|Faker by Sarah Smith @glimpses_of_my_books
Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes hammer out their differences to build a love that will last...
Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly men. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, she's tough as nails--the complete opposite of her easy-going real self.
One thing she doesn't have to fake? Her disdain for coworker Tate Rasmussen. Tate has been hostile to her since the day they met. Emmie's friendly greetings and repeated attempts to get to know him failed to garner anything more than scowls and terse one-word answers. Too bad she can't stop staring at his Thor-like biceps...
When Emmie and Tate are forced to work together on a charity construction project, things get...heated. Emmie's beginning to see that beneath Tate's chiseled exterior lies a soft heart, but it will take more than a few kind words to erase the past and convince her that what they have is real.
The Review: 3 Stars
Sarah Smith debut novel was charming. A sweet and heart warming hate to lovers office romance while at the same time dealing with some more serious topics such as prejudice and sexual harassment at work.
Tate was the star of the show. There is no doubt from beginning to end that he has a thing for his coworker and does not have the guts to say or do anything about it.
He is quiet and keeps to himself. His closed off, serious, and at times rude demeanor are just his ways to hide from the world- and he likes it that way.
After Emmie suffers an accident at work his overprotective and possessive side starts to show. As does his sweet, charming, caring and loving personality... he was in every way possible adorable.
Emmie is a force of nature. Working with so many guys everyday is not easy and she has mastered it.
The book focus strongly on Emmie and Tate's growth and life struggles. She as a Filipino girl who moved to the midwest as a kid and got picked on all throughout school and he is an a very introverted guy who got made fun of or was disliked for being quiet.
Their slow burn romance was entertaining and left me with a smile on my face.
This was a debut novel though and it wasn't without fault. Their bickering in the beginning went on a little longer than necessary and the constant explaining of why they are the way they are got to be bit much too. Lastly, who on earth kisses someone without looking at them first? The added drama in the end was not necessary. The book could either be shorter or have a less rushed ending. Everything happened a little to fast at the end and I feel like I missed something.
Overall a fantastic debut! Go Read!