Review + Excerpt: FAKING IT by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde @carlyphillips @erikawilde1

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Review + Excerpt: FAKING IT by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde @carlyphillips @erikawilde1Faking It by Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
Published by: Self Published
on April 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

Get ready to FALL HARD ladies because Max Sterling is EVERYTHING!

Whether writing together or separate, these two authors never fail to bring the HEAT and the EMOTION to every book they release! I was completely DAZZLED and CONSUMED by Max and Hailey. From Max’s easy and charming banter to Hailey’s coy, yet driven nature, these two were in for one hell of a ride. They never stood a chance.

“Come on, sweet girl,” he cajoled, her lips less than an inch away from his. “You know you want me to kiss you again. All you have to do is say yes…”

The engagement ring on her finger might stop Max from pursuing Hailey, but it will not temper the dirty thoughts he has running through his mind at the very sight of her. But when he finds out her secret, ALL BETS ARE OFF. There is some claiming to do, and he is just the man for the job. Deciding on a proposition that will be in both of their favor, this fake engagement can only go on for so long. It’s an excuse to get close to her, so he will take it. Marriage, kids, and a white picket fence, aren’t things that Max Sterling ever had in mind as a possibility, but spending time with Hailey Ellison as her “fiancé” gave him a glimpse of something that could be really special, if he would just let it. He would also need to convince Hailey of that fact and her insecurities will end up being their worst enemy. Max Sterling is a determined man and he will stop at nothing to chase away her doubts – one kiss and one touch at a time.

“Don’t worry, sweet girl, I know exactly what to do to make your body purr.”

Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde are a match made in heaven when it comes to writing contemporary romance. FAKING IT is just another example of that. Believe me when I say, you will fall HARD for Max and Hailey. You will adore them, root for them, and fall hard for them. Phillips and Wilde gives us another romance that will make you feel great, inside and out. 

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Max was going straight to hell for lusting after another man’s fiancée.  He was absolutely sure of it. 

     As he followed Hailey out of the three story building she was about to purchase, he berated himself for allowing his attraction to this engaged woman to obliterate any self-control he’d had over his physical response to her.  Just because he’d had her soft, curvy body pressed intimately against his a few minutes ago—okay, plastered against him would be a more apt description—it was no excuse for his unruly dick to leap to immediate attention. 

     Yeah, bad choice of words, but leap it did, without his goddamn permission and before he could fully process what was happening—beyond the instantaneous knowledge that Hailey Ellison fit against his body as if she’d been created specifically for him to fuck.  In a matter of seconds, the surge of heat and awareness brought on by having her full, lush breasts crushing against his chest, and her hips aligned so perfectly to his, had his cock perking up and responding to all that physical stimulation. 

     God, he was such an asshole.  It wasn’t enough that he’d gotten a boner, but in that brief moment he’d imagined what it would be like to take the embrace one or two steps further. To back her up against the nearest wall and slide one hand beneath the hem of her very prim and proper black skirt that hugged her hips and flared out around her knees.  To wrap that thick, silky looking hair of hers around his other fist to pull her head back so his mouth would have unobstructed access to the creamy expanse of her throat, while his fingers slipped beneath the edge of her panties and touched her intimately, deeply.

     See?  He was totally going to hell. 

     Regretfully, and out of respect, he’d pushed her away.  Because it was the right thing to do and the last thing he wanted was for her to realize his dick was hard.  But mostly, he’d ended the embrace—no matter how innocent she’d believed the gesture was—because he had absolutely no business coveting another man’s fiancée. 

     Yet, as she walked a few steps ahead of him, his disobedient gaze strayed from all that luxurious hair tumbling down her back and traced along the indentation of her waist.  He shamelessly watched the mesmerizing sway of her hips, the perfect curve of her ass that made his palms itch to grab, caress, and smack just hard enough to make her gasp, then moan . . .

Jesus, Christ, he thought with a firm shake of his head.  What was he?  A goddamn hormonal teenager who had no discipline when it came to a girl he was attracted to?  It certainly felt that way, and he needed to get his shit together, like now.

About Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

About Erika Wilde

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

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