Faking It Book Cover Faking It
Rent Boys Novel
A.E. Ryecart
MM Romance
Independently Published
May 30, 2020

For Ben and Toby, faking it has never felt more real
Dropped by his agency for walking out on a client, professional escort Ben Lassiter is thrown an unexpected lifeline: an assignment to be a boyfriend-for-hire for a family wedding. But there’s a catch. The man who wants him for the weekend is a man who makes Ben’s blood heat, his spine tingle, and his heart pound. A man Ben wants so much, but who doesn’t want him in return.
Toby Hawksmoore, a man Ben’s vowed to stay away from.
Ben and Toby circle each other as they tell themselves their relationship is strictly business. But the hard lines they’ve set and the rules they’ve made are starting to blur.
Escort and client is turning into something neither had bargained for.

*** Faking It is the second in the Rent Boys series but can be read as a stand alone. 71,000 words. HEA and no cliffhangers ***

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Senior Reviewer for the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This is the second book in AE Ryecart’s new series. Meeting Sean and Laurie in the first book Release, we continue seeing them in Faking it. Laurie’s best friend since childhood is Toby. Toby is hard to read, utterly gorgeous, rich and arrogant; traits not such a great match. Introduced to Ben, one of Laurie’s house mates at the Christmas Party, Laurie thought there was some spark between the two.

Ben is a rent boy, found by Sean and brought to the house with other lost boys, becoming family. He has signed up as a private escort, trying to get off the streets. Meeting Toby that Christmas was a spark, but at the end of the evening Toby ducked out making Ben feel dirty.

Ms Ryecart does not make this easy….Even though the spark is there, basic human error gets in the way. Toby dealing with covering up his low self worth with bravado and Ben trying to get things together to pay his bills.

We slowly learn what the two are all about and are simply frustrated time and again with Toby pulling back. How much can young Ben take?

The story Is tough and yet sweet as the two fall in HEA.

Great second to this series.