OPERATION FAKE RELATIONSHIP by JAY NORTHCOTE
Can a fake relationship between best friends turn into the real thing?
After years of estrangement from his parents, Nick is finally going home for Christmas, but not without backup. He wants moral support, so his best friend and flatmate, Jackson, agrees to pretend to be his partner so he can go with him.
It’s easy for Jackson to be convincing when his feelings for Nick are as genuine as ever. He put his crush on the back burner long ago, but acting out a role he’d love to play for real is harder than he imagined. Holding hands, kissing under the mistletoe, even sharing a bed for the sake of the charade... He can’t help wondering what he’s let himself in for, and whether his heart can take it.
Emotions run high as Nick grapples with family issues, and the sexual tension between him and his best friend becomes difficult to ignore. But if he and Jackson give into the temptation to be fake boyfriends with benefits over the holiday, what will it mean for their future as friends once Christmas is over?
Contains: best friends to lovers, pretend boyfriends, daddy issues, mistletoe, and a happy ending—of course.
Any book that has me smiling by the end is a good book!
Operation Fake Realtionship is your standard fake holiday boyfriend romance. It has all the things you want and expect in a holiday romance between two men pretending to be more than friends.
Secret infatuation, loads of pining, forced proximity, all the little adorable kissing with some holiday cheer and decoration thrown in for good measure before finally the moment of realization and truth.
Jackons and Nick were total sweethearts and I enjoyed reading as Nick slowly come to the realization that he wanted a real relationship with Jackson. Jackson was a great friend and an over all sweetheart. It was obvious how much he cared for Nick even before he realized he loved him.
For all the holiday feels and warm love fuzziness I definitely recommend Operation Fake Relationship.
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.
One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. Jay has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and he also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.
Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.