Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

Book: Faking It (Losing It #2) faking_it

Author: Cara Carmack

ebook: 304 pages

Published: June 4, 2013

B.O.S.SF Review: largelargelargelarge

From Goodreads: 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.

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I received Faking It in exchange for an honest review via Edelweiss.  THANK YOU! 🙂

While I liked Losing It, I REALLY liked Faking It!  It’s been a few weeks since I finished Faking It, and it still gives me that happy feeling when I think back on it.  We get to hear from both Cade and Max’s point of view.  Both Cade and Max were both delightful in Faking It – I really liked Cade in Losing It, even if he was a sorry excuse for the love triangle… because we all knew that just wasn’t going.to.happen.  Carmack’s character development was awesome  – both main characters were complex and dealing with issues from their past, and I really enjoyed seeing the two of them learn to overcome their obstacles and open themselves up for love 🙂  (hehe, corny, but true!)

ANYWAY, back to Cade in Faking It – he was just perfect.  Swoonworthy, sweet, loyal, and he’s just a darn good person.  We got to hear more about his upbringing (he had a harder than average life…), but despite that all, Cade was such a positive person.  He was down in the dumps when we first meet him in Philadelphia.  He’s heart broken and lost, but after being forced into Max’s life, we get to see the charismatic Cade return.

Max was a multilayered main character – just how I like them.  She was a passionate, functional adult with a strong, unique personality.  While she did a few things that made me want to shake her shoulders and tell her to stop being so cold, I still liked her.  Max felt very real to me.  You’d think she’s untouchable and wouldn’t put up with anyone’s crap, but she’s a broken young woman on the inside.

The chemistry between Max and Cade was hot – although there was an initial attraction, there was no insta-love (THANKFULLY), but their budding romance went from appreciating each other’s good looks to knowing how to be there for one another.  I fell in love with the two of them during their first scene together in the coffee shop, and the two shared some hilariously awkward/hot/sweet/hilarious moments through Faking It.  I will go as far to say I liked Cade + Max > Bliss + Garrick.  I’d love to see what everyone else feels about that!

While Faking It does have some of the heavy New Adult trends, it still had enough of the breezy humor, sexual tension, and adorable moments (without being nauseating..).  Faking It is one of my favorite New Adult books that I’ve read, and consider me being a big CC fan!

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W…W…W… Wednesdays and Waiting On Wednesday: Week 4

www_wednesdays4Hosted by Should Be Reading.

To participate in this feature, you just have answer these three simple questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading….

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Trail of the Dead (Scarlet Bernard #2) by Melissa F. Olson

I’m loving Trail of the Dead (Scarlet Bernard #2)!!!  Dead Spots is a fresh, new Urban Fantasy/Paranormal series that follows our badass heroine around the supernatural world of LA.  Scarlet was born into the supernatural world, because she is a null.  That means that she can turn these supernatural vampires, werewolves, and witches humans temporarily by counteracting their spells and magic.  With Scarlet’s gift, she scrubs supernatural crime scenes clean.  On top of learning about Scarlet’s interesting talents, there’s a great love triangle between an LAPD cop who got mixed up in her world and a werewolf bartender.  A whole other mess of things happen, and I really want you to pick up and read this series!!!  You must read Dead Spots first!

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Sacrifice (Legacy #3) by Cayla Kluver and Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

I recently finished…

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Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer and Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack

Loved Spirit (are you sick of me talking about the Elemental series??  I guess I have to wait till 2014 for the next one… WAHHH!) I enjoyed Losing It, too!  Review is to come, but it’s a New Adult novel that doesn’t take itself too seriously – thank you Cora Carmack!

Two five star review in one week?  Craziness!  Check out my reviews to hear how much I loved Breathless and Unhinged!

Next I’ll read…

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Unraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris 

Gotta get through my library book to avoid huge fines!!! 🙂

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The Shadow (The Darkness Trilogy #1) by A.G. Porter; The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor;.  Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller; The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy) by Laura Andersen; Tangled by Emma Chase; The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen.  

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we’re anxiously awaiting. 

Hmmm…. waiting on so many books, but thought I’d give a shout out to one of another one of my favorite series, The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)!

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In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

O.M.G. I am DYING TO GET THE FIERY HEART!  It honestly HURTS MY HEART TO WAIT!  I’m sorry… my 28 self is throwing a bit of a temper tantrum, but I just adore the Bloodlines series.  Richelle Mead is amazing, and I definitely plan on reading her other book series while I twiddle my thumbs… waitin’ on The Fiery Heart.  If you haven’t read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines… get with the program! It has Young Adult/Paranormal/Romance/Action… you’re going to love them.  You can thank me later.

Everyone, have a happy and safe weekend!  Let’s hear what you’re reading/waiting on!