Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Faking It
SERIES: Metropolis #1
AUTHOR: Riley Hart and Devon McCormick
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 235 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 17th, 2017
There’s never a dull moment at Metropolis…the condominium known for having the hottest openly gay tenants in town. The boys of Metropolis are always on the prowl for a good time. They like their drinks heavy and their tricks easy.
Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It’s not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there’s a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?
Travis Waller doesn’t get why Gary’s freaking out. So he went home with Gary’s roommate and accidentally crawled into the wrong bed. It’s not the first time he’s woken up in a strange place. Maybe Gary would loosen up a little if he gave it a try as well. Travis has more important things to deal with though…like his meeting with an investor who could give him the money to start his massage parlor.
They’re both sure that’s the last time they’ll have to deal with each other until a mix-up leads Gary’s ex and Travis’s investor to think they’re an item, which Gary and Travis use to their benefit by posing as a couple around town. Soon, they discover the chemistry between them is off the charts. Travis brings out a sexual confidence Gary didn’t know he had—one Travis enjoys exploring with him. But as the two keep up their boyfriend hoax, Gary realizes Travis isn’t as shallow as he thought. Gary’s starting to develop feelings for him. But Travis doesn’t do relationships, and Gary should know better, considering they’re just faking it…
This story was absolute fun. That is exactly how I would describe it. I truly enjoyed this. I liked how it wasn’t mired in angst, pain, drama…this was just, well….fun. I haven’t been disappointed yet with the Riley Hart/Devon McCormack writing duo and it seems as though they have found something special in combining their talents. I liked how the blurb was true to form and let us know exactly what to expect with this story. I like the idea of this apartment community with its hot guys and togetherness. Even though they can be catty they still seem to care about each other as a community, and I totally dug that.
Gary sees himself as just sort of plain and nothing special. It doesn’t help matters that he finds out his boyfriend of 5 years has been cheating on him for years. Newly single, he finds himself a willing pawn in a situation that allows him the joys of no-attachment sex while helping out someone else.
Travis has vowed to never rely on his parents for anything after they shun him for being homosexual. Living the life in Metropolis and growing his massage business the only thing that would make it better is if he had his own massage parlor. Knowing his potential investor wants to be sure Travis can commit he thinks it’d be in his best interest to be in a relationship…enters Gary.
Gary and Travis hit it off immediately and the sex is friggin hot as hell. Both men go into their “fake” relationship knowing they want this to be a mutually beneficial, no strings attached situation.
Slowly but surely feelings develop in both men.
I really loved Travis and Gary together. They weren’t riddled with tons of internal conflict and drama. These were two guys, having fun…and fell in love.
This is a definite must read…recommend.