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Faking It with the Frenemy

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,628 ratings  ·  209 reviews
A fake date to an ex's wedding. A hot billionaire single dad next door. His demon cat.

I have two goals in life:

1. Earn my five-year anniversary bonus--worth $500k--from my eccentric boss by never failing in any task he gives me.

2. Never think about my past, and most especially not about Wyatt Westland, the high school sweetheart who betrayed me and broke my heart.

Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published May 22nd 2020 by Four Isles Press
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This book is the exact reason why 2nd chances usually suck for me. Everything that happened in High school was of course spurned by his now ex wife who wanted him for herself. She sends him a text from the h’s phone saying he have her herpies and was bad in bed. He is such a
pu$$& that he never talks to the heroine about it. She thinks he ghosted her because he got what he wanted. They were each other’s first. This doesn’t excuse the H from being a douche. He moves on from her immediately and st
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Not a standout but a cute second chance, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers reunion romance filled with misunderstandings, oozing chemistry and good banter. I will point out that during the duration of this rekindled romance, the majority of the scenes were pretty predictable and it lacked that something something to completely win me over. Overall it was a good read but definitely fell in the mediocre pile.

Christy Bailey
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Must Read!

Amazing! I have so many ways I could explain this book but it is truly simply amazing is the first thing that comes to mind!! Such a fun and beautiful story! And very well written! I can't wait to read Jo's book when it comes out! I love how characters from Nadia's other books also made an appearance! I also really need a book on Yuna!!! Definitely worth 5 stars!
May 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
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Jeeves Reads Romance
I always enjoy Nadia Lee’s light and fun rom coms, but… this definitely wasn’t my favorite. There’s just something about the backstory that rubbed me the wrong way, and I really couldn’t get past it (more on that in a minute). It’s still a cute read with some fun enemies to lovers bickering, a sweet second chance romance, and an adorable single dad (who just so happens to be a billionaire), but it’s probably not one that I’ll reread in the future.

The story follows Wyatt and Kim, two people who w
Hopeless Romantic Chick
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it

Nothing fancy but truly entertaining! Nadia makes fantasize how the world of the rich is. Interesting and intriguing. Also, funny and chill. I love animals and kids. Some parents doesn't deserve their Kids like Geneva. Vi found z better one in Kim and Wyatt was given another chance with the woman he deserves. Kim's staying true of herself of marrying for love unlike her mother really paid off.
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
i really enjoyed the writing it was a fun read, the characters had great introductions and very multi - dimensional.

I did feel Kim and Wyatt could have communicated better, over a decade of misunderstanding no one addressed until over halfway in the book, which to be honest i think is something that should have been discussed alot sooner like ten years ago if that initial attraction was there... Not the biggest fan of 2nd chance romances, unless its truly a forgivable reason... Amnesia, loss
Lori R.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
After seeing this cover, I knew I needed to read this one. It’s so cute & fun!

Kim & Wyatt met back in high school. They were each other’s firsts. Then there was a jealous best friend, some mean and nasty texts, and LOTS of misunderstandings. Fast forward to ten years later. Enemies for sure, but that attraction was still there.

While I thought this story was longer than it needed to be, and some parts weren’t my favorite, there were many things I did enjoy. It gave me some laughs and a few ting
Laila Nelke
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Nadia Lee and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this book. It's definitely a hilariously funny romcom. It's full of misunderstandings and troubles. Ludicrously funny bordering on farce scenes that makes you laugh out loud. Also so emotional and heartstrings pulling sides to this story make this book even more enjoyable.
Will definitely pick other books time by time by this author.
Amelia Autin
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars (rounded up to 5.0)

