Book Review: Faking It (Losing It #2) 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.
I was a huge fan of Losing It, Cora Carmack’s first book in this series.
Garrick the love interest in book one is well, you know hot and British, but I always had a soft spot in my heart for Bliss’s best friend Cade. They say good guys finish last and that may have been Cade’s fate in Losing It but not so in Faking It. I am so happy he got his HEA and with a bad ass tatted up rocker girl. Maybe it’s because this story was set in my home town of Philly, or maybe it’s because Cora wrote the character of MacKenzie (Max) so beautifully, but I just adored this story even more than Losing It (I know impossible right?).
Max has some serious baggage and watching her navigate her feelings for Cade was truly something special and watching these two polar opposites slowly fall in love was a delight. It’s not everyday, especially in New Adult, that you come across a female protagonist that has the look that Max does. I loved that she was this wild, red headed, tattooed, rock goddess. It just made her that much more interesting. And Cade, sweet, hot, resident good guy Cade, I was so glad he met a girl that could bring out his edgier side. I want to keep this spoiler free but I will say that the love scene between Cade and Max was one of the hottest I have read to date. It was one of those ones that give you chills and you feel it down to your toes! I have to say I was a little sad by the resolution of the friendship between Bliss and Cade, but found that it was realistic and made sense. If I am being honest (and because I am greedy) I wish that there was a little less family drama and more Cade and Max loving, but I’m naughty like that. In all seriousness, I don’t give out 5 stars often, it’s reserved for stories that really suck me in and touch me on an emotional level, and this book had all of that. If you haven’t read Losing It, pick up your copy here, so you can move on to devouring Faking It.
As for me, I am just itching to get my hands on Finding It the next installment is this amazing series, focusing on Bliss’s party animal best friend Kelsey, releasing October 1, 2013!