Sarah Smith: Faker by Sarah Smith

A debut author who brings a combination of THE HATING GAME and FIGHT OR FLIGHT making you fall in love with Tate and Emmie in the best of ways Okay let s all be honest over here because when am I not Berkley Romance is killing the illustrated cover ame It s a hit or miss for me for sure but thank Bible Prophecy god Iave this beauty a try because I loved everything about this enemies to lovers romance and I am addicted to the uniue aspect of it because of the nationality of both characters of Tate and Emmie But my Yaratma Cesareti gosh I truly am OBSESSED with the instant attraction and connection there is between them both Tate and Emmie work together right across from each other actually and from the very beginning there is this strong banter of them not liking each other But it starts off because Tate acts a certain way towards Emmie and Emmie reacts to his actions But the thing is that Tate is acting like a secret possessive alpha male the type of alpha male that I look for and adore in every single way Let me drool over this man because even though he is fictional I want to hug and I want him to do certain things to my body that I am not ashamed to admitAnd let me take a moment to talk about Emmie shall I You know how we are recently coming across badass fictional characters that show the empowerment of women and how strong and confident they can be and truly are Emmie is no exception because she truly is this confident character that is not afraid to tell Tate or any other male character in this novel the way it s supposed to be She is frank and honestly just a down right human being as a fictional character that I am so enad with I can try and talk about the story andive things away but this is just a simple romance story between two enemies who slowly become than co workers and than friends in an instant And that possessive side that I was talking about before Yup COUNT ME IN His attitude in the beginning makes a 360 turn once something happens to Emmie and he knows that admitting his true feelings is something that needs to happen and also something that Emmie sees and appreciates it Who knew Tate Rasmussen the no nonsense hard ass could be devastatingly sweet Overall this was a surprisingly amazingly and fantastically well written romance novel that will have you wanting so much The eual balance between sexy times feisty times and down right adorable times in this story is what will keep you motivated to keep turning to the next page I am hoping Sarah Smith writes another tory connected to this one I can always predict a couple that may The Astral Codex get a story but either way Sarah has officially become ao to author that I will one click and recommend to everyone everywhere ARC Here There Be Witches galley kindly provided by Berkley Romance in exchange for an honest reviewFollow Me OnBlog Instagram Facebook Twitter ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest reviewBlog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchBuddy read with Alexa Emmie is a faker It s literally her job Well her job is actually working at a power tool company with few women and tons of menEmmie is 100% real in her disdain for one of her coworkers Tate Emmie has tried to be kind to him and she s been rebuffed at every turn Oh and Tate is hot Of courseEmmie and Tate are assigned a project together and they uickly see each other beyond their work personas The hate to love trope is always a fun one and Faker is especially redeeming I found the writing and storyline smart and engaging My favorite aspect was OMG here comes my FOUR what a swoony sweet heartwarming lovehate relationship at office story I ve read I m smiling like an idiot for hours and don t forget the irresistible undeniable pant melting chemistry of the couple amazing break for me after all the thrillersiving me nightmares I ve read lately STARS Hating Games meets Beautiful Bastard meets Allure of Julian Lefray meets Tangled It s a Story of the Liberty Bell great combination of frenemies at office novels I was about to pass this book at first because I thought I read too many similar examples about undeniable attraction of two colleagues who are acting immature spoiled and they do everything to sabotage their relationship and they are so afraid of being sacked so they keep their relationship secret kind of romancesBUT the reasons what makes this book different from the others ARE The book is focused to Emmie straightforward smart a little bossy but mostly sweet nice helpful hardworker and Tate s stories tough handsome annoying reserved antisocial but smart problem solver Then we learn he s also kind hearted caring romantic passionate man As we flip through the pages we start to learn how their characters evolve how their past experiences affected their judgments and how their relationship started to develop from work colleagues to friends and finally to lovers So there is no carrier risk or rivalry competition between them I loved the similarities of hero and heroine They re different from normal which made the people around them judge and call them names when they were so young They re both secluded observant sarcastic people who have hard times to open their hearts and start to trust the people It s so hard to love them They re so natural realistic honestly developed characters Of course it s so easy to root for them You can find parts of yourself when you dig about their attributes Like Joshua and Lucy from Sally Thorne s Hating Game theyot closer when the heroine Fake Mustache gets sick and the her. Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes hammer out their differences to build a love that will lastEmmie 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 byruff burly men From nine to fiv.

