Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

Faking It (Losing It #2)

 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.

Source: Netgalley (Thanks Ebury Press!)

My Thoughts:

This book is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone.

I have a confession to make.I haven't read Losing It. I have it on my kindle and I started reading it but for some reason I just gave up on it. I think it had something to do with the fact that I was just too embarrassed with what had happened with Bliss or maybe it had something to do with the fact that my exams started and I just didn't have the time.

I still haven't read Losing It(Book #1) but after finishing Faking It, I'm seriously considering reading Losing It ASAP.

I've not had so much fun while reading a book for some time now! Faking it is HILARIOUS but it has it's emotional moments as well.I know there have been a string of New Adult novels coming out recently but Faking It stands out because

  •  the book is hilarious in parts
  •  the main male character is NOT a jerk/bad boy/sex crazed maniac
  • the female is a bad-ass with tattoos
  • it deals with issues but not in a preachy manner

Max and Cade seem like polar opposites but they make a great team. I loved the scenes in which Max's parents made an appearance because then the FUN began.

By the time they finished their cups of coffee,my parents would probably be begging to trade and have Cade as their child. ~ From E-ARC

Cade was a character I loved. I think I'm fed up of the "bad boys who treat females like crap  horribly" Cade was a true gentleman and I loved him for that. He didn't try to fake any of his emotions or feelings. He didn't lie and that made me want to give the guy a gold star.

Max's wit and sarcastic demeanor made me fall in love with her.There were some things I wasn't a huge fan of but they were necessary for character growth and development.

Overall, Faking it was fun and emotional at the same time. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes out for the sequel Finding It.

My Rating:


Great Fun!

Note: I just got an email from US publicist stating that Faking It and Losing It ecopies are available at discount for a limited time.

Faking It $2.99
Losing It $1.99
*please check prices before buying 


  1. I love that Cade is a good guy. I felt really bad for him in Losing It. I have Faking It and am very excited to finally read it. So glad you liked it!

  2. I'm glad you liked this one! I love Cade, he's such a nice guy. :)
    Definitely read Losing It! What happens is kind of embarassing, but oh well.. if you just ignore that part it's an adorable and hilarious story. :)

  3. I'm so glad you liked the characters and the story in general. You should really get on reading Losing It. Cade was in pain in that one, but I don't regret watching him like that since he gets his HEA in this one and Bliss and Garrick are just soooooooooooooo swoon-worthy and perfect for each other:) I hope you enjoy their story!

  4. Awesome review and yes go back to book one..this series rocks! Awesome review, I laughed, cried and swooned over this as well!

  5. Woot for a non jerk male and funny parts. I need to start this series

  6. I really admire you for reading the second book in the series without reading first. With me everything has to go in some order, it's simply how I work. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one! :) Great review.

  7. I have heard so many great things about this series I really really need to read it soon!

  8. I have heard nothing but good things about this one. I read Losing It -- it was kind of embarrassing, what happened to Bliss in the beginning, but they do make for a cute couple later... and it introduces us to Cade. I wasn't his hugest fan in Losing It, but you've made Faking It sound so wonderful and he's not a jerk in it and YES for humor and BA Female romantic leads!! Hmmm... And at such a nice e-book price too...

  9. WOO HOO!!!! So glad you loved this one too! Max's parents were one of the highlights for me, they just cracked me up when they came to visit her. And I adored Cade. I agree with you completely, it was nice to have a love interest who wasn't a bad boy (although I do still love those bad boys). I hope you do read Losing It, I enjoyed that one as well though I think Faking It is better:)

  10. I haven't read Losing It or Faking It -- but have heard a lot of good things!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  11. So glad you enjoyed this, I actually read Losing it and it was kind of disappointing for me, so your enthusiasm for this certainly makes me want to give this book a try. Lovely review! :)

  12. I'm glad you liked this one! I read the first book but haven't had a chance to check this one out yet. :)

  13. I love the covers in this series! I enjoyed Faking It but I definitely preferred Losing It more. I hope you get a chance to finish it.

    A wonderful review! :)


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