Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1) by Claire Kingsley

Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)

“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit. Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired...

Details Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)

TitleFaking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)
Release DateMay 23rd, 2019
PublisherAlways Have, LLC
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Faking Ms. Right is a stand alone fun romance by Claire Kingsley. Claire has done it again with this book. I couldn’t have loved it more. I’ve decided that no matter what Claire writes, I know in advance it’s going to be amazing. She wows me every time. This was so different than anything I’ve read of hers so far and it was perfection.Everly Dalton has the worst dating luck ever. She has had a horrible string of first dates. If you haven...
  • Nas
    I skimmed my way through this book, the beginning ruined it for me. It got better but I just didn't enjoy it as much I wanted to.I was in the mood for this sort of trope, I wanted to love it but it didn't work out. I was too focused on how the author portrayed the heroine, how she was different from all the other women he usually goes for. Excuse me while I vomit.The emphasis on the ow's beauty was overwhelming which is usually the case in majori...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    A great start to the series...I'm a sucker for a millionaire/billionaire hero. If you add in that he's an aloof, arrogant and bossy hero, you've caught me hook, line and sinker. I really enjoyed reading Faking Ms. Right and I finished the story with a big goofy smile and a sigh of contentment. I met and was intrigued with Everly and Shepherd when I read the prequel, Everly Dalton's Dating Disasters. This poor woman has faced some horrific first d...
  • Carol
    4.5 stars.Yeah!!!!This is back to the Claire Kingsley I truly love and adore.Such a sweet, funny, sexy and absolutely entertaining romance .Great characters, I loved the storyline and so fun to read...I really enjoyed this book.....yippee!!I had been totally missing that with her "Miles Family" series which was a tad disappointing IMO (it felt flat), I couldn't bring myself to read anymore after book one and perusing friend reviews.Even her "sass...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    The relationship parts of this were really quite outstanding. I really loved Everly and her unabashed kindness and refusal to bank her innate happiness. And I loved even more that she didn't let others use that to walk all over her. There were a couple of times where she had to knock someone upside the head because they thought they could get away with manipulating her because of her personality. She did so with a firm grace that pegged exactly h...
  • Tracy C
    I will admit to some apprehension when I started Faking Ms Right. I was really bothered about how Shepard got himself into the situation with Every. But have faith, readers! Claire Kingsley brings it around to fantastic. Poor Shepard thinks he is genetically cold and closed off. Sunshiney, happy Everly is there to help him save face by following his crazy scheme. She shows him that she can be trusted with his true self and helps him melt that col...
  • Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️
    This was awesome. Like so cute and adorable and low-angst and believable like why am I only justing hearing of this author?!It's all basically what the blurb says, Shepherd, world's most serious and task-oriented, ice-cold robot of a boss, asks Everly, who let's be honest he doesn't actually see beyond her role as his assistant, to be his fake live-in girlfriend because of shit pulled by his actual slutty ex-girlfriend.Now we all know what happen...
  • Lori ~ BF Bookies
    I loved this so much!It was sweet, it was sexy, it was FUN. Everly - bright and cheery as sunshine, always wanting to make people happy and put a smile on their face. She is full of warmth and friendliness that made me want to be her best friend. Shepherd - seen as a cold businessman, an emotionless, heartless robot. But I’m here to tell you... that is false. He’s HOT, full of love, and has a huge... heart. And BONUS: he’s sexy and growly A...
  • Hannah
    I cannot believe how much I enjoyed that. Apparently Fake Dating is a trope I like? Although to be fair, I mostly wanted to spend time with Everly and her two best friends who were wonderful, hilarious, and super supportive.
  • Brandy Roberts
    Ok Faking Ms. Right was such a good book loved everything about it , the characters , story line , and some interesting moments . Everly was hilarious loved everything about that girl she is funny , sweet , smart , and beautiful . Shepherd did take a bit to fall for but the more we got into his point of view and then the little things he would do for the heroine and for the ones he loved just made me fall even more . The only thing that did bug m...
  • Kate
    After some deliberation, 3.5 stars it is.I enjoyed Everly and Shepherd as characters. I enjoyed fake-dating/fake-engaged trope and their chemistry and the heartfelt and steamy romance as well as all their soft moments.Overall, it was fun.But it was also...oh-so-predictable? The moment Everly's sister, Annie, verbalized what kind of favour she was asking of Everly (which, by the way, was just so OUT THERE and irrational), I knew it was simply a pl...
