~ Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack ~

Faking It (Losing It, #2)
Title:  Faking it 
Author:  Cora Carmack 
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 304
Format:  Paperback
 Source:  Bought
Age Group: 
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

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.

Faking It has to be in my top ten read this year. I honestly couldn't get enough of it. Let’s add to the fact that Carmack's writing is so refreshing to read, that I finished this book in less than four hours!

Cade still feels the heartache of what happened with Bliss, but he has decided it is time to move on.  While sitting in a coffee shop, he just happens to see Max.  She's not your ordinary girl, covered in tattoos and that bright red hair is not something he would normally go after.  Max has one heck of an issue on her hands, her parents are in town and want to meet her "nice" boyfriend. T he only problem is that her boyfriend is anything but that.  A low life musician won't cut it especially with her parents threatening to cut her off.  She happens to look around and lo and behold, there she spots the perfect boy toy. She asks Cade to be her "pretend" boyfriend just to get her parents off her back. He's an actor after all, so he agrees. Cade is as charming as ever that her parents want to see him again!  Pretending to be boyfriend and girlfriend just got a little more complicated.

Max and Cade are completely different from one another, yet you feel that immediate connection between the two.  I love how they randomly came together and throughout the book they open up to one another. Cade sees the real Max and can't help it be drawn to her. There's always a story behind every family.  Max oozes confidence, but when it comes to her parents, she's anything but that.  Cade makes me realize that the past is the past and there's nothing to be done but to move on.

Carmack's books are so refreshing to read. Especially, when all I find myself doing is smiling like an idiot and laughing out loud in public places. (I'm sure many people might think I'm crazy when they see me sitting in Starbucks laughing hysterically while reading a book) I wouldn't trade it for the world though. Let them think I'm crazy as long as I have a book to get lost in. Faking It is a light hearted fun book that I just couldn't put down.  I can't recommend it enough!


  1. Sigh...I really need to read this series. And I own all of the books so it not like I have any excuse. But great review, Andy. Gets me excited for when I do get to read the book, I can flail all about it with you, hehe.

    Jenn @ Books and Swoons


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