Faker by Sarah Smith

Posted October 5, 2019 in review Tags: , , ,

Faker by Sarah SmithFaker by Sarah Smith
Pages: 336

Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Simmer Down
Amazon iBooks Audible

Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes hammer out their differences to build a love that will last...

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she's tough as nails--the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.

One thing she doesn't have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie's friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor-like biceps...

When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get...heated. Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real.

Faker is an impressive debut about an office romance with an enemies to lovers vibe! Emmie is a Filipino living in the midwest and arguing daily with her whiter than white bread coworker, Tate. Their banter in the beginning is really biting. They do NOT like each other. However, Tate is strangely concerned about Emmie being hassled by a coworker. It isn’t long before Emmie and Tate’s relationship changes. Emmie is still a bit hesitant-Tate had really hurt her feelings in the past.

The focus of the plot of Faker is on their relationship and on each character’s growth. Emmie shared her struggles with having to leave Hawaii as a teenager and being the only non-white girl in her midwest town. Tate shares his struggles with being supremely introverted. I felt a connection with Tate because I really understood his struggle-not wanting to be in certain situations, not enjoying social events, etc.

My only struggle with Faker was an event near the end involving Tate. He does something that I just found unbelieveable and while it isn’t unforgiveable, I do think Emmie probably should have been a bit more questioning and unsure of his motives. View Spoiler »However, I found Faker to be highly entertaining and think that readers will enjoy the low angst and unique characters!

Audio fans: Donnabella Martel is a new to me narrator and I thought the story was well performed! The entire story is told from Emmie’s POV and Martel does a great job brings Emmie to life.



multicultural romance like The Kiss Quotient, Office romance like Big Shot by Katy Evans, Enemies to lovers like All It Takes by Kristen Proby …then you will probably like Faker!



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5 responses to “Faker by Sarah Smith

  1. Sam@wlabb

    That whole scenario created for the conflict hardly registered a blip for me, but I know a lot of readers were not happy about it. It was not enough to erase everything else this book had to offer. I had a great time reading it, and the romance was so gooey, it made my heart melt.

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