Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Shelf: Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

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.

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Faking It is Cora Carmack's follow up to her sensational debut Losing It, and once more steals your breath, heart and soul.

Alright. So. I am a serious Cora Carmack fan. Like serious. Carmack's debut novel, Losing It could possibly be my favorite contemporary/NA book ever and while, I admit I didn't love Faking It exactly as much as I loved Losing It, it got pretty close. Carmack's ability as a storyteller is just perfect for me. Sometimes authors do too much, too soon. There's too much going on, the writing is too back and forth and the characters can come on too strong.

Instead Carmack writes likeable, relatable characters and puts them in believable, entertaining situations. Her stories capture you from the beginning and Faking It is no exception, being fun and fresh and very, very addictive.

I love the dual POV that allows me to see both characters thoughts, views and emotions. There's something so fulfilling seeing two characters grow, change and alter both through their own eyes and through the eyes of the person they're growing close to.

I was SO excited to read Faking It. I was very much looking forward to seeing Cade find is own romance, after liking him so much in the first book, yet knowing he was never the one for Bliss. Cade is such a good guy, he really is, but in this book we get to see another side to him as he battles his attraction to Max. I liked that Cora Carmack didn't change Cade drastically, but I loved the little hints of a cheeky and naughty nature to him at times that we see in Faking It. It was down right sexy!

Max. Was. Brilliant! Honestly, she was. I really dug this girl. With her bright red her, 50's pop girl style and snarky quirky tongue, she was such a wild contradiction. All fierce attitude, tattoos and personality, but seeing the vulnerability to her and softness that Cade sees as the book progressed really made me adore her.

Seeing what Carmack does with these two throughout the book is really entertaining. They're so very different and at different points in their lives, but they connect unexpectedly. They're opposites in so many ways, the golden boy and tattooed rocker girl, but go together so well. There's sexual tension and attraction between them from the moment they meet and it just oozes from Carmack's writing throughout the book. I ate it up, I really did. They have a funny kind of relationship, bating one another and considering the ruse they're going through for Max's parents, they're certainly never dull!

Faking It features two great characters and a perfect storyline that is entertaining and quirky from start to finish. Quick, fun and thrilling, Faking It is a contemporary you don't want to miss!

Source: I bought.
Format: Paperback
Buy it: Bookworld | The NileThe Book Depository | Amazon
My Recommendation: Contemporary/NA fans, this series is a must read!
Cover: Love it!
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Absolutely!

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