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Ten Rules for Faking It Book Review

Ten Rules for Faking It

Ten Rules for Faking It

Author: Sophie Sullivan

Pages: 384 pages

Genre: Romance

Published: December 2020

Rating: 5 Stars


What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.

Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?

Even clichés sting.

But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.

There’s just one problem.

Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he’s extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?

And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).

That’s three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.

Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.

Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

My Review:

I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now and wish I had read it sooner. I’ve really been in the mood for romances recently, and this one did not disappoint.

Everly has never had a good birthday, and when her thirtieth becomes the worst so far, she vows off ever leaving her house on her birthday again. Everly turns up at her boyfriend’s house, only to find him in bed with another girl. Once she gets to work, she rants about it to her DJ Stacey, but unfortunately her rant was live on air and all the listeners heard her story about her cheating boyfriend. Soon there were people emailing and calling in with sympathetic responses to what’s happened, and even offering to go on a date with Everly. The radio station then decides to host a dating competition with Everly to bring in publicity for the station.

‘I’m scared of not taking this chance. Of not taking the leap. With you. Regardless of how I land.’

I thought this synopsis was so intriguing and I loved the main character. I really liked how the author wrote Everly, and how she portrayed her anxiety. I thought she did this really well, and I loved how the other characters were understanding of it, and never pushed her outside of her comfort zone. Everly and Stacey’s friendship was underrated and I kind of wish we got to see more of it. They were always there for each other, were very supportive, and were always pushing each other to be better.

If you let me, I’ll choose you over and over and over again. Forever.’

The romance in this book was perfect. Chris, the station manager, was also the owner’s son, but hadn’t revealed this to anyone. He had always liked Everly from afar, but as he didn’t plan on staying he didn’t want to act on his feelings, so he had always acted kind of cold with her. After Everly’s outburst on air, he went to check on her, and their relationship blossomed from there. I loved the slow burn and the pinign from afar. It was an addictive read!

I definitely recommend this if you like romance books, set in a work space!

Keep reading,

Georgia x

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