Faking It pdfTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11YqG1kOverviewMackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for asurprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just mightdisown 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 areabout 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. Sofar though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take thestage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretendto be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role alittle too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake therelationship, the more real it begins to feel.ReviewsIm never one to turn away a good book, even if the genre (in this case, NewAdult) is not usually my cup of tea. However, after reading her first book in thisseries, I was begging to find out what happened to Bliss best friend from LosingIt.In Faking It, Cora Carmacks follow-up to Losing It, Cade Winston gets his starturn. After confessing his undying love to his best friend, Bliss, and then losing herto someone else, Cade finds himself at odds with himself and life. Living inPhiladelphia and attending grad school for drama, hes in the same city with Blissand her boyfriend (and former teacher, Garrick), and the city has never seemed sosmall. With no where to turn to escape his disappointment, his luck turns whenMackenzie (Max) Miller spies him in a coffee shop, and at the spur of the moment,asks him to play the role of boyfriend in order to placate her parents.Max is unlike anyone hes ever met before, and perfect Cade is thrown by hisimmediate attraction to her. Max, a musician, is heavily loaded down with baggagefrom her past, and as she strives to make a name for herself, she fights what shefeels for Cade with the belief that shes toxic to anyone around her. The attractionbetween them is too strong yet in order to be together, these two have toovercome their pasts and accept that they are deserving of a happy ending.Ms. Carmack tells the story from both Maxs and Cades points of view inalternating chapters. Its an effective method that gives us a deeper understandingof just what drives these characters. I dont think the story would have had thesame punch if it were written in the third person, or from only one point of view.And some of the lines that Ms. Carmack assigns to Cade even had me swooning.How could Max possibly resist when this thought is running through Cades head."I pulled her into my arms and she cried until the events of the morning
disappeared, until the present took a backseat to the past. And until I knew Icouldnt live without her." Sigh.Wonderful story, terrific writing. Read Losing It first, however. Also very well-written, its as romantic and heartwarming as Faking it, and you get a pretty goodidea of where Cade is coming from. Highly recommend.Faking It is such a beautiful sequel to Losing It. I actually enjoyed this one morethan its predecessor. I loved Cade! I never swoon over any of my book boyfriendsbefore, but I swear I did with Cade! LOLCade Winston is not yet over Bliss but he is trying his best to move on, speciallynow that Garrick is going to propose to her. After his torturous coffee date with"the couple", a tattooed lady asked him to pose as his boyfriend for the day inexchange for anything he wants. Cade seemed to be attracted to her even thoughshe isnt his type. So, he agreed and asked her for a "real" date in return.The last thing Mackenzie "Max" Miller wanted to do is for her parents to meet herdrummer and equally tattoed boyfriend Mace. Scratch that, she never wantedthem to meet him at all because they definitely wont approve of him. So when hermother accidentally heard Mace while she was talking with her over the phone,they started asking questions about him. To appease her parents, she made up aperfectly nice boyfriend that her parents will surely adore. Unfortunately, thetorture didnt end there. Her parents are actually on their way to visit her forThanksgiving and wants to meet up with Max and her imaginary boyfriend in thecoffee shop she and Mace are in. Her solution: send Mace home and propositionthe Mr. Nice Guy in the coffee shop to pretend as her boyfriend!The Golden Boy and the Angry Girl in a pretend relationship that felt more realthan any relationship theyve had.I thoroughly enjoyed Faking it. Even though the story may have been a cliche---two characters that are so wrong to be together (or at least they thought) but arevery attracted to one another--- yes, its a cliche, but it doesnt mean that it didntwork for Carmacks story. The book is a perfect blend of everything---theres
humor, drama, internal struggles, family issues, sexual tension and romance. Itsso good that I finished the book in one sitting!Its very easy to fall in love with the characters. Max is not your usual heroine--she have piercings and tattoos, she works in a tattoo parlor and also works as adancer in a bar. Shes a struggling musician but she never thought of giving upher dreams. Shes basically the alpha character in this story. Cade on the otherhand is her exact opposite. Even though hes a struggling actor, he is taking hismasters degree to become a college professor, hes polite, he volunteers duringhis free time, and even hugs a stranger! Hes so freaking amazing. I fell in lovewith Cade in chapter three, right after he said: "You look beautiful. Don’t worry.”*swoon* I melted a little when he sang in chapter 12. By chapter 26, I was readyto marry him! LOL. Cade is now my favorite book boyfriend!I just want to share this part of a poem that I really loved which makes me thinkof Cade and Max situation, it goes something like this:when he offers his lips,take them.take his arms,his throattake his toes.when he offers,gorge,swallow everything whole...from Jeannan Verlees Lessons on Loving a ProphetAnd I think Max did well *smirks* up until she chickened out in Chapter 28. Imean, come on, Cade is perfect. He is exactly what she needed! If it were me, Iwill say YES even before he open his mouth to ask. LOL! I was a tad disappointed
