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Posted July 2, 2014
Right off the bat the heroine, Anna was driving me insane. Where do authors find these chicks? My third note says, “She’s a moron.” Not a good start for our dear Anna. But then again, she didn’t have a good ending either (I’ll get there), but basically she’s all over the place. Anna is looking for a date to her friends wedding, but once she gets one she apparently doesn’t want one anymore. When/where exactly did she think she was going to find another date on such short notice? I don’t know. I would think the golden goose (ie – hot dude) falls into your lap offering to do it, you take him up on that.
I guess I just had a hard time connecting to Anna. I couldn’t figure out who she was. Was she someone sexually comfortable with herself or unaware of her appeal? Her characteristics seemed to bend depending on what the scene required. She allows some “edits” to her dream man, but then holds rigid to other parts without a real explanation of why. It just didn’t add up to me.
The arc I received was an uncorrected proof so I can only hope that there will be another rounds of edits made before this book goes live. There were quite a few instances where the heroine’s name was incorrect. It does get better as the book goes on, but hopefully you won’t even notice because they will be corrected.
Around 40% things started to pick up for me, but then we’re thrown from one emotion to the next. 48 hours into this fake date and she loves him?? I’m ok with speedy relationships, but this just didn’t flow with me. And then even in the end Jake had to talk her into the relationship.. a lot. She allows everyone to pressure her and ultimately it felt as if she was pressured into the relationship. I wanted her to take it, grab on and not let go, jump right in. That kind of thing.
Fake It would have been a solid 3.5 book for me, but the ending just left me unsatisfied. Not only did Anna have to be talked into finally entering a relationship with Jake, but the book is 99% complete before she does it. Anna spent the entire book committed to staying her course, then at the last page she does a 180 degree personality flip. I just don’t see this couple working out long term at all.
I think Fake It had a great story line with some good ideas, but ultimately the execution was a little lacking for me.
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review
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Posted October 10, 2014
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Posted September 18, 2014
So, I droned through the first 90 pages or so, had to skip to the last two chapters, hoping to get an exciting ending..... yep, still boring. I even skimmed around through the middle trying to find something interesting.
Seriously, corporate job talk, blah, blah, blah. I get the reader was supposed to understand the heroine is a workaholic and she is trying to "keep up with the Jones'" in the business world. Yet, when you have the heroine yammering on and on, plus her snotty "friends" and everyone trying to one-up. Boring. Annoying. Who cares.
The problem is, this is a romance genre book and romance sat in the back of the bus.
I hate leaving bad reviews because I love books but I also felt like I needed to throw a warning to other readers. Especially, when the cover of the book is a hot shirtless guy. If you think you are getting a steamy, chemistry filled romance, prepare for disappointment.
Posted September 15, 2014
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Posted August 8, 2014
Fake it was a very good romance . I liked it , but if you read the first book in this series Rock it , this story fell short, at least for me. I give it a 3 1/2 stars.
I kind of wanted the charators to get into more peril and emotion and def needed some suspense.
The ending was abrupt. I really wish it went on longer ....they hang out with family , go on their trip , Todd messes things up between them. Emotion ensues they eventually fall for each other. Hopefully we'll see how their relationship flurishes in the next book Want it..... Erin's book !!
Posted August 8, 2014
Posted July 30, 2014
Oh my…Jennifer Chance has done it again! Fake it is the 2nd book in the Rule Breakers series. Bringing a new twist to hot and sexy, Jennifer continues her revelations into the lives of her Rule Breaker characters. While Lacey and Dante are off in Europe, their friends who live back at the brownstone are heating up.
Anna Richardson is a workaholic! She is consumed by everything work. With that, she’s given up ever having a fulfilling romantic relationship. Things change when she meets the mysterious bad biker boy, Jake Flynn. From different extremes on the spectrum, the chemistry heats up when Anna invites Jake to be her “fake” boyfriend for the weekend. Already heady with Jake’s presence, Anna finds herself falling in love with her total opposite.
Jake Flynn is a loner, always has and always will be. Yet the moment he moved into his grandmother’s brownstone to fix it up to sell, he is taken back by a woman who he yearns for, body and soul. Not able to help himself, Jake finds himself in a “fake” boyfriend situation with a woman that he can’t deny in any way. Showing her the wild side of life on the back of his motorcycle, he wants to keep her.
