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Faking It

Faking It
By Cora Carmack
William Morrow & Company, 2013
Audience: Older Teens, Adults

Source: Edelweiss, NetGalley

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.

This book was exactly what I was expecting from Cora Carmack. I enjoyed Losing It, but I don't remember reviewing it on my blog. This book is a little more teen-friendly, and I enjoyed it just as much as Losing It.

This story was about Cade, Bliss' ex from Losing It. He was bummed about how things turned out with Bliss - then he met Max, and they were perfect for each other. They helped each other grow without forcing the other person to change who they were. Cade encouraged Max to be herself around her family, even if it was difficult at first and Max taught Cade that some people were worth fighting for. It was a great story.

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