Tuesday 3 May 2022

Review - The Fake-Up by Justin Myers

The Fake Up by Justin Myers
Publisher: Sphere
Release date: 7 April 2022
Back cover blurb: 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 . . .

The Fake Up is a bit of a departure from the thriller and historical fiction novels that I've had my nose in of late. A distraction some may say, and a great one at that.

The Fake Up concerns Dylan, a struggling actor, and Flo, a struggling musician. 

Though ask either of them and they will say that they are moderately successful.

Ask their families, and they will tell you a different story. 

Ask their friends and they will tell you another.

As for their relationship, well everyone will tell you that they're not suited to each other, and list a plethora of reasons why. So when they break up, with the exception of Dylan and Flo themselves, no one is surprised or upset.

Heartbreak leads them to throw themselves in to their day jobs with renewed vigour, and astonishing consequences. They are suddenly in the right places, at the right times, being noticed by the right people.

But they miss each other desperately. Realising it was a huge mistake to break up, they being seeing each other again in secret, with some hilarious consequences, as they both now in the public domain, and everyone wants a piece of them.

The Fake Up is a brilliantly funny novel, with some big characters and will keep you entertained til the end.

The Fake Up is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publisher who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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