Name: Faking It
Author: Cora Carmack
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: 4th June 2013
Rating: 4½ out of 5 stars
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
So this one follows Cade, Bliss’ best friend from Losing It. This takes place when they’ve left college and he is now studying acting in Philadelphia. He’s in a café when Max comes up to him with a strange request: be her boyfriend for a spontaneous visit by her parents–who are seconds away from arriving. As an actor, he agrees and charms her parents while at the same time finding himself intrigued by this tattooed, pierced girl. Max knows her parents will never approve of her real boyfriend, Mace–a drummer in her band–so decides to ask the good looking “golden boy” to pretend to be her “boyfriend” for the few hours her parents will be there, knowing he’s the type of guy they want her to be with. Max cant deny her attraction to him and with her parents liking him a little too much, it’s obvious where things are heading. The only problem is Max doesn’t think she’s good enough for him…
Cade may have been sweet in Losing It but I totally fell for him in this one. To see him try and be happy for Bliss when he loves her; you feel sorry for him and then Max enters his life and, well…I don’t want to spoil it but they are perfect for each other. Max is completely different to every other New Adult female character I’ve read about (and I’ve read a fair few) she’s tattooed, pierced, has dyed red hair and is in a band. She is completely alternative and a tough nut but you find yourself relating to her in one way or another and I found myself quickly liking her.
They’re story is very up and down and I found myself willing them on from early on. Sure I guess when stood together they look a little odd but who cares about what others think when you love someone? (I am such a romantic!) They are perfect for each other.
Cora has this way of writing that is both fun and emotional and it is so easy to fall under the spell she weaves. I am so going to read everything else she writes. I am most definitely a fan!
If you’re looking for a fun, sexy read then I recommend this book. You don’t necessarily have to read Losing It first but it would help you get the gist of where Cade’s head is at the beginning.
It is amazing!
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