Description: If “I love you” is a lie, why does it feel so much like the truth? Stuck at a co-workers retirement party, Max prepares himself for a long, boring night— until a guy across the bar with an intense brown gaze and a dangerous smirk offers some mutual gratification in the bathroom. Max had been looking for a forever love, but Karson’s so hot, forever can wait. Ever since his cheating ex broke his heart, Karson’s had rules. Only pleasure. Nevermore than once. Never stay the night. Yet long after their romp in the bar bathroom, Karson still wants Max—maybe enough to break his own rules. As Max and Karson struggle to sort out their complicated non-relationship, Karson’s ex resurfaces in full win-him-back mode. One white lie later, Max attends Karson’s tenth annual high-school reunion as his “boyfriend” to keep his ex away. But pretending is hard, when all Max wants is for the lie to be the truth. Warning: Contains a slew of misunderstandings, one cheating, jealous ex, and steamy sex scenes between two guys who fall accidentally in love.
Rating: 2/5 stars
Review: The best thing of this book? Lydia! I really liked her character, sadly she doesn’t have a big role.
Take a look at the description. What you’re reading there? That is exactly what is happening. That’s the book. A lot of sex, the ex who wants Karson back. That’s it. No surprises at all. Okay, I found it to be surprising why Max stays with Karson. The “reason” is insta-love by the way.
I love the fake relationship trope (we all have our guilty pleasures) and I would have loved it, if it would have had a bigger part in this story. Confusing to me was how late it happens in the book, way into the second half.
Aside from the dysfunctional relationship, I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and the sex scenes were well done.
I was provided by NetGalley with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.