Faking It

Faking It

by Leah Marie Brown

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Overview

Haven't you ever told a little lie in the name of love?
 
Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…
 
When Vivia’s fiancé discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired.  Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?

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“Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.”
--Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author
 
“Prepare to laugh, to sigh, to turn pages fast! I want a one-way ticket to Vivia's world.” 
--Kieran Kramer, USA Today Bestselling Author
 
“A funny, romantic, fast-paced, all-expense-paid pleasure read through France and Tuscany you don't want to miss.” --Gretchen Galway, Bestselling Author of This Time Next Door
 
“When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction with a heroine every woman wants to know, Leah Marie Brown is a new voice to watch.  Prepare to fall in love!” 
--Renee Ryan, Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author
 
“Audacious, adorable and addictive! Perpetual Virgin is a one-sitting read!”
 -Catherine Mann, USA Today bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616508098
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: The It Girls , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 299,194
File size: 698 KB

About the Author

Leah Marie Brown has worked as a journalist and photographer. An avid traveler, she has had adventures and mishaps from Paris to Tokyo. She doesn't buy cheesy tee-shirts or useless bric-a-brac, but prefers friendships and memories as souvenirs from her travels. She lives a bike ride away from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast with her husband, children, and pampered poodles. She is hard at work on the next novel in The It Girls series, but loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website at www.leahmariebrown.com Follow Vivia on Twitter @Chic_Traveler and Pinterest as Vivia Perpetual Grant, Perpetual Virgin.

