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.
Release date: June 4th 2013
Published by: William Marrow & Company
Page numbers: 325
I had read and really enjoyed Losing It by Cora Carmack. I thought it was a cute and fun read. So I was super excited to get to Cade's book as he was one of the characters from Losing It whom I'd really liked and wanted to get to know better. Plus good boy bad girl story sounded so different and awesome. Faking It started out really well but then somewhere along the way it lost its magic.
Cade has been in Philadelphia to get his degree and act. He's still reeling over the loss of his best friend Bliss, who he thought he was in love with. I love how the book started out. You could really feel his pain over Bliss and I really felt bad for him. Then he meets Max. She's tattooed and funky and totally brightens up his world. You could see Cade fall for Max since the moment he met her but after the initial playful banter they had, they just seemed to lose that spark.
Max has a problem. Her parents are in town for a surprise visit and she thinks that if they see he in her dyed hair, tattoos and piercings they'll disown her. So on a whim, she asks Cade to pretend to be her boyfriend. I liked Max in the beginning. She had spunk. She and Cade made the most bizarre of situations seem like fun. But after about half the book it became too much about her issues.
There was chemistry between Cade and Max. They were perfect for each other even if none of them saw it. But then things just fell through and I kinda sorta lost interest in them. Cade held back from Max at exactly the wrong moments. Max had a painful accident in the past which she still had to work through but I didn't get the connection of how that affected what was between her and Cade. Also, there is cheating. Not enormous or anything, but yeah.
Faking It starts out really well and what I liked in the beginning was that they were faking it to Max's parents but being completely real with each other. But by the end of the book they're faking it to themselves and to each other and the story kind of lost its point. I didn't feel that much for Max and Cade how I did for Garrick and Bliss. Faking It was an okay read for me but I shall still be reading Kelsey's book when it comes out cause it sounds really interesting.