Fake

· Kylie Scott LLC
4.4
10 reviews
eBook
300
Pages

About this eBook

The newest romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having her life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a re-match made in Hollywood?

The newest romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!


He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having her life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a re-match made in Hollywood? 


Fake kept me up late reading because I could not put this story down. I adored Patrick and Norah, the fun, the banter … all the sweetness. Not to mention the heat! Kylie Scott delivers again!" –Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Kylie Scott has been one of my favorite authors for years. Her way with words, and her ability to make me fall in love with men I know I shouldn’t but do, anyways has always been the recipe for the perfect read for me. I absolutely loved FAKE, and it was easy with brooding alpha Patrick and quirky lovable Norah. The two of them together are a match made in book heaven. I couldn’t put this book down once I started and know everyone will feel the same.” –Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Kylie Scott proves once again why she is one of my auto-buy authors. Fake is an absolute delight . . . for every woman who wished her celebrity crush would fall madly in love with her. Fake is romance gold from one of the genre’s best!” – Naima Simone, USA Today bestselling author

 

“Grumpy, megastar hero whose rare smiles bring out all the warm and fuzzies, and the upbeat, every girl heroine he never saw coming.” –Ally Blake

4.4
10 reviews
Sandy S.
19 May 2021
FAKE is the first instalment in Kylie Scott’s contemporary, adult WEST HOLLYWOOD erotic, romances series. This is thirty-six year old, Hollywood action star Patrick Walsh, and twenty-nine year old, waitress Norah Peers’ story line. Told from first person perspective (Norah) FAKE follows in the aftermath of a Hollywood scandal in which action star Patrick Walsh’s reputation has been tarnished. In an effort to ‘clean up’ our hero’s image, his publicist suggests a fake relationship but Patrick doesn’t like any of the ‘candidates’ applying for the job. Enter waitress Norah Peers, and the woman with whom Patrick will fall in love. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Patrick and Norah, and the potential fall-out as Patrick’s past come looking for a second chance. Patrick Walsh never expected to find himself the subject of tabloid fodder but a disastrous relationship with a Hollywood starlet found Patrick the fall guy to protect the reputation of the woman he thought he could love. Needing to clean up his image, Patrick suggests our story line heroine, a ‘nobody’ who works at the local Italian eatery where our hero frequents at least once a month. Norah Peers isn’t comfortable playing the love interest of Patrick Walsh –the paparazzi intrusion, and secrets from her past are exposed to the world in an effort to embarrass our story line heroine but Norah finds herself falling for her current ‘employer’, a fall that is likely to break her heart. Norah is a spirited and sassy sweetheart; a relatable character who tries to fit in where she doesn’t belong. The relationship between Patrick and Norah begins as a fake boyfriend/girlfriend in an effort to clean up Patrick’s Hollywood image. When the roles begin to dry up, Patrick’s PR person works overtime in an effort to infuse some much needed support using our heroine in the process but Patrick intends to keep their relationship on a professional level, much to the disappointment our Norah and her heart. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text but…I did not feel the palpable sexual attraction or desire between our leading couple as Patrick tended to remain aloof and unemotional throughout the story. I think, if the story had been presented in dual first person perspectives, we would have seen a different, more empathetic side to our story line hero. The secondary and supporting characters include Patrick’s assistant Mei, his PR rep Angie as well as Norah’s strong-willed and no-nonsense grandmother; Patrick’s friends Cole Landry and Jack Gilmour; Patrick’s ex Liv Anders. FAKE is a story of betrayal and acceptance; fake relationships and tarnished reputations. The premise is captivating and engaging; the romance is passionate and intense; the characters are energetic. The conflict resolution was a little too easy, I was hoping for more angst and emotional turmoil.
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Jennifer Stewart
18 May 2021
I love a good fake relationship! This was such a lighthearted, fun and sweet romance. Norah is a waitress who agrees to be in a fake relationship with movie star Patrick so he can repair his reputation and save his career. This is told entirely from Norah's point of view and I actually really enjoyed that. Patrick is quiet, broody and is good at easily hiding his emotions and this worked really well for their story. Norah is a really good, sweet person who has had to put her own dreams on hold as she shoulders responsibility for her grandmother. I loved this premise - celebrity with the girl next door who meet by chance and then pretend to have a real relationship and find themselves becoming close and the lines between what's real and what's fake being blurred. Patrick had a dry sense of humor and his ability to hide his feelings and thoughts was in direct contrast to Norah, who seems to wear her heart on her sleeve and seems to always tell everyone exactly what she is thinking. I loved watching the two of them grow together, and especially loved the humor in the writing- it's witty, smart and fun and I loved this story. I read it in one sitting - once I started I didn't want to put it down until I hit the end. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this and have voluntarily left an honest review.
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2kasmom
29 June 2021
Norah is just living the life as a waitress who is underappreciated. Then the very man she has been secretly crushing on suddenly needs her help. What is a girl to do when faced with a Cinderella proposition? Patrick is really glad he trusted Norah. She has always kept his secrets, now he is asking her to share in one more. Not as simple as it seems, the heat between them starts to rise. Then one has to ask oneself - Self? Can I spend more time with this woman and not fall completely down the rabbit hole? This was the best book by this author hands down. I eagerly read each page, and could not wait to get to the finish line. This was a story of two people who truly need one another. I honestly loved these characters and would love to revisit them again.
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About the author

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014, 2018, & 2019, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into fourteen different languages


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