Faking It (Losing It Series #2)

Faking It (Losing It Series #2)

by Cora Carmack


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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.

The hot new, New Adult title from New York Times bestselling author of Losing It, Cora Carmack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062273260
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Series: Losing It Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 146,807
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

Customer Reviews

Faking It 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 255 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Your witty writing style always gets me laughing. I really enjoyed the first book and I liked this one even more. I can't wait for the next story. Those reviewers that feel the need to tell EVERY SINGLE THING about the book - knock it off. You can leave a review and share YOUR opinion, not the entire plotline of the book. That helps no one. That said - I thought it was great and I can't wait to see more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again two reviews and both are plot spoilers, bragging how they got the book for free for their *honest* review. Its not a review when you tell everything that happens!!!!!! Thats a book report!!!!!!! You just ruined it for everyone that might have wanted to buy the book. Take your book reports to a blog somewhere and not here. Bn, pkease ban these plot spoilers, please. They are costing you money in lost sales. Who wants to buy a book when these ppl have already told the entire story?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Carmack has again done an extraordinary job of writing genuine humor and emotion into an exceptional read. The characters are well developed- flawed and beautiful- with rich relationships. Loved the sexual tension and the love scenes were both hot AND tasteful- not an easy task. I will read anything this author writes for as long as she's willing to write it. Thanks for making the read such a pleasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet and enjoyable romance. Really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Losing It and discovering I was most definitely not the target audience, I almost didn't read Faking It.  But, in the mood for a light and fun read (which Losing It was), I picked it up with no real expectations.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Faking It was that light and fun read, but the characters were much more developed and the plot more  believable.  The ending was rushed and perhaps a bit forced, but really once our main characters found their way to each other the book needed to wrap up.  All in all, a good beach read that you don't have to be 20something to enjoy.  And, if you're considering skipping Losing It and jumping straight to Faking It, go ahead.  It stands alone just fine. 
MickLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
This book was SO good! I wasn't sure how I felt about Cade's story at first because I loved Garrick and Bliss and didn't like Cade interfering with their relationship, but oh my goodness this book made me a HUGE Cade fan! I loved Cade and Max's story! I was as when it ended because I wanted more! I cannot wait for the next book in the series! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved "losing it" and "faking it" has surpassed my expectations for a second book. This book had heart and soul, some saucy bits, and so many parts that had me laughing out loud! Way to go Cora Carmack, I wish all romance books made me feel like this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's definitely not right for people to give the story away. You can't be much of a lit fan doing that. It only hurts the author because there is no need to purchase the book. For those who write reviews to complain there is no reason to give a one star review either. How does that help the author? To those who want to tell the whole story write a blog or join a bookclub. For the others who give one star reviews to complain write directly to bn about it Hoping this 5 star off sets one of many one star reviews this author recieved for no valid reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant tell you how many times i've not purchased a book because the reviews ruined the whole point of reading the thing. Perhaps B&N should monitor this a little better. I am just so amazed at how many individuals do not understand the distinction between a review and a book report. Since it appears this affliction is shared by so many, perhaps instructions should be given, after all it appears these reviewers can read, it's their ability to comprehend that appears to be lacking.
shellei2012 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book. It kept me interested and not wanting to put it down.  Loved the characters - flaws and all.   I thought the book was very heartfelt and liked the way Ms. Carmack developed the story.  Just the right amount of humor, tragedy,  and happiness.  Would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only was this book an easy read, it also had the not so typical love story that kept me turning page after page. The author flipped from telling the story from Max's prospective and then Cade's, which as the reader made it easier to really understand both characters. I personally enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved losing it and this is sadly nothing like it.
