Author: Cora Carmack

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

Posted June 14, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack
Faking It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by HarperCollins on June 4, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 304
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

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Book Description:

Book Description:

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).


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(Click Link for UGR’s Reviews)

  • Losing It, Bk #1
  • Keeping Her, Bk #1.5
  • Faking It, Bk #2
  • Finding It, Bk #3 (October 2013)

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Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Posted February 1, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack
Losing It by Cora Carmack
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Published by HarperCollins on October 15, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 204
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

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Book Description:
Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.


Amusing Excerpt:

Sex.

I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
With a hot BRITISH boy.
Or maybe I was going to throw up.
What if I threw up on the hot British boy?
What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?

 

Ginny’s Review:

Remember that feeling at the beginning of a relationship? When you have yet to sleep with each other, everything is still a mystery but you’re cuddled on the couch and hands go exploring, just for the sake of exploration? The curling feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as you transform from shy to bold? The thrill of discovery? This book made me feel that for the first time in years.

Bliss Edwards is still a virgin at 22. Her best friend, Kelsey, is absolutely shocked and appalled at this, and is determined to help Bliss lose her V-Card. So out they go that very night and when she finds a hot, blonde, English guy reading Shakespeare in the bar, she’s found her man. They end up at her place, naked… when she freaks out and leaves. The next morning when she gets to class for her last semester of college, the visiting professor (as you read in the description) is the aforementioned hot, blonde, English guy. Can we say “awkward”?

This book contains all the elements of good story telling. It has laughter and sympathy, fights, secrets and obstacles to overcome. Friendships tested, scenes to make you cringe and scenes to make your heart melt. And an English accent – even just imagining Garrick’s voice in my head makes me purr.

The only issue I had was with the cover of the book, wherein the guy leaning over the girl looks like he’s about 16 years old and, though I feel old saying that (even though I’m only 27), it makes me feel slightly dirty imagining him as Garrick. Other than that, this book is awesome. I would recommend it (and have recommended it) for many people. I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to see what would happen next. After a bevy of erotic novels where the main characters have sex in the first 10 pages, this was a refreshing, and welcome change.

This book made me laugh out loud, feel deep sympathy for all the major characters and, at points, made my toes curl, even when they aren’t having sex. It will do the same for most readers – and be on the look-out for a cat named “Hamlet”.

Rating: 4.5 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames