Faker by Sarah Smith is a tease in the best way
As soon as I open the book, I’m ready for the steam to hit. I settle in. Enemies to lovers trope is my jam, so I’ll be patient. Later in the book, I’m still waiting for the steam & then boom! Sarah hits me with it, pulls it back, hits me again. You get the idea, right?! Such a tease & I love it! Faker is a fantastic debut.
Faker involves co-workers who cannot stand one another. While Emmie & Tate avoid one another, I don’t feel a lot of pent up negative tension. For me, they just don’t connect. Too bad for them, they have to co-exist during work hours. Sarah does a great job giving readers enough of the workplace history without bogging us down in unnecessary facts.
Quietly, Tate begins to grow on Emmie. When she needs someone by her side, Tate is there. This to me is the hallmark of a good man. Don’t wait for me to ask you, just be there! Since they’ve danced around each other for a long time, their introduction to romance is slower. This is where Sarah Smith teases me! As soon as I think we’re there, she dials it back. This book almost gave me blue balls.
The Steam Factor
Yes, Faker has steam! If steam is not your thing, Faker is a great intro because it takes a while for the steam to build. For me, this makes the romance sweeter & more believable.
I am Really Into This book! Read Faker by Sarah Smith if you’re looking for an enemies to lovers romance that is both believable, sweet & memorable.
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Sarah Smith is a copywriter-turned-author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie’s stash of romance novels. She’s been hooked ever since. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and adorable cat Salem.