Every action has a consequence, and Claire Ward knows it. And yet, even knowing that her decision to swap places with her identical twin sister, Lia, for a night could be disastrous, she still does it.
Because it will give her an evening with the man she’s been crushing on for years, Lia’s best friend, Finn.
Miss Straight A Student has thought through all the angles, and knows the risk is worth it. And everything would have been fine, if Finn had been the one to show up at her door.
But it wasn’t.
Bauer Davis— Finn’s half brother and his exact opposite in just about every definable category is the one waiting for her instead. A professional snowboarder, Bauer is covered in ink, full of attitude, and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Olympus. The kind of bad boy that Claire has never been attracted to before.
Now the good girl is with the wrong brother for a night, and when the consequence is that they have to pretend to be together for an event, it’s nothing she could have predicted. But maybe, just maybe, what makes Bauer so bad, is exactly what Claire needs.
What I Thought
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2020
I never really thought I would be interested in reading a book about a snowboarder. It’s not really in my line of sight. I am however already invested in these Ward girls having met them many books ago in The Bombshell Effect. I feel like they grew up under our eyes so I was very excited to read Claire’s story. Faked gave me all the feels right from the very beginning. Actually because I don’t read blurbs I thought she was going to be with Finn and I was trying to piece it together in my head and I have to tell you, I really wasn’t feeling it. Was this going to be a Karla Sorenson book that I wasn’t that fussed on? Enter Bauer and thankfully the tide turned. Like really turned. I loved him from the get go. He was fresh, honest, amusing and really very charming. Mixed with Claire’s passion, gentleness and just all round loveliness they just made an awesome duo. It was such a fantastic read. An experience really. No mad dramatics or stomach churning angst, just life, love and family
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