Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

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Faking It by Cora Carmack

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Publish Date: June 4th 2013

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Source: NetGalley!

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

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.


Once again I have waited A HUNDRED YEARS after actually finishing the book, to write a review on it. Can I even remember the characters’ names’? Yep. Max and Cade. Okay, I think that’s enough information to write a review, don’t you?

I read Losing It a few months ago, and really enjoyed it although I thought it was a bit predictable at times. Even so, I was very excited to read this one.

Max’s has issues with her parents, meaning she doesn’t feel comfortable in her own clothes around them. She feels like she has to cover up her tattoos and, generally, not be herself. Plus, she knew they won’t approve of her boyfriend, Mace. So, in a coffee shop, she spotted Cade and asked if he was to be her pretend boyfriend for five minutes.

He agreed, and proceeded to WOW her parents with his brilliantness. It was at this point that I became slightly annoyed with Max. She doubted everything he said and kept making sarcastic comments in her head. I know it was supposed to come across that way, but it was really irritating.

(I’m such a hypocrite because I am the QUEEN of sarcasm. In my house anyway. Perks of being the only girl. Boys just don’t cut it.)

Moving ON with the review.

Max and Cade had a spark RIGHT  from the beginning. They connected with each other, and they both liked music and even the sex was good. From what I was reading it was veryyyyy good. (Man, I’ve had too much sugar.)

I honestly could not put this book down! I read it in bed, on the train, in bed again, in my Mums bed, it was so good. I recommended it to friends IRL, and I would DEFFINATLY read it again! Looking forward to the next book which is called Finding It.

(Yes, I did have to look that up on Goodreads. I’m terrible. But…ooooh… Just read the bio and it looks interesting! Aww what? October? So long!!! I shall keep my eyes peeled for it on NetGalley!)

About Author:


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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


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