Series: Losing It #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by HarperCollins on June 4, 2013
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
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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.
A fearless girl named Max meets a perfect boy named Cade, and they both find out that neither is perfect nor fearless.
Faking It by Cora Carmack is the follow up novel to Losing It. It is a story about Cade and Max, and is told from both view-points. Two people meet, decide to pretend to be a couple, and end up getting much more than they bargained for. This was an achingly beautiful love story between two complex and broken souls. Cade is nursing a broken heart and has abandonment issues. Max has emotional intimacy issues and has a need to please her parents by pretending to be someone she’s not. Of course both of their issues run much deeper, and we eventually get more and more insight into their pasts and backgrounds as their relationship deepens.
On the surface, Max and Cade are complete opposites, but they find commonality in that they both have fears, doubts, hopes and dreams. They also have smoking hot chemistry and their interactions are humorous, lively and flirtatious. And while initially their attraction is more physical than anything, the more time they spend together, the deeper their emotional bond becomes. In Cade, Max finds someone she can trust; someone she can allow herself to be vulnerable with; someone who gives her the courage to show her parents who she really is. In Max, Cade finds someone who makes him want to fight for what he truly desires; she makes him realize that he doesn’t need to be perfect to be happy. Neither one is perfect or fearless, but together they’re strong.
All in all, Faking It is a story with strong writing and complex characters. This book will have you laughing out loud one moment and crying the next. At times you will sympathize with Cade and Max, other times you will want to shake some sense into them. But in the end, you will be grateful for being allowed to go on such a touching and emotional journey with two amazing characters. I look forward to reading the third book Finding It featuring Cade and Bliss’s friend Kelsey. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover).
- Losing It, Bk #1
- Keeping Her, Bk #1.5
- Faking It, Bk #2
- Finding It, Bk #3 (October 2013)