Title: Faking It
Series: UnReal, Book 1
Publisher: Self- Published
Author: J.D. Hollyfield
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor, New Adult
★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars
Fake it till you make it.
That’s Lexi Hall, the wild socialite’s motto for how to live life.
Single and allergic to commitment, Lexi is having the time of her life. Or is she? With a new promotion at the art gallery, and her colorful lifestyle as bright as ever, she swears she has no interest in slowing down. When Lexi receives a phone call that can change her career, she pounces on the opportunity. But what this outgoing diva doesn’t plan for is her new client, the closed off, secluded artist, Hunter James. Fighting to draw the line between work and pleasure, it’s up to Lexi to figure out how to balance her fake life for something real.
Hunter James is an artist without a muse. Lacking the beauty in his life that he craves, his art is beginning to suffer. Unfortunately for the mysterious artist, a past mistake also tarnishes his trust in women. Forced to take a meeting with an art gallery dealer, he accepts knowing he’ll turn her down. He turns them all down. But what he doesn’t anticipate is for the seductive bombshell to turn his world upside down. As his body and mind come alive, he vows to stop at nothing to have her on his canvas and in his bed.
As Lexi’s life begins to brighten with the promise of something beautiful, can she stop faking it and find a reason to make it real? Or will Hunter’s past replace their light with darkness?
Oh man, I don’t even know where to begin and please J.D. Hollyfield, don’t beat me up, or think bad of me… honesty here, I promise.
Okay, so usually I love Hollyfield’s work. I am all about some humor, love, and happy endings. However, something is off here. Maybe it is a lack of back story on the guy’s part, Lexie might need some AA meetings, and I will happily drive her to and fro. I was slugging through the book. I didn’t have the “I gotta find out what happens” moment.
The guy came off as a bouncer feel: tough walled, tough love, either you are in or out. Another thing, the insta-relationship: you got to do this for me, and never leave my house, after just meeting her. To me it came off kinda controlling.
✩sits down and sighs✩
Now, let’s end on the good note!
Vibrator scene, so funny… that. That would happen to me, and I am surprised it hasn’t already. Although my kiddo might have found my toy and brought it outside to me while I was retrieving the mail. ✩wave hi to the neighbor✩
I did enjoy the letter, it was so sweet. I also think it gave more depth to the main character of what type of person he is.
I will always adore Jess, as a writer, and as a person. She knows how to make her words flow, the scenes are painted in front of you as you read her stories. I always love that, and her humor.
About the Author
J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.
Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions to the Love not Included series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.