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Synopsis: The Truth About Faking
Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley just wants a date with Trent.
Trent’s still getting over Stephanie.
When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent’s got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent.
Worst of all, Harley’s mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley’s Reverend Dad can’t fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?
Review: I’m not sure if I can write this review without a few little spoilers, but I’ll try. Harley has lived in the small town of Shadow Falls and grown up with all of the kids within it. It’s one of those towns where everybody knows everybody. Her mother is an eccentric massage therapist that teaches a student from the university each year and mentors them an her dad is the pastor of the local church. Her parents are quite the odd mismatch. Harley has had this plan in her head for about a year now trying to get Trent to be hers. She has a “list” of items that make up the perfect husband that she wrote when she was 9. Trent seems to match all of these and her plan is to make him hers. She’s finally devised a way to make it happen.
Let’s switch gears for a second. In comes Jason. Him and his dad just moved into town and he ends up rear ending her car. Not quite the way to get off on a good start, but Jason sees Harley and can’t help himself. She’s not like the other girls he’s mess and he wants to make her his.
When Jason ruins Harley’s well laid plan they decide to try to “fake date”. Harley still thinks she has a fool proof plan to get Trent. Only Jason doesn’t feel like he’s fake dating her. He wants it to be real. And slowly Harley seems to realize this and she gets distracted by Jason. She’s not going to let Jason ruin her plans with her future husband though. But things don’t always work out like they should. Things with Trent just aren’t what Harley expected.
On top of all of this stress over trying to snag her future husband, her mom has issues as well. The whole town is speculating about her student that she’s mentoring. He’s there at all hours of the day and with her dad being the pastor that just doesn’t look right. It seems everyone has something they want to hide. Jason does. Trent does. Her mom’s student Ricky does too.
I seriously loved this book. Yes, it’s a little corky here and there, but it drew me in. I couldn’t put it down because the suspense of everything was killing me! Leigh Moore did a great job of making you connect with certain characters and be leery of others. A definite must read! I give it 5 stars! I had a book hangover after this one!