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“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass - the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf and never gets bit. 

Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.

His solution to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend is obviously crazy, but the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss - a big and awkward one - and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.

Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance. Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.

And faking it gets all too real...

Faking Ms. Right is a hot, stand-alone romantic comedy.

©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2019 Claire Kingsley

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fairly light, hot, 3.5

enjoyable and fairly easily forgotten. no unnecessary drama or angst. Characters largely well developed for storyline, plot good enough to drive the story and create the situation for relationship development and resolution. Narrators good, I just don't really care for the female narrator's tone - annoys a bit with its smoothness I think

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Favourite herione.

Love Everly and Shepard. Everly is one of my favourite heroines. The chemistry between Everly and Shepard is expolsive. It is very satisfying reading or listening. Audio takes this fantastic story just an extra level higher. Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder do a fantastic job bringing these characters to life.

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A fun, sexy read/listen

Faking Ms Right was a fun, sexy read. Of course I had to then one-click the audio version after realising Jason Clarke was one of the narrators. Emma Wilder was great to listen to as well.

Faking Ms. Right was a very fun book to read. Everly's history of first date disasters is hilarious - it was only after finishing this that I realised there is a short prequel available " Everly Dalton's Dating Disasters", so I've one-clicked that now as well.

Everly Dalton may be unlucky in finding love, but she's been very successful at work, with her position as the longest-running assistant to Shepherd Calloway. Shepherd, who Everly likens to an emotionally stunted robot, was an interesting character. Very reserved, and quite cold in his interactions with everyone. The complete opposite to Everly, who becomes besties with basically everyone she meets.

An unexpected situation requires these 2 complete opposites to fake a relationship, and Everly poses as the live in girlfriend. Despite their differences, the chemistry between Everly and Shepherd was hot - this book was hotter than I was expecting!!!! Loved Everly's 2 besties, Nora and Hazel, so was happy to see that the author has plans to write their books as well.

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Enjoyed the story.

This was an easy listening, if not predictable story line. There was not much angst, so didnt tug on the heart strings. The narration was good. Classic it was only meant as s means to an end, but feelings and love got in the way. A secret is exposed, causing an end to a relationship that was getting more permanent than it was suppose to.

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Beautiful 😘😘

This was funny hottt sexy hilarious brilliant story with so many wonderful characters involved you can’t help but fall in love with them all...blooooody brilliant ❤️💋❤️💋❤️

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  • Chevi E.
  • 08-01-2020

Holy. F$#&!@%. S#*@. That man and all his deliciousness!!

I had already read this book before it was ever in audio, in fact, it was my first Claire Kingsley book and it kept my ass up allll night! I was hooked on the characters and their interactions and their dilemmas. Everly and her friends cracked me up! (I can't wait for Hazel's story coming to Kindle January 23rd, Love According to Science!!) Shepherd was intriguing and delightful as always. But let me tell you...having it in audio was aMAzing! (Triple hotness running the audio through my surround system, let me tell ya! Yessss!) At first I wasn't sure how I felt about Emma Wilder, especially her inner dialogue voice, but she grew on me or maybe she changed a bit throughout, I'm not sure. But Jason Clarke as Shepherd...SPAloosh!! Holy hell, his voice was perfect for Shep, all deep and gravely and hot. Him reading those smoking hot moments will cause a river...or disintegrate panties...or make a menopausal hot flash seem like a small fever. That man...he is at the top of my list now with this other voice-hottie (my Fire changed that to "double-digit" and now I'm back reliving some hot scenes in the story...*sigh*) of mine and I will be seeking out future romance novels with him as the reader. Yes please!! I have sooooo many books on my TBR to get through but I'd been kind of dying to re-read this one so I figured audio was an excellent way to do that and I am definitely pleased that I did!!!

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  • F.W.
  • 29-02-2020

Just okay....

As usual....Jason Clark did a great job narrating. Emma Wilder did and ok job but a bit flat. The story itself was ok. I felt like most of the contact between the two main characters was mostly inner dialogue, so it didn't make since they would have a real connection.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 24-11-2019

WARM, LIGHT & NICELY PACED FAKERY

When it comes to ‘fake’ relationships you pretty much know going in that the agreed upon ‘bargain’ is going to spectacularly backfire on them both, you know that there will be a wrench tossed in to muddy the waters for a while and that it’ll end on a sweet HEA. But it’s the hero and heroine’s characters that make all the difference, it’s the narration that brings all the likeable characters to life and brings the feels.. and it’s the well-written humor, wit, passion, sex, secondary characters and character growth that make all the difference.. and this book deliciously ticked ALL the boxes.

