Fauxmance (foh-mans): Term for a romantic relationship that is fake. Real feelings, like love, are strictly prohibited. See also: Why would anyone enter a fake relationship?
Eighteen-year-old Magnolia believes in true love.
Or she did.
When her boyfriend dumps her the day before her sister’s wedding, Maggie is devastated—but her broken heart is only part of the problem. Maggie is the maid of honor, and her sister insists: Every member of the bridal party must have an escort. No exceptions.
Thank goodness for Hayden Davenport.
Sarcastic, cocky, a surprisingly good listener and self-professed player, when Maggie gets stuck in an elevator with the handsome stranger, she thinks she’s found the perfect wedding date. Unfortunately, Hayden hates weddings. Like really hates them.
But one soul-shattering kiss changes everything.
Maggie needs a fake boyfriend. Hayden wants to prove he’s changed his playboy ways. Faking it should be easy. The hard part?
Remembering it’s all pretend and not falling in love for real.
This book features two opposites with sizzling chemistry, a sweet, hopeless romantic and a cynical bad boy who’ll steal your heart. Elevators, fake romance, and weddings, oh my! Get ready to swoon, laugh, and say ‘I do’ to this heartfelt YA romance.
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Publication Date: April 28, 2022
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
“The way you look at me is good,” Hayden murmured.
My eyes shot to his.
“Anyone would think you’re attracted to me.”
“And your reactions are so natural. If I didn’t know this was all an act, even I might be fooled.”
I had to say something.
Hayden was staring at me waiting for my response.
“I like how you look at me, too,” I said.
Quickly I tacked on, “I mean, it’s very convincing.”
Hayden nodded as his stare stayed locked on my face. “I think we should try kissing again. We only did it once. It might be good to have more practice.”
“Actually, you kissed me twice.” His expression was surprised, so I went on. “At my sister’s wedding. You kissed me then, too.”
He waved that off. “That wasn’t a real kiss.”
“No, it was more like a hello.”
Well, I thought, feel free to give me as many hellos as you’d like.
Cookie O’Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad, The Kissing Challenge (YA novella), WALLFLOWER, and CUPCAKE are out now! She is also the author of NA sports romances, The Best Mistake and The Perfect Play. Her newest release FAUXMANCE is coming on April 28, 2022!