RELEASE BLITZ, EXCERPT AND REVIEW: Fake It Till You Make Out by Isla Olsen

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Fake it ’til You Make Out

Love and Luck Series, Book 1

Isla Olsen

M/M Romantic Comedy, Friends to Lovers

Release Date: 02.09.20

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐




It’s a classic story: Boy meets girl, girl breaks boy’s heart, boy pretends to be gay to get back at girl, girl outs boy to everyone on Facebook…

Okay, maybe it’s not that classic. But it’s what happened to me.

When I bump into my cheating ex and catch sight of the moon-sized rock on her finger, there’s only one option to save face: pretend to be dating my gay best friend, Declan.

And when she outs me on Facebook and everyone I know sees it, there’s still only one option: keep pretending to be dating


And when Declan and I have to kiss to keep up the ruse and it turns out there’s actually a spark between us
(more like a blazing inferno, if truth be told) there’s once again only one option…

Warning: this book is not appropriate for anyone who doesn’t like laughing, anyone who doesn’t like dogs, or anyone who doesn’t like hot men having a lot of sex…with each other.

Cover designer: Michele Catalano

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So…she’s engaged. No doubt to that underwear model she left me for. I’m not jealous, not of the engagement at least. But, damn it, if there was a winner and a loser in this break up, that rock pretty much decided it.

I blame my next move on my competitive nature. It’s the only explanation for the complete brain malfunction that comes over me as I reach out, grab hold of Declan’s hand and then press my body into him, stroking his arm as if it’s the most natural thing in the world. As if cuddling up to your gay best buddy isn’t totally weird.

I feel Dec’s body stiffen for a moment before relaxing. He hated Allison even before we broke up, so if there’s anyone who’d be on board with messing with her like this, it’s him.

“You remember Declan, right?” I ask Allison.

“Yeah, of course.” She catches sight of our clasped hands and the way we’re leaning into each other and her eyes bug out Rodger Rabbit style. “Wait—are you guys…?”

“Yup!” I flash her a bright grin. “I’m all for the dick now.
I swallow cum and everything—it’s delicious.”


You know I’m a sucker for fake relationships. That too with best friends to lovers! I absolutely loved this book. It made me laugh throughout. Also I’m a huge Marvel nerd and they both are die-hard fans who name the shelter dogs after Marvel characters. Could it be any more perfect?

Heath is hilarious. I loved him. He made me laugh so much that I thought I was going to get caught during class.

There is some drama towards the end, obviously. I didn’t particularly like it but it was handled maturely and the author didn’t drag it out. Miscommunication is not really a favourite.

I love the whole Kelly family! They are a hoot! And Heath’s Grandpa is one of my favourite characters. Epilogue was adorable.

Highly recommend this if you are a fan of fake relationships, BFFs and looking for a low angst, fast read!

*ARC provided by the author via Booksprout in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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Isla Olsen is the romance-writing alter-ego of a YA Fantasy author. She first discovered her love of romantic comedies when, after spending all her work time lost in epic fantasy worlds, she decided she needed something light and fluffy to read in her downtime. She quickly became addicted to authors like Lauren Blakely, Tara Sivec and Rachel Van Dyken, and then one day she discovered MM…and there was no going back after that! After all, two hot guys are better than one, right?

Isla lives in Melbourne,
Australia with her giant bed-hogging Rhodesian Ridgeback; she’s a major sports fan (yes, rugby is way better than American Football!), a chocoholic, loves Chinese food, and is a firm believer that the best music was created way before she was born.

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