22 August 2013

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Finding It by Cora Carmack.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: June 4th 2013 by William Morrow & Company.
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.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Can I just say that I LOVE Cora Carmack's writing! She is auto buy author for me. She had me at the first page. I had a smile on my face from the beginning. Her writing flows and is so easy to follow. I was laughing and crying! There is so much sexual tension in the book and you find yourself saying “Just Do it ... no don’t do it” over and over because you can so easily understand Max and Cade. It is so easy to fall in love with them and want everything to go right.

I have been waiting for this signed book from her for awhile, so I couldn’t read it until now. I have been so frustrated waiting. I sat down with it and the next thing I knew it was after midnight and I was ¾ of the way done. I then found myself reading the paragraphs over and over because I was tired. Which is very odd for me since I work night shift and am used to staying up all night. But I think that I was so wrapped up in the whole book that I was emotionally exhausted. I know that sounds stupid since it is just a book but it’s true. So I put it down and picked it up as soon as I woke up.

This story is about Cade and Max. Max calls Cade - “Golden Boy” and Cade calls Max “Angry Girl”. They are as opposite as you can be on the outside but very similar on the inside. Max is covered in tattoos and has piercings and Cade is kind and chivalrous and helps everyone. But that is only on the outside. They are both full of some sad pasts and each has dealt with it differently. Their families are a part of them for good or bad. I love when the families are in stories. Max’s family struggles to move on from the loss of Max’s sister some time ago. Max struggles to find peace with it and her family. Max’s family loves her in the only way they know. Max has to learn to be who she is around them too.

Cade is quiet and doesn’t fight or go after people. He just “lets them go”. But he sure learns to fight physically and emotionally. I love that about him. We can change if we want. He is totally swoon worthy. He is always looking out for Max and helping her even when it hurt his own heart to do so.

I wish everyone could have Milo as a friend. Cade’s friend doesn’t hold back anything and just tells Cade like it is. I want a Milo!

What I also loved about the book is that it doesn’t start in a bar. I am getting tired of that. Don’t people meet other places too? So I was happy that it started out in a coffee shop. The first few chapters had me grinning from ear to ear at the interactions in the coffee shop. I know I keep saying that but I was always grinning.

I know I didn’t say a whole lot of what was in the book. But I don’t need to. You will enjoy it .If you love contemporary romance with some sadness, tattoos, singing, acting, crazy families, getting over old girlfriends, getting past looser boyfriends, chivalry, then this is for you This book covers being who you are, learning to fight for what you want and loving your family with all their faults. I want to see this one as a movie.

I can’t wait for Finding It!

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  1. Oh yay! I'm starting this one this next week. So glad to hear you loved it and I totally get the emotionally exhausting thing. Some of those are just the best reads.

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