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Deke 5 Stars My favorite in the series thus far Their meeting was unconventional and by chance Their arrangement was only supposed to last for one meal They were sure they wouldn t see each other again But fate had other plans for this hockey player and this sports journalist Lennon is a sports reporter for a magazine who was recently reporting on football until a few papers he wrote on a certain hockey player got him transferred to writing for the sport he never knew much about Meeting Ollie t 5 Stars My favorite in the series thus far Their meeting was unconventional and by chance Their arrangement was only supposed to last for one meal They were sure they wouldn t see each other again But fate had other plans for this hockey player and this sports journalist Lennon is a sports reporter for a magazine who was recently reporting on football until a few papers he wrote on a certain hockey player got him transferred to writing for the sport he never knew much about Meeting Ollie that one night sparked his interest in not only the player, but the sport he was playing Lennon is attracted to Ollie and has a thing for jocks Lennon has a past with these types of guys The jock closeted types and he has sworn to stay away from those kinds of relationships in the future But then there is Ollie He s different if not the same Lennon can t help the pull and need to help this sweet guy out Even if he knows it will only end in heartbreak for him.Ollie lives and breathes hockey and he has sacrificed a lot in his life to play the game and make it his career Recently one of those sacrifices was his relationship with his long time boyfriend Beau Beau wanted to be important enough to Ollie for him to come out Ollie wanted Beau to realize that coming out would make him the only out hockey player and he didn t want to be the poster gay boy for the sport He has pressure from his family too who believes he ll only truly be happy with who he is if he s out and proud But Ollie is proud and is out to the people that are important to him He just isn t ready to be out in his job until he s made it further in his career especially now that he s been traded and is still trying to find his footing on his new team Lennon and Ollie play it fake for his family to get them off his back They didn t think they d see each other again but with Lennon now reporting on hockey it was just a matter of time before they ran into each other again Only when they do things don t go so great because things come up that didn t when they first met Like Lennon s real name Or the fact that he s a sports reporter who has been the one recently reporting on Ollie who hasn t taken to kind on what Lennon has been reporting on him Ollie is angry Lennon is confused on what he could possibly be mad about because he doesn t believe what he s written has put Ollie in a bad light But soon things get evencomplicated when Lennon runs into Ollie s parents again and they are still under the impression that he and Ollie are still in a relationship What follows this is a sweet fake relationship that soon turns serious when real feelings start to come into play I really loved this one This author really knows how to keep the trope of fake relationships fresh and entertaining I love this trope and gobble up every book that comes out in this series I can t wait for the next one Happy reading dolls xx I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 3.75 starsI enjoyed this one, but book 2 is still my favorite It was sweet and fluffy Funny Hot Ollie and Lennon are so adorable Ollie s family is goals.Can t wait to read Talon and Miller, Jet and Soren books. I have loved all the books in this series, though I have to say that they seem to get better and better with each book So it shouldn t be surprising that this one is definitely my favoriteso far I had so much fun reading it And most of it is because of Clark Ollie is a hockey player in the NHL He s gay, he s proud, but he isn t fully out The only people who know are his close family and they support him 200 % It s the 200 instead of a 100 that seems to be the problem here They I have loved all the books in this series, though I have to say that they seem to get better and better with each book So it shouldn t be surprising that this one is definitely my favoriteso far I had so much fun reading it And most of it is because of Clark Ollie is a hockey player in the NHL He s gay, he s proud, but he isn t fully out The only people who know are his close family and they support him 200 % It s the 200 instead of a 100 that seems to be the problem here They are a bit too pushy when it comes to him coming out They feel he can only be happy if he shouts it from the rooftopsbut Ollie isn t ready for the consequences of being the only gay player in the NHLHe shares his grievances with a strangerin the bathroom