Deke: Fake Boyfriend Series, Book 3 Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
Word of advice: Don't come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they're charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help.
My family believes I can't be happy if I'm not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name.
I really should've asked for his name.
Word of advice: Learn how to introduce yourself properly. In my defense, I don't recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey. I'm not supposed to see him again, and he's never supposed to find out I'm a reporter. That all changes when my editor reassigns me.
It's a lesson I should've learned by now. Nothing's changed since high school. Jocks still hate nerds. But even worse, athletes hate journalists. Especially ones who know their secret.
Contains mature themes.
Détails sur le produit
|Durée||8 heures et 18 minutes|
|Narrateur||Alexander Cendese, Iggy Toma|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||18 septembre 2019|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 37,588 en Livres et œuvres originales Audible (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres et œuvres originales Audible) |
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359,126 en Anglais
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Deke is the meeting between two men, Ollie and Lennon, that everything, apart from their sexuality, seems to separate. Ollie is a professional hockey player at the peak of his career who has just been transferred to another team. Lennon is a sports journalist who until recently only covered football.
It is by a fortunate coincidence that the two men who did not know each other will meet and, in order to relieve Ollie, family discussions about his love life are going to pretend to be a couple. they will meet again several months later when Ollie will realize that Lennon is the journalist who had written many articles that had crumpled his ego.
One of the things I had regretted in the first two books was that I had found a frank and quick break between "fake boyfriends" and boyfriends. Here the transition is very fluent which makes the reading very pleasant. After their second meeting, Ollie is resentful because of Lennon's articles and he really struggles to part with them. I appreciated the character of this character and the caustic situations in which he finds himself because of it.
This is a little more than deke has compared to its predecessors, humor. It is certainly light, but I found some of the interactions between the two characters quite funny and I found myself at several moments with a smile on the lips. More than the interact between Ollie and Lennon, their relationship is just very touching. I liked to see them evolve. I was touched by the uncertainties and fears of Ollie about his coming out public. I liked the protective side of Lennon who will not hesitate before standing up in front of the whole family of the hockey player to explain how their behavior could be hurtful.
In the end, Deke is a bit like a culmination of this series. A little as if the first two volumes were only essays to allow the author to create the perfect book. When we know that two more books are still planned, we can only rejoice in advance of our next readings.
This kind of "fake boyfriend trope" was really fun.
There is no stupid drama, the angst isn't overwhelming, their chemistry is great, they are fun and cute.
Can't wait for more in the series.
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Cutting a long story short Oliver invites him to share a meal with his family in the restaurant. He agrees, and introduces himself as Clark. (With his black glasses and looks, he looks like Clarke Kent). Also he’s fed up of jokes about his name, Lennon, some even go so far as to call him Beetle😂.
Oliver Stromberg is an Ice Hockey star in New York. He is deep in the closet because of his career. In fact he broke up with his boyfriend Ash, who he has been friends with since school, plus Ash is the best friend of Max, Oliver’s older brother. The reason for the break up was Oliver’s reluctance to come out for Ash. So, Ash got fed up having to sneak around in public, so he found someone else.
Oliver has a huge close family, with 5 brothers, many of them involved in sports, MMA, Sports Therapy, Max is odd one out, he has his own Tattooist Business and Ash is his business partner.
I think Max and Ash has something going on, hidden for sure, besides being best friends and business partners. Even though Ash has a new boyfriend.
This story is all about homophobia in Sport and why people have to hide that part of themselves or wreck their careers, even suffer abuse from their teammates.
There are a couple of new side characters here Jet the musician and Caleb another Ice Hockey player who might get their own story. Jet is an interesting and quirky guy, I like him and want to hear his story and how his career is taking off.
Some of the MC’s from earlier books in this series feature here too, Damon, Matt, Noah.
Oliver and Lennon have huge chemistry and affection for each other and they fight for their relationship.
Worth the read for them and their friends. Looking forward to reading “Blindsided” next.
I love sport m/m stories and this one did not disappoint, Lennon and Ollie are so funny together, their banter is hilarious and I found myself smiling through the whole book.
Ollie and Lennon are both really likeable characters and their slow build relationship is very refreshing. Their hidden desire for each other is hard to hide. The story flows really well with enough ups and down within the plot to keep you turning the pages. I love this author's writing style, she writes beautifully.
I have to admit though that book 1 is still by fare my favourite.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.