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

Justin Myers

5 Reviews

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Adult & contemporary romance

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


'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


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

  • Does exactly what it says on the tin: MAGNIFICENT. Funny, beautifully observed and moving - Adam Kay on THE MAGNIFICENT SONS

  • Just wonderful. Warm, funny and believable, with characters you feel you know. And with, as ever, some enviably KILLER lines . . . - Marina O'Loughlin on THE MAGNIFICENT SONS

  • A brilliant funny and incisive novel about the perils of modern dating - Stylist on THE LAST ROMEO

  • A savagely funny and poignant journey - Red Magazine on THE LAST ROMEO

  • A book we can all relate to . . . Myers' original take on modern dating is refreshing and timely - GQ on THE LAST ROMEO

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Justin Myers

Justin Myers is a writer from Shipley, Yorkshire, who now lives in London. After years working in journalism, he began his popular blog The Guyliner in 2010. Justin spent five years writing dating and relationship advice for Gay Times, before joining British GQ as a weekly columnist in 2016. His work has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, The i, Sunday Times Style and the Irish Times.

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