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Fake Dating the Footballer by Marion De Ré: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.





I hate football with every fiber of my being.
Ironic since I’m dating Wade Hunter a.k.a England’s most eligible player.

Oops. 
Fake dating.
Long story short, my longtime crush, Karl, came back from a mission abroad with a fiancée at his arm when I thought he was about to declare his love to me.
Humiliating, right?
Well, that's why I grabbed the first guy in the airport and introduced him as my boyfriend.
Surprisingly, he went along with the charade.
Even more so, he showed up at my door days later asking me to keep it going.
Dating a footballer, even if its fake, is the last thing I want to do while I'm nursing a broken heart. But when he said I could use this relationship to make Karl jealous, 
and win the feature contest at work, I signed on the three dotted lines and scored myself a fake boyfriend.
A fake rebound still counts, right?

Fake Dating The Footballer is the third book in the For The Love of Rom-coms series. All books are standalones and can be read in any order.

Perfect for fans of:
✔️fake dating
✔️sports romance
✔️cinnamon roll heroes
✔️forced proximity
✔️body positivity
✔️funny banter
✔️closed door/fade to black

Warning: Particularly swoony book boyfriend ahead. Read at your own risks.

Marion De Ré is an author of swoony closed-door romantic comedies. She lives in the French countryside with her husband and adorable cat. You can expect all your beloved tropes in her writing as well as a good dose of humor and all the feels. When she's not reading or writing, you can find her on a plane to a far-away destination or in a Champagne cellar, indulging in a tasting of her favorite drink. 

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Fake Dating the Footballer is the third book in the For the Love of Rom-Coms series. While you'll see a few familiar characters make appearances, this can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone as well. 

This was such a wonderful read. First of all, that meet cute! As the story starts, Roxy is picking up her best friend at the airport, thinking that they are finally going to be together as a couple... only to discover that he's brought home a fiancé instead. So naturally, she does what anyone would do... grabs a handsome stranger and pretends he's her boyfriend. That stranger just so happened to be pro-footballer (that's soccer to us U.S. readers), Wade Hunter. Even more surprisingly, he just rolled with it... which only made me love his character all that much more! Individually, they were wonderfully written characters that I couldn't help but root for and together their chemistry was just absolutely perfect. 

I also really loved the body positivity in this book! It was handled so very well and was an aspect of the story that I really appreciated. It definitely took what already would have been an enjoyable romance and took it to the next level. I really enjoy Marion De Re's writing style and find it's just super enjoyable to read! They're lighthearted and fun... while not afraid to be real too. I've enjoyed every book in this series, and this was definitely no exception. 

Fake Dating the Footballer is a closed-door romance. There is nothing beyond kisses on the pages, but it does have a fade to black moment (non-married couple) and some innuendo and minor language throughout. As such, it might not be for all readers. 


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