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The Fake Out Flex by Ash Kelly: Book Review

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




He's a guarded pro hockey player. My brother's best friend. My high school crush. And now…my fake date to my ex's wedding. What could possibly go wrong?

After my breakup on live TV goes viral—yep, I'm 
Breakup Sneeze Girl, hi!—I cannot go to my ex's wedding alone.

So my totally non-meddling—
cough, yeah right—brother ropes in his best friend as my date.

The only problem is, Fraser and I share a history. He was my high school crush…until he left without even saying goodbye.

But that was seven years ago, and I am completely
, one thousand percent, over it.

One fake date with Fraser? No problem. I can handle that.
Until one date turns into me being his fake girlfriend.

The more time we spend together, the more I catch glimpses of the Fraser I knew back in high school. Under his gruff exterior, he's kind. Protective. Encouraging. He's also got the most intense blue eyes and cutest smile I've ever seen.

And yep, okay, my crush is back with a vengeance.

Only this time, it doesn't feel so one-sided. Fraser buys me my favorite flowers. He flies across the country just to check in on me. And when he gazes into my eyes, there's something simmering between us I can't deny.

But will Fraser leave again, or can our fake relationship turn into something real?

The Fake Out Flex is a closed-door pro hockey romance with plenty of banter, fast-talking friends, truth fries, the granddaddy of grand gestures, and a heartwarming happily-ever-after. It's the first book in the Hockeymances series and can be read as a standalone.

The Fake Out Flex is PERFECT if you love:

  • Pro hockey sports romance
  • Fake dating
  • Brother's best friend
  • High school crush
  • Boy obsessed
  • Cozy small-town feels
  • Chosen family
  • Closed door romance


Ash Kelly writes sweet contemporary romances that will make you stay up way past your bedtime.

Expect love stories filled with big heart energy, characters you can't help falling in love with, plenty of Gilmore Girls style banter, and cozy small-town feels.

All of Ash's books are closed-door romances and contain no spice (kissing only) and no swearing.

THE FAKE OUT FLEX is Ash's debut novel.

With a debut like this, I absolutely cannot wait to see what Ash Kelly writes next! This book was so fun! First of all, it takes on some of my very favorite tropes--- hockey, fake dating and brother's best friend. That certainly gave me high expectations right away... and it was done so well. The chemistry between Fraser and Evie was just so perfect. They had such an easy way of bantering between them that I absolutely could not get enough of. We got some flashes back to them as teenagers when the feelings were just starting out, which I really enjoyed too. The way they played off each other? I found myself smiling so much as I read this story... and laughing out loud more times than I could count. The first 'I love you'? Oh. My. Goodness. So much laughter. But there was also a lot of heart too... Fraser was the absolute sweetest and I couldn't help but to love his character. The side characters were also done well too and I definitely found myself hoping to see some of them get their own stories as well. As I said, this was a really fun read and a wonderful debut. I cannot wait to see what happens next. 

The Fake Out Flex is a closed-door romance with nothing beyond kisses. There are several conversations about virginity and waiting for marriage. It does have minimal language.  




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