The House Review for FITYMI
Fake It Till You Make It (FITYMI) is a very quick and easy read.
The Characters are dramatic, quirky and simply delightful. Brady is such a great multi-dimensional well-developed character. He is completely a likeable good guy. Sloane is funny and quirky. Again, a well thought out character. I really enjoyed both characters. The supporting characters are also wonderful in this book. You have Sloane’s brother Callum and best friend Emma; they really help round out the story. (Side note: I sure hope they get their own book!)
The starts with an overly dramatic Sloane sharing with Emma about her drunken mistake of publicizing her online journal, and it goes viral overnight! The one post on her blog that seems to have everyone’s attention is her blog about “Guy”. “Guy” is the guy Sloane had a massive crush on since high school. The one she has secretly pined away for. Sloane hasn’t event shared her love of “Guy” with her best friend, Emma read about it like everyone else on the viral Blog post! There is only person in the whole world who happens to know her secret is the town bartender Brady. One night a little over a year before she drunkenly spilled her guts to a year ago. Everyone in her small town, on the internet and a literary agent all want to know who guy is. Sloane, finding herself in a difficult situation, Brady–who just found out his ex is newly engaged to Sloane’s “guy” offers to help Sloane by pretending to be “Guy” and fake a relationship.
The trope of the novel is Fake relationship, but with its own twist! It was an enjoyable read. There is plenty of chemistry in this book. It isn’t overtly sexual, but it absolutely delivers on the romance end of the story. Several LOL moments along with a few snickers here and there.
For a debut offering Anne Harper has an amazing pose and sense of character. I was shocked to learn this was her first novel. It was so well written and thought out. I can’t wait to see what other books from Ms. Harper.
I really enjoyed reading FITYMI. As a big fan of Rom-Com and the Nora Ephron effect on romance this book is that plus a little extra. This was a 4.5/5 read for me. It should be added to your TBR list for this spring/summer of 2020.