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"Meet Fake" Review

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

A Sweet Romance with Lupus Representation :) This is my first read from the 23 in 2023 #blacklistbook23 challenge. All the books on the list have representation and I am so excited. I have been collecting representation recommendations for the past couple of months and putting them on my TBR so this is just what I needed! Between writing, editing, and prepping/reading books for audiobook narration, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to read. So having a list made will be perfect! 💙📖 Thank you @lemonyreads @bookswithnopictures @thebookscript for putting this together!! ❤️ I’m so excited to dive into these representation recs! Thank you to all the bookstagrammers, readers, and authors who gave me recs! I can’t wait to continue to talk about books with you in 2023! It’s the highlight of my day ❤️ I've listed some discussion questions at the end to start off the conversation. I'd love to discuss the book with you! :)

"Suddenly, I'm in no rush to travel the world. My entire world is right here."

Things I adored in this book:

💊 Lupus Representation

❤️ Fake Dating

☕️ Tristan's inability to make coffee

👩‍❤️‍👨 He takes care of her

❤️‍🩹 Clean but swoony

I absolutely loved this book!!! This is the first time I've ever read a book that features one of the autoimmune disorders. The main character struggles with Lupus and it is very clear that the author took great care to make sure the representation was handled with care. I discovered later that her best friend also struggles with this condition and helped her with this aspect of the novel. It is very clear so much time and heart was put into this character and bringing her insecurities, pain, and emotions alive. And all I can say is thank you because I finally felt seen! And I also loved that the author spoke out about the fact that not all chronically ill people are able to finish school, work high paying jobs or keep a job, and that many have to live at home. These are issues that many of us feel ashamed about and the fact that the author spoke out about them helps spread awareness. I just loved how she showed us the everyday struggles of a chronically ill person and did not glamorize it. The representation was wonderful! And on top of that, the story was sweet and clean. It was wonderful to see a chronically ill person as the main character in a romance story! This is something we don't see or get near enough! And I hope we will be seeing it a lot more! Thank you for this beautiful story!

CW: None in my opinion. This is a clean and sweet romance! No graphic medical discussions.

"The game has changed, and the only people we're fooling now are ourselves."

"There's no room for error in this plan. That means not falling for my fake boyfriend. I need the money to cover medical bills."


Spoonie Discussion Questions

What OwnVoices disability authors/books would you recommend?

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Have you read a book with the male main character having a physical disability before?

  • Yes

  • No

What was your favorite part of this story?

  • Answer down below in the comments 👇👇👇

Book Lover Discussion Questions

Do you enjoy historical romances?

  • Sometimes

  • Depends how it's written

  • yes

  • no

Could you ever enter a fake relationship?

  • Yes

  • No

  • It depends on the person

Did you enjoy faith aspects in romances?

  • No

  • Depends how it's written

  • yes

Did you feel this book was more character driven, plot driven, or mixed?

  • Character

  • Plot

  • Mixed

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