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Faking It

(Losing It #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  33,949 ratings  ·  2,766 reviews
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 sh ...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Sasha Alsberg
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Faking it was a decent book! I really enjoyed Losing It but FI didn't really live up to my expectations. I loved Cades story but I felt like the ending of the book was really rushed. Wasn't a bad book just a bit rushed at points ...more
Dec 09, 2012 marked it as paused
UPDATE: 04/06/2013
After going through Cora's blog (with a bit of stalking) I've compiled a list of all the Bonus Scenes & Chapters that she was so kind to share with us. I highly recommend buying this book because from these teasers, you can really see that she put a lot of effort into this novel.
So here's the list:

note: If I've m
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until it’s already knocked you flat on your back.

4.5 Cade Lovin’ Stars!!!
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Oh Cade... I remember how much I adored this guy in Cora’s debut novel Losing It. I was so happy to find out he was getting his own book!

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Cade is in PA, going to get his masters in theater. Cade is the good guy, the best friend. My heart broke for him in the beginning of this book. He is still not over Bliss. But he has to move on. She is with Garrick, and things

|2.7 I just want to forget the whole thing stars|

Blurb: 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 probl
Cora Carmack
Jun 24, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
So... I wrote this book about two people that don't go together at all on paper-- your traditional boy next door and a kickass bad girl. To be honest, I didn't even know how they were going to work out when I started the book, but they *might* have turned out to be my favorite couple I've ever written. And well... FAKING IT is their story.

I hope you all enjoy reading about Max and Cade, and that you can identify with their struggles to be themselves in a world that's constantly pushing us to fi
littlebookbosomed bookreview
Did I read that right?

It's about Cade...
About Cade...



Pheewww~ Calm Down Nadd!

I hope the cover is as sexy as Losing it. Th dude is HOT! And i also hope, Bliss and Garrick appeared in this book *Fingerscrossed

Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by HarperCollins



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Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think I liked this one more than the first one and I really enjoyed Losing It. This one has more depth and emotion to it which helped me connect with the characters.
Beth Hudspeth
I freaking Love Cade. He is so adorable!

Golden Boy and Angry Girl:
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Cade is the best friend of Bliss in Losing It and I have to admit, for a time there I was really rooting for him because he was so sweet with her and just really loved her, but he got his heart broken in the end.

I let people go.

Cade has recently moved to Philly from Texas to pursue his acting career, go to grad school and try to leave the past behind him. It has been really hard considering Bliss and Garrick are in the same city u
Wendy Higgins
I loved Cora Carmack's first book, Losing It - it was adorable and hilarious. But her follow up book, Faking It is just plain gorgeous. It has those same witty, funny elements that I'd come to love from this author, but added a level of in-depth emotion that had me crying at the end, in the best possible way and feeling ALL the feelings.
I'm a huge fan of book bad boys, as you all know, but Cade is the ultimate good guy. We have a good boy and a seemingly bad girl. It's a delicious turning of the
Kristin (KC)
3 Stars...An endearing read!

This was a very sweet and entertaining story. While I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first installment, Losing It, I did appreciate that it was a unique read and that it was able to separate itself entirely from its predecessor.

Faking It candidly follows the perpetual good-boy Cade, who is miserably fighting off his residual feelings for Bliss (heroine from Losing It.) The author does a fantastic job exemplifying the heartache of unrequited love. But, luckily fo
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Another guilty pleasure read from Cora Carmack. I really like the story though it's cliche. The drama is enjoyable and I find it better than the first book. Good thing it's about Cade Winston, Bliss Edwards's best friend.

After being "best-friend-zoned" by Bliss, he's nursing a broken heart and trying hard to move on from her. He pretends to be okay in front of her and her boyfriend. It's kinda awkward and I can't help feeling bad for him. When he was approached by a girl and asked a favor to pr
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I would be Faking It if I didn't say I loved this story!

Cade Winston- 'MFA student, volunteer, mom-hugger, and your boyfriend for the next 24 hours.'

Max Miller- 'musician and raging bitch.'

Max needs the perfect boyfriend to get through the holidays with her over controlling parents. Cade just happened to be in the right place when Max needed him most.

Their pretend relationship turned into them both feeling:


They had to conquer their past before they could move forward:
'She cried until the even
Wendy Darling
If all "new adult" romances were written like this, I could get on board with it. Sexy and fun!

3.5 stars
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't you love it when you pick up a second book by an author that you like well enough, but maybe weren't completely bowled over by, and then discover after reading that you are now a bonafide fan? When you realize just how much the author has grown as a writer between her debut and her sophomore effort? And isn't this is especially sweet when it's two books connected in a series? When you have that little moment of thankfulness that you decided to go ahead and keep reading her work, because yo ...more
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
3.5 Stars

I love a story that takes a romance “norm” and entirely swaps the sexes of it, I really do. In the case of Faking it that norm is tattooed punk male and preppy female.

