#BookReview: Faking It by Leah Marie Brown

Reviewer: Terry

faking itI received a review copy


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 unexpected 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?


Vivia thinks she is all set, perfect husband, dress, wedding; all lining her up for the perfect life. But fate has a way of changing everything. Just 3 days before she is to marry her perfect man, he calls it all off.

Vivia is completely devastated and not sure what to do when she receives the tactless text message from her fiance telling her it’s over. Her best friend steps in and pulls her from the slumps and accompanies her on the honeymoon she was supposed to be going as Mr and Mrs.

Throughout the story Vivia comes to so many realizations, like she was marrying for all the wrong reasons, and that she had changed who she was to make her fiance happy, leaving herself with a shell of the amazing vibrant person she really is.

This was such a fun story, not only does it leaving you cheering for Vivia through all her mishaps and trials, but you also really grow to love the person who is not afraid to just be herself. Go Vivia! #PerpetuallyViv

4 stars


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