention it was HOT?! Win!

There was a bit of repetitiveness going on getting to the end and the drama at the end between the MCs could've been f
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Debra
Review originally posted at Sinfully.

The Metropolis is an apartment complex with a large population of gay men who thrive on gossip, sex and working out (if you follow Devon McCormack on Facebook, it might sound familiar). This does little to help Gary get through his breakup with his longtime cheating boyfriend Peter, who promptly moved in with his new lover at the Metropolis, so they can’t help running into each other and being the hot topic of gossip.

Gary has seen the super sexy and hot Travi
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Sandra
MINE!!!


This was a fun romp. I enjoyed reading it, even if the characters are a bit of a stereotype, what with the washboard abs, the massive dicks (except for the bad guy; his dick is reportedly on the smaller side), the super-toned bods, and the fact that nearly everyone in this mostly fictional condo building just north of downtown Atlanta is gay and most of them fuck indiscriminately but safely. Wheeeee, they're young, they're hung, and they're having a good time.

There is lots and lots of ste
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haletostilinski
1.5 stars

Welp...I think I knew I wasn't going to enjoy this book from the start.

I should have stayed away from this, because the one Devon McCormack book I've read I really didn't like that much, but with Riley Hart's name attached to it, I hoped beyond hope that she would save any...well, any fuck ups that McCormack would make.

But, that didn't happen.

This was like, a textbook rom-com book. The ONLY redeeming quality to this book was that Travis and Gary were sweet, good guys. But even they we
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BR11
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mehhh, mm, decent-steam
1 star automatically added because that cover... yummmm!
The book was kind of ok... situated in the fantasy gay mecca of Metropolis, a condo in downtown Atlanta, where most of the tenants are gay and gorgeous and ripped.
That's the case of the two MCs. They are 10's but have low self esteem for shit that happened to them and they don't think they are worthy of each other.
They enter a fake relationship that benefits both for different reasons and the fall for each other.
There is decent steam in thi
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~Kristin~
3 Stars

This was in that gray area for me, I didn't love..but didn't completely hate it either. There was nothing new here, and I wasn't drawn in by the fake boyfriend trope. The whole "Metropolis" setting was far fetched, I think it can almost be chalked up to trying too hard.
Kai
Oh, loved this book! So much!!!

There were a lot of things I love in a book:

*Asshole ex-bf beeing jelousy [get that, your ass!] - check!
*Evolution of the characters - check!
*Hot scenes - check!
*Funny moments - check!
*Just the perfect amount of angst - check!

I just loveed it.

The plot wasn't anything new: the fake relationship is a thing I already saw a couple of times. But I liked it anyway. And the way the story was written, was a little different. :)
Of course, the fake relationship was n
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Fabi
3.5 stars for this quick, easy read.

I enjoyed reading about these two big-hearted, beautiful and smart men.

They started out as pretend boyfriends to help each other out, but quickly realized their compatibility and chemistry was off the charts.

None of this story came across as overly angsty. I guess it could have since some of the issues the MCs had to work through were on the serious side. But the way it was presented was on the lighter side with heavy doses of communication and heavier doses o
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River
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
It took me months to finish this book, and I honestly don't know if it was me or the story,I didn't loved it but it wasn't bad.

I started it three times and I just couldn't connect with the characters, but I'm a stubborn bitch so after book 2 came out I knew it was time to finish it because I wasn't going to DFN.
In the end I did liked it but it wasn't my favorite, I read Dani's review and I completely agree with her.
Sadly I don't have much more to say.

side note: I always thought tricks were wh
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Elizabeth
If you are going to read this book because you are a Riley Hart fan......mmmmm STOP, IN THE NAME OF LOVE.
This did not feel or read like Ms. Hart. This book makes me feel like authors should not collaborate. I mean it could be me but I felt nothing for the Mc's there was just not enough of that connection. Plenty of hot sex which was good but without the connection the read can't go to the next level. I will read the next one because I'm OCD and don't like to half ass read a series but this one
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❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
I loved this book. I just did. There is definitely some serious stereotyping here so if that's a problem then avoid. The community created here was really interesting and I want to know more about the other characters so I'll definitely read the next book. There were a few things I didn't care for...like how they met in the first place. Not. Cool. But I still managed to get thrown into the story and am glad I was able to overlook that. This definitely didn't feel like her other books but I like ...more
Alvin
I liked this one! I actually went into this blind. When I realized it's about posing as boyfriends, I got excited! Those are always fun to read and this one is no exception.

Gary & Travis' chemistry was explosive! Everytime they do something together, it made me feel...warm. Okay...hot. There you go. I like both of them and how they both grew as people throughout the story. I also like the setting or the universe. The authors could reap so much stories from the Twin Towers of Homo.

That Summe
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Justin
Fun read! *possibly spoilerish ramblings*

I'm glad I didn't let my first impression of this book ruin it for me. In the beginning the writing really put me off. It came off as...amateurish or juvenile. But as I continued I realized that the writing fit the characters (mostly early twenties) and tone of the book. Metropolis, the pair of condo buildings that the series is named after, is like an adult gay playground full of mostly young gay men who are all good looking, buff, hung like Georgia mule
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books_and_brew


Hmm. I had a few mixed feelings on this one....

I actually enjoyed the whole gay-apartment building-where-every-guy-is-smoking-hot vibe. I liked Gary and Travis (although every time Gary's name was said all I could think about was Spongebob Squarepants) and I liked their chemistry.

I didn't like the back and forth between them although I do realize that that was the whole premise of the book - the "fake" relationship. I wished we had gotten to see more of them as an established couple rather than
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Chris
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
I struggled with this ! Travis with his revolving door of emotions drove me mad and Gary was wishy-washy. I just didn't fall into the story and I became way too easily distracted. Never mind - can't love them all
Cadiva
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wonderful mix of romance, humour and heat in this new series

Oh God this book made me laugh loads but it also nearly made me cry too.

Riley Hart and Devon McCormack separately are two of my fave M/M authors but when they write together they make magic happen.

This is the first in a new collaboration between the two and it had a lovely light touch to everything, even when some serious emotions were being dragged out.

While I knew it would have a HEA, I was very pleasantly surprised by the journey to
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bookfaerie
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a nice start to a new series. The characters live in a mini universe full of playing and gossip and sex, sex and more sex. Their lives all begin intersecting and we get a network of every type of character imaginable. After a unique introduction to one another, we find these MC's thrown together and forming a partnership in deceit; which leads them both down a road of self discovery that will form a bond like no other either has ever shared with anyone. As they deal with their own demons, t ...more
Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
3.5 stars
Uhm, I don't know what to think about this book. I usually love Riley Hart's books, but this one isn't really my cup of tea. I enjoyed it, but I don't know if I'll read the next books in the series.
Fani *loves angst*
4.5 stars

Me and Riley Hart don't have an easy relationship; I end up loving her books or hating them, no middle ground. Fortunately, this fell in the 'love them' category.

Fake betrothals/relationships/marriages (and amnesia) are my catnip; there is no way I will overlook a book with such a plot. So though most of my GR friends seemed to dislike this book, I had to try it out. And I'm really, really happy I did.

Gary and Travis start a fake relationship in order to prove to Gary's ex that he's ov
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Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She's a hopeless romantic. A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together. If she's not writing, you'll probably find her reading.

Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for everyday.

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