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Faked - a Ward family love story
Reviewed in Australia on 16 June 2020
“ ‘Maybe we can save each other,’ I whispered. I held his gaze and watched it slowly ignite and then burn so intensely that I fought not to blink, simply because I didn’t want to miss a second of the way he was looking at me.”
Faked is Book 2 in the Ward family series and tells the story of Claire Ward and Bauer Davis and is an off-series to Karla Sorensen’s Washington Wolves where we first meet the Ward family ten years prior.
Claire is the quieter sister of the 4 Ward girls, and twin to Lia. The youngest of the siblings, they got up to hijinks during their pre-teen years, but are both more settled college girls now at the age of 21. Very close to one another, yet Claire has always held a secret - her crush on Lia’s best friend, Finn.
When an opportunity arises for Claire to go out to a charity function with Finn, pretending to be Lia, Claire cannot refuse and is so excited to be spending an evening with her crush. And then fate steps in and Bauer Davis, the bad-boy, snowboarding half-brother to Finn knocks on the door.
Bauer has always felt out of place with his family after his mother died when he was young. A remarriage for his father brought in a step-mother and a little brother when Finn was born, yet Bauer was always the black sheep.
Fast forward time and readers have the pleasure of Claire and Bauer’s story, as they meet and get to know each other deeply. Karla Sorensen has written a love story that is quite frankly beautiful, breathtaking and so heartwarming. The interactions between Claire and Bauer are both funny and soul searching as they slowly reveal their inner selves to one another, with amazing slow burning chemistry. This book made me smile, shed a tear or two and it made me laugh, and feel! Oh boy, the emotions and swooniness of this book is off the charts! I loved getting to know Claire as an individual, not as a twin, a Ward sister or part of the Washington Wolves extended family. And Bauer is so much more than he is given credit for, he has become my favourite male lead character that Ms Sorensen has created thus far!
The writing is smooth and deep, capturing the readers attention and imagination, making Faked a very addictive read that I believe is Karla Sorensen’s best writing yet. I’m a fan of the Washington Wolves series and Focused, the first in this series and Molly’s story, and I can not get enough of the Ward family! I so look forward to reading Lia’s story which releases later this year.
5 stars for this amazing book! Thank you for the early copy I received. This is an honest review and all opinions are my own.