REVIEW: Wooowee! Hot, hot, hot! I may have burned my fingers and eyeballs! WOW! What a fun book!!!
Fake Crown by Wendy Million was a fun book that brought me out of my reading slump. Don’t get me wrong. I was still reading but, since the first of the year it was not with the same enthusiasm. I’m rating this book a 5 star and I’ll tell you why.
This book is not what you would call a literary masterpiece. It probaby won’t have a place among the classics. I don’t think Wendy meant it to be either. Brent is one of the main characters who is training for the Olympics and has six years before he retires. It doesn’t leave him much time to have a relationship since he is also in college at Northern Michigan University. (Michigan is my home state and another reason to love this book.) Posey is the girl who answers his post on the campus chat looking for a date to his friend’s wedding in Bermuda.
I really liked the characters. They are much younger than me but, I was still drawn into the story and cared about what was happening. Believe me, there is a lot that happens. There is enough loving in this book to take it to the moon and back. If, you know what I mean. So, if you don’t like that kind of thing…be warned ahead of time.
I enjoyed that I was also watching the winter Olympics while reading this book. It comes out in time to order it so you too can read Fake Crown during the Olympics. They tell us about the sacrifices the Olympians make to be there and the time involved in training. You get some of that in this book and the drive that Brent has as he readies for competition.
I read The Donaghey Brothers series by Wendy and I totally fell in love with those books. If you read that series, if you like sports and especially Olympic sports and you like romance even if it isn’t clean, you will want to pre-order this book NOW! I’m already looking forward to book two. This is the first book of four in the Bellerive Royals series
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinons expressed in this review are completely my own.
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SYNOPSIS: Previously published as Olympic Crown by W. Million.
Posey Jensen is a friend collector, boyfriend avoider, and thrill seeker. When someone posts in a group chat looking for a wedding date to Bermuda, Posey jumps on the chance to prove to a new friend that she’s the reigning queen of adventure. But even she’s not prepared for Brent Faulkner: Olympic swimmer, Northern University star, and the only guy she’s ever thirsted after.
Brent Faulkner has a +1 for his friend’s wedding he can’t fill—and zero desire for another relationship. He’s married to his sport, and girlfriends are never happy mistresses. When he posts in Northern University’s group chat seeking a seat filler, someone named Jensen replies, and Brent figures a bros weekend will be just what he needs.
Little does he know, Jensen is Posey Jensen, and she’s diving into his life to change his priorities forever.
This is a mistaken identity turns to fake dating new adult sports swimming romance.