Faking It by Cora Carmack.

Book two in the Losing It series – more companion than sequel.16172634

304 pages

Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow & Company

Cade is heartbroken over Bliss. She chose the gorgeous (not to mention, British!) Garrick) over him and now he’s trying to move on. But it’s so hard when he’s constantly seeing the loved up couple. He doesn’t even have any acting gigs to take up his time. What he needs is a distraction.

Max is kind of a ‘bad girl’. She’s a tattooed musician with a habit of having meaningless short term relationships with bad boys. Unfortunately, her parents don’t really know the real her. They think she works at an accountants office, when in reality she works as a dancer/bartender (not a stripper) and at a tattoo parlour. Nor do they know about her tattoos or her current bad-boy boyfriend, Mace.

One day when Max’s parents call, they hear Mace in the background. Okay, so now they know she has a boyfriend – it’s okay, they live in a different city, they don’t have to know the whole truth. But then they tell Max that they are actually in Philly right now, just five minutes away. Mace does a runner and a desperate Max does something a little crazy – she asks a complete stranger (a gorgeous guy who just screams respectability) to be her pretend boyfriend for a little while. That stranger was Cade. He said yes.

Sparks fly immediately between Max and Cade. Plus, her parents absolutely adore him – they want to see more of him! As they continue to masquerade as a couple for her parents, the attraction grows between them. How long can they really deny it?

Alright, so this is definitely a guilty pleasure sort of book – but it’s so much fun! It’s cheeky and kind of bubbly – I’d read this if I wanted to just escape for a while. But aren’t all romances like that? And the old ‘pretend to be a couple while casually falling in love for real’ is an oldie but a goodie.

If you enjoy new adult romance, then you’ll definitely dig this.

My rating: 4/5

Goodreads rating: 4.03/5

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