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T all and she hates him so much yuck yada yada until he kisses her because Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog guess what he had the hots for her all along and then she s like oh Tate almighty sexgod be mine No There s not even any chemistry between them No desire simmering beneath the hatred It s literally one minute he s an asshole the next they are kissing Lovehate romances need some fire to add a little you know love to the hateIt was also very frustrating to read all the ways Tate is supposed to be redeemed Like him defending Emmie against the office lech because trueent that he is he doesn t sexually harass women This reasoning always reminds me of that one scene in Steel MagnoliasBut he is still rude jealous and moody Emmie wondering which version hot or cold of Tate she is oing to et on any Hey Wait a Minute! Five Rough and Reluctant Sex Erotica Stories given day is a form of emotional abuse She never knows when he soing to Drawing Straws give her the silent treatment oret mad over another uy flirting with herAnd all this is saying nothing of the fact that the book is way too long The central conflict is mostly resolved by page 75 so there s a lot of filler after that One minor conflict is fabricated later in the book to try to stir up some jealous feelings but it s really just the characters being stupid view spoilerEmmie has just noted how Camille looks so much like her and then she totally freaks out because Tate oes over and kisses her It was obvious to me straight away that he thought she was Emmie hide spoiler 3 stars No matter how hard I try I can t seem to fake anything with him Faker was a Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference great debut novel Hate to lovework place romances I m always here for them The synopsis of thisave me serious The Hating Game vibes and that s one of my favorite romances so I knew I had to read this one I m so happy I did Emmie and Tate have worked across from one another for years Emmie is with a company that is primarily men so she s learned to hold her own It s different with Tate though The first thing Emmie noticed when she met Tate is how attractive he was The second thing she noticed was he despised her and she had no idea why She still has no idea why Now the two are forced to work together on a big project and Emmie has no clue how this will The scarecrow go I loved finding out all the whys of this hate to love relationship and I loved both of the main characters Emmie is strong fierce and feisty in the best way Tate is just everything He s one of those characters you don t love at first but once you see the real him swoon I adored the man I truly loved so much about this book Sure there was a little unnecessary drama towards the end but thankfully it was cleared up rather uickly Sarah Smith s writing was fun and her characters were endearing This book was enjoyable and I ll definitely be checking this author s future works If you re looking for an enemies to lovers romance that is sweet and steamy I recommend this You tick all my boxes There s no one in the world like you Emmie 25 stars I m rounding up just because I m feelingenerousWhen I read the blurb for this book I Elizabeth Cady Stanton got excited I thought it wasoing to be a fun little rom com And I After the End guess for some it will beIf you are a hateful old bat like me you need to ask yourself some uestions thato like this This book is very cheesey It s one of those enemy then they are in lurrrrve books but usually I like a bit of enemy stuff This one just didn t fill that need Next I love that the story includes a multicultural relationship BUT how many flipping times does the main man Tate have to have his skin discussedwe The Doll and Her Friends (1893) get that he is white REPEATEDLY But who cares because he is as boring as shit And then finally because I m totallyoing ragey on this book than I should isdoes the character using slurp during sexy times make your head Septiņi go into directions that it shouldn t or Wait I said this book wasn t that bad I really didn t hate it Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review I received this book for free from the publisher Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest reviewI was so excited to read this book because it is an own voices book written by a biracial Filipino American woman As some of you may know I too am a biracial Filipino American woman I knew I had to read this book because representation mattersAll in all I found this to be a cute romance I loved Tate Despite his tough exterior he was such a softie and aenerous lover I loved that he put female pleasure first Speaking of pleasure I really liked the sex scenes One of things I really liked was the communication between Emmie and Tate Many times in contemporary romances there will be miscommunications and misunderstandings between the main characters and they will Nightbane World Book One go their separate ways and sulk for a week instead of talking through it In this book the characters will almost immediately talk about the situation which I find realistic This book doeset comparisons to The Hating Game by Sally Thorne because of the workplace enemies to lovers trope I have read that book but it was a while ago so I don t remember much Because of that I can t speak to their similarities As for the Filipino representation I enjoyed seeing lit bits of Filipino culture like Illocano words and Filipino food I was also happy to see Emmie talk about being darker skinned and how that has impacted her There is also a lot of talk about Hawaii since Emmie The All New Jonah Twist grew up on the Big Island Overall I really enjoyed this book and am so happy to finally see some Filipino rep in romance. Rd answers Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor like bicepsWhen Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project thingsetheated Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart but it will take than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is re.

