Today I am going to be doing another new adult review! I know that that has been all I’ve really reviewed lately, but they’re perfect for a busy college student, and to be honest I just love them.
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Genre: New Adult
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.
This is my second Cora Carmack book, and it was so much fun! This is the second book in the Losing It series, and they are writing in typical new adult, companion novel style. When I heard the premise of this one, I knew I had to pick it up and give it a chance, and I’m so glad I did!
Cade and Max, aka Mackenzie (although calling her that will get you laid out before you can even get out the last syllable), were such a fun duo to read about! Let’s start with Cade. I enjoyed learning about his backstory with Bliss a little, and seeing him go through this period where he realized that she truly wasn’t the right girl was such a good journey. I loved the way he treated Max, and ‘Golden Boy’ surely didn’t disappoint in the swoon department. Watching him banter with Max, and seeing him really work to learn as much about her as humanly possible was so great, especially after meeting her real man, Mace, who was a total jerkbag throughout. Now lets talk about Max. I have discovered that sassy main characters are my favorite. She has this vulnerable side as well though, and I loved seeing Cade help her work through some of the things she struggles with. Together, they made a couple that I totally approve of without a shadow of a doubt.
The plot of this book, and the idea of a ‘fake boyfriend’ was so hilarious. Max and Cade meet in a coffee shop and they interact in a spontaneous decision when Max’s parents decide to show up unexpected. Seeing them banter and go from a fake couple to a level at which the lines begin to blur was so fun, and really well done. Overall, if you’re looking for a entertaining, new adult book that packs a little punch, then Faking It should be added to your TBR list immediately!