Every now and then, it’s extremely refreshing to come across a story that is just so sweet and swoon-worthy that your heart just melts and by the end of the story you’re just a ball of warm, loving goo.
That is what Faking It did for me. I don’t alway need my Hero to be redeemed or changed. Sometimes you just want the guy to be a good guy from the start and Max Sterling was all that and more. A complete and total gentlemen with a big heart, Max Sterling had me swooning and ready to rip my panties right off the bat.
Gosh, he was so damn sexy. The way he was with Hailey, I couldn’t help but get jealous. The way he calmed her fears and insecurities just had me gushing. It’s been so long since I’ve melted so easily for the characters in a story and Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde gave me the perfect reason to do just that.
Hailey ran a successful matchmaking business and Max was the agent helping her locate the perfect locale for expanding her office space. In the span of just a few months, they’ve quietly lusted after each other and remained respectful and professional when they were around each other. But that all changes when he finds out she’s available. From there, he’s totally up for taking the fake fiance role to the next level and she’s completely on board.
In getting to know each other, the grow much closer and Hailey trusts him with her reasons for the charade and by revealing the insecurities she’s lived with since she was young. And he takes it on as his duty to protect her and change that by doing everything in his power to make her feel sexy.
Gah, that man. Gets me wet just thinking about him again. He was a total gentleman on the streets and a total beast in the sheets. Oooh, I get shivers just remembering it all.
“Greedy girl. You can have both the whipped cream and the chocolate sauce…as long as I get to eat your cherry.”
“I kind of feel like I’m back in high school and the hottest guy on campus just noticed me.”
“I’ve more than noticed you, sweet girl.”
“That pretty mouth of yours has some begging to do, and I’m ready to hear it.”
“You always have these kinds of erotic dreams?”
“Mostly since meeting you,” she admitted.
“How do you want me?”
“Every fucking way I can have you,” he answered automatically, and meant it in more ways that just this physical act. “But right now, I’ll take you just like this.”
The Book Boyfriend Series
If you haven’t already met Wes and Natalie, check out their story in Big Shot. You can also preorder Well Built, the next installment of this series where you can meet the sexy and tattooed, Kyle. Coming in July.