I loved this story. I was totally lost in the characters and their plight. Anna Richardson is an open book. Being able to relate to her was so easy, from her curvaceous body, work ethics; she was a girl after my own heart. Then there was the biker, Jake who I was immediately attracted to. His impulsive nature and love of life left me reeling. Again, this was an amazing story that I thoroughly enjoyed! Well played, Jennifer! I can’t wait to read the next book! Gr¿ta
Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ Stars
Hero - Jake Flynn 4.0 stars
Heroine - Anna Richardson 4.0 stars
Steam Level: 4.0 stars
Plot: 4.0 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want a book to make you feel all good inside, this one is for you!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes! Steadily becoming one of my favorite author’s, Jennifer Chance has made the cut! She is a great author who writes with passion and promise. It stands out in all her books.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Posted July 13, 2014
Jennifer Chance's debut novel, Rock It, featuring Lacey and Dante totally blew me away. I immediately added her to my list of must-read authors. I have been eagerly waiting for FAKE IT, the second book in the Rule Breakers series, about Lacey's workaholic friend, Anna Richardson and their hot neighbor, Jake Flynn. Finally it's out and I am happy to say I was not a bit disappointed! It was such a great read I didn't mind one bit that I lost sleep finishing it. Lol. Anna and Jake were completely worth it!!
Anna is a great character I couldn't help but cheer on. She had some rough years at home as a teenager and has made it her mission in life for neither her or her mother to ever be in that situation again. With all that ambition she doesn't have a lot of time to give to a relationship. She thought she'd found the perfect guy in her coworker, Todd. He was handsome, as driven as her, successful, and they worked well together. He told her she was his perfect number two right up until he took a position on the opposite coast and dumped her, saying a long distance relationship was too hard and he wanted to be able to explore his options. To save face and hold off her matchmaking friends she invents a sexy and successful new boyfriend, Dave. This works fairly well until she's expected to bring the new guy along with her to her best friend from college's wedding. Not ready to admit she's been lying for the past six months she enlists her roommates to help her find a guy willing to fake being in a relationship with her in exchange for a weekend at the beach. Problem being, she's waited to the last minute and is pretty desperate to find someone who can live up to the paragon she's invented.
Jake Flynn is Anna's tall, dark and sexy new neighbor who's had her full attention ever since he moved in. He's had a starring role in her fantasies even though he's not at all her usual type. He rides a motorcycle, spends his days working on them and is a live for the moment kind of guy. Hot as he'll, but bad boy through and through. So even when Jake volunteers to be Anna's "Dave" she's not so sure he can pull off the corporate type she's described to her friends, and even if he can, she's not so sure she can resist falling for him. He's definitely too dangerous to her peace of mind.
Jake has been having some fantasies of his own and jumps at the chance to spend a weekend in close quarters with Anna. A temporary arrangement is fine by him because he's not the settling down kind of guy. Jake went through some rough times of his own and doesn't think he can ever offer the stability and security a woman like Anna needs. He doesn't think she'd want anything to do with him if she knew his past, but he's more than willing to help the beautiful and curvy Anna unwind and enjoy some good times in the present together.
These two are definitely a case of opposites attracting and filling in the parts missing in the other. Their sexual attraction has been accumulating for six months and let me tell you it explodes!! They are so into each other they have no problem convincing Anna's friends that what's going on between them is real. No, their problem is they fall hard and fast, can't keep their hands off each other, can't imagine their life without the other once the weekend is over. but don't know how to work past their differences. Jake is free-spirited and lives for the day while Anna is uptight and sacrifices today in order to secure her future. Ms. Chance does a fabulous job of drawing the reader into the heart of her characters and their plight. She does it with wit, great dialogue, well-developed and likable characters, and a writing style that is comfortable to read while we settle in for her entertaining story.
My only issue was the age of the characters. They seemed too mature, not so much in their life experience, but in the way they handled themselves to be as young as they were. Jake seemed too comfortable in his own skin, knew himself too well, and behaved in ways that didn't sit right with me to attribute them to a twenty-four year old man. I felt the same about Anna at twenty-three and all she'd accomplished, but not quite to the same degrees as Jake. IMHO these two seemed at least in their late twenties. Every time their young age was mentioned it threw me, but not so much that I didn't love it from beginning to end! 4 stars
~Complimentary copy received via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Posted July 7, 2014
What do you get when you set up a studious over achiever with a smoking hot alpha biker...electrifying chemistry.
Anna Richardson is work focused. When her best friend from college is getting married, Anna makes up a fictitious boyfriend to keep herself from getting set up by her friend. Worse, her ex-boyfriend wants her back and will be attending the wedding as well.
