adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $28.00

Buy for $28.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes fight to hammer out their differences and build a love that will last....

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she's tough as nails - the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.

One thing she doesn't have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie's friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor-like biceps....

When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get...heated. Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real.

©2019 Sarah Smith (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A funny, charming, and thoroughly entertaining debut. I couldn't put it down!" (Samantha Young, New York Times best-selling author of Fight or Flight)
 

"I loved every page of Smith's wonderful debut! The romance was sweet and heartwarming, but it was Smith's ability to write a main character who embraces all of her power that had me cheering throughout this book." (Alexa Martin, author of Fumbled)
 

"Written with insight and humour, Sarah Smith’s Faker is a charming, feminist diverse romance that will have you hooked until the very last page." (Sonya Lalli, author of The Matchmaker’s List)

More from the same

What listeners say about Faker

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    8
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    45
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    10

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not worth six hours of my life. Unfortunately, it was 10.5 hours long.

I kept wanting to like this book, so much so that I kept listening long after I told myself it was a waste of my time. I liked the guy, Tate, but did not like the girl, Emmie.

The premise behind her having to build this tough, stern work persona did not stand up. Nor did the explanation for why he started off like an ass. The story had nowhere to go once the two of them started to get along. There was no tension other than how long can they draw out the heavy petting before they get down to having sex. I never got there. However long it took, it took more than six hours.

Maybe the last third of the book involved them getting stranded all alone on a mountaintop when one of them got Covid-19 and the other had to nurse them through it with only a bottle of aspirin and a solar powered air pump that they had brought to inflate the air mattresses... but the part I listen to was a total yawn.

I apologize to all the people who actually did have someone they love get the Coronavirus... God bless you.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Yikes

I’m halfway through this books and it is cringe-worthy. I’m trying to make it through hoping it gets better, but I don’t know how much longer I can give it. The story is terrible and cheesy. The narrator’s voice is fine, but the performance is also pretty difficult to make it through.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Keep Looking

This was just not good. I’m a huge fan of light-hearted romantic books, but this one just fell flat. Weird sex scenes, badly timed and odd.

Overall the story might have worked, but it was super disconnected and off.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Realistic Follow Along

Love this book. Very well written and the reader was the perfect person. Very good with dialog

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Couldn’t stop listening

I’ve been following and reading Sarah’s work for a while, she used to write in her blog a chapter a week of stories she curated. I can’t put her stuff down or stop listening. She has a quick witted sense of humor and keeps the chemistry between characters rolling. She’s an instant buy for me!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Nice Escape from the Now

I loved the light and easy feel of this book. It definitely has it’s conflict and fun characters, but it doesn’t drag you down. It’s also really relatable! I recommend it for a nice, casual romance! 😊

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic, slow burn, enemies to lovers story...

A classic, slow burn, enemies to lovers story in the workplace. The first half of the story is the slow burn part, and the latter half is when it turns steamy.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Future Hallmark Movie

This book was ooey gooey sweet and I loved it. It definitely felt like a Hallmark movie and it was wonderful. The only thing I didn't like was the sex scenes towards the back half of the book, but I just don't enjoy that in books regardless since it's usually unimportant to the story. Reading that in books just isn't for me regardless, but I don't hold it against the book.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

I can’t fake that I liked this!

What an awful story! Guy meets girl at work. She looks like his ex so he’s rude for months! He falls for her and they have sex. A lot! There, I just saved you the cost and your time! You’re welcome!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Faker is an awesome read

I didnt know how I would feel about an enemy to lover office romance but I really loved this book. Em is snarky and funny while Tate is so sweet. You can see the misunderstanding with these two from the first and want for Tate to win from the start. A must read