• Fake the Date

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  • By: Ana Byrde
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (227 ratings)
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By: Ana Byrde
Narrated by: John Solo
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Needed: fake boyfriend for destination wedding

I came out to my parents when I was 15. Sadly, this has never stopped my mother from finding lovely young women for me to date. My sister suggests I bring my own date to her destination wedding. Problem is, I don't know how to find dates. The only man I've spoken to recently is my roommate. My way too hot - straight - roommate. My sister says I should ask him to play my boyfriend. It'll be fun, she says. 

Now, I'm sitting next to him on a plane, and I constantly have to adjust myself so he doesn't notice that I'm into him.

In a few hours we'll be at our hotel, sharing the only bed in the room.

I don't know how I'll survive this wedding without exploding. I do know I'll never listen to my sister again. 

Fake the Date is a 60,000-word stand-alone m/m romance with little angst and lots of laughter, featuring a tropical island paradise, a not-so-fake relationship, bisexual awakening, a sassy dog, and happy endings. Buy now if you need a vacation!

©2020 Ana Byrde (P)2020 Ana Byrde

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A sweet, fluffy feel good romance!

When Ben's sister suggests he bring is hot as sin straight roommate as his date to her wedding, he is both shocked and intrigued.
But when Evan quickly agrees to the preposterous idea, he has to all but go with it.
Can two men fight the pull of the attraction between them and survive the wedding without getting hearts involved?

This was a sweet opposites attract, friends to lovers romance. I liked that there was instant attraction and chemistry between Ben and Evan.

The characters were likeable, engaging and enjoyable. The writing style appealed to me and I like the setting of the story.

John Solo's audio delivery and narration was absolutely brilliant!

If you like a sweet romance with lots of fun and laughter, little to no angst and a steamy bisexual awakening I would absolutely recommend this.

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Very very enjoyable

This was a new author for me and I was so impressed with her style of writing. This story had a fun storyline and some really great characters. So treat yourself to a fun reading adventure i highly recommend her work.

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Cute, but not great

This was a cute story, but it was also kind of cringy sometimes. I think I would have enjoyed it more with a different narrator.

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Fake The Date

Fake The Date
Author: Ana Byrde, Narator: John Sole
This is a sweet MM RomCom between a man who talks his straight roommate into pretending he is his boyfriend to make his mother stop trying to set him up with women. He is headed to his sisters wedding, for a fourday stay on an island, with only family in attendance.

This story was smooth and refreshing. The characters were well thought out and it was easy to figure out who was who, alot of the time by just the way someone talked or acted. The buried treasure was a nice touch, as was the walking on hot coals.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book is there was not more of it.

Applause to John Solo for his narration. He brought out each character artfully though his voices and acting ability.

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Fake becomes real

Well written story with a great flow.
Friends to Lovers, fake relationship, sassy sister, momma drama, cute dog (lol) , some humor to boot and an Aunt Rosy everyone wish they had.
I enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank you Ana Byrde, excellent work, I want more, can't wait to see what's next.
Thank you John Solo for giving these characters a voice.

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Lots of laughs and romance here

John Solo delivered the right kind of uplifting medicine at the right time. He gifted us with a fun, humorous and so-so romantic audiobook this Christmas. Definitely not to be missed when you are in need of a lift in your mood for a positive outlook to tackle the new year.
Happy Listening

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#Lovedit!

OMG...from beginning to end this was fun. Ben and Evan were great and I just loved their story. So many great moments...HOT moments. Normally it's hard for me to believe that all of sudden you're gay when you have been straight all your life but with Evan...I felt like he had real emotions for Ben and he genuinely cared for him...so sweet. Too bad both guys had godawful parents but that didn't take away from the goodness of the story.

What can I say about John Solo? He did a FANTASTIC job with this story. His narration kept me entertained...he brought a lot to the story...he is the reason why people love audibles...great job!

This is a first for me from this author and I can't wait to read/listen more of her books.

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Loved Ben and Evan!

Super sweet and fluffy story, loved it. Ben is a total sweetheart that is crushing on his roommate. Evan has no idea that Ben is crushing on him. When Ben needs a fake date for his sister’s wedding, Evan agrees to help Ben out. John Solo did an amazing job with the narration!

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Terrific Narration Enhances Sweet & Steamy Romance

I've read/listened to a good many fake relationship trope stories, and this stands out as one of my favorites in audio. Narrator John Solo delivers a fantastic performance, hitting all the right notes with emotions ranging from funny and embarrassing to tender and heartfelt. His narration enhanced my enjoyment of an already good story.

As Ben and his crush and straight roommate Evan pretend to be boyfriends at Ben's sister's island getaway wedding, the two unexpectedly embark on a week of steamy self-exploration and deepening feelings. Throw in a treasure hunt and adorable dog, and it'd be paradise if not for Ben's homophobic relatives. Ben and Evan are so thoughtful, loving and supportive of one another, and Ben is such a sweetheart that his finally standing up to his mother rather than stay financially beholden to his parents is cheer-worthy.

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Love Wins

I love this one. It is a sweet and no angst story. John Solo is the best with this narrations. Ben and Evan are fantastic characters and I love this genre.

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