Faking It, an all-new sexy and romantic standalone by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde is available now!!
by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.
Max was going straight to hell for lusting after another man’s fiancée. He was absolutely sure of it.
As he followed Hailey out of the three story building she was about to purchase, he berated himself for allowing his attraction to this engaged woman to obliterate any self-control he’d had over his physical response to her. Just because he’d had her soft, curvy body pressed intimately against his a few minutes ago—okay, plastered against him would be a more apt description—it was no excuse for his unruly dick to leap to immediate attention.
Yeah, bad choice of words, but leap it did, without his goddamn permission and before he could fully process what was happening—beyond the instantaneous knowledge that Hailey Ellison fit against his body as if she’d been created specifically for him to fuck. In a matter of seconds, the surge of heat and awareness brought on by having her full, lush breasts crushing against his chest, and her hips aligned so perfectly to his, had his cock perking up and responding to all that physical stimulation.
God, he was such an asshole. It wasn’t enough that he’d gotten a boner, but in that brief moment he’d imagined what it would be like to take the embrace one or two steps further. To back her up against the nearest wall and slide one hand beneath the hem of her very prim and proper black skirt that hugged her hips and flared out around her knees. To wrap that thick, silky looking hair of hers around his other fist to pull her head back so his mouth would have unobstructed access to the creamy expanse of her throat, while his fingers slipped beneath the edge of her panties and touched her intimately, deeply.
See? He was totally going to hell.
Regretfully, and out of respect, he’d pushed her away. Because it was the right thing to do and the last thing he wanted was for her to realize his dick was hard. But mostly, he’d ended the embrace—no matter how innocent she’d believed the gesture was—because he had absolutely no business coveting another man’s fiancée.
Yet, as she walked a few steps ahead of him, his disobedient gaze strayed from all that luxurious hair tumbling down her back and traced along the indentation of her waist. He shamelessly watched the mesmerizing sway of her hips, the perfect curve of her ass that made his palms itch to grab, caress, and smack just hard enough to make her gasp, then moan . . .
Jesus, Christ, he thought with a firm shake of his head. What was he? A goddamn hormonal teenager who had no discipline when it came to a girl he was attracted to? It certainly felt that way, and he needed to get his shit together, like now.
Okay, I’m pretty sure that Carly Phillps and Erika Wilde are going to have to work really hard to write another guy that I adore as much as Max Sterling. This man. This hot, sexy, pretty near perfect man, is the kind of man that we all wish we could find. He’s the reason that we read romance novels. Because, not only is he successful and good looking. Those things are a bonus, but they’re not the things. No, the thing about Max is how freaking perfect he is with Hailey, how careful he is to make sure that she knows that she is perfect, just the way she is.
One of the things that makes a book a winner for me is a storyline that resonates with me, and FAKING IT hit it out of the park in that regard. There are more than a few of us out there that can relate to Hailey and the relationship trials that she’s encountered. She’s worked hard not to be defined by the things that have held her back in the past, but there’s that one area, that one thing, that keeps Hailey from feeling completely free. Enter Max, with his big heart, his understanding ways, and his passion. And, oh, my goodness, this man is not taking no for an answer. Once he’s set his mind to something, it’s all systems go, and Max’s mind is set on Hailey.
Carly and Erika are extremely gifted at crafting stories that make us feel good, and they’ve brought their A-game with FAKING IT. I loved every minute, every encounter, every sizzling interaction, between Max and Hailey. I enjoyed it because they were having such a great time. Throw in the lovable family and friends, folks that we know from previous books, and it makes for just the sort of read that guarantees that I’ll finish up and put it down with a smile on my face. An easy 4.5 stars, FAKING IT is a book that I happily recommend. If you’re looking for a contemporary romance that you’ll enjoy the heck out of, grab it and add it to your TBR.
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Meet Carly Phillips:
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.
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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
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