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  • Sweet, slow burn romance

    This was a cute, very slow burn romance between Everly, a radio producer who has severe social anxiety, and Chris, the station manager/owner's son. The setup is that on her 30th birthday, Everly finds her current boyfriend in bed with another woman. When she gets to work, her best friend, the DJ for of the show she produces, intends to surprise her with an on-Air rendition of Happy Birthday, but Everly, not realizing she's on the air, instead launches into a rant about how she was just cheated on, and is swearing off men. This triggers an avalanche of support from the listeners along with lots of offers from guys who swear they will treat her much better than her ex if she gives them a chance. Chris, the station manager, who secretly has a crush on Everly, sees an opportunity to raise their show's ratings, by doing a Bachelorette style blind-date contest for Everly, who agrees to participate because she's hoping to finally conquer her anxiety and be bold. There were things about this book that I loved. Everly's social anxiety wasn't just a plot device easily forgotten. The difficulties she faced were depicted realistically and didn't just magically vanish, but at the same time, didn't stop her from getting out there and being a strong heroine to admire. I also loved how carefully the dating contest was arranged. Everly was always in control. She got to pick the guys, they were pre-screened, and she was never forced into any uncomfortable situations. The only aspect of the story that didn't completely work for me was the romance between her and Chris. Normally, I like a slow-burn and friendship that develops before romance, but in this case, it was just a bit too slow. There was way too much internal longing on both their parts with absolutely no outward execution and I didn't really feel any sparks between them. However, I enjoyed the book overall. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Wonderfully funny & compelling romance

    Real, honest look at navigating life and dating with all the stress and anxiety. Everly loves being a radio producer, working in the background and staying out of the limelight. She struggles with anxiety so most social situations are a true struggle. Sadly, birthdays are the worst for her which hits an all-time high when her partner, Stacy the DJ, has her live on camera and she blurts out her latest dating drama. Suddenly, her job is in jeopardy and the whole city knows her life story. Chris is working hard to prove to his obstinate father that he can run the business without his intervention. When the story for Everly goes viral, Chris devises a plan to save her job and the radio station with a dating game for Everly through the station. I enjoyed this journey for Everly. I felt her ups and downs while being right there with her as she challenged herself to be brave and face her fears and anxieties. Chris ends up being a great balance for her but he has his own challenge of dealing with his father. Stacy is an awesome best friend as she always has Everly’s back while giving the nudge when needed to help Everly stay strong and stick to her rules.

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  • Great debut

    This book was such a wonderful debut!! My heart broke for Everly in the beginning but watching her come into her own over the course of this contest was amazing. I cracked up at some of the dates and felt her anxiety in my soul. There were definitely times when I wanted Chris to speak up and toss his hat in the ring but ultimately I loved that these two seemed to fall in love without even realizing it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there’s more from these characters. I need to see more from Chris’ brothers and Everly’s friends.

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  • Sweet & Sensitively Written

    Everly and Chris’ story in Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan, is an emotional, slow-burn and heartwarming story. Introverts and those with anxieties will definitely be able to relate to the story and especially Everly. Birthdays have never been good for Everly Dean, she has a list of some really awful ones, but this year radio producer Everly has definitely hit rock-bottom. First she caught her boyfriend cheating on her with her assistant. Then, walking into the radio station Stacey the DJ starts to sing “Happy Birthday” to her. Not realizing they are on the air, Everly let loose with all that has gone wrong that day ranting about her cheating ex and how she dislikes birthdays. Everly wants to overcome her anxiety and pitch her podcast idea to her boss. There’s just one problem, her boss, Chris is very cute and he’s extremely distant. That means he must hate her. Maybe that’s just her anxiety talking. Ok, that’s three problems, not one. After hearing her rant, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, and fans are voting. Suddenly, the idea takes off into a contest, run by the radio studio, to find the one for Everly. Working with Chris on the contest she discovers her interest in him is a two-way street. Chris seems to understand her and her anxieties. He knows how to anticipate when she is having, or about to have, an anxiety attack. The contest and all that goes with it is too much for Everly; she’s just going to have to fake it until she makes it through all of this. Everly, the queen of avoiding people, the one who lives by lists and rules, realizes that she just needs to make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It, to get through this. After all, sometimes making the rules can help you find happiness when you least expect it. Chris, the station manager, has been attracted to Everly since his first day at the station; but Chris is hiding secrets from the employees. He does understand Everly, better than most but the station has a strict no-fraternizing policy preventing them from exploring the attraction between them. Their magnetism pulls them together, forcing Chris to want to take care of and protect Everly. Everly has recognized the chemistry arcing between them, making it difficult to go on dates with other men, when she wants the winner to be Chris. When Chris opens up and deals with his secrets, he knows he might lose Everly, but then again, she, and what they have, just might be stronger than he realizes. Ms. Sullivan wrote an emotional, slow-burn and heartwarming story that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with emotions, sizzling chemistry, sarcasm, revealing conversations, and endearing characters giving Everly and Chris a chance at a life together. I recommend Ten Rules for Faking It to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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  • Laugh-out-loud funny rom com

    What a fun book! I could totally relate to Everly, her introversion, and her anxiety. It was sweet how Chris understood her and accepted her as she was. The side characters were nice additions, too. The story is funny and well-written. While it's on the long side, the pacing is good so it never seems to drag. If you like laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, don't miss this one! Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received.

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