Author: Sophie Sullivan

Publication Date: December 29, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year’s birthday for radio producer Everly Dean hit an all-time low.

Worse than the birthday she had a tonsillectomy. Worse than the one her loveably reckless parents decided to split up (the first time). Catching your boyfriend cheating on you? Clichés sting.

But no matter. This is Everly Dean’s year! The year her anxiety doesn’t hold her back. When she stops being the hot potato in the drama of her parent’s marriage. When she pitches her podcast to her boss. There’s just one problem: her boss, Chris, is way too cute. (WHY did he have to be cute)? He’s also supremely respectful of her, to the point of being distant (that means he hates her, right)? Oh, and Stacey, best friend/DJ, forgot to mute the mic as Everly ranted about Simon the Snake (syn: see Cheating Ex). Maybe she has three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, fans are voting for their favorite dates (note to self: never leave house again), and meanwhile, that spark she feels for Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot to handle for a woman who considers avoiding people an Olympic sport. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through this.

Maybe she’ll make a list of three (that’s barely a list), five (no one likes an odd number), ten rules for faking it.

Because sometimes making the rules finds you happiness when you least expect it.

Book Review

Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan is a cute romantic comedy where the main character has social anxiety.

Everly always has bad luck on her birthday. Her thirtieth birthday is no different and starts out with her catching her boyfriend cheating on her. Her best friend Stacey wanted to surprise her by singing happy birthday on air, but didn’t have a chance to tell Everly they are on air until after Everly shares the story of her ex. Suddenly, men that heard Everly on the radio want to date her. Chris, Everly’s boss, comes up with a plan to use her dating life to get attention to the station and save Everly’s job. Men can apply to go on a date with Everly, and Stacey will tell listeners what Everly thinks of her dates. Everly and Stacey make a list of ten rules for faking it to get Everly to get out of her comfort zone and try new things.

Ten Rules for Faking It is a fun romantic comedy. The characters are great. Everly has social anxiety which makes it hard for her to get close to people. Dating multiple men is not something she has ever done before and sometimes too much for her. Stacey is a great friend and always there for Everly. She accepts Everly’s social anxiety. Chris and Everly soon develop a friendship, and Chris is there for Everly when she needs support. This story is cute and funny.

I recommend Ten Rules for Faking It to fans of Christina Lauren and Sophie Kinsella.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press/ St. Martin’s Griffin and NetGalley for Ten Rules for Faking It.

About the Author

OPHIE SULLIVAN is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT is her romcom debut novel, but she’s had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as her alter ego, Jody Holford

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