April 24, 2015

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Series: Losing It #2

Publication: June 4, 2013 by William Morrow & Company

Source: Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
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.

Since Faking It is a companion book to Losing It, my review does not contain spoilers for the first book.
If you would like to read my review of Losing It, click here.

This book is such a quick and easy read, just like Losing It, but I think I enjoyed this one even more.

The characters are great and unique. This is more of a bad girl, good boy romance, which is something I have not read much of.
I really like Max, she is so different and interesting. She has decent character development, and it was interesting getting to know her. Although, she did aggravate me sometimes, it was all part of her journey. It was nice seeing her relationship with Cade build and how he helped her become stronger. Cade is a sweet guy and I definitely fell for him. I love how he treats Max with respect and admiration. He proves that the good boys can be just as sexy as the bad ones.

I enjoyed how Cade and Max both were out of their comfort zone with this romance. They are both very different and probably would not have ever met if it weren't for Max's predicament. Even with their differences, they just work. Their personalities compliment each other making for a balanced relationship.

This is layered story beyond the romance. There are conflicts with Max's family and then Cade has his own issues to work through. Both of these characters are starting a new chapter in their lives and are forced to let things go, but also face some hard truths. Through this time of change, they find solace and support in each other and learn new things about themselves along the way.

This book is nicely balanced with a quick plot line, interesting characters, and emotional depth.
I would definitely recommend if you're looking for a good New Adult read.


  1. I totally agree with you: I really liked Losing it, but I adored this one! I hope you like the next book in the series. Have you read her Rusk University series?

    1. <3 I'm sure I will! No I haven't, but I own the first one :)