when Max left Cades apartment but I really didnt think it was a stupid decision inMax part. You see, fear is like pain, its subjective -- what is scary for her may notbe scary for other people. You cannot force someone to do something that she isgenuinely scared of. At least not until she gathered enough courage to face herfears. Even though I hated Max for hurting Cade (albeit unintentionally), I canthelp but cheer on her when she decided to show up on his apartment a weekafter. That took a lot of guts coming from a scared and tortured soul like Max.I had so much fun reading Faking It and I recommend this book to all New Adultfiction lovers! Yeah, Im a nice girl... Im willing to share Cade with everyone. LOLWhen you read a book by a debut author and love it, you are faced with adilemma. What if the next book isn’t as good as the first one? I’m sure the authoralso suffers a similar nervous wait for the release of their second book. I waspartly so-excited-I-couldn’t-breathe about Faking It, and partly really nervousabout picking it up, just in case. Well, worry not Losing It fans. Cora just trumpedLosing It, because Faking It is the real deal.It was difficult not to burn through the whole book in a matter of hours, because Ireally REALLY wanted to. Luckily, in some respects, life got kind of crazy and I gotto take my time with Faking It. It was just one of those reads though, where Iwould be really tired and just plan on reading for maybe 10 minutes before I fellasleep, and I’d look up an hour later and wonder where the time went. It totallysucked me in!I loved how Cora handled the transition from focusing on Bliss and Garrick, toCade and Max. It was done well and sent Bliss and Garrick off on their wayhappily, providing stimulus material for Cade and also closure for me where theywere concerned. After all, Bliss broke Cade’s heart but found the love of her life.In Faking It, Cade finds himself struggling to get over Bliss and work out what todo with his life. He realizes he needs to let go and start opening up to some newexperiences, so when Max blows into his life, interrupting his morning coffee witha ridiculous proposition, he says yes. He will pretend to be her boyfriend in front ofher parents for Thanksgiving, so they don’t have to meet the strung out musicianloser she is really dating. And goodness, Cade acts his socks off.
In Losing It, Cade proved his worth as a solid guy. Bliss didn’t find him attractive,so neither did I really. But I feel slightly cheated now, because his ‘voice’ was sointoxicating to me in Faking It. I think he just surpassed Jay Heaton from TheBody Finder by Kimberly Derting as my favourite book boyfriend ever. He ispatient, selfless, and effortless. Max calls him Golden Boy, and she is absolutelyright. He is Mr Perfect; even his flaws are perfect. I have it bad, so look out for agushing Book Boyfriend post from me sometime soon!!I appreciate the evolution of Cora’s writing too; this time around there werechapters from both Cade and Max’s point of view. It really added to the story and Ifound myself even more involved because I could understand both characters somuch more that way. I also really liked how there was a slight overlap in timebetween the end of one chapter and the start of the next; it helped me slide intothe perspective and hit the ground running. I felt like the chapter breaks were alsoreally well placed and made it difficult to put the book down as I simply had toknow what was coming next!Speaking of Max - I absolutely adored her – she is the feisty, fearless, femmefatale who gets to steal Cade’s heart. She has such a tough persona built up forself protection, and I loved how Cade was able to slip through it, like her personalKryptonite. Max had many of the best lines of dialogue, and I loved her zingingretorts to Cade. I also loved that he called her ‘Angry Girl’, taking the wind out ofher sails and melting our hearts all in one go. Cade was her soothing balm, andshe had need of him. Her past was traumatic and when it was fully explained,more than a little tragic. I really felt that both Cade and Max were written sovibrantly that I wouldn’t be surprised to bump into them in real life.I was so sucked into this story; I got totally lost in the moment a number of times.The sexier side of the story was steaming hot, and we should all be so lucky... butthere were a number of other factors which I got lost in too. In particular I lovedMax’s descriptions of how her music made her feel, and I felt like that strongconnection to her art form was similar and complementary to how Bliss felt asPhaedra in Losing It. I normally skip over lyrics for songs when they are written into narratives, but I didn’t skip Max’s songs at all. I actually kept trying to imaginehow they would sound. I am sure I did a lame job, but I enjoyed themnevertheless.
