Faking It

Author: Cora Carmack 
Pages: 304 
Publisher: William Morrow & Company 
Format: Paperback 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)
: 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. 

My Summary: Most guys would give up after being rejected by their best friend, but Cade isn't like most guys. Instead of getting as far away from his ex-best friend as possible, he moved to Philadelphia with her to pursue a Master's degree. Seeing his friend blissfully happy with another guy is making him miserable... until he meets Max. She's everything Bliss isn't, and Cade can't stop thinking about her. 

Too bad she has a boyfriend: a creepy guy named Mace with tattoos and a serious drug problem. And Cade's just pretending to have feelings for Max until her parents leave town, right? After all, that's what she hired him to do. But will Cade be able to forget about Max after he's played his part, or is there something more between them?

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Losing It, so when I heard there was a companion novel about Cade, I knew I had to read it. Cade was, by far, my favourite character in the first book. My heart went out to him when things didn't work out between himself and Bliss - not only did he get his heart broken, but he lost his best friend as well. I couldn't help but hope for a happy ending for Cade, and in Faking It, he got it.

I enjoyed this novel more than the first, which really surprised me. Cade was easy to relate to, and you couldn't help but feel for him when he got some unexpected news about his friend Bliss. Max was also really easy to connect with, and had real depth as a character. The chemistry was tangible between the two, and the banter felt really natural. This novel was incredibly easy to get into, and I couldn't put it down without knowing how things worked out for Max and Cade.

Final Thoughts: I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a New Adult romance novels with substance. Fans of Losing It will love this companion novel!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I will so have to check this one out. I love heroes named Cade (my last name lol) I read my first of Cora's books this past week and really enjoyed it. Glad to hear the others are just as good!

    herding cats & burning soup


tell me what you think!