Soren You Know What S Not Fun Going On A Fiji Vacation With Four Other Couples Especially When Recently Single What S Even Worse Is When A Past Hook Up Arrives Unannounced Not Only Do We Have A History, But He S Ten Years Younger And A Famous Rock Star Most Importantly, He S My Friend S Little Brother Being Trapped On An Island With Jet Jackson Is Going To Be Sweet Torture Because All I Want Is Another Chance I Just Don T Think He S Going To Give It To Me Jet You Know What S Not Fun Escaping One Guy Who Broke My Heart Only To Run Into Another Being On The Road For Three Years Has Left Me Exhausted The Last Thing I Want Is For Caleb Soren Sorensen To Try For Round Two I Can T Fight My Draw To Him I Ve Never Been Able To I M Suddenly Back To Being The Na Ve Kid Who Stupidly Lusted After A Hockey Player All I Can Think Is If I Let Soren Get Close, I Ll Walk Away From This Vacation With A Double Broken Heart Hat Trick Is A Full Length M M Romance With A Guaranteed HEA This Is The Final Book In The Fake Boyfriend Series And As Such Is Not Recommended To Be Read As A Standalone All Main Characters Of The Series Feature Heavily 4.5 stars I m kind of sad that this was the last book in theFake Boyfriendseries so I tried to read slowly and make it last longer I wasn t very effective though I basically inhaled this story Jet is the younger brother of Matt, one of the MCs from Trick Play, he s a singer and his band is one step away from hitting stardom.Soren is the hockey player that came out in Deke and a close friend of Matt s.Those two have a common social circle but they also have a secret from three years ago so they ve been kind of avoiding each other since then The story starts with all four couples from the previous books plus Soren taking a two week vacation on a private island in Fiji Soren broke up with his longtime boyfriend a few months ago and, even though he knows that was the right move, he s starting to question his decision to go away as the only single one among four couples.That is until Jet shows up heartbroken after splitting up with his closeted boyfriend The attraction between them is unmistakable and soon they give in It s supposed to be just for fun but they can t deny their feelings no matter how many obstacles they have to overcome And they have enough of those ex boyfriends in close proximity, paparazzis following them everywhere, distance.Both of them are in different phases in their careers, Jet is just starting out a very promising career in music while Soren has to deal with the possibility that he s facing down his last season as a pro hockey player.The fact that they found each other again at this partucular moment in their lives works wonders for both of them They support and encourage each other no matter what I liked that even though they were possessive, there was also trust between them and understanding.I loved both of these characters, their humor, their chemistry, their personalities I liked that the ex wasn t a shallow character and that there were so many supporting characters around without any of them stealing the spotlight from Jet and Soren This was their story and there was no denying that, but we also got to peek into the future of the other four couples and see what their lives are like a few years down the road.This might have been the last book in the series but it s definitely not the last we ll hear from these charactersAn ARC of this book was kindly provided to me in exchange for an honest review Wow, wow, WOW This story fully earned its place alongside the rest of the books in this amazing series And everything that happened during the group s vacation in Fiji, taking Jet and Soren from a place of awkward interactions and hurt feelings to so much Gah It gave us our defining moment It was the first time I d heard Jet s song the way it was supposed to be heard, the first time I saw how much we had truly affected each other s lives, and the whole place means so much to me and to us I loved not only Jet and Soren, but also how this story covered every single major event good, bad, and ugly in their relationship, from their first tentative hookup to their hashtag real Disney love HEA The guys had a lot to overcome along the way, so some parts of the story felt pretty heavy and angst laden His shaggy brown hair is unstyled, his ripped jeans are tight, and the cocky smirk that has haunted me for three years is still the same.This vacation just became a whole lot interesting.As we lock eyes, I realize I m wrong.It s awkward The word I m looking for is awkward To help level that seriousness out, though, there was lots of humor from Jet as if that wouldn t be a given , but the snark banter, with Soren giving as good as he got, was also extremely high, so color me one happy glamperGonna knock or Gonna move your hand lower or Damn the warm sound of his chuckle.Soren slides open the screen door No Because then you ll tell the guys I was jerking off when you came to get me, and then that ll become a running joke Oh, bless your heart That s already a running joke With the nature of Jet s touring and Soren s away game schedule, there was a lot of traveling, but even the longest separations in the book were handled well and I found them tolerable Not my favorite, of course, but I managed.We did get one dreaded Big Misunderstanding , but I was thrilled when Jet s blunt nature didn t let it hang in the air for too long before a timely confrontation resulted in them being even stronger than ever together The story did contain Jet s view spoiler closeted ex boyfriend hide spoiler After reading every single book in this series, I had a feeling that Jet and Soren s book was gonna be my favorite I have been looking forward to Jet s story ever since he was introduced and I can gladly say that I was right It was awesome It became clear pretty fast that Jet and Soren have been keeping some pretty naughty secrets from everyone else Flashbacks of a sexy rendezvous show us how well Jet and Soren really know each other So when these two meet up again on a Fiji getaway with family and friendsthings do get a bit awkward They also get quite hilarious and hotThe sexual tension could be cut with a knife Both men just got out of a crappy relationship and they were both in desperate need of some tender loving Thankfully this is what they found with one another But we all know the road to true love isn t always easy Plenty of bumps along the waybut when it s real it s real and true love always conquers all With this awesome book, we have come to the end of an amazing series I am so curious to see what will be next from Eden Whatever it is, I will definitely give it a goHighly recommended An ARC was provided to in exchange for an honest review NOW LIVE US Trick is book 5 of Eden Finley s Fake Boyfriend series This story changes the game and there is no fake boyfriend trope actually going on Instead we have a bit of the forbidden romance happening since Jet is the younger brother of Soren s friend, Matt, whose story we got in book 2, Trick Play Ever since reading Matt s book I ve been super excited to get Jet s story He was such a fun and crazy character that I knew his own book would be just as amazing as he was And I wasn t wrong He definitely changed a bit in his own story and had matured some and event though it didn t really change how I felt about this book, I did kind of wish that we didn t have the little time jump between the previous book and this one Only because I was greedy for of Jet s craziness, which was toned down in this book But overall he was still that Jet that I first fell in love with And somehow even a little bolder when it came to Soren.He and Soren had a lot they needed to work through and even with some very awkward encounters, they still had that chemistry that was sparking between them the entire time I loved seeing that and how they dealt with their own heartbreaks from the past Together they had an insane attraction that was fun and intriguing It had me glued to this book from start to finish and for that it gets a big recommend from me.
Eden Finley is an bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are mostly full of snark and light hearted fluff She lives to create an escape from real life for herself and her readers She s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don t make sense to anyone else.
- Kindle Edition
- 335 pages
- Hat Trick
- Eden Finley
- 20 September 2019 Eden Finley