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Publisher's Summary

A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship...and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.

“A raw, character-driven, and heart-touching read . . . I absolutely loved it.”—Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception 

Grey Brooks is on a mission to keep her career afloat now that the end of her long-running teen TV show has her (unsuccessfully) pounding the pavement again. With a life-changing role on the line, she’s finally desperate enough to agree to her publicist’s scheme: Fake a love affair with a disgraced Hollywood heartthrob who needs the publicity, but for very different reasons. 

Ethan Atkins just wants to be left alone. Between his high-profile divorce, struggles with drinking, and grief over the death of his longtime creative partner and best friend, Ethan has slowly let himself fade into the background. But if he ever wants to produce the last movie he and his partner wrote together, Ethan needs to clean up his reputation and step back into the spotlight. A gossip-inducing affair with a gorgeous actress might be just the ticket, even if it’s the last thing he wants to do. 

Though their juicy public relationship is less than perfect behind the scenes, it doesn’t take long before Grey and Ethan’s sizzling chemistry starts to feel like more than just an act. But after decades in a ruthless industry that requires bulletproof emotional armor to survive, are they too used to faking it to open themselves up to the real thing?

©2022 Ava Wilder (P)2022 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

“This empathetic, sexy, utterly radiant book has my whole heart. With their red-hot chemistry, Grey and Ethan are easy to root for, both as a couple and as two creatives navigating rough patches in their careers. How to Fake It in Hollywood is the real deal.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk

“The banter and sexual tension between Grey and Ethan is fire-emoji immaculate. Ava Wilder doesn’t shy away from exploring the dark side of fame in such a cutthroat industry, and her unforgettable characters’ growth shines all the brighter for it.”—Lillie Vale, author of The Decoy Girlfriend

How to Fake It in Hollywood is a fresh, witty, high-emotion story with compelling characters and stylish backdrops. Grey and Ethan’s relationship feels genuine in its messiness and complications, and Ava Wilder’s breathtaking depiction of their highs and lows had me totally invested in their fate. The perfect novel for fans of modern, smart romance.”—Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus  

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More than a Romance Novel

Glad this book came my way. Highly entertaining romance that also deals with deep issues. It was both fun to vicariously live in the world of Hollywood stars and heartbreaking to be confronted with our common human condition. Wonderful writing, a wide cast of characters beyond traditional white-bread-fair, sizzling, funny, plenty of plot twists, topped off with a thoughtful/thought-provoking, and satisfying end. Well done, Ava Wilder, keep up the good work!

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The narrators were good at least!

This was a total waste of a credit! I kept hearing parts of it and thought: I've read this book before, and then realizing that it was similar to a scene in another book. The majority of book was unbelievable and based on bits and pieces of real celebrities lives. It was just not good. Save your credit.