Faking It Together

Jake's got a diner to run, a fake marriage to plan, and Sadie to woo—he's in over his head.

When Jake Walker returns home and, for his mom’s sake, cooks up a fake relationship with sexy waitress, Sadie Evans, he’s shocked to discover that he wants the friends-to-lovers thing to stay on the menu forever. Although Sadie can’t pass up this chance to be in close proximity with her one true love, she harbors no delusions. Jake’s not built for settling down or small-town life. She’s betting he’ll rip off his apron and chuck the wedding band long before she has to admit to ordering up a fresh start for herself—one that can’t possibly include him.

This is a story about returning home after love and loss, taking chances and forging new beginnings, and, of course, grasping for a second chance with the one who got away!

~Finalist in the 2021 CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Contest for Short Contemporary novels!] ~

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(eBook available everywhere. Paperback to come.)


“Another winner from JB Schroeder! This interracial, fake relationship romance will make you believe that secrets can be overcome when these friends become lovers and score a second chance at love! JB’s Ticket to True Love books follow the Walker brothers as they deal with love and loss. The stories feel like home with a family theme and small-town vibe in a neighborhood of Pittsburgh. These workplace contemporary romances celebrate real love and new beginnings.”

Savannah Kade

Maggie Award-winning Author of Dark Falls Romantic Suspense

“This is a quick book, but it was very sweet and fun. It’s perfect when you want a book to simply give you a warm, happy feeling. And I loved the little twist at the end with the “ticket”…I was not expecting that. So sweet!”

Christi Snow

Multi-genre Author

“Awesome, fabulous, outstanding … loved the ending!”


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