Book Review: Faking It

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.

File Size: 461 KB
Print Length: 355 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062273264
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 4, 2013)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

My Thoughts: I LOVED IT!!! Yes! Cora Carmack did it again! She’s really becoming one of my favorite authors. Well… I’m not going to compare this to Losing It because she wrote it in a totally different way. This is not like Humorous Bliss thoughts about Garrick, and Cora alternated Max and Cade’s point of view so I really liked it.

Anyways, I'm so happy that Cade finally found his 'Happily Ever After' after that heart breaking situation for him in Losing It. I really felt sorry for the guy. So let me describe Cade to you (or as Max's term of endearment for him) "Golden Boy" yes, the typical nice and sweet guy. The ideal guy for Max's parents (nope I didn't typed that wrong) Max's parents not for Max. He's the kind of guy who's pursuing his Masters in acting, moving on from his feelings about Bliss, and who'll pretend to be Max's boyfriend for the next twenty-four hours.

Then there's Mackenzie/Max. Mackenzie when her parents are around and Max when they're not. Confused? Well, Max is a fearless, 'will say whatever is on her mind,' rocker musician, kind of girl. Fearless. Because come on people! Who would ask a stranger in a coffee shop to pretend to be her boyfriend?! She does! 'Will say whatever is in her mind' because she's not afraid of what people think about her and tells them to 'shove it.' Musician because it's her passion, and whenever she sings she's baring her soul to the crowd and will totally rock your world like she has held the people in her palm, but at the same time this 'fearless' girl has her baggage and puts her walls  up to guard herself.

This is a story of when the 'boy next door meets the rocker bad-ass chick girl' or as Cora describe them Golden Boy and Angry Girl. So would they work out? Read it ladies! It's a great sequel to Losing It. It will make you laugh, 'ahhh' and 'ooohh' because of the sweet scenes, it will make you brave! (Find that one out for yourself), it will make you cry (well yes! I cried). Again, I loved how Cora Carmack put two such different people together. I guess in this story opposites do really attract but it isn't always that easy.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark


  1. If I haven't read 'Losing It' yet, can I read this one, or should I go back an read 'Losing It' first?

    Thanks! :)

  2. Hi El,

    sorry for the late reply. Hmmm... i'm pretty sure you can read this one and you'll still understand the story :) but I honestly still want you to read Losing It first, so you'll also know what Cade went through with his feelings for Bliss. and you'll also see how Cora made a switch with the POV in faking it. :)