99% Faking It

99% Faking It

by Chris Cannon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640637740
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Series: Dating Dilemmas , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 55,458
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com. Subscribe to her newsletter at http://www.chriscannonauthor.com/connect/ to be notified about new releases.

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99% Faking It 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MollyzReviewz 5 days ago
A Funny, Romantic Read For All! Every now and then, I love to read a good young adult romance. A romance that is young, and innocent. So, I was browsing through Netgalley and saw this one, and fell in love with the synopsis and the cover (I mean, seriously. How adorable is that cover? I can just feel the hug he's giving her!). I grabbed it up. I'm super glad I did, too, because I have a new author to read more work by, and characters that have stolen my heart for the long haul. I loved the way Chris Cannon chiseled these characters. They are true-to-life and came alive within the story. I felt more like I was watching a movie on the big screen than I was reading a book. Lisa and Matt reminded me a lot of some of the kids I used to know in high school. Lisa had a crush on a guy who just wanted to be friends.....or so she thought. Friend zone happened a lot back in my day at school! Watching Lisa and Matt together in this read was super fun. They were witty and so cute. I loved watching them realize their feelings for each other, and their banter with each other was fun. The sparks flew but nothing was over the top, and Lisa and Matt would be great characters for any young adult (or adult!) to read. Chris Cannon has a beautiful talent. The way she weaves the story together, even though it is the second in her Dating Dilemmas series, I wasn't overly confused by the happenings surrounding Lisa and Matt's story. I felt a part of these young people's lives and had so much fun reading it! I definitely recommend this book with 4 stars and am looking forward to reading book 1 and other books by this author. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, Entangled Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
beckymmoe 11 days ago
Adorable! Lisa and Matt were both very sympathetic characters--what book-reading girl can't identify with a nerdy book-loving heroine who sometimes feels a bit less-than when confronted with confident, bubbly blonde maybe-rivals? Both Matt and Lisa weren't 100% sure at all times who was the right one for them--though it might be a bit unusual for a romance novel, IRL it's realistic at any age, especially when you're in high school and still figuring things out. They managed to find their way to a satisfying HEA (Matt's book for Lisa was fantastic) and though they made annoying mistakes along the way, they weren't over the top unbelievable or ones that they couldn't realistically come back from. There were many LOL moments along the way to their happy for now and hopeful for the future ending, which more than overshadowed any facepalm ones :) 99% Faking It is the second book in Ms. Canon's Dating Dilemmas series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. Nina (Lisa's BFF) and West were totally cute here, though, and I'm looking forward to going back and giving their book a read too--and crossing my fingers for more in the future! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
HugsandKissesforBooks 15 days ago
The friend zone is a difficult place to be! Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review 99% Faking It by Chris Cannon! Lisa has a crush on Matt but she’s tried to change her feelings about him since he put her in the friend zone. Now, to help them both get dates, Matt has asked Lisa to pretend to be his girlfriend because a taken person is much more attractive. Lisa bothered me with her insecurities and I understand that everyone is allowed an opinion and should take care of themselves but she seemed self-righteous at times. The comment that Matt made about not caring if Lisa isn’t cool and how he likes that she’s into books annoyed me too. It’s like he’s trying to convince himself to like her. I think I needed a bit more happy relationship events between Matt and Lisa so I could actually root for everything to work out with them but I didn’t feel invested in their relationship. I enjoyed Chris Cannon’s fantasy series, Going Down in Flames, but 99% Faking It feels rushed and lacks depth. I give it three stars for a cutesy, cohesive story. * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Danii_045 21 days ago
