Thursday, October 3, 2013

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Title: Faking It
Author: Cora Carmack
My Rating: A+

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance 
Series: Losing It #2
Main Characters: Cade and Max
Release Date: June 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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.

My Review:
I loved, loved, loved this book. I fell in love with Cade and his heartache in book one in this series and this book locked it for me...*gah* he's a GREAT hero. In this book, Cade falls into a fake relationship with Max. 

Max is a tattooed, rebellious, rocker chick who's hiding that fact from her parents. She dates losers and has a shocking appearance...if she ever let her parents see the real her. Something she hasn't done in many years. So when her parents give her a call on her cell, asking where she is, she doesn't question the why of it until they say they are five minutes away and will be right there. Questionable boyfriend immediately bails while Cade is watching on in fascination, so Max grabs him real quick to be her pretend boyfriend. 

For Cade, he's an actor, he can do this. He's fascinated by Max and needs the diversion from his broken heart over Bliss (heroine from book #1), so he agrees. That agreement ends with him settling in with the family and getting cozy with Max over Thanksgiving. They have a symbiotic relationship between the two of them that surprises both of them. They simply click, but both have issues in believing in the possibility of happiness. 

I loved Max and Cade. They are such opposites in personality, but bring out the fantastic in each other. I love how Cade settles Max and I love how she makes him feel whole. Adding to the wonderful story line was Max's gorgeous songs and the music aspect which I just loved. I hated the way that Max's family reacted to the reader is supposed to, but loved the way that Cade automatically championed her in any circumstance. He's always on her side....just how a relationship should be and it's even more amazing when he does so knowing that she's going to break his heart. 

I loved this book and this romance. It was so utterly beautiful in its imperfections and the rough road these two had to travel to get to their HEA. I loved that as a reader, I got to ride along. Simply a GREAT book!!!

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