of a restaurant, while out with the family Not really knowing who he just laid everything out for.Lennon feels bad for Ollie Being a sports reporter, and being gay himself, he knows all about how hard it is coming out in their world He wants to help Ollie out by pretending to be his new boyfriend Maybe if the fam sees he is happy, they will leave him be.And so it beginsI had an awesome time reading this book It was funny and snarky and a high Lennon is the best thing ever It was also sweet and very HOT.I want to give some major credit here to Ollie s family They were great and half the fun I had, came from them My whole family has been overprotective of me since my mom outed me to myself when I was fifteen There was some drama, with the ex boyfriend, who I really didn t care for What a doucheIt wasn t a very angsty read, I would definitely call this a feel good book Which shows exactly how I felt when I finished it.I can t wait to see what s next and I am dying to read Jet s story because I have a little crush going on.I highly recommend this series My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Follow Us on NOW LIVEUSUKEnter Giveaway HERE Deke is the third installment of Eden Finley s Fake Boyfriend series and brings us to Ollie, closeted hockey player, and Lennon, a out and proud journalists that gets roped into helping him out in an odd situation Ollie may still be in closet to most of the world, but his family and friends all know that he s gay, which puts him in the hot seat whenever they re around and want to know why he s still hiding who he is Enter Lennon, the perfect fa NOW LIVEUSUKEnter Giveaway HERE Deke is the third installment of Eden Finley s Fake Boyfriend series and brings us to Ollie, closeted hockey player, and Lennon, a out and proud journalists that gets roped into helping him out in an odd situation Ollie may still be in closet to most of the world, but his family and friends all know that he s gay, which puts him in the hot seat whenever they re around and want to know why he s still hiding who he is Enter Lennon, the perfect fake boyfriend to get Ollie s family off of his back.First, I just need to say that Ollie and Lennon are freakin amazing I loved these two so hard with their back and forth banter and the clear as day attraction to each other They were honestly just super adorable together and Lennon was a sweetheart and so understanding with Ollie I could have just tackle hugged him It had me swooning over both of these boys I also really loved how Ms Finley handled Ollie s situation with being closeted and in the spotlight It was done with so much compassion and I thought it brought up a lot of thought provoking points His family was amazingly accepting of Ollie but they didn t fully understand what he was going through and seeing how that played out was a great part to this story.To sum up, Sweet Neil Patrick Harris this is a fantastic book and you need to read it ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. She shoots, she scores I really don t read sport related theme books, but Eden Finley certainly deked me see what I did there with this Series, I m really enjoying it.The way Ollie guided his puck into Lennon s goal to win against all odds to get their happy ending was a joy to read.Will definitely be reading the rest of the Series.4 from me. I liked Deke by new to me author, Eden Finley, but the longer I sat on my review, the fewer positive things I could come up with about the story Huh.Ollie s family dynamics were memorable and well written, but the fake boyfriend set up was kind of an awkward fit here I didn t quite get it, and the romance felt a bit abrupt and thrown together from that point forward I love, love, love hockey romances, but we barely get any hockey details here It was a hockey romance in name only, and though I liked Deke by new to me author, Eden Finley, but the longer I sat on my review, the fewer positive things I could come up with about the story Huh.Ollie s family dynamics were memorable and well written, but the fake boyfriend set up was kind of an awkward fit here I didn t quite get it, and the romance felt a bit abrupt and thrown together from that point forward I love, love, love hockey romances, but we barely get any hockey details here It was a hockey romance in name only, and though there are talks about teammates, team dynamics, and trades and the like, there wasn t any playing action, which I missed The book felt like the start of a romance rather than the whole deal There were clandestine meet ups and a bunch of sex, but the love, love, love wasn t developed enough for me The dialogue and humor were a bright spot, but, though I enjoyed it, it wasn t a stand out in my book Copy provided in exchange for an honest review goodreads instagram twitter blog OllieWord of advice don t come out to random guys in public restrooms Even if they