Fake Relationship

All the Bright Lights

Treyton Tyler.

Professional baseball player turned Hollywood actor.

A conceited, self-absorbed, womanizer who thinks no one is immune to his charm.

I deal with men like him every day.

Men who think the world bends to their will.

Men who think they can have anything or anyone they want.

I’ve learned to overlook it.

As a high-end real estate agent in Los Angeles County, you kind of have to.

So, when Treyton interrupts one of my showings like he already owns the property, I barely even bat an eye. That is, until he makes an offer. A very generous offer. One that would nearly double the commission I’m set to make.

But there’s a catch…

The offer is only good if I agree to go on a date with him.

I know it’s a bad idea.

Because when you’re dealing with a man like Treyton Tyler, there’s always more to the story.

And once he has me in his grasp, he has no intention of walking away until he gets exactly what he wants…

Me.

All the Pretty Lies

Sham.
Fraud.
Hoax.
All words that describe my relationship with Callum Hanson.

It didn’t start out that way.
We used to be friends.
That is until high school, when Callum decided he was too cool to be seen with his less than popular next-door neighbor.
So, imagine my surprise when out of the blue, after nearly four years of pretending like I don’t exist, he offers to swoop in and save the day by promising to help me catch the eye of the boy I’ve been pining after for nearly two years.

The only catch…
I have to lie. To everyone.

Pretending to be his girlfriend turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would. I was surprised by how well I fit into his world, and how well he fit into mine.

Before long though, the lines between fake and real started to blur. I began to see Callum as more than just Norwood High’s star football player and manwhore extraordinaire. And the more time I spent with him, the more I wanted it all to be real.

But that’s the problem with telling lies. No matter how pretty they sound, at the end of the day they’re still lies.
I just wish someone would explain that to my heart.