Faking It (Losing It #2)
by Cora Carmack
Summary 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.
Of all three books in the series, this one was my favorite. Cade and Max definitely take the prize as the most interesting couple. And it’s not just because they are so different, it’s because they are both intense and passionate in their own ways. Cade is a total sweetheart, he is the kind of guy who puts other people’s needs before his, the typical good guy who has already finished last in the past, but who is not afraid of his feelings. Max on the other hand is like fire. She is bold, audacious and ardent -but only on the outside. She is not the relationship kind so when they are paired up it’s like a short circuit. They provoke and exasperate each other while trying to fight the undeniable attraction they both feel. As we learn more about Max’s past, we realize why she is the way she is and even though Cade is the polar opposite, he is exactly the guy she needs in her life. I loved Cade and Max as a couple, they were unlike any other couple I’ve read about and that definitely made the book stand out.
5 out of 5 stars