May 28, 2013

{Blog Tour} Faking It By: Cora Carmack Early Review

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Faking It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 304
Release Date: June 4
Rating: 4.5/5
Please be aware that Faking It is a New Adult novel that contains sexual language not suitable for young readers.
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.
     Faking It by Cora Carmack was definitely  one of my most anticipated new releases for 2013. I absolutely adored the quirkiness Cora Carmack brought to NA with Losing It and was so happy to see her giving us more craziness with Faking It. Faking It revolves around Cade's life after being rejected by Bliss. While in the process of getting over her, Max (a girl with lots of spunk) hops into Cade's life and changes it completely.

     After first reading Losing It, I had a feeling that one day Cora Carmack would revisit Cade's story because of the pretty crappy ending he got in the first novel. However when I found out Cora was writing a sequel, I secretly hoped we'd be getting another Bliss and Garrick novel (I mean, can you blame me for wanting more british-yumminess in my life!?) ......with that being said, I have to say that for someone who has been an avid Team Garrick supporter from the beginning, Cade has made me question which one I'd choose if I was forced to make such a cruel and evil choice! Not only has Cade found his way into my ever growing fictional-crush-loving heart, but he also managed to show me the dark and sexy side of being a good boy ;)!

     It seems as if none of Cora Carmack's characters can have conventional first meetings (and thank goodness for that because they're absolutely hilarious)! I think it would be literally impossible for anyone not to laugh at least a dozen times while reading Faking It because Max and Cade together are just so frustratingly adorable! Their chemistry is sizzling and is always laced with lots of sexual tension and healthy doses of priceless comedy. Their constant attempts to one up one another mixed with their witty sarcasm, gives Faking It that comedic edge against other NA novels on the market!

     Unlike the more shy and awkward Bliss from Losing It, Max (and don't you dare call her Mackenzie ;P) is a girl who knows what she wants and doesn't take crap from anybody. She's got this feistiness to her that I find so empowering! However under her tough exterior is a girl trying to please her parents while also dealing with the emotional trauma from her past. If you're a regular reader of my blog then you know that I'm a sucker for vulnerable characters, and I think the presence of this vulnerability in both Cade and Max is why I love Faking It so much. Reading Faking It from both Cade and Max's perspective allows you to really experience more than just hot make-out sessions and laugh-out-loud humour, but also a chance to see what's buried underneath their strong personalities. All of this makes for the opportunity to see the two of them open up to each other and develop this romance that is as equally beautiful as it is steamy!

Favourite Quotes... 
*Please note that these quotes may be changed/removed from the finished copies*

"Looking at him, I knew this wasn't the kind of fear that sent you running for the hills. It was the kind of fear that made people jump off cliffs and climb mountains- the kind of fear that told you something miraculous was waiting at the end of it, if you could only get there."


Mom could qualify for the Olympics in selective hearing.


"She was also runner up for Miss Oklahoma like eight years ago, and she still maintains that the pageant was fixed, and she should have won."
A cab was waiting for us at the curb, and I opened the door for Max to slide in first. "I get it. Don't leave Max alone with Bethany or the sister-in-law might lose her waving hand."


     Overall, I'd recommend Faking It to any NA readers out there who are either new to Cora Carmack's work, or have been a fan since the release of Losing It (Oh, and did I mention that Bliss and Garrick make a little appearance in Faking It?! Mmmhhmm, squeal away)! I know that I personally cannot wait for the release of both Finding It (Losing It #3) and the novella in Garrick's POV, Keeping Her later on this year! Before I finish off I need to say a HUGE thank-you to Harper Collins for providing me with an ARC to a sequel I just know fellow bookworms will be as addicted to as I am! Are you excited for the release of Faking It? What are you most hoping to see in Faking It? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

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