The Upside of Falling (Hardcover)

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This is one of the cutest fake boyfriend stories with just the right amount of angst and super sweetness that I have read in awhile.  Sometimes there are some really nice guys out there and Brett is one of those.  It’s nice to see that not all jock guys have to have an attitude.  Becca is quiet and taken back by Brett’s willingness to fill in for her lie.  - Chris


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A fun, flirty teen debut from Wattpad phenom Alex Light about a fake relationship and real love.

It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having had a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone.

Brett Wells has it all. As captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in his school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom.

When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be the mystery guy. It’s the perfect solution: he gets people off his back for not having a meaningful relationship and she can keep up the ruse that she’s got a boyfriend.

Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy, though, especially when you barely know the other person. But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined.

When the line between what is pretend and what is real begins to blur, they're forced to answer the question: Is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?

About the Author

Alex Light began writing as a teenager in the online communities of Episode Interactive and Wattpad. She has written dozens of love stories, accumulating over 100 million reads online. With a BA in English Literature, she has the perfect excuse to read too many books, when she isn’t busy writing her own. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her dog, two cats, and a never-ending love for winter. The Upside of Falling is her first published novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062918055
ISBN-10: 0062918052
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English