Series: Losing It #2
Publisher: William Morrow
Date Published: December 5, 2012
Genres: New Adult
Audiobook Narrator: Emma Galvin
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.
The hot new, New Adult title from New York Times bestselling author of Losing It, Cora Carmack.
I definitely enjoyed Faking It more than the first book. I found the love story more interesting and somewhat darker than Losing It. I liked Max and Cade… “I’ll take my chances against your fickle heart if it means it’s mine.” I like that the traditional role of bad boy with tatts and lonely good girl was actually reversed in this book. Cade is the classic good guy with a really good heart, but he just can’t catch a break. Max is a bad girl with a heart of gold struggling to overcome her fear of her parents disapproval while simultaneously craving it. This reversal made the same old story seem fresh somehow. “What was the point in living if I was only going to travel the same roads again and again.”
Another enjoyable read from Cora Carmack. I dove right into this one after finishing Losing It because it was so cute. This one was a lot more serious, and while still followed the general formula of a romance novel, it was a good read. I did the audio for this one as well and really enjoyed the dual narration. I like stories told in alternating POV. I think it is a cool touch.