Faking It

Paperback | June 4, 2013

byCora Carmack

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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.

The hot new, New Adult title from New York Times bestselling author of Losing It, Cora Carmack.

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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 ...

Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062273264

ISBN - 13:9780062273260


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet, solid love story Max is in trouble. Her parents are coming, expecting her to be the well-behaved and presentable young lady they think she should be, and then there's the matter of the non-existent perfect boyfriend. Okay, so she does have someone, but he's nothing like the kind of guy they think she should be with, and that means she's got to come up with a plan. Enter "Golden Boy," perfectly dressed, well-spoke, and absolutely presentable. Now they just have to convince her parents that they're a couple, wait till her parents leave, and then they'll just go their separate ways… Right? The Verdict: I absolutely loved Losing It, and watching Cade walk away broken hearted when Bliss fell for Garrick was hard. So I was thrilled that the super-sweet guy would get his own story — and happily ever after, with any luck — in Faking It. I suppose the plot is a bit standard; there are an awful lot of stories that start with the whole "will you pretend to be my significant other?" bit, but that didn't make me look forward to it any less. On the outside, Max is edgy, refusing to conform, but she's really quite normal in that she simply wants the independence to pursue her passion – music. Cade, on the other hand, is not what he seems at first glance. He looks straight laced and somewhat conservative, but we know he's fun loving, teasing, and even a bit mischievous at time. He and Max may at first seem like an odd couple, but they really are quite perfect for each other. Unfortunately, I read Faking It directly on the heels of Losing It, and it's impossible not to compare the two. In fact, I loved the first book so much that I was dying for more, so I guess in that sense I went in with really high expectations. But where Garrick and Bliss were both sweet and hilarious, where I spent just as much time laughing at Bliss's antics as I did swooning over Garrick, Faking It, while sweet, lacks a lot of that crazy fun. I imagine if I picked this book up entirely on its own, without having a clue about the story that came before it, I probably would given it a higher rating, but since I picked it up primarily because I wanted more of what book one so perfectly offered, I ended up being a little disappointed. Faking It is a sweet, solid love story, and it's great to see Cade get his well-deserved happily ever after, but I wanted the insanity of the first book, and it didn't really carry over into this one.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too short... I love the story as a whole. I wish Cora has given some more about Cade's career being improved by having Max the same way he improves Max's life.
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it a lot ! I really enjoyed losing it. I had to pick up this book to see where Cora would go with the story. I enjoyed getting to know cade better and see him be happy. I liked max as a character she was very strong and both together made their own story without relating to much on bliss and garrick. Bottom.line enjoyed as much at losing it and will definitely start reading the next one in the series. I love Cora and her easy flowing writing style makes it even more enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Good read. Finished in a few hours.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After I picked up Faking It immediately after finishing Losing It. There's definitely a similar vibe to Losing It, but I thought that Max and Cade were different enough characters to control their own story and make it work. Max has plenty of sass, so there's still that humorous style of writing, but in a different way from Bliss' awkward moments. This one's more sarcastic than anything. Faking It is my least favourite of the three books here, likely because it just didn't wow me the way that Losing It did. It just kind of fell in between what I was hoping for, although I thought it was interesting that there were a few more serious issues included in this one for the characters to handle. Paperback personally purchased.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Verry interesting read. It had the right amount of sass and seduction to keep me up all night reading until the end. I would highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Faking it Fun read! Nice finish to previous book!
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wished It Didn't Have To End!!! I loved Bliss and Garricks story but Cade and Max's was SO MUCH Better!!
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great spin off I liked Bliss and Garricks story, but I loved Caden and Max's. This book kept me hooked!
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Rating: 4.5/5 stars "Faking It" is the sequel/companion book to "Losing It" which is one of my favorites of the year, so I was really excited to get my hands on this one. We met Cade in the first book and I really liked his character in "Losing It" so I was really happy to see he would get his own story. I thought Cade and Max were both fantastic characters, completely different from each other but amazing matches. I thought the concept of this book was great, it had all the humour and sexiness and seriousness that a good book needs. Overall this book was so great and I can't wait until "Finding It" comes out. I would highly recommend this series to anyone that likes Contemporary/New Adult Romance.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cade!! This Book was Amazing!! Funny, Romantic and by far my favorite of Cora Carmacks books! This book was amazing, Cade has definitely been added to my book boyfriend list!! Told in dual point of views of Max and Cade we go through the first time they meet to the point of a relationship. Max has such passion in music but she is also is afraid to be herself when her parents come to town for Thanksgiving. With reappearances with Bliss and Garrick we also got to see what was happening with them after Cade did pour his heart out to Bliss, but in the end he got his heart broken, but he meets a more complex character in Max. In Faking It, I thought Cora did a fantastic job with the transition from Bliss and Garrick to our new favorite couple Cade and Max. With the closure from Bliss, Cade is able to slowly move on, where he also realizes he needs to date more and figure out what he wants to do. At the same time in a coffee shop, where we meet Max who is with her boyfriend Mace. After a phone call that her parents are surprising her, she goes up to Cade and offers him this proposition of being her pretend boyfriend so her parents don't think that her dream of a musician is not what they want. Of course Cade agrees. I loved Cade throughout this entire book. He is so compassionate and when you read about him you know why all the girls fall in love with him (readers). Cade's voice was interesting as he is patient, perfect, respectful, and Max even calls him Golden Boy because of how well he pleased her parents. Cade does have his flaws but even his flaws are perfect. I loved Max, she is so independent and fearless that she is funny in some scenes. Her nickname is Angry Girl which makes lots of sense after all she has been through. Cade helps her go through a traumatic experience and you can really connect with her character and why she lashes out at her parents. Her chemistry with Cade is HOT and you can feel the tension when they are together. The writing was amazing and I found myself reading this book really quickly which made me love these characters Cora has created. The time period was over a month which is a great way to start a relationship but as you read Faking It, Cora can really convince you that love can help you as well as letting people in. Cade helps Max overcome her fears which helps her release why she has short relationships. Overall this book was amazing and I cannot wait to read Cora's next book!!
Date published: 2013-06-02

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“FAKING IT is everything I want in a book -- sexy romance with mind-blowing chemistry, funny, smart and deeply poignant. It’s slice of life and every woman’s fantasy all rolled into one. I need more Cora Carmack!”