Review: Losing It #2, Faking It by Cora Carmack

17200465Blurb from Goodreads

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.

ebook, 352 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
edition language: English
series: Losing It
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
This is a sequel of Losing It but I have to admit that I’m kind of forgot it. I mean, I remember that I love Garrick Taylor because he loves reading and the story is about Bliss who wants to lose her virginity and fall in love with her professor but other than that, I forgot about the detail of the story. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy and like it but it didn’t wow me. So I have to skim it again when I want to read this book, to remember who Cade is. Glad I decided to read this book because I think Cade and Max’s story is much better and more emotional than Garrick and Bliss’ story.
Their problem seems heavier than Garrick and Bliss yet I can relate and feel it. Both of them have flaw with real problems. I love reading how Cade needs time to ‘fix’ his heart, the way he speaks and acts really shows it. I also love reading Max’s POV, I can feel her fear and understand her facade. I guess in some part I see her a little bit as myself. That’s why I can relate her story. Aside the ‘heavy’ problems, it still has funny moment that makes me giggling and laughing. Cade and Max are different from each other but in their banter I can see that they are perfect for each other.

One thing that I love most from Cora Carmack’s writing is she surely can create an awkward situation for her characters. Similar to its prequel, this book
has many good awkward moments I love to read and think how awkward it will be if I’m in the same position. By the way, Hearts A Mess by Gotye is my soundtrack while reading it.

Pick apart
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts have been
Let me occupy your mind
As you do mine

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
You can’t live like this

You have lost
(Too much love)
To fear, doubt and distrust
(It’s not enough)
You just threw away the key
To your heart

You don’t get burned
(‘Cause nothing gets through)
It makes it easier
(Easier on you)
But that much more difficult for me
To make you see…

Love ain’t fair
So there you are
My love

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
And you can’t live like this

Love ain’t safe
You won’t get hurt if you stay chaste
So you can wait
But I don’t wanna waste my love

Result: 4 of 5 stars

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