A cold, moody, sexy, alpha Billionaire, his sweet, efficient, warm-hearted, loving PA and a heartwarming lineup of family, friends and other secondary characters. A scheming ex, good intentions blur lines, a favor asked and a favor granted, lust, passion, sex and secrets shared and a knee-jerk reaction causes waves.. yet true love shines through in this very entertaining dual POV romance. Because, scratch the surface of this cold aloof Billionaire and you’ll find his warmth, his passion and his heart.. it just took the right woman to do it.

Worth a credit? Yes it’s definitely a wysiwyg book (what you see is what you get).. great narration (still love you Jason), humor, heart, heat, a hiccup and happy ever afters in a slow-build office/fake romance that deliciously unfurls it’s dreamy delights, teases you with possibilities and leaves your senses satisfied.

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  • Chris Cox
  • 15-06-2021

So good!

I loved everything about this story! It's was numerous and sexy. I fell in love with every single character, well except for Shep's Ex.
As if the amazing story itself wasn't enough, the audiobook included two extremely talented voice actors who brought every character to life.

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  • Heabooknurse
  • 10-06-2021

Love love love!

I liked this book from the start. I thought it would be a solid read nothing more. Give me Jason and fun. I did not anticipate loving this book. I am pleasantly surprised.

This was everything I wanted in a rom/com book and so much more. Everley is just the perfect girl to me. Yes maybe she could have a touch more of Nora’s sass. But there is something about a genuinely good person. Someone who always sees the best in people. Who uses logic before being rash. Who breaks things down. She is just a good person.

Shepherd is like this straightedge uptight guy with this hidden dirty talking man hidden underneath. Thank you world for creating Jason Clarke to utter the words “Good Girl.” There are few things in this world that can give me the shivers, but that does. The narration was great.

The girl friend group is exceptional. I can’t wait for their books. There is other more important than having girls that you know will always have your back.

Loved this can’t wait to do the rest of the series.

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  • Lady Hawk
  • 04-06-2021

DNF

Very very slow story. Cute and sweet but boring. If your looking for HOT and EXCITING this is not it.

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  • Sarah
  • 04-06-2021

An All-Time Fave

This was the first book I’ve read by Claire Kingsley, but it certainly won’t be the last! I loved every single thing about this book. It was reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite romances (“Pretend You’re Mine” by Lucy Score) in several ways: fake relationship, dating the boss, a heavy build-up to a super sexy love. But it was also a story all its own. There were so many funny bits. Between the love story and the comedy, there was a perpetual smile on my face the entire time I was reading it.

I absolutely loved both main characters. Especially the way Everly wasn’t afraid to make the first move. That’s something I don’t see very often in romance novels. Actually, I loved all the side characters as well (except for Svetlana). The part between the siblings at the end was where I teared up.

I’m looking forward to more books in the series. Until then, I will keep swooning over “Faking Ms. Right.”

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  • Frances
  • 03-06-2021

So cute!

I love a grumpy, cold boss. Who has an assistant everyone loves and he’s never really noticed before. That is until one night he needs a fake date to get rid of an ex who just happens to now be seeing his dad. He calls on her to show up to a party and be his fake girlfriend. Little did she know they were going to go down the path they did. Loved this story and how these two really are perfect together!

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  • Dayanara RQ
  • 02-05-2021

Excellent

Wow this book blow me away with story line, just fantastic. Her personality and charisma were exceptional qualities and his stoic personality and extra curriculum activities made him perfect! Great book❤️👍🏻

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  • Barbara
  • 01-05-2021

Loved it!

First time I have read Claire Kingsley and will try another. I found the reader's made it exciting to listen. Jason fit the part well. The story was fun honest and funny. Especially loved the times Everley spent with her 2 girlfriends....so funny. Thanks for the fun read. Enjoyed the story with humor as some books so serious!

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 22-02-2021

Fun, Sweet and Absorbing...

