ARC Review: Faking It for the Holidays

Faking It for the Holidays by Bethany Monaco Smith
Publication date: 10 Nov 2021

Thank you Bethany Monaco Smith for giving me exactly what I have been wanting. I love pretty much all romance novels because they follow a predictable pattern that involves falling for each other via whatever trope is involved, then there is the big conflict that tears them apart, then a really short part at the end where they make up and live HEA. That last part is what I want more of. I don’t want the quick, smiling, end-of-episode freeze frame like from old 70s TV shows. Yes, I know there are epilogues and they are fine but they are never enough for me. I want ALL of the info on what happens after the making up part. And while I won’t go into details because spoilers, I was so thrilled to finally get to read a book with more on the back end of the relationship.

If you like a friends-to-lovers romance with some fake dating thrown in, then Faking It for the Holidays will be a great pick for you. Kaila and Sam have been besties pretty much since birth, but have made a pact never to date for fear of destroying their friendship. When they decide to fake date to get their mothers off their backs about their love lives (or lack thereof), the whirlwind begins. And what a whirlwind it is! Their story is so sweet that your teeth will ache, and your cheeks will be sore from smiling. I can’t wait to read more from this author!


Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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