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Summary

The newest romance from New York Times best-selling, Audie Award-winning author Kylie Scott!

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot-as-hell A-lister Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers - a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid - dammit - is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having her life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance...but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do but flip the script, and ask for a re-match made in Hollywood?

Fake kept me up late reading because I could not put this story down. I adored Patrick and Norah, the fun, the banter...all the sweetness. Not to mention the heat! Kylie Scott delivers again!" (Carly Phillips, New York Times best-selling author)

“Kylie Scott has been one of my favorite authors for years. Her way with words, and her ability to make me fall in love with men I know I shouldn’t but do anyways, has always been the recipe for the perfect read for me. I absolutely loved Fake, and it was easy with brooding alpha Patrick and quirky lovable Norah. The two of them together are a match made in book heaven. I couldn’t put this book down once I started and know everyone will feel the same.” (Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author)

“Kylie Scott proves once again why she is one of my auto-buy authors. Fake is an absolute delight...for every woman who wished her celebrity crush would fall madly in love with her. Fake is romance gold from one of the genre’s best!" (Naima Simone, USA Today best-selling author)

"Grumpy megastar hero whose rare smiles bring out all the warm and fuzzies, and the upbeat, every girl heroine he never saw coming." (Ally Blake)

©2021 Kylie Scott (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 17-09-21

A FAKE - FOREVER ROMANCE DONE SO DELICIOUSLY RIGHT

I do love a good ‘fake’ relationship where boundaries deliciously blurr and emotions get real.. and Norah and Patrick’s story was all I’d hoped for - and much more. A drool-worthy Hollywood Actor with a damaged career because of a bad reputation and the hardworking good girl financially stretched Waitress who turns that bad boy around. Yes, it’s pretty predictable - awkward start.. staged touches and kisses.. a solid friendship forms.. and sparks ignite into a fire as the closed-off actor slowly opens up to a down-to-earth woman. But folks, it’s also a very enjoyable, very charming and very addictive listen told from Norah’s POV. There’s a wonderful anticipation as feelings slowly change and finally they open-up, own up and reach the same page.. but what is true and what is false? Will Patrick choose his ex when she comes back on the scene? Will he choose his rekindled career when, and if, he gets the call this’fake’ has all been for? Or will time simply run out for the happy couple?

Worth a credit? Yes it was great. Andi Arndt did a great job bringing the straight-talking, loving, selfless, out-of-her-depth Waitress to life bringing with her the emotional dilemmas and lustful “never going to happen “ temptations that are front and center since moving in with her broody, sexy, generous, handsome, hot fake fiancé.

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  • Mom and Wife who loves romance😍
  • 20-09-21

This was Kylie Scott perfection 🥰

I always enjoy her books and could not wait until this came out in audio. It was perfectly written with just enough drama to keep you engaged enough sweetness to make you swoon enough of a protective male hero to make you want to grab him and take him home lol Add all this to great narration and you have a 10 🌟listen. This is going on the repeat list.

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  • butterflykisses
  • 19-10-21

I loved it!

I couldn't wait to hear the next chapter and sneaking away to hear more! 🥰

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  • CUSTOMER
  • 29-04-22

If you loved Repeat and Pause, love this one too

I really enjoyed this book. I will admit I am not a fan of the Stage Dive series but this one was a good change. It was a really sweet employee to friends-to-lovers story. It had some of the best elements of what made Kylie's books Pause and Repeat so good. That was a lot of the reason I enjoyed it so much. Out of all her books, those were my favorite, and with this one, you get the same feeling you felt with them. Ok, the rest of this contains some spoilers (but not the ending. ;) ) so you've been warned. Nora is a waitress in a cafe that famous movie star, Patrick, likes to come into. One night she is offered a chance to play his faux girlfriend to help get him out of a situation his own ignorance (that's the little head most guys have) got him into. To do this she has to take a break from all her jobs, move in with him, and pretend they are in love. I'm going to leave it there since I'm pretty sure most of you can see where this is going. :) So if you enjoyed Repeat and Pause take a chance on this one. You won't be sorry.

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  • Steve Carlow
  • 01-02-22

Kinda Slow

It’s an OK read, but didn’t do much for me. Maybe it’s was the one POV and that for much of the book you couldn’t tell what was going on in Patrick’s head…kinda dragged things out until he opened up making it slow. I read a similar book with dual POV’s and that really helped.

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  • Precisa
  • 05-10-21

Great story! Best Narrator

Love Andi Arndt she is the Best! And Love Kylie Scoots audiobooks! Must listen Charters are great

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  • Hwrightt
  • 08-06-22

Excellent book

Mostly my favorite books or anything based close to wall of winnipeg and me.

This one headed out of the park my only complaint would be I wish it was a little bit longer epilogue, I wish the author did a second book on this couple. Andi Arendt did an excellent excellent excellent job!!

This book was well written all around I definitely will have it in my favorites if I ever get into a slum I can’t listen to a book this is the one I would definitely listen again and again and again and again!!!

I absolutely love the stalker scene that was amazing like definitely keep you on your toes I’m not going to spoil anything. Buy it you won’t regret it

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  • M. Sleightam
  • 24-05-22

so loved this book

this might be the smoothest most relatable of her work so far . so good I listened to it twice back to back .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-22

Reminds me why I love Kylie Scott

It says "Book 1" and I CAN'T WAIT for Book 2, 3, 4 and more!! I loved this book and I love Kylie Scott. Andi Arndt is amazing (as usual). Completely worth the credit if you want a good romance. My only complaint is that it was too short. I wanted more of Patrick and Norah.

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  • 07-08-22

Abrupt ending to a Hollywood Fairy Tale

Celebrity needs an image cleanse and chooses his favorite waitress as a fake girlfriend. A cliche with snappy dialogue for Norah, the girl friend and excellent narration by Andi Arndt. She over shares to make up for the shortfalls in the main male character. Unfortunately while she does a good job with male voices, Patrick or Paddy has very little to say worth listening to until the last 10 minutes. No dual narrating because it wouldn’t have been worth it for a good male performer. On the plus side, his character is shy and sweet at times, sometimes overwhelmed by Norah, and has confidence and talent in the short bedroom scenes, but he is also incredibly broody, sometimes indecisive, and awkward. Too much time is spent talking about his god like looks and how he rarely smiles. His nickname could be “moody broody”! Frankly without some outward intelligence, decent conversation, a sense of humor, or some kind of personality or charm, he just ended up with very little appeal. Like a cardboard cut out - nice to look at but very little interaction except for the occasional name choices and the eventual physical attraction. A pretty face is great for the cameras but his stereotypical persona maybe why he was drawn to “real” Norah. His friends Jack and Cole are more interesting in their few scenes which bodes well for their stories but makes this one drag at times. Not sure if this was worth a credit but maybe ok on sale and if you have time to kill. It is the first in this series so it does a good job introducing future primary characters. Hopefully there will be more chance to flesh out Paddy’s character and see more of Norah and her wise granny. Assuming the production company will be a device used ( along with May) in the rest of the series because the ending was sweet but very abrupt- a problem with this author- and the HEA just hinted at.