* Review * THE STAKES OF FAKING IT by Joanne Rock

* Review * THE STAKES OF FAKING IT by Joanne RockThe Stakes of Faking It by Joanne Rock
Series: Brooklyn Nights #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on October 26, 2021
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She’s spent eight years running from her past.

And now he’s found her.

Chase Serrano once meant everything to actress Tana Blackstone. He was her first lover—and the last man she’d destroyed. She honestly never expected to see him again. But now Chase has shown up on her Brooklyn doorstep, wanting payback for the pain her family caused his. How can she refuse the chance for redemption? Posing as his fiancée for one weekend seems simple enough. But has the powerful businessman concocted a devious plan for revenge…with Tana’s heart at stake?


Highly addictive chemistry! First loves reconnect in this enemies to lovers twist on a second chance on love story. With the third book in her Brooklyn Nights trilogy Joanne Rock delights her readers with Tana’s story in THE STAKES OF FAKING IT and it did not disappoint. The tension was high, the characters were easy to connect with and the happily ever after was divine. I really enjoyed this series!

Tana is kindhearted and hoping to live her dream as an actress, but the return of her first love and the man who ended up hating her is going to be a distraction. I enjoyed watching her settle the life she once led with the person she wants to be.

Chase is understandably holding a grudge, but the fact that he didn’t let Tana explain before jumping to conclusions when their relationship fell apart makes him a flawed character … lucky for him it’s easy to understand his frustration with the situation and he was fairly easy to redeem in this reader’s eye.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys seeing a trio of roomies who were thrust together by happenstance but who became dear friends to each other rally together as each finds the man of their dreams and settles into their happily ever after.


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