Faking It by Cora Carmack
Title: Faking It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publication Date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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.
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What can I say about this book? What can't I say about this book? IT WAS AWESOME! Cora did an amazing job at writing Losing It (I love that book too), and now she did an even better job at writing Faking It.
When Cora first announced that there will be a stand-alone sequel to Losing It, I was SCREAMING with delight and knew that I needed this book straight away. Unlike Losing It, this book was more realistic when it came to relationships. Even though I love Garrick, I love Cade too.
We get to meet Max "Mackenzie". Her parents wants her to be the "good girl" and basically forces her to get a decent boyfriend. I hate it when parents do that, but deep inside I know that they love her and just want the best for their daughter. But Max isn't the "good" girl. She's the sort of girl who has a foul-smart-mouth, tattoos and the pole-dancing type of girl. I find her really likeable, maybe it was because I like a foul-mouthed girl...hehe. No only that, but Max had humour, she would turn a lot of sentences into really funny jokes and I found myself laughing a lot of the time.
Also, how can we forget about Cade? For me, I never really liked Cade in Losing It because the second in the love-triangle always give me the crawlies. But in Faking It, I fell in love straight away. We didn't get to see a lot of him in the first book, but in here, we get to see his side of the story, his feelings, and his emotions. I get to feel what he feels and get to see what he sees, and I get to see the whole new side of him that I never got to see in Losing It.
Cora did an awesome job creating up these characters. I could feel the attraction between Max and Cade. I could feel the hesitant feeling that they had towards each other even though they try to not show it. I love how Cora quoted song lyrics in here, they were all so beautiful!!
I enjoyed this book so much that I read it all in one go!! I was just shaking with delight when I finally got to read it after being tortured by those that got signed copies from BEA...lol! But now that I've read it, I LOVE IT!!
I swear, Cora can never disappoint me with anything. I cannot wait for FINDING IT, the 3rd stand-alone instalment in the Losing It series. I am ADDICTED to her writing!!
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.