re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to helpMy family believe I can t be happy if I m not out to the world I have a bitter ex boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering I take him up on it without asking his nameI really should ve asked for his nameLennon Word of advice learn how to introduce yourself properlyIn my defense, I don t recognize Ollie Str mberg right away I cover football, not hockeyI m not supposed to see him again, and he s never supposed to find out I m a reporterThat all changes when my editor reassigns meIt s a lesson I should ve learned by now Nothing s changed since high school Jocks still hate nerds But even worse, athletes hate journalists Especially ones who know their secretDeke is a full length MM novel with an HFN HEA and no cliffhanger Cute, But Not Awesome The third book in the series centers around the winger in the NHL hockey for the Dragons, Ollie Str mberg 24 and sports journalist reporter who works for Sporting Health Magazine, Lennon Clark Hawkins how old The two meet when Ollie is hiding from his family in the bathroom Lennon agrees to pretend to be his boyfriend so Ollie s family will back off And then they ll never see each other again Or so they thought Before any of them can s Cute, But Not Awesome The third book in the series centers around the winger in the NHL hockey for the Dragons, Ollie Str mberg 24 and sports journalist reporter who works for Sporting Health Magazine, Lennon Clark Hawkins how old The two meet when Ollie is hiding from his family in the bathroom Lennon agrees to pretend to be his boyfriend so Ollie s family will back off And then they ll never see each other again Or so they thought Before any of them can start tormenting this guy who s doing me a favor, I cut them all off Guys, this is Fuck, I didn t even ask him his name, and all I can think about is how much he looks like a blond Superman Clark I knew this was a bad idea for a reason Pulling it off is going to takethan saying This is my boyfriend, so now you can stop acting like dicks.He glances in my direction, and I want to apologize for panicking, but what kind of boyfriend doesn t know his partner s name And who is Clark Ma asks, giving him the same stare down she gave Amanda when Nic first brought her home He s, uh My voice cracks like it did when I was twelve years old, and I have to clear my throat This is my boyfriend6 months later Ollie finds out the truth of who Clark is none other than the journalist who keeps ranting about his playing The two start a friendship that soon leads to , but it can t becomebecause Ollie is still in the closet in the sports world Overall, the book wasn t all that bad It was cute and had charm to it, but just like the other books in the series, it s not all that and something at least for me is missing Just can t put my finger to it I do have to say, however, that I liked that the twist isn t Ollie finding out who Clark really is, but rather it s about coming out I m only in sports journalism, and the amount of shit I get from coworkers annoys the crap out of me Like them saying I should be writing fashion instead of sports because, you know, the fashion and gay gene are one and the same It s mainly said in jest, but they don t understand how it s insensitive and inappropriate probably because they ve never had to deal with being put in a box and told that s where they belong Quotes From Book view spoiler Noah remains with a knowing look on his face You didn t tell him who you were, did you I adjust my glasses, which don t need adjusting, and don t answer I usually wear contacts, but I ran out and haven t had a chance to ordersince coming to New York, so I m all self conscious about being my nerdy self again You d think you would ve learned your lesson after me, Noah says I would ve kicked your ass if Damon let me When I met Noah in a bar, I hit on him and tried to get a scoop about his now husband It backfired, but it s how we became friends.We fought hard to get you, because you re one of the best wingers in the league Or, you could be if you d drop your hesitance out there Boston didn t want to let you go We knew how desperate they were for Malik, and we wanted the best in return Should ve tried for Novak, then, I mumble So, you re saying your stats are only because of Tommy Novak No, I say way too quickly Admitting that would be like saying Lennon s article made good points Tommy and I made a great team is all, and I still don t know any of the guys here yet, but I promise to makeof an effort Kessler said something about hanging out or whatever I ll push harder, I ll Coach holds up his hand Your position s not in danger I asked you in here to see if there s anything I can do to help if something s going on, because you re not the same kid on the ice here that you were in Boston He s right, and I know I need to up my game I ll find a way to do betterWhat