Date Read: February 3, 2022
Published: February 12, 2021
A beauty influencer polls her followers to pick her date and ends up fake dating a fellow influencer, but real sparks fly when she begins to fall for the man behind his image.
After a scandal threatens her reputation, popular beauty influencer, Alivia Fae, attempts to distract her followers by polling them to pick her date. When they pair her up with a fellow influencer, Moe Gava, he takes notice and asks her out. Unfortunately, she soon realizes he’s not as desirable as he seems online.
Despite her disinterest, when it’s suggested that she and Moe start a fake dating relationship, to keep up engagement with their fans, she begrudgingly agrees. As the plan unfolds, she begins to grow closer to his low-key assistant, Travis. Leading her to re-evaluate what she truly wants to influence her life—love.
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I am a very goofy person and it had a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, which I always appreciate. Outside of the romance aspect, I loved the way in which the author tackled influencers, social media, and the media as a whole. There were some really good points made. As for the relationships throughout, this story had a lot going on. The main friendship she portrayed had odd moments for me. Pieces that didn’t connect. I liked the portrayal of fake dating and what it allowed the story to blossom into. The romance was slow-burn, but it had a few “okay, then 😏” lead-up moments. As a whole, the way the romance unfolded was adorable. Transparent and obvious, but it was still cute to read. The delivery for this story has its quirks, but I’d read more from this author.