I recommended Losing It to a huge number of people and I am going to beabsolutely doing the same here; I unreservedly LOVE this book. The minor nigglesthat some had about Losing It (mainly about Garrick’s use of the word ‘Love’ as anickname, it would seem) are totally non-existent here. New Adult is a rapidlyexpanding genre, and Faking It is a perfect example of what draws me to it; theplot is strong, the characters are real, they have believable interactions which doinclude sex, but it is tastefully written, not gratuitous in the slightest (either infrequency or descriptive detail) and it is not at all the focus of the book. This putsFaking It head and shoulders above the romance books I have read, and I alsofind the completion of the relationships more satisfying than those that I read inYoung Adult literature. So there is really NO EXCUSE AT ALL not to pre-order andDEVOUR this mouth-watering morsel. I am now setting my greedy sights onFinding It, which releases in October and tells the story of Kelsey and her travelsabroad. The wait is going to be excruciating!I freaking loved this book! Faking It is absolutely delicious - I devoured it in onego, and it left me wanting so much more. Its impossible not to love Max andCade. Their story is seriously one of the best Ive read. Filled with tummy-ticklinghumour and heartwarming romance, Faking It will leave you breathless andgasping for more!To be honest, I didnt have very high expectations of this book because I wasnt ahuge fan of Losing It (Bliss and Garrick just didnt do it for me), but it just blewme away! I loved it from the beginning itself, when Max is first introduced to usand when we get to see Cades point of view. Cade was my favourite character inLosing It, and I love him so much in this book. Bliss seriously missed out on a lot!Max and Cades relationship starts out as them pretending to be together for thebenefit of Maxs parents, but it slowly grew into something real, and at the sametime, something theyre both afraid of.I loved Max immediately. Shes so different from most YA or NA heroines. Max willnever let anyone call her Mackenzie, and she has a love for tattoos. And piercings.She has this incredible tree tattoo on her upper body, which I think is awesome.Ive always wanted a tattoo! She also has flaming red hair (again, awesome) andsparkling eyes. And get this - shes the lead singer and guitarist in a band! Sothese little facts made me picture Hayley Williams from Paramore as Max, and Ithink that fit really well. I loved the songs she writes, and I love how passionateshe is about music. Its the one thing she has going for her, and shell never letanyone take that away. Her vulnerability really shows in her songs, and when
shes onstage... Coras writing is so incredible that I felt like I was right there withher! Max is also tough and feisty, and she doesnt take crap from anyone. Shesindependent and her own person, and I really admire that about her. But shes notas fearless as everyone thinks. The death of her sister has left her vulnerable, andshes afraid to show her true self to her parents. Shes also used to dating badboys who dont really care about her, but then she doesnt care for them either.Imagine her surprise when she finds Cade!Ah, Cade. I seriously adored him in this book. Cades my new favourite NA boy.Hes different from the guys Max is used to, and that intrigues her. Cade is stillhurting from Blisss rejection, and having her and Garrick right there in the samecity is torture for him. But hes trying to manage. Thankfully Max comes along andpushes Bliss right out of his mind. Cade is the sweetest guy ever, and I love howprotective he is of Max even though he barely knows her. The fact that he agreedto be Maxs pretend boyfriend to help her out shows what an amazing guy he is.No one else would have done that for a stranger. Plus, Cade is absolutely hilarious!His constant sarcasm had me laughing out loud. Take this part, for example. Thisis Cades reaction to Maxs boyfriend, Mace -His name was Mace. As in the stuff sprayed into the eyes of rapists and muggers.Or the ancient weapon used to bludgeon people to death.He sounded like a real keeper.Cades the whole package - sweet, protective, funny, hot, and intelligent. He hasso much wisdom in that cute head of his. And his advice really helps out Max, somuch. Its pretty helpful to anyone reading the book, actually. Because many of ushave faced hardships in life, and the kind of courage and positivity that these twoshow are really uplifting. Theres this one line that really stuck with me, and itssomething that Cade says to Max when she admits shes afraid.Fear lets us know we’re alive.I was rooting for Cade and Max so hard in this book. The Golden Boy and AngryGirl make an adorable pair, and their chemistry is sizzling hot! I mentally cheeredat the happy parts and teared up at the sad. They both have some pretty large
baggage, but they help each other through it. And they really bring out the best ineach other. I liked how their relationship started out real slow, because they reallygot to know each other in that time. And that made them realize how much theycare for one another.I want to re-read Faking It over and over again, because it was just that fabulous.I cant get enough of Cade and Max! Theyre definitely my favourite NA couple atthe moment, and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Coras writing in thisbook is so real, and the descriptions so vivid, that I felt like I was living Cade andMaxs lives alongside them. Im certainly looking forward to reading Kelseys storyin Finding It, but Im pretty sure this one will remain my favourite! You guys HAVEto read this when it comes out. Seriously. Its a must-read. And you wont regretit!To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11YqG1k