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The Fake-Up: A hilarious new rom-com with unforgettably brilliant characters

Justin Myers

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance, Humour

A sharply observed and riotously funny coming-of-age story about a couple trying to forge a relationship in the fires of the modern world, from Justin Myers, acclaimed author of The Last Romeo and The Magnificent Sons

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'Everything I want from a rom com. It's warm, funny and whip smart' Laura Kay, author of THE SPLIT

'A brilliantly funny reimagining of the romcom, full of helter-skelter twists' Adam Kay, author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT

'Myers is the master of the comic metaphor' Matt Cain, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF ALBERT ENTWISTLE


Dylan and Flo are in love. The only trouble is, they broke up months ago and everyone was delighted for them.

At first, it's exciting sneaking around, hiding from disapproving friends, climbing through bedroom windows to avoid family, and concocting hilarious disguises. It's like Romeo and Juliet. With more sex and less poison.

But soon it becomes harder to separate truth from lies. Dylan and Flo are in way over their heads, and the games have only just begun . . .

What real readers are saying about The Fake-Up

'The Fake-Up is a five-star read that will keep you guessing all the way through' FIVE STARS

'I could not put the book down, it was a rollercoaster of a journey . . . It reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella . . . You will really fall in love with the characters' FIVE STARS

'I love Justin Myers' writing and this book, his third, is just brilliant . . . It's enjoyable especially because the characters have flaws, they are human and their situations are not farfetched, while being fantastic. Total triumph!'

'A funny, laugh-out-loud story with believable and relatable characters. It gripped me from the very start and kept me up til late in the night wanting to read 'just one more chapter' FIVE STARS

'Just so entertaining and gripping. Impeccable storytelling that I would strongly recommend' FIVE STARS

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Praise for The Fake-Up: A hilarious new rom-com with unforgettably brilliant characters

  • The Fake-Up is everything I want from a rom com. It's warm, funny and whip smart. I feel like I know all the characters, they just leap off the page. I couldn't put it down

  • Justin Myers has done it again - a brilliantly funny reimagining of the romcom, full of helter-skelter twists

  • Fresh, funny and full of twists and turns - Daily Mail

  • A mischievous romantic comedy that doubles as a satire of influencers, modern media and phonies . . . It's got heart and bite: Myers uses his razor keen eye for observation, dialogue and character to the wittiest effect - Evening Standard

  • Witty, original and sharply observed - The Fake-Up is an utterly modern rom-com. I loved it

  • Insightful and deliciously funny - Daily Express

  • Riotously funny and ridiculously clever. Justin somehow manages to make you snort with laughter and move you to tears within a few pages - I don't know how he does it. It's a brilliant story and compelling AF. The Fake-Up absolutely cements Justin as one of my fave writers

  • A quirky, off-beat rom-com from the master of the one-liner - Best

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Justin Myers

Justin Myers is an author and journalist from Shipley, West Yorkshire. Perhaps best known for his work as The Guyliner and his Impeccable Table Manners blog, Justin's writing has featured in many leading publications, including the Guardian, GQ, and The Times, and his popular newsletter The Truth About Everything* has been running since 2017. Justin now lives in London with his partner, and is desperate to get a dog.

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