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Faking It 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Frnchey75 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED "Faking It" by Leah Marie Brown!!!! This is one of the funniest novels I have read in a long time and it literally had me laughing out loud! After getting dumped via text by her fiance over a "little white lie" (and I know we can all relate to this situation lol), Vivia thinks her life is over, but her BFF, Fanny (who I totally want as a friend!) convinces her to still go to Provence on her honeymoon, only it will be a fun girl trip. I won't give away any spoilers but simply put, the adventures the 2 BFFs embark on are downright fun and the dialogues and situation absolutely hilarious! I so wish I could have been part of that trip! Some of the quotes are just brilliant and worth jotting down for future use, that is for sure! many of the pop culture references are really clever and hilarious! I especially loved the relationship between Vivia and her best friend Fanny (who definitely needs her own story!), and how different, yet so complementary, their personalities are. This is a great story that really shows the meaning of finding oneself, sometimes thanks to the most unexpected circumstances, in the most unexpected places. This truly is a great read that should definitely be on your "must-read" list and a book you'll probably read in one sitting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance & laughs! Very good read!
MrsFrat More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Great quick read that was sexy and funny! I loved the way the author had a lot of pop culture references. I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely a great read. This is my first 'Leah Marie Brown' book, but I will definitely get others. Can't wait for the next novel. I'm hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great read! Already preordered the next book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first chapter this book is the most enjoyable and fun read in a very long time. I literally laughed out loud, and couldnt put this book down. If you want some mind candy this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story that had me laughing out loud a number of times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Fun, easy to read. Different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!!! A total "pee your pants" laughing book! I loved the backdrops of Italy and France and have a strange urge to travel to both sans hubby or kids and flirt with cute men with accents!! I love the writing style and the main characters sense of humor was awesome - although the best one liners go the French bestie! Great fun, light read - perfect for the pool or beach!
Sherry Yost More than 1 year ago
A really fun read! I enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next one in the "It Girls" series by Leah Marie Brown. Pick up a copy today and travel through Paris with Vivia and her best friend!  
SheHasAKnack4It More than 1 year ago
LOVED it! Great laugh out loud fun! Looking forward to more books in the It Girls series. ¿¿¿¿¿ It's been a little over a month since I read this book and it still amuses me to think back to it. I loved our main character, Vivia. Whenever I shared this book to others they also laughed out loud about how she felt the need to lie about her sexual history and the basic storyline I described to them. I would LOVE to see this book translated into a movie! It's really easy to visualize the situations Vivia gets herself into. I like how she grows throughout the novel. I like her best friend and all of the other characters we meet throughout the novel. Feel free to pick up and read this novel for a nice fun, laugh out loud retreat. It will be over far too soon, as you might have read the entire book in one sitting, but you will have enjoyed the ride. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend or a stranger (and have)! I plan on reading the next novel in this series and hope it's just as laugh out loud funny as this first book was. *I received a copy of this book for free through NetGalley in return for my honest opinion.*
-lookaftermyheart- More than 1 year ago
This was by far one of my top favorite books! I at first was a bit hesitant to read it because it seemed a bit cheesy but boy was I wrong. Now I just wish I could give it a hundred stars, it was just that good!  The book starts off with Vivia being dumped a few days before her wedding day and she is absolutely devastated, but to make matters worse her ex-fiance has her fired from her job. Now she is fiance-less, jobless, homeless, and super depressed. In comes her super hysterical and blunt best friend, Fanny who kicks Vivia into gear and talks her into taking her biking honeymoon. They then come up with the brilliant idea of posting daily pictures of Vivia with her engagement ring while on the trip and the daily posts end up being a huge hit and go viral (#HoneymooningSolo). While on her biking adventures she falls for the "Adonis" bike tour guide, Luc, and she finds herself realizing she never was really being honest with herself before. She was constantly thinking, "what would people think if I did this?" and she truly wasn't happy. Luc and Fanny are amazing characters because they help Vivia realize just how amazing she truly is and that you don't need to hide who you really are to make others happy. I absolutely loved this book because the story was amazing, the romance between Luc and Vivia was amazing, Fanny was just hysterical, and I found myself laughing out loud so much while reading this book! I highly recommend everyone read this book because not only is it a great story but it gets you thinking about who you really are.  Some of my favorite quotes (and these are just a few of them):  "Live openly. Be bold, Vivia, and make no excuse for who you are. And if all else fails, get drunk. Get really, really drunk." - Jett "Veni, vidi, vici. That was easy for Julius Caesar to say; he crossed Italy in a chariot, not on a stupid bike." - Vivia ** Arc provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley for review **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and enjoyable! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun read. I will definitely be reading more from this author .
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weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Loved It! This was a great book; this is the first book in the It Girls series by Leah Marie Brown. Vivia Grant’s fiancé dumps her when he finds out that she has been lying to him about her virginity. Her best friend talks her into them going on the honeymoon together since it is already paid for. So they head off to Tuscany for an adventure. Once I started reading this book I did not want to put it down. If you are looking for a great chic lit, with some very funny, laugh out loud moments then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much. Reading it during my commute has been my favorite thing to do on the day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny. I loved this book.
TheTingTing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim and I am so glad I did. Vivia is the kind of character I wish I could meet in real life because I would make her my best friend. She is so funny and sweet. She is also completely off the rails, which makes for a laugh out loud funny read. Seriously, I was reading it while riding the bus to work and I was snorting with laughter. People looked at me like I was out of my mind but I didn't' care. If you need a laugh, read this book.
Kristilynn001 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I read by Leah Marie Brown. I saw the cover and thought this looks like an interesting book. I literally laughed out loud while reading this book. The characters are funny and full of wit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and the rest of the series as well! The book is filled with funny pop culture references and hilarious situations for the heroine. I can't wait for the next book to come out!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leah Marie Brown's Faking It is so funny that my abs ached after reading it. Vivia is, on the surface, a ridiculous character with an endless stream of consciousness. But a few chapters in and you realize she has some serious heart. Luc. Can we talk about Luc? Luc is the hero and he is really a hero. Tall and handsome and charming. I've never envied a novel heroine more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing like being left at the alter and taking the honeymoon anyway, with your bestie instead. Leah Marie Brown takes you on a joyful romp, complete with romance and tons of laughter! So glad to have found this author. Can't wait for the third installment in this series!