I like Chris Cannon’s writing style. She really knows how to suck you into the story with witty banter and loveable smart chicks. Lisa is Matt’s nerdy best friend. He friend zoned her as soon as they started being besties. Now Lisa wants a boyfriend and a new guy is on the scene. He has caught her attention and Matt doesn’t like the idea of sharing his BFF. Matt is in denial. He’s in love with Lisa and doesn’t even realise it. After a discussion about the wedding ring affect Matt and Lisa decide to fake date. They already hang out all the time and their relationship should be the same. Their fake relationship is more complicated than the real one. What starts out as a friendly offer complicates everything. Even after a fake relationship, there is no going back. I really liked the main characters in this book. It can be read as a standalone but I’ve read book one and it’s worth the read. 99% faking it is a little frustrating with a slow burn romance. Matt takes a long time to realise Lisa is his perfect match. This book has great Witt and a lot of geeky sass. 4 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Laura_F 21 days ago
As a huge Harry Potter fan, any book that says a character is a Gryffindor is immediately going on my TBR. I am obsessed with all of the HP references in this book. I loved Lisa and Matt in the first book in this series and their story was amazing. Once I started this book, I couldn't stop. I lost quite a bit of sleep rooting for Lisa and Matt and it was worth every second of it. This book rolls some of my favorite tropes into one fantastic story. I love the maturity of these characters but it's still believable that they're in high school. Fingers crossed that there's more to this series!! I want all of these characters to get a HEA!! *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
KendalH 21 days ago
Chris Cannon just keeps getting better with each book! Every time I think I have a favorite, a new book comes out and takes its place. I was so excited to read Matt was getting his own book. I had been a fan of his since he and Charlie first appeared in "Blackmail Boyfriend." Matt is the quite, shy type that just goes along with whatever until nerd-girl Lisa throws him in a tailspin. I enjoyed this book so much. Not just because of all the Harry Potter references, but the world and characters that brought it to life. While this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading "The Dating Debate" as it tells how Nina and West got together.
JLTurchin 21 days ago
In 1999, there was a movie called Drive Me Crazy with Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier. They played neighbors/friends whose significant others had dumped them, and decided to “fake date” each other to try to win back their former loves. In the end, it backfired and they fell in love with each other. Chris Cannon uses the same trope in 99% Faking It. Lisa, a self-proclaimed nerd-girl, has had a crush on Matt since they met, but Matt has friend-zoned her. Matt is crushing on his little sister’s best friend, Jane, but Jane has a boyfriend. At a party, Matt observes that his best friend receives way more attention from girls now that he is in a relationship. This inspires Matt to ask Lisa to be his “fake girlfriend” to make Jane take notice. In the meantime, new boy Trey has caught Lisa’s eye, so she agrees to try Matt’s plan. Matt’s plan backfires when he realizes he actually might WANT to be with Lisa, not Jane, but Lisa does not want to be his second choice. And a subplot involving Lisa’s absentee father helps bring her closer to Matt. Overall, this was a cute story, a light, fluffy romantic read. Chris Cannon drops a lot of nerd-girl references (Lisa’s big into Harry Potter, Doctor Who, etc.) and the storyline is fun if a little clichéd.
SaraOxo 22 days ago
99% faking it by Chris Cannon a five-star read that you wont need to fake enjoying. This is the second novel in the Dating Dilemma series, but they can be read as stand-alone as I read this one first not realising it was a series, I will be going back to check the first one out. I loved Lisa through the whole story, I loved her in all her nerd girl awesomeness. Matt, I struggled with at times, but in the end, I realised he is a dog lover so he can’t be all that bad, and you just know once he grows up a little, he will see what’s really important. Throw in some amazing secondary characters including one with amazing hair and a couple addicted to minty’s and some teenage drama and you have a great story.
