Cooler temps meet me each morning as I head out for my two mild walk. I pull on my sweatshirt and take off. As I pass others, we smile and remark on the cooler temps. Summer has been hot and many people are looking forward to the cool nights and sweater weather. Not only is fall known for the cooler temps, but it's also Pumpkin Spice season. There's pumpkin flavors in the donuts, coffee, and cereal just to name a few. Football has begun. Even Taylor Swift is cheering on her favorite team.
Fall is perfect for reading. There's something wonderful about snuggling into a blanket with a book in hand. I like to curl up on the back porch and listen to the birds as I dive into a story. Author Libby Kay has provided the perfect fall romance with FAKING THE FALL. It's the fourth book in the Buckeye Falls series but can be read as a stand alone. The cover just screams fall with the leaves and jeans! FAKING THE FALL tells the story of town misfit, Alice and her desire to escape from the nosy biddies any way possible. It's a fun read filled with fake dates, artist escapes, and small town charm. Now available in ebook, paperback and hardcover, FAKING THE FALL is just right for those cooler nights!
Sparks fly when a reclusive artist meets his muse in this new installment of the Buckeye Falls series.
Alice Snyder knows her reputation—and if she didn’t, Buckeye Falls loves to remind her. She may come from the town’s First Family, but that doesn’t mean she plays by the rules. After a decade of traveling and going to school, she’s back home and ready to settle down, or at least relax for a while. The trouble is, her neighbors are determined to find her a husband. She needs a way to get them off her back…
When James Gibson, a divorced artist, flees New York for the peace of small-town Ohio, he’s excited to get painting again. The only trouble is, he’s completely blocked. Despite his best efforts, his collection of canvases are blank and he’s at a career crossroads. A chance meeting with the mayor’s sister throws James’s routine off balance, and he’s eager to spend more time with this quirky spitfire.
And Alice might have the solution to both their problems…
She gets the Nosey Nellies off her back, and James gets time with a woman who inspires him both inside and outside the studio.
Just a few weeks of pretending, and they’ll move on. Simple, right? The trouble is the more time they spend together, the realer their relationship feels. The laughter, the stolen kisses—it all starts to feel like more.
Can these two be honest with each other and find their happily-ever-after, or are they doomed for a real breakup?
Libby Kay’s FAKING THE FALL redeems Buckeye Falls’s spinster troublemaker with a fake relationship romance filled with sweet small town vibes. FAKING THE FALL will bring to mind amazing books like Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams and Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey. But best of all, it returns readers to the small Ohio town and the familiar characters from the previous Buckeye Falls books. All the zany, overbearing, and well-meaning ones! So sit back and grab FAKING THE FALL for the latest roller-coaster romance by Libby Kay.
First “fake” kiss
A lock of chocolatey hair had fallen from her ponytail. James lifted his hand and tucked the silky strands behind her ear. Her skin was as soft as rose petals, and he suddenly forgot this wasn’t real. That this sweet woman standing in front of him wasn’t his. James dipped his head and saw the moment Alice registered his intent. Her green eyes grew dark and her tongue poked out to moisten her bottom lip. There was no going back now.
“Alice.” James croaked her name through the lump in his throat. He had to taste her, just once.
“Kiss me,” she whispered.
She tasted like ginger—warm, spicy and inviting. James couldn’t believe his luck that he was actually kissing Alice. His hands slid up to cup her cheek, cradling her against him. Their lips nipped at each other, curious yet hungry. He hadn’t shared a kiss like that in far too long. The world around him burst into color—bold reds and sharp oranges.
Just when James was ready to deepen the kiss, Alice pulled back. Resting her hands on his chest, she sighed. “I think that worked,” she said, her breathing labored.
“What?” James asked, struggling to clear his head.
Alice gestured over his shoulder. “Roxie and Jennie followed us out. I just wanted to make sure they—” But her explanation died on her tongue. James stepped back, his arms falling limp at his sides.
It was all for show. That moment of color and passion meant nothing to Alice. “I’ll get you home,” he said, keeping his gaze focused anywhere but on her.