Our new release feature for this week is Faking It by Christine d'Abo.
Max Tremblay should be happy. His nightclub, Frantic, is one of the most popular gay clubs in Toronto, and his childhood refuge, Ringside Gym, is well on the way to reopening. But when he finds yet another drunk in the alley beside the bar, Max isn't sure this is the life he truly wants.
Grady Barnes has it all. He's rich, famous, and wants for nothing. Well, nothing but a good relationship with his father. When he discovers that his father is going to force him into an arranged marriage, Grady has had enough. He tracks down Max, the man who got him to safety after a night of overindulgence, and makes him a proposal: pretend to be his fiancE for two weeks and he'll invest in Ringside Gym.
When the pair travel to Vancouver to attend a family wedding, the flames of their mutual attraction ignite, and they discover that the only difference between pretend and reality is how well they can fake it.
See what Christine has to say about her newest release!
Tell us one interesting trait about your heroes.
In FAKING IT, Max and Grady are complete opposites, which was a lot of fun to play with. Max is the consummate caretaker. He looks after his bar patrons, looks after his parents, and tries to do what's best for all of his friends. Which means, he tends to put his own needs on the back burner. Grady is the opposite. He's a former reality star from a rich family who can have whatever he wants. The one thing he's lacking though, is someone to love and care for him. Naturally, when he asks Max for help and he agrees, the sparks are going to fly.
Describe your book in 5 words or less.
Fake engagement with hot guys!
Is this book part of a series, and when can we expect to see more?
FAKING IT, is book two in my Ringside Romance series. Each book in the series deals with a different romance trope, putting it in a m/m framework. Book 3 is called MAKING IT (August 7), and it's a secret baby story. The 4th book is called LOSING IT, and features Justin from FAKING IT.
What are you currently working on?
I just finished up edits for MAKING IT, and next up is LOSING IT. The boys of the Ringside gym are keeping me busy this year.
What is your all-time favorite m/m romance read?
Oh, that's a hard question! I'm a big fan of KC Charles and Amy Jo Cousins, pretty much everything they write. I think for a stand alone book though, I'd say Josh Lanyon's Snowballs Chance is one of my favourites.
A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over forty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she's not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she's most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.
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