A review by samchase112
The Fake Mate by Lana Ferguson

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


Steamy, sexy, shifter fun! This was…somehow way steamier than I even expected, and I’ve learned that’s not the genre for me. The first bit of the book — pre spice — was a ton of fun, and I couldn’t put it down. But once the spice started, it took over and we basically lost all sense of the original plot or character personality. The side characters came in and out for convenience, and even the main conflicts fell by the wayside as we just got steamy scene after steamy scene. The writing also could’ve used some copyediting — put me in, coach! — and that fact combined with the spice often had me skimming scenes. Nonetheless, when it was good, it was a ton of fun, and I’ve at least learned more about my reading tastes. And who doesn’t love some good ‘ol fake dating!

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