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REVIEW ➞ Faking It with #41 by Piper Rayne



Being the heir to Jacobs Enterprises, I’ve been around fake people my entire life. I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t change for anyone. Which is the only reason I’m a professional hockey player who lives on the beach and does as he pleases without answering to anyone—except my father.

And now, my daughter.

Being a single dad wasn’t in the plan but after a one-night stand who took off after the baby was born, this is my reality.

My dad’s been harping on me to quit hockey and join the company for years and now that I’m a father, he’s only intensified his efforts. Until he makes me a deal I can’t refuse.

Insert Lena Boyd, the Jacobs’ family PR rep. She’s beautiful and intelligent and not at all the woman for me—ask anyone.

My dad needs us to act happily engaged and sell the idea that we’re in love. If we’re successful I won’t have to join the family legacy—ever. Of course, I agree.

That’s when things get complicated. I thought I had her all figured out until I found out there was more underneath her judgmental sneers and eye rolls. It feels like everything is coming together for the future I really want—with Lena—until my past ruins everything.

“God, I want you so bad.” “It’s only because I’m the one thing you can’t have,” she says.


Ford is always in trouble, he’s a playboy, but he is also a talented hockey player. He also finds himself a single father to the most adorable baby girl, Annabelle. Lena is the Jacobs family PR rep and she has worked hard her entire life to make a name for herself. Now Ford and Lena are in a fake engagement, but the more time they spend together the more the fake starts to feel real.

I didn’t expect to love Ford as much as I do. His love for his daughter is heartwarming. He may not have planned on being a single father, but he wouldn’t change a thing. She has him wrapped around her little finger and it’s adorable. I loved getting to see another side to him compared to the rebel just causing trouble. I loved Lena from the start. I loved her determination and her confidence. I also loved how she slowly opened more and more with Ford and that only deepened the connection and the chemistry between the two of them.

Ford and Lena are truly perfect for each other. They balance each other. They know when to push the other person and when to be there for the other. Plus, with sweet baby Annabelle they are the perfect family.

If you’re looking for a single dad, faking dating, hockey romance this is one to check out.