Book Review: Counterfeit Courtship by Synithia Williams

Posted December 2, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 28 Comments

Counterfeit Courtship
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Series: Heart & Soul #3
by Synithia Williams
Publication Date November 16, 2022
Published by Harlequin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Pages: 192
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

Their romance has an expiration date

When a kiss at a reality TV wedding is caught on camera, there’s only one way to save his reputation and hercareer. Now paranormal promoter Tyrone Livingston and makeup artist Kiera Fox are officially dating. But their fake romance can’t go on forever. Is Tyrone the love ’em-and-leave’em player portrayed by the media? Or can a relationship with an agreed-upon end date turn into a real and lasting love?

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Counterfeit Courtship by Synithia Williams is the third book in her popular Heart & Soul series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone book.  I loved this fake dating story and now I need to go back and read the first two books in the series. 

Story Recap: 

Tyrone Livingston is a ghost hunter and makes a paranormal television series with his brothers.  Tyrone has always wanted to bring their TV show to the next level so when a family-oriented channel wants to pick up their show, Tyrone knows he needs to clean up his playboy reputation.  But, when he gets caught kissing makeup artist, Kiera Fox, they both decide to fake date in order to save both of their reputations and ensure the television show gets picked up. But, will fake dating turn into more?  

My Thoughts: 

I loved the inside look into making a show about ghost hunters.  I would have liked more ghosts in the story, but it’s focused on the romance, as it should be.  I loved Tyrone, as he’s such an outgoing and charming man and he loves his family so much and wants the show to succeed.  Kiera is such a strong character and she knows what she wants in life and is willing to work hard to obtain it.  

Both characters have issues with relationships and neither wants a real relationship, so fake dating is perfect for both of them.   They both need to face some issues from their childhood in order to move on. And I loved the way they leaned on each other to help each other grow stronger.  Their attraction was strong from the beginning, but they both have relationship fears.  


I highly recommend Counterfeit Courtship for anyone who enjoys romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Synithia Williams

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her publishing dreams. Her first novel, You Can't Plan Love, was released in August 2012. When she isn’t writing, this Green Queen, as dubbed by the State Newspaper, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons.

28 responses to “Book Review: Counterfeit Courtship by Synithia Williams

  1. That’s certainly an interesting and unusual theme even if it doesn’t have enough ghosts. I’m glad this was a an enjoyable story. Great review, Wendy.

  2. Jenny+McClinton

    This does sound different, and I like the sound of the ghost hunter side. I would expect to hear about ghosts too, great review 😊

  3. I love watching ghost hunter shows and it’s great that this story gave you a bit of an inside look. I’m intrigued to see what happens between these two! Great review Wendy! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  4. The ghost hunting angle of this book is so intriguing. Maybe there should have been a side plot with a ghost love story- that could have been fun. Excellent review, Wendy!