Fake by Kylie Scott
Narrated by Andy Arndt
Light Romance, Stands alone for now.
“Just in case this all goes to hell and I say the wrong thing and you never want to talk to me again. I enjoyed every moment with you.”
While looking for an audiobook to read, I found Fake by Kylie Scott in my library and realized I bought it on release day (or pre-ordered it) and never listened to it! I have really enjoyed the other books I have read by her, so I jumped right into Fake.
And Fake jumped right into the story. The meat of the story started quickly, the moment the book begins. There was not really any scene-setting or meeting the characters, but it totally worked here. We meet Norah, a curvy waitress who is supporting herself and paying for her grandmother’s care. She has served the movie star, Patrick, several times, and though she internally fangirls, she never shows it on the outside. When Patrick is involved in a scandal featuring his best friend’s wife, he needs to change his image and have a regular girlfriend. Or a fake one.
They have interviewed many candidates, but Patrick can’t imagine spending that much time with any of them. So when he is out to lunch with his publicist(?) and Norah serves him, he decides that she would be perfect for the part, because she is genuine and doesn’t swoon over him. While it’s not something Norah would normally do, the job would pay for her beloved gran to move into a much better home, which would make it all worth it.
I loved this drama and angst-free read! It’s a cinderella story that appeals to most women. It was quick, light and easy and the characters were all very likable.
- I loved how Norah was just a regular girl.
- Told from only her POV. I like that for a change!
- It was a quick and easy read.
- I really loved all of the characters.
- The slow-burn build-up.
- It ended abruptly.
- It felt very novella-like. It didn’t have a lot of meat to it.
And Arndt did a great job with this one! She always does, but I wasn’t sure she would fit this character as much. I needn’t have worried, she was fantastic, and I highly recommend the audiobook version of the story.