Meet Mackenzie Max:

And Cade:

(Okay, okay maybe not the whole fully-clothed-in-the-pool part, but I imagine you get what I’m implying here.)

Cade played a role in Losing it that I didn’t really care for all that much, the other guy, but now after the ending of that one he gets his story. And his story starts off with a mee
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, na
Hmm...Once again I find myself in a dilemma. I know I enjoyed the book but I'm not sure whether to give it a good rating or a very good one. I think I liked this one more than Losing It so I will give it a 4,sth.

I have to say I love Cade. He appears so sweet and calm and then he does sth and you see the fire brewing beneath the surface.(view spoiler) I liked him way more than Garrick and I actually wanted him to end up with Bliss in the previo
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - I. Love. Cade. And I was so excited to learn that there was going to be a book about him. Having said that, I didn't like this book nearly as much as the first one.

But WHY, Katy?!? How can you say such a blasphemous thing about a book about Cade?!?

Don't get me wrong, it was cute, and I enjoyed some if it very much. Cade was just perfect in just about every way. He was sweet. He was charming. He was witty. And he was heartbroken in a way that made you want to be the one who made it al
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
**2.5 stars**

Faking It is the third book in a row I've read where a main characters's sibling has died in a car accident - I didn't know this before picking any of the books. Maybe because I saw this handled in a more mature, less self-pitying way in the two other books, I couldn't stand how Max, the heroine in this one, used her sister's death (which happened 9 years ago) as an excuse for all her shitty behavior towards Cade.

Max and Cade are very different. She's full of tattoes and bad attitud
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
I fell in love with Cora Carmack's writing in Losing It, so when I had the chance to review her new release Faking It, I knew I had to read it ASAP. And just look at that cover! I knew just looking at this one that Faking It was going to be fantastic New Adult romance.

Cade has never gotten over Bliss, despite the fact that she's now in a serious relationship with a dreamy British guy who was her professor the year before. No matter how hard he tries, Cade can't get rid of his feelings and heart
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Again this book is what you expected it to be, I almost didn't finish it. I have come to conclusion that all new adult books are the exact same. Am i wrong?

Wasn't bad, but its always the same freaking story.
Dee Montoya
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
***3.5 Fearless Stars***

This book was very enjoyable, the writing style and plot kept me interested throughout but I in the end the story really didn't feel unique, the whole opposites attract drama has been way over done before...

Mackenzie or Max as she prefers people to call her is a punk rock tattooed beauty who hides her true identity from her parents in order to get financial support from them. Keeping them happy pretending to be something she's not is what she's been doing for years. One d
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
…We should live like we smoke — Inhale the present and exhale the past.

Max parents are ultra conservative… and she’s the opposite of that. With tattoos, lead singer of a rock band and with a tattooed boyfriend named Mace she is everything that her parents despise. So when they decide to make a surprise visit, she does the only that makes sense in the moment: ask a good guy to be her pretend boyfriend. (Yes, because that’s the solution everyone would choose, right? :P Well, Max is definitely not
Cora Tea Party Princess
I'm being generous giving this 3 stars I think. But I enjoyed it enough for 2 stars to be too low.

It's fun, flirty fiction that you don't really have to think about.

The characters are as likeable as they can be, but are pretty interchangeable - the nice guy and the Rebel Sue. Insert conflict and "unlikely" attraction and BAM, you're done.

There was a definite aversion to the word "nipple" in this book. Think of any other way to describe nipples and you'll find it, you just won't find the word nip
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
Loved Losing it! I hope this one stands up!

My Cade
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Initial reaction: Much better than the first book, but I'll admit there were many points of this where it was rather formulaic and lacked a certain amount of consistency/plausibility.

Be also prepared for an extended discussion on song lyrics in fiction, because that was a good part of this particular work and it did play a part in my perception of the work overall.

Full review:

I have to give it to Cora Carmack in that I think "Faking It" was better than "Losing It", and more bearable than some re
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"There are some things that are worth fighting for, no matter the outcome, and you're one of them."



It starts off hilarious with this girl named Max at a coffee shop. She's kind of a "bad girl" and has piercing and tattoos everywhere, works at a bar and tattoo parlor, and her parents are the complete opposite. She has this charade going with them where they don't know "the real" her so when the
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I loved this. It was so much better than the first. I think Cade has a little dom in him. In the first book he was bit sweet but in this book he's a little more demanding. This one is definitely my favorite of the two. ...more
Magan Vernon
Have no idea what its about, but if Cora wrote it, Im sure Ill love it
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one!

I felt a connection and feels and it was super enjoyable <3
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Faking It is a tender & fragile tale of a whirlwind first real love. It was so easy to sink into their story.
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Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult Romance and YA fantasy. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora lives in Austin, TX, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss and her dog Sherlock. But she ...more

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