2013 Book Reviews

Faking It by Cora Carmack

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‘Every girl likes a bad boy….

And Max’s current boyfriend is as bad as they come. She knows her family would freak if they saw his tattoos and piercings.

So when her parents turn up unannounced Max grabs the most wholesome guy she can to play her boyfriend.

But Cade Winston is so perfect that Max needs him to keep playing the part. And the more they have to fake their relationship, the harder it gets to just pretend…’

This book comes under the new trend New Adult which crosses the gap between Young Adult and Adult.

So when I first saw and heard about this book, from the cover and name I expected some kind of erotica novel. But I was very pleasantly surprised as it wasn’t like that at all, all though there are some electric sex scenes, it’s not all about sex. It’s more to do with the relationship between Max and Cade.

So Max is a tattooed, rock chick who works three different jobs, in a bar, dancing in a bar and a tattoo parlour. By her own admission she is toxic and she like boys bad.
Whilst out getting coffee with her boyfriend she gets a call from her parents saying they are round the corner and popping in to say hi. Scared to show her parents the real her she convinces her boyfriend to leave and then manages to talk the most normal looking guy she finds to pretend to be her boyfriend.

This just happens to be Cade who is working hard through collage and works with young kids doing drama workshops. His struggling with his feelings for his best friend Bliss and trying to get over her. He happens to be watching Max from afar when she goes over and propositions him and he agrees to play the perfect boyfriend.

Only as they spend more time with each other, fighting their pasts and the spark that is electric between them will they be able to go their separate ways at the end of their deal.

I liked this book a lot, it was easy to read and the chemistry between Max and Cade was written brilliantly and had me turning the pages in frustration.

I can’t help but find similarities between this and Walking Disaster, one was tattooed and “bad”, both fighting their feelings, and they are of collage age. Even spending the Christmas holidays with the family and pretending to be a couple. But both different and good in there own right.

The only thing I didn’t enjoy was how it ended, I’m not sure what I expected but it felt slightly rushed. I feel that it could of ended better.

Other than the ending it was an enjoyable read.

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