onemused 22 days ago
"99% Faking It" is a quick read that follows self-proclaimed nerd-girl, Lisa, and the guy who immediately friend-zoned her, Matt. Lisa lives with her mother, a family/relationship counselor; her father left her mother when she was pregnant and sent divorce papers from afar. Lisa has never met him, but that doesn't mean she doesn't feel the echoes of his leaving. She has had a crush on Matt, but as she knows he has firmly placed her in the friend zone, she is intrigued by the new, cool guy, Trey, who is happy to flirt with her. Matt has had a crush on his little sister's friend, Jane, who, before he could make a move, started dating someone else and seems really happy. When he notices his newly taken friend is getting hit on a lot, he starts thinking about the "wedding ring phenomenon" where people who are taken are considered more desirable. He proposes to Lisa that they fake date to attract Jane/Trey respectively. Lisa almost immediately declines, but ends up reluctantly agreeing. As they spend more time together, they first have a lot of conflicts- Matt has some odd ideas about relationships and it's hard to decide where to draw the lines- e.g. kisses- with a fake relationship. Then, after Lisa needs some emotional support, they find themselves drawn together and spending more time alone. Matt starts to realize that Lisa is special and he might actually be attracted to her, but Lisa is tired of not feeling like a priority and likes that Trey liked her right off the bat without needing to be convinced that she is special. Cannon is a great writer and always pulls you right into the story. I liked the characters and getting into their heads. However, I was concerned by all the extreme gendering/stereotyping of boys vs. girls. For instance, Matt's father says "Women go on and on about soul mates or finding that one person you can't live without. For guys it's not about finding someone you can't live without. It's more like you can't live with the idea of her with anyone else." I think this is more about people rather than men vs. women. Lots of women do not go on and on about soul mates. And I am not sure how I feel about someone only wanting to be with someone else just because they are territorial or don't want to let them be with anyone else (why not someone you can't live without?)- this seems pretty yucky and super stereotyped (also completely unnecessary in my opinion). Later, one of the friends says "teenage boys are a little slow when it comes to relationships." Except, not all teenage boys- even within the book- are so slow. There were a lot of these stereotyped statements in the book, and I found them unnecessary. I know that I am a little more sensitive to these things than others would be, but this, for me, tainted an overall sweet and cute friends turned more/fake relationship turned real story. Overall, the writing, characters, and plot is fantastic, and I loved the development of the relationship. I wish there were less sweeping generalizations about women/girls vs. men/boys and stereotyping, which did not seem necessary for the story. Please note that I received a ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
SchizanthusNerd 22 days ago
Miss Overachiever: Let me get this straight. You want to fake date me. Man Candy Matt: Uh huh. Miss Overachiever: But you know that I have a crush on you. [Damn it! He won’t notice that Freudian slip, will he?] Man Candy Matt: Have? Miss Overachiever: [Damn it!] Had! I had a crush on you. Man Candy Matt: So, fake date me? Then the girl I have a crush on who’s perfectly happy with her perfect boyfriend will get jealous and decide she wants me instead. Miss Overachiever: What’s in it for me? Man Candy Matt: Well, you like Mr Cool Hair. Maybe he’ll pay attention to you if you’re with me, the boy with hair that’s not as cool. Miss Overachiever: Hmm … You make an interesting argument. I’ve already tried to get him to notice me by wearing more makeup, even though when he originally noticed me I was hardly wearing any at all, but — Man Candy Matt: See? So is it a deal? I mean, what could possibly go wrong?! Book Buddy Nina (who already did her own whole boy drama thing in ‘The Dating Debate’): So … Books? Miss Overachiever: Books! Book Buddy Nina and Miss Overachiever wander off to go find some new book boyfriends. Man Candy Matt: Um, hello? We first tagged along with Miss Overachiever and Book Buddy Nina to Friday night Nerd-Girl Festivities in ‘The Dating Debate’. I really enjoyed this book. I smiled my way through the banter and fandom talk and the only thing I craved as much as the yummy delectables was an invitation to Friday night Nerd-Girl Festivities. I wanted to be friends with Book Buddy Nina and Miss Overachiever. I loved that Miss Overachiever is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who doesn’t waste time in front of a mirror when she could be reading instead. She’s smart and fluent in sarcasm and while she loves ‘Harry Potter’ (who doesn’t?!), she’s a multi-fandom girl. While I liked Man Candy Matt I didn’t feel I got to know him as well as I did Miss Overachiever. The standout minor character for me was Matt’s father and naturally I adored the dogs. I consider it borderline cheating for any author to include dogs in their book since I’m such a sucker for fur babies. I can’t believe how invested I became in this couple. I got frustrated whenever Man Candy Matt and Miss Overachiever’s romantic stars didn’t align. Favourite sentence: “I love the smell of freshly baked carbs and coffee.” Favourite sentence (it’s a tie; I couldn’t choose): “Best friends don’t let best friends date anti-Potter people.” Thank you so much to NetGalley and Entangled Crush, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, for the opportunity to read this book.