Book Review: FAKING IT by Cora Carmack

Faking It
by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow Company

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 is so much better than the first book, Losing It. I never thought I'd fall inlove with Cade's personality more than I fall for Garrick. He's just so... swoon worthy...

I actually pity him, knowing he was friendzoned by his bestfriend, Bliss, choosing Garrick over him. It must be hard for him to see them together, and that he moved to a place where he can always meet them by any chance.
"Pain changes us. Mine made me want to be perfect, so that no one would ever want to leave me again."
Then here comes the new girl, Max. A rebel, vocalist of a her band, piercings and tattoos. Max have an issue with her parents, regarding n accident that happened between her and her sister years ago. When she learned that they came to visit her and meet her boyfriend, she panicked. She asked Cade to pretend as her boyfriend to meet her family, because she's afraid to introduce her current boyfriend because she knew her parents would never approve of guys like him. Take note, Max asked Cade the very first time they met! Talk about guts, huh.

I felt bad for Max, because she can't be herself for her family. She can't show who she is, what she is, and what she likes. This gave her so much pain, wearing a mask in front of the people who should be accepting who and what she is. That accident changed her life bigtime. And everytime it flashes back to her, it hurts more and more.

That is until she met Cade. She didn't expect that someone like him exists. She never thought a guy like him would be selfless for a girl like her. He understands her more than any other people in her life. Cade made her realize that she's brave, fearless. That she should've never let that accident change the way she lived. That she should've never let fear get along her way. He made her feel strong.
"Your pain made you strong. It made you passionate and alive. It made us both who we are."
I love how they totally managed to fake it. I can personally relate to the story because me and my boyfriend started everything between us by faking it too. This made me feel the things I felt four years ago, pretending to be together in front of many people. Eventually, just like Max and Cade, we ended up realizing we fell inlove with each other along the way.

This book is about falling in love, pain, and moving on. It taught me that all things happen for a reason. This is a clear evidence that people in our lives come and go. And when someone we thought we cannot live without left us, we should never forget that there is someone better that will come into our lives. Someone we deserve, and someone who deserves our love more than our past.

We cannot always mourn for the past. Rather, we should accept it. It makes us a better person and prepare us for greater things that are yet to come in the future.

The search is over, finally, I was able to read a book about something I wanted to read long time ago.

Accept the past. Live for the future.


Cora Carmack

 Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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"I'm grateful that the past is past, and the future is ours to make."


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