  • Christy Bailey
    Wonderful read!This was such fun book to read and absolutely hilarious. Once I started this book I just couldn't put it down. The dynamics between the characters was amazing. Such a good fun book to read with a great storyline! Even though this is a standalone I almost wish it would turn into a series. I'd love to see Nora find her man and and I'm even interested in seeing if Hazel gets with her competition. Ooo and I'd like more Cameron and her ...
  • Dora Koutsoukou
    4 💘💘💘💘🌟sA sweet romantic story, very well written, told in dual pov and fast paced.
  • Jessica
    3.5 starsApart from the fact that some aspects of the plot were absolutely unbelievable, this was still one of the better ones.
  • mel ♡
    Well this was cute.
  • Kate R
    What a fun romantic comedy this was! It was a fake relationship trope with a boss/employee relationship in there as well. Everly and her boss, Shepherd, have a great professional relationship, but not much outside that. So, when he calls in a favor to ask her to be his date for the evening, things spiral from there, to her moving in and their fake relationship starts to feel a lot more real. There was so much to like about this novel. The charact...
  • Maria Di Pasqua
    Everly is a sweet and easygoing girl but she seems to be cursed that is when she goes on first dates they all turn out to be disastrous. This is her personal life while on her professional side, she is a great executive assistant to a man, who in her opinion, is completely unresponsive when dealing with human beings. So what happens when Mr. sexy and robotic man asks his assistant to fake a relationship because he needs to get rid of an unpleasan...
  • Kim
    Claire Kingsley has outdone herself in Faking Ms. Right! I fell in love with Everly in Everly Dalton’s Dating Disaster, which is the prequel to this book (you don’t HAVE to read the prequel to understand but trust me, you’re gonna love it). This poor girl has had her share of horrible first dates and you just wish that she gets her HEA!Everly just brightens up the room while grumpy Shepherd puts fear in everyone he meets...except Everly. Wh...
  • Raine
    Not really a comedy, but still a good bookI'm not sure this book was all that comedic, but it was a very good romance story. Typical boss/assistant story where he is all cold and cranky and focused on work and she is his very efficient and cheery assistant. Shepard finally 'sees' Everly when her calls her to help him out of a jam with his ex-girlfriend and she shows up to a benefit pretending to be his girlfriend in a knockout gown. They keep up ...
  • maggieandteddy
    I enjoyed this the further I got into the story. I love when that happens.Everly is such a sweetie. She's smart and hard working, and has a heart of gold.I'm a little tired of the billionaire trope. I would have liked him to be, oh maybe JUST a millionaire. Suspending belief in that part of the story, I thought that this was so much fun. Such a page turner.Shepherd was so stiff in the beginning. He really loosened up and became a great guy. I'm g...
  • flavia
    To sum up, some parts were good and some parts were bad. The romance was cute, I like the fake-dating trope but adding the fake marriage was a bit too much, I don’t know... I feel like it was forced. There’s wasn’t much character development tbh and the sperm donor thingy with her sister was too weird for me.
  • Delia
    I read The Miles Family series and I loved it!!! I read Faking Ms. Right and I loved it even more!!! Conclusion: Claire Kingsley is one of the best authors and all her books are a MUST READ
  • Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
    2.5* Because I didn't hate it?I think I'll have to reread this book when I'm in a better mood because right now?? Everything felt cliched and convenienth is the personal assistant of the H. They both dated throughout the time she's worked for him and feelings developed after she agreed to his fake girlfriend idea.It was ok , lol that's all I've got.
  • Brandi
    I haven't met a Claire Kingsley book I didn't like. Faking Ms Right may just be my top favorite though! Shepard Calloway and Everly Dalton are the *cutest* couple. Wait--no, fake couple. The cutest FAKE couple. Until it isn't fake. Watching these two fall for each other, watching Shepard realize he isn't emotionless, seeing these two come together?! It's just the swooniest, lightest, most fun books ever. And that first kiss? Holy moly, fellow rea...
    Shepard Callaway. Just the name makes me weak in the knees. I love a man who is a mystery. One who is the strong, silent type, and often misunderstood. A man who looks as good in a suit as he does in a pair of sweatpants. One with secrets until he can find that special someone and can just be real. And Everly Dalton is that special someone. She’s a ball of sunshine who is smart, loyal, protective, and so deserving of love.If you read the preque...
  • Akanksha
    Rated 2.5 stars.Faking Mr. Right is a light hearted Romcom which takes us on a journey to acquaint with Everly Dalton and her disastrous dating life. Which was supposed to be hilarious and it was but not as much as I expected it to be. I think that I liked the book only in bits and pieces and it was a nice book.Besides reading the book, I was constantly contemplating as to how the book is getting into the category of 4 star-5 star rating. I was o...