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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Foreword PR Presents: Deke by Eden Finley; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Release Date: January 9, 2019
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis / Book Cover by Design
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Foreword PR & Marketing and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".



Word of advice: don’t come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they’re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help.

My family believe I can’t be happy if I’m not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name.

I really should’ve asked for his name.


Word of advice: learn how to introduce yourself properly.

In my defense, I don’t recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey.

I’m not supposed to see him again, and he’s never supposed to find out I’m a reporter.

That all changes when my editor reassigns me.

It’s a lesson I should’ve learned by now. Nothing’s changed since high school. Jocks still hate nerds. But even worse, athletes hate journalists. Especially ones who know their secret.



My Thoughts:

Oliver “Ollie” Stromberg may show that some things seem to have changed but you may have to look a little deeper to see the actual truth. Lennon Hawkins just wanted to help someone out. This story is a pleasant surprise. Full disclosure, I’m not a fan of hockey. When I was much younger, our family used to go to the local hockey team games. But I could never figure out the fascination and I saw it as one of the rougher sports.

This may be a work of fiction but the author has created aspects that seem very plausible. Our world may be changing but some changes take a little longer. And haters will probably never go away – but they take a backseat for this story. I liked the fact that our author took Lennon’s job and showed that some actually care about what they write – especially in the age of “fake news”. A secondary character I think you’ll like is Jet – he’s snarky and does a great job at keeping things light.

If you’re a fan of sports romances you may find something to like about this one. We have two people that start with an awkward situation and watch to see if a relationship can blossom. This story may be about two men but everyone deserves a chance at that happily ever after. I got so into the story that it made no difference to me. The author even has me rethinking the whole hockey thing – not really but I’m one that doesn’t mind reading about it. In no way did I feel that the other books in the Fake Boyfriend series need to be read first. This book can stand on its own.

There’s no way you can miss the chemistry that builds between our main characters. To make it seem real we see how miscommunication can affect a budding romance. Just like any relationship there can be corny moments as well as exciting ones and our author does a great job in showing that. But one question keeps coming up, “what are they going to do?” It continues to come up almost to the very end. Then it ends with the question “what is the author going to do?” And I can’t wait to find out.

Available Now:

Fake Out (Book Boyfriend Book One)

Trick Play (Fake Boyfriend Book Two)


$25 Amazon Gift Card

About the Author:

Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.
She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son's, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.

She's also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don't make sense to anyone else.

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