Faking It by Cora Carmack

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.

Cade is trying to move past his unrequited love for Bliss, his now awkward best friend, and her relationship with Garrick. Garrick plans on proposing, and Cade wants nothing more than to run, and never look back. He has no option than to steer clear of the happy couple.

Max is a wild child, from two prim and proper parents. The redhaired pinup beauty takes her music seriously, her tattoos, and hiding her current unemployed boyfriend from her parents. So while waiting for coffee, her parents surprise her with a visit. Needing to find a nice, clean cut boyfriend in a hurry, Max spots Cade sitting in the cafe and proposes an offer he simply has no interest in refusing.

The two form an instant attraction and the sexual tension is heavy in the air. Cade plays the role of the loving and dutiful boyfriend a little too well. He's scared, scared of feeling too much, too soon, until Bliss is just a memory and he's infatuated with Max. 

Max will never be the put together, clean cut replacement for her sister Alex. She's tired of pretending she's someone that she's not. So when Cade breaks down her protective walls, she's terrified. She believes that isn't good enough for him and doesn't want to invest in someone that will ultimately realise she can't be fixed.

Cade doesn't plan on letting this girl get away.

Faking It is the story of Cade from book one in the series, Losing It. Cade is in love with Bliss, the unobtainable former best friend. It isn't until he meets the moody, dark and sexy Max, that he releases that perhaps what he felt for Bliss wasn't love. I fell in love with Max, she's sassy and not afraid to march to the beat of her own drum, except where he parents are concerned. Cade oozes sex appeal, and together, they are a lethal combination of hormones and banter.

I enjoyed it more than the original, Losing It. It had more edge, more tension and more Cade.

Faking It
(Losing It: Book Two)
Written By Cora Carmack
Published 04 / 06 / 2013
304 Pages
Thank you to Netgalley for providing the ARC
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