This book hooked me in from the first chapter. A simple yet absorbing storyline that maintained its captivation from start to finish!

An out of this world situation that bough two perfect people together…
I read the review before listening to this book, those saying that “the story/premise this book hinged on was just ridiculous….” I do believe reviewers like this took a wrong turn from nonfiction to fiction… We read romance for the escape and that is exactly what this book helped me do... I blocked out the rest of the world, good and proper!
This is a very well written, low angst story that will hold you captive until the end…. Teamed up with a spectacular performance by Jason Clarke (swoon) and Emma Wilder (does male voices better than a lot of men!) and this is a win, win… Go on… Pleasure your ears… Get this book in your library!

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  • Book addict
  • 31-03-2020

Lots of good bits

There were lots of good bits to this story, but the basic premise that the book hinged on (sister’s request and dad/ex situation) was just ridiculous. Just, what?! But other than that, I’ll get more from the author because I liked it in general.

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  • Bette
  • 16-12-2019

Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 A Heartfelt Delight!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Claire Kingsley is a talented author, she creates stories and characters that are realistic and easy to relate to. I first met Everly Dalton in “Everly Dalton's Dating Disasters” a fun RomCom and prequel to this book. She is such a likable character, she is a grounded person with a great disposition and personality. She is the executive assistant to Shepherd Calloway and is great at her job. Shepherd Calloway, a billionaire and brilliant businessman, is not very personable and comes off as an unemotional robot but Everly is used to him. When he asks to pose as his girlfriend and then to move in with him she agrees. Then the unexpected happens, she sees that he is a human being and he sees how great Everly is. I loved these two together, she was just what Shepherd needed and they were perfect for each other. I loved how everything played out, there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, a bit of angst, some great humor and fun moments, as well as heartfelt ones and a great romance. Loved the smoking hot bonus epilogue! Claire Kingsley thank you for another great story!

I listened to the Audible edition, Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder are terrific narrators and voice artists. They bring the characters to life giving each their own voice and personality as well as heart and attitude. I adore Emma’s portrayal of Everly, she sounds just as you picture her to and Jason’s Shepherd was spot on too. They set the perfect tone for the story, capturing the drama and the humor. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 07-12-2019

Loved this

I loved this book so much, seeing the main characters trying to ignore what was happening between them was so enjoyable. It was really well written and thought out and the narration just gave it that extra little push. Definitely one to relisten to.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 04-12-2019

funny and sweet with great narration

A fun, sweet romantic comedy with a heartwarming edge. I love Everly Dalton. She is sweet, happy, sunshine. She is a perfect foil to Shepherd, who is initially described as robot like but we find out throughout the book that we can’t judge a book by its cover. They were wonderful together and the way their relationship grows was a treat to read, and pretty realistic given she has worked with him for 3 years prior to pretending to be his girlfriend. It may have started as fake to throw off his father’s gold digging girlfriend but it quickly turns real. Add to it the awesome supporting cast- her best friends and sister plus partner. His father and brother plus partner. It was a well rounded ensemble romantic comedy. I hope others in this book get their happy endings in future books!

I also listened to the audiobook. Look, it's Jason Clarke. He's fantastic and he has the most perfect voice for Shepherd, not to mention great pacing and timing. Emma Wilder was also really great. I felt like Everly had the most hilarious lines and Emma did a great job playing them off. Their narration added to the story, increasing my pleasure with this book.

I requested and received this audiobook and read the ebook through kindle unlimited.

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 29-11-2019

Fun, amusing and steamy...I loved it

Faking Ms. Right is my first Claire Kingsley novel and I loved it. This standalone romance was fun, amusing and steamy and I was hooked from beginning to end. It had both office romance and fake relationship trope included in one fantastic tale.
I loved the characters. Everly and Shepherd made a great couple. I loved how well they interacted together and I enjoyed watching their relationship move from fake to something more.
The supporting characters greatly added to the story and provided balance and support to the main characters. I especially loved Shepherd's father and Everly's friends. This novel was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend it to all lovers of Romantic comedies.
I listened to the audible version which was narrated by Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder. Their voices were perfectly suited to this story. Their pace and timing was excellent. I loved how they gave the characters their own personalities. It was a pleasure listening to them narrate this novel.

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