Saturday, June 22, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Faking It (Losing #2) by Cora Carmack

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes
This is my stop on the FAKING IT Blog Tour! 

*hands you a cupcake because, well, it's Cade* 

About the Book

Author: Cora Carmack
Publication: June 4, 2013
By: William Morrow & Co.
Genre: NA
4 Stars!

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.

Thank you Cora Carmack for giving us Cade's story, which made me do this....

What I Loved: Cade was a roundhouse kick in the feels for me when I read LOSING IT and I was really excited to read his story! FAKING IT is fast paced, well written and full of swoonilicious romance.  It also has it's fair share of face fanning steam but compared to a lot of other NA on the market, it's not explicit which was nice. 
Cade and Max are both strong characters who meet through unlikely circumstances. They assume they're total opposites based solely on their appearances, but like any good romance the more they get to know each other, the more they realize that they really aren't so different. If they can help each other learn to leave the past where it belongs, they might discover that being yourself is a lot easier than pretending to be someone you aren't. (Been there, done that and it's exhausting.) 

Milo and Spencer play good, albeit entertaining supporting roles and we even get a glimpse of a few familiar faces, one of which has a British accent. *grins really big*

What Left Me Wanting More:  I would love (LOVE) to see what happens with Cade and Max a few years down the road. *hint hint Cora* Not that you're not busy or anything. ;)

Final Verdict: This makes a great companion to LOSING IT!

Review also posted at YABC

About the Author
I'm Cora Carmack,  a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. I've done a multitude of things in my life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). I enjoy placing my characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too.  My first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller.

Represented by the fabulous Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary.

1 comment:

  1. I have this on my pile & can't wait to read it since I loved Losing It so much. So good to know this is just as awesome. Great review Jen!

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