FAKING IT WITH THE FRENEMY, Nadia Lee’s latest, was a milestone for me. It’s the first book of ANY kind (romance, biography, history, etc.) I’ve been able to read all the way through since the pandemic began. Why, you might ask? Partly because it’s a hoot and a half, a perfect diversion from the mind-numbing worry engendered by a necessary but boring quarantine. Partly because it’s frothy and funny, yet filled with the “tugging at the heartstrings” emotions Nadia Lee
Dotti Elrick
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a cute, second chance/enemies to lovers romance.
This was the first book for me by this author.
It was OK. I liked a lot of the story. Some things I didn’t really care for.
I loved Wyatt. He was not your typical billionaire. He didn’t want to hang out with other people of money. He wanted cheeseburgers instead of fancy tuna. He was more comfortable in torn jeans and T-shirts than designer suits. He wanted his ten year old daughter to live a normal life, so he moved them into a plain, but
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary ARC - early release copy of this book in Kindle format from the author for review purposes.

This was an awesome story about two enemies from childhood finding romance and friendship and he is also a single dad. It was a really great story with great characters and I absolutely adored this story.

This is Wyatt and Kim's story. Wyatt is Dane's friend and Kim works for Dane's father. Dane and his dad make a bet and his father loses which means Kim hhas to work for Wyatt for
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Before reading this I would’ve sworn there was nothing that I loved more than a good old-fashioned fake relationship trope. All of that angsty and almost-kiss push and pull is totally my jam. FAKING IT WITH THE FRENEMY did me three times better. Fake relationship? Check! Hot single dad? Oh yes! Slow burn enemies-to-lovers situation? DEFINITELY. All of the feels happening here.

I loved that this novel wasn’t your run of the mill “I need a date, help me” plot (despite my first sentence of this revi
Christina Reed
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nadia Lee has weaved a story that was engaging, emotional, and extraordinary. Wyatt and Kim's history was one that ended with them really not liking each other. Unfortunately a simple conversation could have really fixed their problem, but that's not how stories like these work. Both were hurt by the other and that hurt carried into adulthood. It came back and interfered with their need for each other's assistance. The heat from their youth was still there and complicating their new interactions ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for Kim's story since I read about Evie and Nate in Marrying My Billionaire Boss a few months ago, and for the most part this book did not disappoint (again I say: for the most part). This can be read as a standalone, but it's definitely better to read the previous books so you'll know who the side characters are and their connection to each other.

Now, on to Kim and Wyatt, who have a long and mostly painful history; they were somewhat high school sweethearts until circumstances
Indira Singh
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book...ticked so many boxes, stand alone, 2nd chance and two firsts. The biggie for me was sliding so easily into the extended Pryce family. Salazar. Sigh.
Nadia Lee takes you through the lives (should I say love) of Wyatt and Kimberley with fun and lightheartedness throughout the book. There's a cat. There's a dog. There's a little, adorable little girl. Want more? Yuna is here too!
Guaranteed you will be hooked from chapter one! I loved the fierce independence of Kim and Wyatt becoming her
Wendy Livingstone
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wyatt is a single dad to a little girl, and he is Kimberley’s new neighbour. These two were high school sweethearts. When Kimberley is tasked by her boss to find Wyatt a fake date for his ex-wife’s wedding, things do not pan out as they should, leaving her to become the date. This is a well written story which is a humorous and entertaining 2nd chance romance story, which is filled with angst, and is a light-hearted enemies / lovers’ tale which had me hooked and intrigued throughout. I recommend ...more
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Second Chance

Kim and Wyatt dated in high school but it ended badly but now fate brings them together several years later and they need each other’s help. Wyatt is a single dad who needs a date to his ex-wife’s wedding and Kim needs a pricey statue she believes Wyatt will be receiving as a gift.

It’s a fun story with good characters, including a little girl who plays a big part in this romance, and an ex-wife that is quite unpleasant.
Brie Jo
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
It lost me near the end. It was funny how she was setting him up for failure until she realized he was going for his daughter not to get back his ex wife. It was cute not much to say about it. Though the end started to get a little crazy as if they were throwing in drama for a book that didn't need it. ...more
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE IT !!!!! Nadia did a great job on this book. I have enjoyed Kim’s and Wyatt story. The way told the story was great. Kim is Salazar’s assistant but Salazar and his son Dane make a bet so known Kim has to pay for it. Wyatt is Dane best friend and he needs a favor . He needs a hot date for his ex-wife’s wedding . But Kim and Wyatt have a bad history between them . One of the many things of Nadia books I enjoy is that they have emotion behind them. This story was happy sweet sad and fun .
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I enjoyed Kim and Wyatt's story. The story was well-written.

