Faking It by Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Series: Loosing it #2
Pages: 304 Pages (Paperback)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.
Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel
Carmack had me from the first word to the last. Just like Loosing It the second book of the series was a fun, cute, hot and entertaining read.
I do think that I preferred Loosing It, however. There are a couple of reasons for this: first Faking it was way more cliche.
The storyline is kinda been used loads of times. The fake boyfriend line to please a parent for whatever reason has been done tons of time. Saying that though, this is probably one of the best I read.
And it was your typical "good" and "bad" character and the 'we too different line' on top. I personally found Loosing It more inventive and excitingly different.
But let's be honest I read these kind of books for pure entertainment reasons. I want to feel the chemistry, the angst, get good dialogues and feel fuzzy happy at the very obvious happy end. And Cormack delivers more than that. I enjoy the way she writes their feelings, their insecurity and oh yes the love scenes are delicious. I enjoyed Carmack's prose in both books, in fact I think it's even better in Faking it.
The character building was great. I actually got to say that I didn't really care much for Cade in Loosing It. He was way too goody goody for my taste. So I was a bit apprehensive about Faking it. I found I changed my mind nearly immediately though. Cade's POV was interesting to say the least, since right at the beginning he met Bliss and Garrick- and he was not goody goody at ALL. Kinda made me re-evaluate my view of him immediately. This time around I found Cade way more intriguing and fun, not half as boringly good and actually kinda sexy. Max was feisty and fun, but also rather exasperatingly inconsistent and at actually kind of a coward. But I like them both and absolutely enjoyed their banter.
Just like in Loosing It there were really good lines and I had a rather silly smile planted on my face thought most of the book.
Faking It was actually way hotter in my opinion that Loosing It, and I didn't mind in the least.
A really cute and fun book, a definite must read for lovers of the genre!
And I can't wait to read Kelsey's Story!
ARC was provided by Publishers through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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