"Faker," by Sarah Smith
A love built to last...some assembly required.
Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she's tough as nails--the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.
One thing she doesn't have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie's friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor-like biceps...
When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get...heated. Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real.
I had the huge honor of beta reading Faker by Sarah Smith, and I can tell you right now… it was utterly delightful even in its infancy. But the final, polished, published version? 😍 Guys, gals, and NBs… It. Is. To. Die. For. No, but seriously. Smith’s voice is gripping and witty and takes you on a romantic journey of enemies to lovers that’ll leave your heart melting into a simmering puddle of starry-eyed goop.
Okay, you may be thinking I’m a bit biased considering I beta read for Smith, which obviously means we’re friends. But if you’re thinking that, you’d be wrong. I practically begged this beautiful soul to let me review for her because I truly believe in this story and in Smith’s wow-factor as an author. I promise, if you give this a read, you’ll see what I mean.
Not only does Smith provide an #ownvoices heroine filled with fire and spunk, she also built a hunk’a hunk’a burnin’ love interest with dashing and dang near devious deliciousness. (Okay, okay… I got a bit carried away with the alliteration there, but Tate’ll do that to a person. And by “do that,” I of course mean turn your brain into mush.)
This story has a fresh and energetic take on one of my all-time fave tropes. Actually, it fits several of ‘em… enemies to lover, workplace romance, opposites attract… shall I keep going? But, really, I would recommend this to any lover of romance. It has a little something for everyone. ❤
So, what are you waiting for? Faker is available for pre-order or can be purchased for immediate enjoyment on or after its release date, October 8th, 2019!
Until next time,