I’d make the best fake boyfriend in the world.

Adriana Locke


Publisher’s Synopsis:

I’m a single female that’s tired of relationships ruining my life. However, there are times when a date would be helpful. If you’re a single man, preferably mid-twenties to late-thirties, and are in a similar situation, we might be a match.

Candidate must be handsome, charming, and willing to pretend to have feelings for me (on a sliding scale, as the event requires). Ability to discuss a wide variety of topics is a plus. Must have your own transportation and a (legal) job.

This will be a symbiotic agreement. In exchange for your time, I will give you mine. Need someone to flirt with you at a football party? Go, team! Want a woman to make you look good in front of your boss? Let me find my heels. Would you love for someone to be obsessed with you in front of your ex? I’m applying my red lipstick now.

If interested, please email me. Time is of the essence.

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Brooke & Moss’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is the first book in the Carmichael Family series. Fun tropes here: fake dating & friends-to-lovers. Brooke’s family, especially her mother, is horrible to her. In order to survive a birthday party for the only family member she gets along with – she devises a plan to get a fake boyfriend. Moss’s family maneuvers it so that he ends up filling the role.

I love that Moss & Brooke were good friends and long time coworkers before they decided to “fake date”. They are so cute together as friends that it’s easy to see the transition into more. I also love Moss’s family – his parents & brothers are a loving and fun bunch. It’s awesome to see Brooke supported by them all.

I liked that this was relatively low angst and a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to continuing the series.

CJ Bloom and Lance Greenfield are great here. I enjoyed both of their performances.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from Home Cooked Books and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author:
USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

You can connect with Adriana Locke here:

About the narrator:
You can connect with CJ Bloom (Carly Robins) here:

You can connect with Lance Greenfield here:

My Favorite Quotes

I’d make the best fake boyfriend in the world. – Flirt by @AuthorALocke #Audiobook narrated by #CJBloom @robins_carly & #LanceGreenfield #RomanticComedy #CarmichaelFamily #FakeRelationship #FriendsToLovers #OfficeRomance

All of this feels like it just happened in the most natural way. There’s a surprising peace inside my soul. It’s as if we did finally cross a line—like we got where we were meant to be. – Flirt by @AuthorALocke #Audiobook narrated by #CJBloom @robins_carly & #LanceGreenfield #RomanticComedy #CarmichaelFamily #FakeRelationship #FriendsToLovers #OfficeRomance

I’d forgotten this feeling. That it was even possible. – Flirt by @AuthorALocke #Audiobook narrated by #CJBloom @robins_carly & #LanceGreenfield #RomanticComedy #CarmichaelFamily #FakeRelationship #FriendsToLovers #OfficeRomance

“I think I’d be into just about anything with you,” I say. His eyes widen. “Good to fucking know.” – Flirt by @AuthorALocke #Audiobook narrated by #CJBloom @robins_carly & #LanceGreenfield #RomanticComedy #CarmichaelFamily #FakeRelationship #FriendsToLovers #OfficeRomance

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