Jake Flynn is a take it as it comes kind of guy. When he over hears Anna has gotten herself in a bind and needs to find a fantasy boyfriend, he volunteers for the job. Anna has dreamed of Jake but he doesn't fit into her world.
Fate It is the adventure Anna and Jake take to discover each other all the while facing their friends, family and exs. A fun contemporary romance, Fake It is packed full of romantic tension, free spirits and finding happiness where you least expect it. Simply, its a feel good read!
Posted July 7, 2014
After being dumped by her ex-boyfriend, Anna was tired of everyone trying to fix her up with every available guy. To stop what she considered harassment, Anna made up a fake boyfriend, but now she needs her "boyfriend" to take her to her friend's wedding. All she has to do now is find this boyfriend, with all the history she's made up along the way, before it's too late and she has to fess up. She would never have imagined he'd turn out to be that sexy motorcycle mechanic she passed on her way to and from work every day. Or that he'd be so willing to be her "boyfriend" for the weekend.
I loved Fake It and I'm pretty sure I have a new favorite author to add to my list! I loved the byplay between the hero and heroine and quite a few times in the story I was wishing I could have been Anna (lucky gal!). Jake was fun, sexy, and very romantic, a true sweetheart. And who could ask for more in their romance hero?! The supporting characters added a bit of drama to the story and kept the hero and heroine on the outside edge of complete abandonment to the outside world. I really enjoyed the unique ways that Jake and Anna got to know the important little things about each other. Ms. Chance makes her books fun, lively, and quite romantic. But don't let me forget, she always gives us the sexiest heroes! Believe me, I'll be waiting in line for more from Ms. Chance because I always consider her books KEEPERS, including Fake It!
Posted July 6, 2014
I didn’t really read the blurb for this one, just jumped in because I enjoyed the first book and was pleasantly surprised to realize it wouldn’t be about another member of the band from book 1. I liked Anna, but found her a little annoying sometimes. Jake is sexy, but a little impulsive for my taste. The combination made for a read that I enjoyed, but couldn’t quite relate to and immerse myself in.
They were extremely stubborn and lived in denial for the majority of the book, but it was still cute and fun to watch their drama unfold. I loved the spontaneity they showed, what with the aquarium love scene and the random road trip. The ending was expected, but a little disappointing as I just wanted more from it. I suppose you could say it was a little too simple. Overall, the characters and plot just didn’t have the same cohesion as its predecessor, though was still enjoyable.
Fake It is about a girl learning to let go of her fears and the surprising guy that shows her how. Don’t miss out on this fun sequel that promises even more fun to come in the series!
Posted July 4, 2014
Unrealistic premise but still a fun read. Nice to see Anna enjoying herself and Jake was hot,hot, hot. I still have no idea what actually he does for a living. But their weekend together becomes so much more. I can not imagine why a smart woman with her past history would give up security to bike around the world with a guy she just got involved with. But it is fun to imagine. This is a quick summer read that leaves you with a smile. Maybe Jake is really a millionaire? We will see in the next installment called Want It.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 2, 2014
Posted July 2, 2014
Posted July 1, 2014
3 star review
Let me just state that I was looking forward to this story as I loved Chance's first book Rock It. This is Anna's story. To put it simply, Anna has been lying to her friends for the last 6 months and now her cover of having a hot boyfriend will be blown as she is in her friend's wedding.
Jake is the totally hot, rough around the edges, bike mechanic who is working on his grandma's brownstone just down from Anna's. He has apparently taken notice of Anna since he has been in town and her likewise. Obviously after annoying debates and interactions with Anna he becomes her fake boyfriend for the weekend.
This book was really problematic for me as I really did not like the heroine. I just don't get Anna's issue as to why she needs to be phony with her friends. It is understanding that her issues from childhood have her seeking financial stability, but I don't get her snobbish behavior. Don't even mention her interactions with Todd, that was just annoying. Although I liked Jake initially as the hero, he really blows it for me at the end. I cannot believe he was upset with Anna after the wedding. What he does and what he expects of her is ridiculous. I get he was trying to help Anna chill out about her job but what he expected and in the end what she winds up doing simply is insane. I kept waiting to find out that he was secretly a millionaire or something. Honestly, what about health insurance. Oh and by the way, she is making major life changes for a guy she has been with for one weekend. Did I mention insane, unrealistic, annoying. If it wasn't for the chemistry between this couple, the stars would have likely been lower.
One of my critiques of Chance's last book was that if wasn't very realistic to me but I was able to overlook that since it was like every teenage girls' dream come true. I really enjoyed the last book. This book was also in my mind unrealistic but without any way to overlook it this time.
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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