Ten Rules For Faking It by Sophie Sullivan
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin (December 29, 2020)
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What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?
As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.
Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?
Even clichés sting.
But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.
There’s just one problem.
Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he’s extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?
And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).
That’s three problems.
Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.
Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.
Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.
Everly is a producer at a radio station who has seen the most devastating events happen to her on her birthday so it would only seem par for the course that she would find out the truth about the man she was dating on that day as well. The one thing she hadn’t counted on was what she thought was a private conversation with a friend would become public or that she would have her choice of men or that the one man she can’t stop thinking about would be her boss.
Chris manages the radio station but that is only a stepping-stone to where he wants to go in his career. He has been attracted to her for a while but due to his career goals he doesn’t believe they have a future together. He only wants to help her with the challenges she is facing both personally and professionally but keeping his distance is proving to be more difficult than he imagined.
Everly quirks make her relatable and have you wanting her to succeed while Chris balances between supporting her and gives her the assertiveness she needs. Their romance is heartwarming and continues to grow as the story develops.