s worse is I m a sports journalist who didn t recognize Ollie Str mberg immediately Although, in my defense, I mainly cover football and baseball Kevin does hockey.While I don t know much about the sport, I do know Ollie and his teammate Tommy Novak are an unstoppable force, but Novak gets all the credit for it, because he s usually the one sealing the deal and getting the puck in the net.If Ollie had any idea who I was, he wouldn t only be nauseated but in full on freak out mode He outed himself to me, and no fucking way would I ever run that story, but he doesn t know that I work with the bloodsucking journalists we re notorious for being, but I m not like that most of the time The one time I tried being sneaky to get a story, it blew up in spectacular fashion when Matt Jackson s boyfriend tried to punch me out It doesn t help that bloodsucking reporters like Lennon Hawkins write slanderous articles in reputable sports magazines that the only reason my stats were so good last year was because of Tommy.What the hell kind of name is Lennon, anyway It s probably an alias to hide behind so he can be candidly asshole y about the fact he could never make it in sports.I d like to see you chase around a puck while wearing skates, asshole.It wouldn t surprise me if I found out Lennon Hawkins is a washed up has been in the sporting world but probably in a sport like baseball or football I ve pretty much stalked the man online within an inch of breaching privacy laws, and up until recently, he only reported on football and baseball hide spoiler Other Characters Ash, Ollie s ex boyfriend from his was 19 to 6 months ago the day he met Lennon Ash is also Max s best friend and business partner view spoiler He gets engaged to Taylor after a year after the break up hide spoiler Victor Vic and Nicklas Nic , twin brothers, both personal trainers for MMA fighters, and Leo, the tall, lanky brother coaches basketball, and Max, a tattoo artist All Ollie s brothers Amanda, Nic s wife They have two kids together Tommy Novak, Ollie s teammate until Ollie got traded from Boston to New York and best friend Tommy is married to Maddox s sister, and Maddox happens to be Ollie s agent s boyfriend The reason Ollie met Damon the agent was because of Tommy s connection to him Harry, Lennon s editor Matt Jackson and his husband, Noah Huntington, friends of Lennon Noah and Damon are best friends Jet JJ 20 , Matt s little brother who is has a job as a DJ for Ollie s games, though he sucks at it He s a musician Becomes Lennon s temporary roommate Bjorn and Petrov, teammates of Ollie Kessler, the right winger on Ollie s line Kevin, a coworker of Lennon Johnson, The Pat s star quarterback who was recruited to replace Marcus Talon at the beginning of the season, is on the injured reserve list Talon is the main character in next book Ilya Malik, the defense player who Boston traded Ollie with Ava, the Dragons team s PR and media person Camille, the GM s assistant Caleb Sorensen and Kip Healy, New Jersey players I m not out, so I shouldn t get shiny things like happiness to play with That s what they seem to think.And that s why I m hiding in the bathroom of this dingy bar slash restaurant before we ve even been served dinner We came to the Honey Bee so the whole family could be together Ma already complains she doesn t see us all enough, but in our defense, we re five dudes with shit going on in our lives I think she supset she doesn t get to dote on all of us now we re grown ups And by dote on, I mean butt in.She s a meddler through and through, but I get the brunt of it I m her baby the youngest and also the gayest My whole family has been overprotective of me ever since my mom outed me to myself when I was fifteen.Yup That happened Because Ma knows everything Apparently.Tonight, all I ve heard is how lost Ash is without me and how relationships need compromises to work Be the person that you needed growing up, struggling to believe you could be anything you wanted to be, she d said not ten minutes ago.Changing Gus Kenworthy quotes to suit my situation doesn t help, Ma Quick basic facts Genre Adult Contemporary Romance M M.Series Series Can Be Read As A Standalone , Book Three.Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Cheating view spoiler No hide spoiler HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler Favorite character None Both the main characters Dunno.Would I readby this author or of series Sure.Would I recommend this book series Sure, I think.Will I read this again in the future No.Rating 2.5 stars Another win for me from Eden Finley Third in her series Fake Boyfriend , it can be read as a standalone, but I would suggest to read the whole series if you enjoy romances set up in the sport world, with a low level of angst, but a high amount of banter and steam.So, this time, we get the story of Ollie, a hockey player, and Clark, aka Lennon, a sport journalist.Ollie breaths hockey and is unwilling to risk his career by outing himself, apart from within his family Said family is on his back Another win for me from Eden Finley Third in her series Fake Boyfriend , it can be read as a standalone, but I would suggest to read the whole series if you enjoy romances set up in the sport world, with a low level of angst, but a high amount of banter and steam.So, this time, we get the story of Ollie, a hockey player, and Clark, aka Lennon, a sport journalist.Ollie breaths hockey and is unwilling to risk his career by outing himself, apart from within his family Said family is on his back about his break up with his long time boyfriend, so when a guy he has just met agrees to play new boyfriend during a family dinner, Ollie jumped on the occasion to get some rest from the familial pressure Ollie even finds funny to name his partner in crime Clark Little does he know how close to the truth he is Yep, you can guess the link between Clark and Lennon, the sport journalist From there, it s a series of encounters between Ollie and Lennon over months of the Hockey season A great recipe with a little bit of anger, a tad of friendly meddling, a big portion of sparks and an even bigger portion of banter and humor, nicely served on a slow burn platter decorated with delicious cock blocking moments, by a waitress going at a perfect writing pace.As the reader who put this book in my radar wroteA reporter that looked like a blond Clark Kent falling for a Nordic God of a jock Yumm, YES, PLEASEAnd Yumm I did a LOT ARC of Deke was generously provided by the author publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 stars Sports romance and a fake relationship seem like two tropes that don t go together in m m books, right Well, in this book they did go together and they were perfect for each other Ollie is a hockey player, he s out and pretty open about his sexuality with his huge family and some close friends, but he s still closeted when it comes to the rest of the world His family is super supportive and they are all pushing for him to come out, to the point of Ollie feeling pressured about it W 4.5 stars Sports romance and a fake relationship seem like two tropes that don t go together in m m books, right Well, in this book they did go together and they were perfect for each other Ollie is a hockey player, he s out and pretty open about his sexuality with his huge family and some close friends, but he s still closeted when it comes to the rest of the world His family is super supportive and they are all pushing for him to come out, to the point of Ollie feeling pressured about it With his relationship with his childhood sweetheart over, his family won t let up about him coming out and winning his ex back.Lennon is a nerdy sports journalist that loves his job When he meets Ollie under some awkward circumstances they hit it off and he agrees to play his boyfriend for one evening so Ollie s family would stop pressuring him They don t have time to make proper introductions so Lennon finds himself being refered to as Clark.Fast forward six months, a trade for Ollie, a few articles and a reassignment for Lennon and they meet again, only this time Lennon s true name is revealed and Ollie storms out.The whole story was very captivating With the fake relationship, the journalist and the closeted athlete hitting it off, the ex making an appearance, the large and fun Stromberg clan and a collection of good friends I didn t even notice the book coming to an end.There are a lot of funny moments that made me laugh out loud, thankfully when no one else was around The banter between Ollie and Lennon was great and when drunk Lennon couldn t think anything without also saying it out loud made for some hilarious moments.The meeting with Ollie s ex was very interesting to see They had a lot of history together and it showed immediately but I liked how they behaved to each other It s difficult to move on after so many years together and I liked that there was no evil ex, just someone that Ollie wasn t meant to be with but still cared about I liked how civil they both were even if a little sad that they were no longer together.This book deserves a big, bright star for there not being a last minute break up make up scramble to create drama There was no need for that because the plot was enough by itself to keep the reader s attention.There was a press conference somewhere near the end and now you re all thinking a press conference at an m m sports romance book what else is new but you ll never guess how that went The fourth book of the series is going to be about Talon and Miller, there won t be a fake boyfriend trope and I can t wait to get my hands on that oneAn ARC of this book was kindly provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review Thank you


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