Monday, September 16, 2013

Faking It by Cora Carmack, Book Review


Published by: William Morrow
Released on: 6/4/13
Source: book from publisher at BEA
Series: Losing It #2
4.5 Stars: I Really Enjoyed It!
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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.

My Over All Thoughts:
Cora Carmack's Losing It series is a must have for fans looking for something between young adult and adult. Her new adult books are sizzling, addicting, and have that perfect blend of humor. Her Losing It series is simply irresistible. 

My Review:
Cora Carmack's characters are back, and this time it's Cade who's at the center of this hot and at times humorous love story. If you read Losing It, you'll remember Cade. The friend who was in love with Bliss, but as we all know Bliss was in love with someone else. I LOVE that Cade got his own story. I love that it's Max, aka Mackenzie who mends his broken heart.

Max and Cade have a unique hook up. It's not a hook up in the way you might be thinking, well at least not at first. Despite the fact their chemistry is sizzling, Max has a boyfriend, and Cade isn't going to "that guy". I admired him for it, but I'll be honest, I wanted to Max to get rid of the guy that wasn't good enough for her and hurry things up with Cade. Cade is that southern gentleman you can take home Mom and Dad, and as Max learns, can handle things behind closed doors. It wasn't just their passion that heated the pages of this book up. Their bantering is just as hot as their chemistry.

Max and Cade could dish it to each other like no one else could, and it was hilarious at times. I swear their bantering at times only fueled that hot romance that sizzled around the two of them. Cora did a fabulous job at not rushing their relationship, even though that's exactly what I wanted her to do. She gave Max and Cade a realistic relationship. They both of things from their pasts they have to learn to deal with, and in doing so, they build this trust between the two of them. I also like the fact, that Cade and Max used some seriously resistant and didn't do anything until Max as free of "oh what's his name", oh yeah, Mace. Cade couldn't stand the guy, and neither could I.

If a knight in shining armor played football, had southern manners and came from TX, than Cade would be it. Cade and Max are both broken in ways that made me want to hug them both, not that, that would have done anything. But my heart did break for them. Though Cade's brokenness comes from his childhood, Max's is something that's fresher. Seriously, Cade got Max like no one else did, and Max made Cade feel things that no one, including Bliss, made him feel. I loved that the two of them helped each other heal, accepted each other for who they were, and drove each other crazy, but crazy as in couldn't keep their hands off each other or their thoughts from going into the gutter when ever they were around each other.

I really enjoyed Faking It! It's one of those reads that has it all. Plenty of hot passionate moments, sizzling chemistry, the right amount of humor, bitter sweet moments, and moments that involve faking a relationship just to impress the parents, and you can guess, things take off from there. If you loved Losing It, I highly recommend picking up Faking It!

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