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Fake Boyfriend

Young Love, Book 1
Narrated by: Kalena Schubert
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins

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Publisher's Summary

"Afraid to be alone with me?" he challenged. "How am I going to be your boyfriend then?" 

"Pretend boyfriend," I emphasized.  

He gave me a tight-lipped smile. "You do know that this has to look convincing if you expect people to believe I'm your boyfriend, don't you?" 

In desperation, Sarah hires Gage to pretend to be her boyfriend. It was supposed to be only a business arrangement, but now her feelings for her fake boyfriend are real.

©2018 Suzana Thompson (P)2019 Suzana Thompson

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  • Charmy
  • 18-02-2019

Very cute story!

This was great. Definitely more suited for older teens with reference to drug and sex. I was a bit surprised at the amount of reference to sex since this is a young adult book and they are usually tamer. Still, I am an adult and I appreciated the realism that teen and young adult do have intercourse and that is normal. Still would probably not give that book to a 12-13 years old.

This book is about being honest with your feeling and being secure with yourself. I found the dialogue to be well written and the story to be just long enough. I sometimes worry when I see 4h books that it would be too short but this was just enough. It took me a while to get into the narration because the voice is so different from the type I am used to. But I got used to it. The narration itself was fine.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • kosher13
  • 23-01-2019

Just couldn’t get into it

It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t awful, it just was. I really wanted to like it, but something was missing for me. The narrator did a fantastic job and was very believable as a young girl.

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  • K
  • 18-07-2019

Great romance story!

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I loved how her intimidating bad boy ended up being protective and her best cheerleader. I really enjoyed the narrator as well. It was great that her voice was so believable as a teen girl. She did a great job with Gage's part as well. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shayay19
  • 17-07-2019

Enjoyable, quick listen

Sweet, easy, quick read. I enjoyed the fake boyfriend scenario, and I liked the chemistry between Sarah and Gage. Sarah's mom just got married and she had to move with her mom. She now has a step-sister that leaves a lot to be desired and a jerk of a guy making lewd comments to her, so Sarah asks Gage to act like her boyfriend to get the creeper guys away from her. Sarah is an 18 year old Senior in high school, so she's still a bit naïve. She makes more problems for herself by not saying what's on her mind; she's a nice girl. Overall, I liked her. Gage has a bad boy reputation, but there's more to him. I really enjoyed Fake Boyfriend, but I wanted more ending. This read has good bones and could be really great if there was a little more bulk to the story. Still really liked it though. I also listened to the audio version. I wasn't loving the narrator at first because the quality isn't the best, but I did end up thinking she did a decent job and I liked listening.

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  • Shay
  • 10-07-2019

Yes!

Okay, so I had to rewrite this review because there was some sort of bug with audible when I originally posted it that my review vanished but my rating remained. After contacting audible support, they looked into it and then escalated the issue to another department and suggested I rewrite it in the mean time.

Here it goes. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Spoilers may be included, viewer be aware.

I LOVED this story. I hated the narrator though. There was something about her voice that was very annoying, I’m not sure what, but I felt like I was listening to a little kid talking instead of a teenage girl.

The main character is so cute! Love her little heart.
& the bad boy... <3 He was perfect. At first it seemed like he was going to end up being an unlikeable jerk, until he reacts to hearing about her issues with douche bag- He just met the girl and he got heated because he thought she was about to say she’d been sexually assaulted by another person (douche bag) that he doesn’t know. That showed that he was caring and more than likely a gentleman and that his attitude towards her at first was just his frustration over his car and taking her money.

These two loveable idiots spent the entire book liking each other... and they were both oblivious to the fact that they both felt the same way. I couldn’t stop listening once I started, I couldn’t wait for these two to get together already!

I also loved how the author ended the story. Usually in stories like this, they would have parted ways once douche bag and Courtney announced their official relationship status as per the agreement, only for the stupid boy to realize at the end how he really felt about the girl. But in this story? When he found out, he told her he wanted to be with her for real. & it was so sweet. I loved that! It was not what I was expecting and that made it perfect.

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  • Donna
  • 10-07-2019

Short story but amazing

It was short but the book held my attention. It was lovely and wonderful to listen to. I felt bad for Sarah but really glad that she did get the best boyfriend.

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 05-07-2019

Wonderful Romance!

This is a wonderful romance book. This doesn’t promise forever. It just promises the beginning. And what a beginning it is! Sarah moves into a new household with a new stepsister....who makes her life a living H-E-double hockey sticks. Her only way to combat the rumors and stop Her stepsisters “Friend” from hitting on her is to hire a boyfriend. She finds Gage and decides to ask him to do it. The funny part is Gage goes along with it. I just think...who would do that?? But it’s Gage to the rescue.

Gage comes off as a bad boy but let me tell you he is anything but! He is kind, considerate and gentlemanly. Kind of a surprise for a nineteen yEar old known as a hot head and band member. But he was a delight to learn more about. This really makes me believe in the outer shells people show aren’t always what’s underneath.
I enjoyed reading about Sarah as well. She is smart and devises this crazy plan and it actually works! She is a worry wart but then I remember she is only eighteen. Girls...worry about everything!

This is a first time author for me. I loved the smoothness and flow of the story. I never got bored and just wondered how this would end up for Sarah and Gage. I listened to this on audio and Kalena Schubert did a good job. This is a first time listen from her as well. She articulated well and made it easy listening.

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  • Virginia
  • 01-07-2019

Heartfelt!

This one is such sweet story of a high school girl that didn’t think she was beautiful. Kalena did a great job narrating it.

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  • Jacque Bresnahan
  • 02-06-2019

Sweet Young Love

Fun, easy, and light! If you’re looking for a light listen or read, this book is for you. Having fallen in love and married to my high school sweetheart, I know young love can happen, so this was a poignant book for me. It’s not complicated or full of major angst or plot twists, but it’s pleasant and full of hope. It’s just what I needed to de-stress.

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  • tisa graves
  • 30-05-2019

Very sweet story

I thought the story was very sweet. I liked the character development of Sarah and Gage and some of the other key characters. Even though the story line is very predictable I felt like there was enough substance to keep me reading/listening. I felt the narrator did a good job and was very believable as a teenager.

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  • Mari Garcia
  • 29-06-2019

Entertaining quick listen

This was a good story, I enjoyed the narration and the characters. It was fun to follow along with Sarah and Gage

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  • Sian
  • 09-06-2019

Holiday easy read

This was a great easy listen ideal for on the beach watching world go by