Summer books to read: Faking It by Elisa Lorello

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I just finished Faking It by Elisa Lorello, and I have to say it has to be one of the best books I've read all year. It was under my Amazon suggestions and I was drawn to the strawberry and champagne cork on the cover (yum!). After reading the book description, I was immediately hooked and I ordered it to read by the pool while in Florida. I couldn't put this book down! I would find myself reading almost a hundred pages a day by the pool and finished it within a few days. 

The story focuses on Andi, an English professor at Brooklyn University who's quite inexperienced when it comes to men and her sexuality. One night at a party, she meets Devin a charming, sexy, six-foot-tall escort. The book revolves around an agreement between Andi and Devin: he'll teach her how to be a sexy, confident woman and she'll teach him how to better his writing and rhetoric skills. This book was very entertaining, sexy, and kept me begging for more - there were  times when I couldn't help but laugh out loud!

Here's the book description off Amazon: "After breaking off her engagement, thirty-something writing professor Andi Cutrone abandons New England for her native Long Island to focus on her career and start over. When she meets Devin at a cocktail party, the sight of an honest-to-goodness male escort shocks her—and fascinates her more than a little. Months later, Andi impulsively calls Devin. Over cheesecake in Brooklyn, she offers him a proposition: he will teach her how to be a better lover, and in return, she will give him writing lessons. He agrees, and together they embark upon an intense partnership that proves to be as instructive as it is arousing. For in the midst of lessons in rhetorical theory and foreplay, Andi and Devin delve into deeper questions about truth, beauty, and self, gradually coming face-to-face with the issues at the core of their emotional limitations. Smart, witty, and introspective, Faking It is an engrossing novel about two people discovering their authentic selves."

There's a sequel (Ordinary World) that's supposed to be equally as good as Lorello's first novel. If you're one for quirky romantic novels with a sexy twist, I highly recommend you pick this up next time you're at the bookstore!


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