Faking It by Leah Marie Brown
Author: Leah Marie Brown
Release date: 12th May 2015
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Haven’t you ever told a little lie in the name of love?
Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an uI’d never read anything by Leah Marie Brown before nexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…
When Vivia’s fiancé discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired. Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?
I kindly received Faking It in exchange of an honest review by the publisher via NetGalley.
I’ve discovered Leah Marie Brown and her books via Twitter a long time ago. When I won a contest to be named after a character in her books I surely had to start reading the “It Girls” series.
This is the first book that appears in the series where we meet the character of Vivia Perpetua Grant who is funny, relatable, very likeable. In this book Vivia gets dumped by her when he finds out that she has been lying to him about her virginity. Vivia’s best friend talks her into them going on the honeymoon together since it is already paid for. They head off to Tuscany for an adventure.
In the beginning I had a few struggles to get into the story but when I did I read it literally in just one sitting. The story made me nailed my butt in a cafè from noon till nearly evening, unable to move and unable to stop. This book is pure escapism and it was a lot of fun too. I can’t remember the last time I enjoy a chick-lit book this much.
This book is very well written. I love the writing style, the way Leah Marie Brown can draw the reader into the book and make it feel like the characters are real and that it is actually happening. The descriptions of the characters make them feel very life like. I love how the author introduces you to Vivia Grant. Vivia is a very funny character and even though she drove me crazy at times. The description of France really does just make you want to take off on a plane and go there straight away and take a ride with Vivia and Luc 😀
‘Faking It’ is a entertaining and uplifting romantic comedy with a captivating plotline and a brilliant mix of characters; a brilliant read. Good job Miss Brown! I’m looking forward reading the second part of the Story.