Faking It With My Best Friend

The two of us have been best friends forever. But one of us is faking it.

.Gabe and I are the dynamic duo of Hunter’s Creek and have been ever since we were kids. My bestie is not only sweet and loyal, but he’s totally hot in that flannel-wearing lumberjack way of his. Not that I see him like that.
Well, not since high school.
Thank goodness we have each other, because life in a small town can bore the socks right off you. At least that was true until Hollywood showed up, bringing along hottie Joe Turner. Joe has my head turning so swiftly, I might just earn a degree in neck gymnastics.

But here’s the thing: Gabe isn’t exactly Joe’s number one fan, and when your bestie doesn’t like your romantic interest, it sure puts a dent in things.

As for the Hunter’s Creek Ladies Committee, a squad of women with such fine-tuned meddling ways to make a soap opera jealous, they’re convinced Gabe’s harboring a secret crush on me.

Which is crazy. Everyone knows we’re just friends.

Aren’t we?



Faking It With My Best Friend is a best friends-to-lovers romance set in the small town of Hunter’s Creek, Washington. It’s the second book in the Second Chance Café series. Each book follows a different sister’s love story and can be read as a standalone novel or as part of a series.

Available to read in Kindle Unlimited.


Reader’s LOVE Faking It With My Best Friend:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Pure swoony fun!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you like witty dialogue, characters who feel like real people, and small town charm, then you’ll adore Faking it with My Best Friend!” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I just want to start out my review of Faking It With My Best Friend by declaring that I will be reading this book again. Kate did a wonderful job of combining humor, crazy small-town neighbors, family—both real and found, friendship, and swoony kisses with some of the harder aspects of life. It was beautifully done.” – Instagram reviewer, books_to_reread

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I absolutely loved the story of Ryn and Gabe, SO stinking sweet and romantic.” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I was so hooked that I read it straight through in one sitting.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Wow. Best friends forever. Honesty is all he ever asked for. Ryn would do anything for Gabe even if he doesn’t realize it. Will the secret come between them? Emotional, funny, loving, caring swoony read. Sometimes big gestures don’t need to be all that big. Loved it!❤️” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Oh gosh! Ryn is all snark and sass, and I absolutely adore that about her. Gabe is everything noble and trustworthy. (And perfect book boyfriend material.) .” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I believe that a friendship is a great base for a relationship. I love that trope, friends-to-lovers, and this is a great example of that trope! Highly rec.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a well written book that kept me intrigued throughout…There is also a lot of depth to the characters which allows the reader to know what drives their thoughts and behaviors.” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A heartwarming and humourous sweet romance that will leave you smiling.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A lovely, funny, emotional book.” – Amazon reviewer

Titles in the Sisters & Sweethearts series:

Each title in the series can be read as a standalone as each book is about one of the three Cole sisters, Harper, Ryn, and Marlowe. If you want to read them in order, here it is:

Book 1: Faking It With the Grump

Book 2: Faking It With My Best Friend

Book 3: Faking It With the Guy Next Door