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The Fake Mate by Lana Ferguson

43 reviews

sinoclock's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

I like omegaverse so this gets bumped up over a 3.
The 3rd act breakup and the ending felt a bit too "is that really how it would happen" for me to give it a better rating.

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kim03's review

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1.75

  • An ungodly amount of sex scenes (would it be so hard to market these kinds of books as erotic romance? I'm just saying that was A LOT and I would've liked a warning)
  • The blackmail. I do not care if this is a spoiler, I think everyone who thinks about reading this book should know about it. You could smell it coming from a mile away (=not skillfully interwoven into the story so that there's still a mystery around it and so that I won't think the characters are grade a stupid). The climax/ conflict that ensues (third act breakup) could've EASILY been avoided but alas the author just HAD to make me hate the characters and the book. So.
  • Let's get back to the erotic romance point. What if some of the side plot was shortened and the author actually chose to focus on the stupid/ cringe factor and the erotic aspect? I feel like this shouldn't have been a rom-com (in the pure sense), and if the book knew not to take itself so serious (which I felt was a problem here, like there was little self awareness of how dumb and cringe this shit actually was) it could've been better.

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alexasolis98's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.25

The story was alright. Not a lot of depth to it. The whole concept of shifters, alphas and omegas is a bit unclear. I don't think certain aspects of their biology is fully explain, so I often don't understand the why of things. I feel like the author expects you to have background knowledge on these concepts instead of building them herself. The third act could have been entirely avoided had someone been willing to communicate. 

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beckyremillard's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I considered rating this one lower but ultimately decided it was worth the full 5 stars. Is it classical literature full of fantastical prose? No, it’s 2 wolf shifters doing it (but no doing it as wolves so it’s safe there). Is there a 3rd act breakup and annoying lack of communication? Yes, and I didn’t love that. However, the overall book made me kick my feet and want to keep reading these characters, so this is a 5 star rating from the heart, not my head. 

If you’re not into omegaverse, DO NOT read this book. 

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graceev's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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fairynanook's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

To be fair, I don't usually read Omegaverse stuff, so that was on me.  But I like the fake relationship trope and all my apps were pushing this one at me as a suggestion, so I gave it a try. It was ok, but honestly, I just didn't love it.  

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missmarshey's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

I enjoyed the book. I liked having both Mackenzie and Noah’s perspective.

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witcheep's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

This one is a weirdly funny book. I did not expect the werewolf... things (
alpha/omega superstitions, heat cycles, and knotting
)... to go that far. After I got over that surprise, the book offered me a solid and fun reading experience. Although, the
the third act breakup
felt somewhat hasty with the lack of communication during it, especially as even just a little more open communication could have helped skip the whole thing and bring the plot to the same conclusion in a happier way.

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amy14's review against another edition

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funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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aliteraryescape's review

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adventurous funny reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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