The Fake-Up

The Fake-Up

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 07/04/2022
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The Fake-Up
This was a fun read but I felt that it was just a little bit too drawn out. I enjoyed the characters and the premise but it felt unbelievable that the situ... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth


THE RIOTOUSLY FUNNY NEW NOVEL FROM JUSTIN MYERS, MASTER OF THE MODERN-DAY ROM COM'Everything I want from a rom com. It's warm, funny and whip smart' Laura Kay, author of THE SPLIT'A brilliantly funny reimagining of the romcom, full of helter-skelter twists' Adam Kay, author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT'Fresh, funny and full of twists and turns' DAILY MAIL __________TWO EXES. ONE BIG SECRET. LET THE GAMES BEGIN... Dylan and Flo are in love. The only trouble is, they broke up months ago and everyone was delighted for them.At first, it's exciting sneaking around, hiding from disapproving friends, climbing through bedroom windows to avoid family, and concocting hilarious disguises. It's like Romeo and Juliet. With more sex and less poison.But soon it becomes harder to separate truth from lies. Dylan and Flo are in way over their heads, and the games have only just begun . . . __________What real readers are saying about The Fake-Up'Dialogue so sharp it could cut you new cheekbones. A wild plot of fake romance against a backdrop of instant fame. Crazy side characters with inspiration from pop culture' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'I could not put the book down, it was a rollercoaster of a journey . . . It reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella . . . You will really fall in love with the characters' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'I love Justin Myers' writing and this book, his third, is just brilliant . . . It's enjoyable especially because the characters have flaws, they are human and their situations are not farfetched, while being fantastic. Total triumph!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'A funny, laugh-out-loud story with believable and relatable characters. It gripped me from the very start and kept me up til late in the night' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'Just so entertaining and gripping. Impeccable storytelling that I would strongly recommend' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751583465
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 480g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 38 mm

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The Fake-Up
Not what I expected
I was drawn to this book by the summary. The story sounded fun and romantic and I really wanted to like it, but it wasn’t meant to be. From the beginning, ... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
The Fake-Up
Loved This Book
Wow I could not put this book down it had me captured from the 1st page , what a book it was I was up till the early hours reading this book as I could not... READ MORE
Sharney  cat
The Fake-Up
Clever concept but unsympathetic characters let it down
Flo(ria) is an upper middle-class girl with dreams of a musical career, working in her mother's vanity shop and gigging with an obnoxious sexist musician c... READ MORE
Alison Robinson
The Fake-Up
Enjoyable humorous read
Flo and Dylan are trying to make it in the world of entertainment, but not getting the breaks. The characters are friendly and likeable and you want them... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
The Fake-Up
A Rom-Com With A Few Twists
Dylan and Flo are on the rocks. Of course they are in love. Obviously they want it to work. But sometimes it feels the world is against them. Their flat is... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Fake-Up
Ambitious, witty, character-driven romcom
I'm a big fan of Justin Myers' writing: I read and loved the five or so years of his Guyliner dating blog more or less in real time, and then devoured his ... READ MORE
Jon H
The Fake-Up
A fun read
3.5 rounded up Dylan is never late to Flo (Floria) and Elijah's gigs and he always sits in the same seat to bring his girlfriend luck. The musical duo ar... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Fake-Up
A great book.
I absolutely loved it! This is the first book by Myers that I read but it won't be the last. What a fabulous story and what a fabulous set of characters. I... READ MORE
Isabella T.
The Fake-Up
A truly hilarious must read!
Flo and her boyfriend Ryan are trying to make in the entertainment field, Flo as a singer and Ryan is an aspiring actor; but it's not happening. They are l... READ MORE
Lesley Brown
The Fake-Up
This was a humorous but thoughtful look at the relationship between Flo and Dylan who are soulmates and both support each other as they try to get a break ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe