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Counterfeit Lover

(American Fairytale #1)

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Darrin Clark is an impoverished young man, madly in love with his long-time friend Janie. He is desperate for a job, and any way to win Janie’s affections. Then a Hollywood studio promises to make him a movie star—if he will submit to a face-modifying procedure they are developing.

Darrin’s love overcomes his fear, and he allows the movie studio to alter his face. Soon his
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Paperback, 1st edition, 315 pages
Published November 10th 2020 by Acorn Publishing
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J.C. Farmer
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I hope everyone enjoys reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you for reading!
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Shelby – ☆☆☆☆
This book was a departure from my normal. The blurb intrigued me, and I had to check this out.

Darrin is your typical young man. He harbors a secret love for his best friend Janie, he is an aspiring actor, and he is just down-to-earth. Nothing special or remarkable, just a normal guy. When he is offered a role in a new movie, of course he's excited... until he learns the method his
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Shelby
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads*

This book was a departure from my normal. The blurb intrigued me, and I had to check this out.

Darrin is your typical, young man. He harbors a secret love for his best friend, Janie, he is an aspiring actor, and he is just down-to-earth. Nothing special or remarkable, just a normal guy. When he is offered a role in a new movie, of course he's excited...until he learns the method his character must follow for the role. He will get no accol
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Cheryl
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review can also be found in Currant7 Recommends

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as an ARC and would like to share an honest and voluntary review.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Darrin Clark is a struggling actor wanting to hit it big in the hopes of getting a childhood friend's attention. He is willing to go through anything to make it big in Hollywood, especially Janie Norman.

Janie Norman is also a struggling actor and Darrin's childhood best friend, who was encouraged b
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Shyanne Jones
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What would you give to come face to face with your favorite icon? Be them dead or alive. They could be a former president, famous baseball player, actor/actress, or a world renown philosopher. The possibilities would be endless. In J.C. Farmer’s Counterfeit Lover, we are thrown into a world where that is not only a possibility but a reality. The story begins in Hollywood in the 21st century and is centered around the biggest movie studio at that time, Digital Impact. The president of the studio, ...more
Erixa Edyas Putri
Having one sided love is too classic, don't you think? But, what if you change your face just to get your one sided love?


Counterfeit Lovers by J. C. Farmer was my first thriller ARC I received and got three thumbs up from me. The story wasn't bad and I couldn't stop to think about the prime suspect.


It told us about a guy, desperate to win his crush's heart, so he changes his face and become a popular, handsome, and rich guy. When finally he almost got what he wanted, the girl she love, enter the
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Wendy
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I was immediately pulled into this book with its gorgeous cover. The content is also really enjoyable, although I'm somewhat confused on how to rate it.

I can honestly say I loved how unique and gripping the plot was, with your regular broke guy Darrin becoming rich and famous thanks to face-altering procedures from a film studio. However, soon he finds out there's more he has to give up than his old appearance. But the plot doesn't slow down here; there are mysteries creeping up, and his old out
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Lindsey Ashley
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of Counterfeit Lover by JC Farmer!!!!

Darrin is a struggling actor who is hopelessly in love with his best friend Janie. He eventually gets cast in a movie, but he himself will not be famous. Everyday his face is changed with technology and he becomes the person he is portraying and will never actually be famous himself. Janie also gets cast in the movie and everything is going great until people start dying and Darrin is right in the mi
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Gisele Saint
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great romantic thriller with a nostalgic Hollywood’s Golden Age vibe! I loved this book and cant wait to read it’s sequel! Counterfeit Lover is a page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the golden couple and reassured by the courage that it takes for the main character to fight for his true love. The characters are relatable, the setting descriptions are vivid and the plot keeps you moving through the story looking for the suspect. This book is a beautiful ode to the gli ...more
Adriana
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Counterfeit Lover is a modern romance mystery involving Sherlock Holmes-caliber twists and surprises. It is spiced with tons of imaginary scenarios. It modifies the Hollywood premises in the new modern era which exists in the remains of Hollywood traditions. It reinvents the story of the people who told the stories! The biggest challenge for anyone is to change-but for Darrin change is needed to conquer the love of his life. Darrin doesn't just change himself, but reinvents Hollywood to prove hi ...more
L M
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I was sent an ARC and asked to review this book

"Counterfeit Lover" by J. C. Farmer is a fun book with a unique plot, revolving around a young man who secretly receives a face altering procedure to act in a big Hollywood picture. This isn't the genre I usually read but the book kept me entertained with plenty of fun twists. It's a fast paced romp, and I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in action/adventure with a hint of sci fi, who doesn't mind suspending believe a lit
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Jill
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Counterfeit Lover is a fast-paced, romantic thriller that takes you back in time as you interact with Hollywood and historical icons who face the threat of a modern-age maniacal monster. Through advanced, face-changing technology, struggling actor Darrin Clark finds himself transformed and thrown into a movie set with his new identity. The technology's power to transform is amazing, but in the wrong hands, it proves terrifying. Darrin finds himself running from one life-threatening adventure to ...more
Heidi Farmer
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book really stays with you! After completion, I kept thinking about the characters and I found so much in our daily life that paralleled the themes in the book.
A weave of technology, Hollywood, and famous characters from history. Compelling!
Scott Farmer
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great plot. A mix of romance, suspense and technology. All three keep pulling you forward in the plot and can't wait for each chapter to unfold.

Was interesting to consider what I would do in their shoes.
Carolyn
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book. J.C. Farmer has such a great imagination. I look forward to the sequel.
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Counterfeit Lover is an unusual book, I think that I would call it a thriller over and above anything else, but even in this, it is very different. The story is about actor Darrin Clark, he's been in love with his close friend Janie for years and years. He finally gets the chance to win her over and become a well-known actor when he actually becomes a famous actor from the past.
The whole premise of this story is unusual and very interesting. There is a lot going on although it's not really clear
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Jerome Connelly Farmer has had a successful career as an engineer, inventor and technology consultant. He has three engineering degrees from Stanford and an MBA from the Anderson School. He has several patents and spent many years managing engineering teams and consulting for high-tech firms, movie studios, and Fortune 500 companies.

J.C. was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He is an airplane pilo
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