Review // Faker by Sarah Smith

Title: Faker
Author: Sarah Smith
Publisher: Berkley
Published: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 336

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she’s tough as nails–the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.

One thing she doesn’t have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie’s friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can’t stop staring at his Thor-like biceps…

When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get…heated. Emmie’s beginning to see that beneath Tate’s chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real

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I really enjoyed my time reading this book. There are just a few things that I’m going to point out that may get on other people’s nerves. The main character Emmie constantly points out Tate’s color of skin. Like, constantly. From reading other people’s reviews, they didn’t like that. That’s why I’m bringing it up here. I, personally, didn’t see it as an issue but something was just kind of annoying.

Other than that, I freaking loved this book. I basically listened to it in one sitting. I didn’t want to stop. Faker follows Emmie who believes that her coworker Tat hates her. She’s used to men treating her differently as being one of the few women working in a type of business that sells tools.

Emmie has to deal with Tate constantly giving her weird looks. Almost like it pains him to be in the same vicinity as her. She begins to learn that he’s not what he seems when she gets stuck working on a project with him.

I had a fun time listening to this book. There were times I would laugh. Times I would blush. There isn’t that much smut in this book but what little it has, is great. I also really like that there could have been a love triangle in this book and there wasn’t!

I will definitely be picking up more books by Sarah Smith in the future. I freaking adored this book!

4.5/5 Stars