Netflix's popular catfishing reality show The Circle is back, and with its return comes a new group of aspiring social media stars. With games, private chats, and popularity ratings, some contestants choose to enter the competition as themselves, whereas others create fake identities in order to win over the rest of the group. In the latter category falls 58-year-old romance writer Lee Swift, who decided to pretend to be his younger friend in an effort to fool the rest of contestants. Luckily since he's an author, he has plenty of experience creating characters and writing convincing stories. These books by Lee Swift, AKA River on The Circle, will give you an idea just how convincing his words can be.
While Swift has published a plethora of books, many are actually under the the pseudonym Kris Cook. His novels usually fall under the romantic/erotic genre and focus on LGBTQ+ relationships and characters.
With new episodes of The Circle dropping weekly on Wednesdays, fans will have to wait and see if Swift's artistic prowess will be enough to convince everyone he's actually River. In the meantime, his books will scratch your romance itch until viewers find out if the catfish will take home the grand prize.
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