GWReader More than 1 year ago
Cora Carmack does it again! This time with feisty gal Max and sexy guy Cade. I loved this one even MORE than Losing It, and I didn't think that was possible. Everyone needs to read this book if they want to just kick back and ENJOY something. Best. Beach read. Ever.
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars — It’s been a LONGGGGGGG time since I read Losing It, and I don’t know if I really remember it well. If I’d planned better, I probably would have wanted to reread it before reading this one, but I don’t think you lose that much by not doing that. I can honestly say that I forgot the whole Cade subplot in the previous book though, and it’s making me curious…if nothing else, it makes me wonder if my opinion would have been different if I’d read them closer together and remembered the Cade from that book. I ADORED the Cade in this book. He starts off very heartbroken and lost and almost morose. But I could feel how caring he was as well. I can’t imagine how hard it would have been to try to maintain a friendship with Bliss with all that hanging over their heads. I appreciated how he grew over the book, and how his new feelings for Max really showcased that what he felt for Bliss wasn’t the same kind of love. He was so sweet, and kind, but also really passionate and grrrrr sexy. I loved that combination of quiet, but with strength underlying. I will admit that his turnaround at the end felt a bit quick, but that might have been just me. I LOVED that he always saw the real Max, and that he loved the REAL her. This was truly a case of opposites attract, but Max was quite different. It’s funny, because she put out this strong personality to the world, but underneath she was hiding a vulnerable core. It was so hard to watch her constantly keeping people at a distance so as not to get hurt by loving them…she would say it was because she was protecting them from herself, but I feel like deep down she was protecting herself. And with good reason. It was hard watching her relationship with her family, b/c you could understand all sides (even though they all behaved badly at times)… They were just trying to survive while under a cloud of fear. I thought the turnaround at the end with her parents was a bit fast as well, but at the same time I understood the swing a bit more…and Ms. Carmack tried hard to show that it was just a start. I LOVED Max and Cade together. It’s funny how they both saw themselves as lacking, but the other as someone better who they didn’t want to taint, or didn’t think they fit with. And yet they fit perfectly together. The chemistry between them was amazing, both in the steamy sense (holy wow) AND in the deeper connection sense. I loved those quiet moments when Cade knew exactly what Max needed, and they could just be there for each other. I loved their bantering too. I definitely want to go back and reread Losing It now, because I think this might be my favourite series by Ms. Carmack. It just fits me as a reader, you know?
amarie76 More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that it was three and a half years ago that I first read Losing It by Cora Carmack! I enjoyed Bliss and Garrick's story so much, and it was actually one of the first New Adult books that I have read. The sequel, Faking It, takes place soon (maybe a few months?) after Losing It ended. Cade...what can I say?! Ahh- I loved him so much, and may have a slight crush on his character. I'd seriously be happy just having his point of view. He was kind, funny, easy going, and talented. I really wanted his to find his HEA and have someone treat him the way he deserved to be treated. It saddened me to know how people have hurt him over the years. However, he was still resilient and charming, and didn't let those things bring him down. At least not outwardly. I have to be completely honest and say that I did not like Max. At all. She angered me more often than not, and other than her physical appearance and her gift for singing, I could not figure out why Cade liked her so much. She could be so mean, uptight, and ungrateful! In the beginning, Cade was willing to do her a BIG favor and on short notice (without even knowing her), and yet she got pissed off at him for- I don't know...not reading her mind? being too nice? and then she assaults him. Wait- what?! If he had done that to her, it would be considered abuse! I don't know why he would stick around after that. Anyways, there were lots of other things that I did not like about Max, and I am likely in the minority, but I could not grasp why she was sooo angry? She hardly even mentioned what happened in the past. Yet, it was an excuse to act the way she did. It also bugged me how she was towards her parents, unless they were giving her money. I understand that she wanted to be seen as herself, but she could have done something about that, instead of hiding. But the way she treated Cade? I'll just stop right there... With that said, I still liked the story! It had a really cute plot line and I enjoyed the concept of the characters 'fake' dating. Oh- and I adored the side characters, especially Milo and Spencer! They were funny and often brought the voice of reason to the characters when they needed it. I wish we had more moments with them in the book! I got especially excited when we got to see Bliss and Garrick again! I am really hoping to read the third book, Finding It, this summer. I really want to see what Kelsey has been up to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read! My best compliment is "this is great story telling" and i never give it lighty. It's in romance genre, but it's an all encompassing believable life story. It did have some editing errors (speling & wrong wards...haha ha) that were distracting.