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Publisher's Summary

Brooks Johnson’s words to live by:

When returning to Licking Thicket, TN, for the first time in 10 years to reunite with your nosy neighbors, heartbroken ex-girlfriend, and matchmaking mama who never quite believed you were gay, it’s best to bring a fake boyfriend as backup.

Just don’t be surprised when your ex-girlfriend does the same. And when her incredibly hot fake boyfriend becomes the one island of calm in a sea of bovine-based insanity, it’s best to exercise caution, especially when he pushes you up against the rough barn wall to check you very thoroughly for splinters.

Just don’t be surprised if you fall head-over-hooves in love with him.

©2020 Lucy Lennox and May Archer (P)2020 Lucy Lennox and May Archer

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Better than good

I loved this one. Lucy and May teaming up and creating a wonderfully funny town and amazing characters! Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • 2020-08-07

Don't take it too seriously

The story between Mal and Brooks is cute and full of great moments and wordplay. The side characters feel unique and are varied and fun. The only detracting factor is that Ava isn't very likable... Over and over it's stated how great of a friend she is - but she not only acts like a selfish jerk throughout most of the book, she's vindictive and self-centered in general. I kept trying to take it with a grain of salt - but I kept wanting something to wake her the hell up, and that never really happens- she just eventually looses interest in being actively being a jerk. Paul was adorable, if a little contrived.

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  • Diana
  • 2020-08-03

What a great laugh!

For those who are tired of sitting in isolation - this book is a must-read. Warning: please advise your neighbours that you did not go insane, because, trust me, they might wanna call an ambulance. You will be laughing from the very beginning and till the end scene. 100 out of 5!

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 2020-11-05

A sweet, contemporary, feel good, low angst listen!

This is the first book in the Licking Thicket series and can be read as a standalone.

Brooks is returning to his hometown for the first time in ten years and he isn't prepared to face his matchmaking mama, interfering neighbors and his ex girlfriend!
But it so happens that she isn't prepared to face him alone either.

Brooks isn't supposed to be attracted to his ex girlfriend's boyfriend, moreover fall head over heels for him.

Can Brooks survive his crazy family and maybe find something more along the way with Mal?

This was such a fun book to read.
It waz highly entertaining and so well written!!
The characters were likeable and enjoyable to read and the world building which was set in a cozy town with nosy neighbors who is up in everybody's business was super entertaining.
Another great read from this author duo.
Michael Dean's narration was entertaining and engaging as always.

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  • Sonnyboy
  • 2020-08-10

Home is where the heart is ....eventually.

A mixed bag of humor, zany characters, tender romance,, falling in love ,finding one's place in the world, as well as in another's heart. All culminating in a very happy ending.
The wonderful mix of characters, each with their own story to tell kept FAKERS interesting, fast moving, and a delight to read.

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 2020-08-05

This is a Must Read!!!

This is one of the best books I've ever read/listened. Hilariously funny, lovable characters, and flawlessly narrated. Highly recommend!!

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  • 2021-01-11

Fun Small-Town Romance

I love me some small town romance! This one hits the spot. Two city boys who were originally from small towns.
Brooks is coming home after staying away for a decade after he disappointed his ex gf, his family and the small town but he doesn’t go home alone, he’s bringing his pretend & straight as a rod boyfriend, Paul, while Mal is reluctantly roped in to a visit because his best friend, Ava, is trying to over come the past trauma of being dumped by her high school sweetheart in front of the whole town.
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. There were some laugh out loud moments. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t like Ava. She just seemed so self-centered. She might have redeemed herself towards the end.
The rest of the secondary characters are just as lovable as Brooks and Mal. The town sounded wonderful and the whole bovine theme was hilarious as well.
Michael Dean’s narration was as great as ever.

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  • john
  • 2020-09-18

Loved this book

Great story and great character development. I also appreciate that it wasn’t full of sex.

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  • 2020-08-04

All the feels

Licking Thicket? um... ok. But, it's Lucy's, so you know it will be great. Just buy it already.

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  • Ty Russell
  • 2020-08-01

So Funny and Sweet!

You can never go wrong with Lucy but add May and it becomes so much more. This was quintessential storytelling by two amazing writers and Michael Dean narrating such a perfect trio!

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  • Kish McNish
  • 2020-12-29

Why? No, seriously.... why?

Why even waste your time writing this story? There is a huge difference between funny and dumb.... this was beyond dumb. I’m not a participant in “woke” culture, but this was just offensive to the gay community. Very disappointed.

Per usual, Michael Dean’s performance was cringe-worthy! Who the heck talks like Mal? Why are we still giving him work just to ruin? My teeth hurt from listening to him do Ava and Mal. Just gross...

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