Book Review


Nova needs a date for her sister’s Christmas wedding desperately. The guy that comes to the bar she bartends at every Wednesday sounds like the perfect candidate. 

My Thoughts 

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I’m not the biggest fan of holiday romances, but I could NOT say no to this cover. This read was very enjoyable and helped me get into the holiday spirit, but there were bumps in the road in this romance that I kind of struggled to get past. 

This book is a standalone that is a companion novel to the author’s Kill Devil series (which I will be picking up soon because the glimpse I got of the characters involved sound right up my alley) and although the love interest is not a tattoo artist, he has a bad boy energy that I really enjoyed. He was such a fun and yummy character. I wish we had gotten to know him and his story just a little more, but I have a feeling that if I read the Kill Devil Series, I will get a little more insight. 

Although I enjoyed the love interest and the plot situation, the main character kind of drove me up the wall a little bit. At first, I really enjoyed Nova and I really wanted her to get her happy ending. However, when we got into the nitty gritty of the story, Nova changed on a dime and got on my nerves. She was just so back and forth with her emotions and I couldn’t handle it. I mean Patrick was doing her a solid and she was not at all nice to him. I mean I love me some enemies to lovers, but there was no reason for that avenue with this situation. 

Based on that stunning and yummy cover, I was expecting a lot of good and yummy moments. I kind of got those…. Let me explain. So when I was reading the steam in Patrick’s perspective, I was VERY into it, but when it was Nova’s perspective, I wasn’t as big of a fan. Nova just focused on so many things that didn’t matter and I was too distracted by it all. And this brings me to my next issue… 

There were so many conflicts going on that made my head spin and I felt took away from the main characters and their story. I just wish some of them were absent and more attention had been paid to the main couple and their budding relationship. 

Overall, this was a great and fast read to start of the holiday season. I am so grateful to this author for the opportunity and can’t wait to read more from this author! 

My Book Rating

4/5 Book World 

3.5/5 Romance 

4/5 Plot 

3/5 Characters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Details

Faked by Sarah Darlington 

Genre: Holiday Romance 

Published on December 1, 2021 by Amazon Digital Services 

Copy Read: ebook (kindle) 

Pages: 200   

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