O takes care of her but Tate and Emmie s connection was so intense romantic and emotional I don t know how many times I sighed smiled made indefinable awkward happy voices My husband threw pillow at my way but he missed Ha haEvil laugh Connection parts between characters on this book were better written than Hating Games There were so many hot scenes on this book Don t et me wrong Till the end they slept together but they didn t have sex But Emmie s bathing scene when only a shower curtain separated them was sweaty heart throbbing nasty At first Tate mostly acted like a jerk but at the final part we understood his reasons A part at his high school reunion a little irritated me Actually I pissed off And it was a little hard to accept what he did to Emmie which made me cut one star Instead of Tate s reasons for acting like douchebag around Emmie I enjoyed this book too much and I didn t want to put it down I carried it like an accessory with me I know I invented a strange trend to wear a book on my neck but this is so sweet swoony lovable book I don t want to let it o And the most important thing is as soon as I put the book down I was feeling joyful hopeful happy and I had still awkward silly smile on my face Maybe I could be doppelganger of Pennywise and wear my clown suit before Halloween if I keep smiling like that THIS BOOK MADE ME HAPPY I m so Legon Ascension (Legon Series glad to see there are too many debut novels released on this year and most of the books are reallyood enjoyable smartly written ones I m volunteered to read upcoming books of Sarah Smith It was pleasure to meet a new writer Because when it comes to romance my favorite authors mostly disappointed me Special thanks to Berkley and NetGalley to share this amazing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book so much DNF at 150ish pages I was originally loving this book from the first 100 pages It actually mirrors my life really similarly and I was enjoying seeing a main character whose shoes I could step into so fittingly From her workplace situation to her state of mind I really embraced the way she navigated conflict and I was excited to see where this was headed However this book took a steep downhill when the romance began I didn t mind the love interest in fact I only wish I d read on so that I could learn about him The main character just becomes intolerable around him because she starts to completely contradict herself Whereas she is typically super disgusted by the men at her job who judge her and are bossy and comment on her appearancebody it s somehow miraculously okay when Tate does it The pacing of enemies to lovers was ruined by instalove and the main character s attraction to Tate overpowering her badass vibes she tries to have at the officeAlso the plot of this book becomes unbearingly unrealistic The main character falls and hits her head and PMS gets a minor concussion then the hospital wants to keep her overnight for that There were just a lot of small bits of plot in this that don t make sense and could have been edited out in the first draft but somehow I was expected to suspend my disbelief It probably wouldn t have hurt me to finish this but I just wasn t enjoying it and wasn t interested in how it ended because the writing and characters became so cheesy and hard to believe in This contemporary romance novel is a lot like The Hating Game Except with most of the wit and humor sucked out26 year old Emmie Echavarre is a copywriter at a power tool distributor called Nuts Bolts She s surrounded by men in the workplace so she acts a lot tougher than she really is to make sure sheets respected and it works mostly But the hardest person for her to The Two of Swords get along with is handsome Tate Rasmussen who s in charge of the company s social media and treats her with unrelenting hostility Until he doesn t but by that time Emmie sot a LOT of residual resentment to work offA soft 3 stars for me I enjoyed it well enough while I was reading it but it s derivative and forgettable I never completely bought into the relationship here especially Tate s initial meanness which felt really unwarranted and inexcusable in a work setting Again The Hating Game did a lot better job of making you understand the Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, guy s point of view when he was acting rude and I had issues with it even thereOn the plus side diversity representation Okay then That sreat but not enough to bump this up to a recommend ratingThanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARCContent note explicit sex and F bombs It s not often that I can t think of anything ABCs of Baseball good to say about a book but Faker managed to annoy me and bore me by doing pretty much everything I dislike in romance Why are these borderline abusive relationships still being sold as romanticIt tries to do the lovehate thing but fails I ve said before that I m partial to a bit of the old lovehate angst but so few authors seem able to do it without it feeling either a fake or b emotionally abusive For me this book fell into the second categoryTate is so obnoxious and rude There is NO excuse for his behaviour I don t care how many sweet old men he helps out in his spare time that doesn t cancel out the way he speaks to Emmie And in a work environment as well If someone offers to share their lunch with you you don t turn your nose up and ask if it s organic I don t care who you areThis is one of those books where theuy is a dick to the MC for no reason E Monday through Friday she's tough as nails the complete opposite of her easy Ēna 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 friendlyreetings and repeated attempts to Taken By the Sheriff the Deputy Too! get to know him failed toarner anything than scowls and terse one wo.

Sarah Smith is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place one kissing story at a time Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels She's been hooked ever since When she's not writing you can find her hiking eating chocolate and perfecting her lumpia recipe She lives in Bend Oregon with her husband and ad