Kim and Wyatt had history, but because of miscommunication, they parted. Years later, Wyatt's in need for a fake date to bring to his ex-wife's wedding. The more time they spend together, the more quickly things move from enemies to friends who tolerate each other to something more.

Not much hate factor in this one, I guess that's why they're frenemies. This is full of humour and an entertaining second chance romance.
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! Definitely recommend it...
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really liked another book by this author but, this one left me very disappointed. Boring and tedious scenes were built in. The main plot was weak. Honestly, I'm not sure why I kept reading. I guess I convinced myself there must be more to this story.... the wasn't. ...more
Olga Gamer
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
From the characters (Kim’s mom was particularly annoying) to the lack of chemistry between Kim and Wyatt, this book didn’t work for me on a few levels.
This was written in the engaging storytelling style of Nadia Lee. I've always liked the dual povs that we get. Sometimes getting inside the hero's head is a nice break from hearing from the heroine all the time, and this story is no different.

The second chance aspect of this romance took a reallllly long time since the MCs spend more than half of the book hating each other's guts and wishing that the other person wasn't so dang attractive. I can forgive that they were stupid teens who couldn't c
Jun 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
psa. please try and not be offended by this review bc i now feel bad reading it. but i had finished this book in one sitting and was riding on a high of frustration towards what i had just read. this is just me voicing my opinions in frustration and going on a rant at 4 am (which is when i finished the book).
thank you and have a good day.

why did i read this? it was literally disgusting. one of the worst books i’ve read in a LONG while. im so angry. i hate bad books. i slogged through it only bc
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

This was my first book by Nadia Lee, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I rarely read the contemporary romance novels, but something about this book just compelled me to read it. The way the author manipulated the story line was amazing!! The story was quite plain for my taste , but the dynamic between the characters was really interesting. The way they both played there roles was really good. I'll just look out for other books by this author, because now s
Deeply Love Reading Blog
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Faking It with the Frenemy is my first Nadia Lee
This book is definitely a RomCom. There is some lines in the book that makes you laugh out loud and say Omg!
“Chlamydia or gonorrhea. A rattlesnake or a water moccasin. The world is full of crappy choices.”
Wyatt and Kim’s story is made more interesting with Wyatt’s daughter, the cat,the dog and all the different personalities of the supporting characters. This is definitely a book with “ laughter and heart”


Until today, I never had to fake an
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I Really Liked This One

So my biggest issue is that in the early chapters of the book Kim claims Wyatt took her virginity on a bet and then dumped her for her best friend. In later chapters all mention of the bet is gone. The ad also says something about a fake marriage and they don't get married until the end of the book. There's nothing fake about it. Also I don't feel like the catalysts for most of the conflict, Geneva, Louis and Kim's mother were properly dealt with. They're just ignored, dea
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book had certain things going for it, but it definitely isn't anything to write home about. I just didn't quite feel myself meshing with any of the characters.

Kim has been the best assistant to Salazar Pryce for five years and is finally about to earn her big bonus if only she can get him a specific statue. Out of the blue, her boss connects her with Wyatt Westland, her high school sweetheart who tragically dumped her. In order to get her bonus, she decides to help Wyatt out with his probl
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Bilingual former management consultant Nadia Lee has lived in four different countries and enjoyed many adventures and excellent food around the globe. In the last eight years, she has kissed stingrays, got bitten by a shark, and petted tigers.

She shares an apartment overlooking a river and palm trees in Japan with her husband, winter white hamsters and an ever-widening pile of books. When she's n

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