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"A wholesome, slow-burn romance that will warm your heart...This is a Hallmark movie in book form." - USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang
What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?
As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.
Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?
Even clichés sting.
But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.
There’s just one problem.
Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he's extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?
And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).
That’s three problems.
Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.
Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.
Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.
“Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.” - Lyssa Kay Adams, author of The Bromance Book Club
The clever premise of Sullivan's debut falls flat in execution. On radio producer Everly Dean's 30th birthday, she catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman and accidentally rants about it live on air. When the station owner hears her meltdown, he moves to replace Everly, but station manager Chris Jansen, who has a crush on Everly, proposes a wild idea to save her job. Everly's tirade got listeners invested in her love life, so Chris pitches a show in which Everly will find a new boyfriend by dating listener-nominated men and recapping her dates on air. Everly's attraction to Chris turns into real feelings after he matter-of-factly takes her anxiety disorder into account in planning the show, but his role as her boss gives her pause. Readers will share her reservations, as, though Sullivan attempts to update the workplace romance trope for the modern age, Chris's handsy jealousy over Everly's dates screams for an HR intervention. The dates themselves are fun but repetitive, and aggravating detours into the relationship struggles of Everly's immature parents slow down the otherwise zippy rom-com plot. Die-hard fans of The Bachelorette will enjoy this novelistic take on the theme, but others may want to give it a miss. \n