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Max pretends to be something she’s not around her family. Her parents think she’s this sweet and wholesome girl. They have no idea that what she hides under her turtlenecks and smiles, are tattoos and piercings. Her parents think she’s dating a nice boy that she met in the library, not the drummer from her band who gets high on pills. So, when her parents surprise her with an impromptu visit, like literally a 5 minute warning that they are meeting her at the coffee shop she’s in, she panics and latches onto a stranger in the coffee shop who looks like a goody-two-shoes. All she needs is for him to pretend to be her boyfriend for an hour while her parents pop into the coffee shop to see her. However, what she doesn’t expect is for her plan to work so well that her parents fall in love with him. Now she’s stuck pretending a little bit longer than she’d planned, but it’s not all bad. Faking It was pretty much a good boy meets bad girl romance. Which isn’t something you see all too often. Usually it’s the other way around. I loved how aggressive and vocal Max was. She’s the lead singer in her band, she’s covered in tattoos and piercings, and she tends to swear a little bit. Cade was a more gentle character. He charmed the pants off of everyone he met, volunteers at the local recreation center for kids, and actually frequents the library. These two complimented each other perfectly. This was the first audiobook I’ve ever been able to listen from start to finish. I have to say that for someone who has never grasped the concept of audiobooks, Faking It may have just changed my mind. Not only was I able to picture everything going on, but I couldn’t seem to take the headphones off. I had only planned to listen to the book while I packed up my house for the move, but I found myself continuing to listen to the book while I made/ate lunch & dinner, took breaks, and when my night was over, I just sat on the couch listening to the book until it ended. The guy who read Cade was amazing. He not only conveyed the emotions going on in Cade, he was pretty good with changing his voice and adding in accents when other characters came into play. Even when a female was talking, you were still able to tell the difference between the different female characters. He was just that good. There was quite a bit of humor in this story that had me laughing. Maybe it was because I was listening to it and hearing the character’s inner musings instead of reading them, but I found myself laughing out loud on more than a few occasions. I’m sure I looked like a crazy person just standing there, packing away in silence, and then would randomly bust out laughing. Faking It was another great book by Cora Carmack. I’ve read Losing It and loved it. I can’t wait to read not only the next book in the series, but all of Cora’s books as well. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read the next book in the series. I really need to get more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good follow up in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beaitiful story, with great chacters.
BoundWithWords More than 1 year ago
I dived in Faking It right when I finished Losing It, its prequel, having heard so much praise for this one I was super excited to be getting into it, but unfortunately some parts didn't worked for me while others did. This one as its predecessor is a super funny and quickly read, these books are the perfect reads for when you want some brain candy but I for me Faking It loosed a little of its fun by giving their characters a complicated past, especially Max. Max is a supposed trouble maker because of *reasons* on her past and this weighted down my enjoyment on some parts of the story, this isn't a book problem more of a me problem, since I came into this one expecting only fun sexy times and got drama on a way that is pretty common among New Adult books. Nonetheless this was still super enjoyable on its fun and sexy parts, I was super happy when I discovered this one was about Cade because he was such a good guy on Losing It and I couldn't wait to see him get his happy ending. The faking dating trope is something that always works for me, it's always fun to see the couple struggling to keep things on the fake side but you already know there is no turning back, and oh boy all the banter and hilarious scenes this leads us to. In the end of the day this was a pretty good book that I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun, quickly and sexy read but be warmed this series does tend to be pretty predictable and more on the drama side at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm really happy Cade found his happily ever after. He really deserved it.
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