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Faking It

(Losing It #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  32,348 ratings  ·  2,668 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 & Company
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Isabella Technically no, but it adds another level to Cade's personality. I would definitely read Losing It first!
Zetty Farhana This is about bliss best friend cade . Try it . It's worth reading.
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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
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: I
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 are gett

|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
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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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
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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.
Jessy MelodyofBooks
Mit Faking it habe ich den zweiten Band dieser Trilogie gelesen. Zwischen den beiden Bänden ist für mich eine lange Zeit von bald drei Jahren vergangen, weshalb ich mich nicht mehr in allen Details an die Ereignisse von Chade in Band 1 erinnern konnte.
Aber erst einmal etwas zum Inhalt (Achtung, könnte auf Band 1 spoilern!!)

Chade befindet sich an einem Punkt in seinem Leben, wo alles den Bach runter zu gehen scheint. Während eines Treffens mit seiner besten Freundin und viel wichtiger, seinem Sc
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) - Traveling Sister
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 ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
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
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Es mas bien un 3.5 de los buenos porque a pesar de que al principio no podía ver a los protagonistas como una pareja, la autora supo llevar su relación de una manera tan sutil que ni siquiera se donde estuvo el punto de inflexión porque fue de alguna forma normal.

Cade y Max son lo más opuesto que puede haber en la tierra y aunque podría haber quedado calva de tanto tirarme los pelos con esos motes de la chica enojada o el chico de oro, fue una historia bonita y muy entretenida que me leí en un s
Amy | Foxy Blogs
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 event
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 meet-
Lina Lovegood
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Auch den 2. Band fand ich wirklich gut, ich mochte Cade schon im ersten Band und auch Max ist mir sehr sympathisch, vor allem, weil sie einen ähnlichen Stil hat wie ich selbst. Deshalb konnte ich mich gut mit ihr identifizieren. Die Story ist interessant, es fehlt meiner Meinung nach jedoch ein wenig die Tiefe, um dem ganzen 5 Sterne zu geben.
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
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eine schöne Geschichte mit zwei sehr sympathischen Charakteren, die beide ihre Ängst und Sorgen haben. Natürlich war das Buch sehr vorhersehbar und an vielen Stellen ging es mir alles etwas zu schnell mit den beiden. Trotzdem habe ich es sehr gerne gelesen und mich mit Cade und Max in deren Beziehung verliebt :)
Rikke Simonsen
Åh, hvor jeg dog knuselskede den her bog! Den første bog i serien var sød, quirky og romantisk - hvor denne bog er rå, hot og frustrerende (på den gode måde!). Jeg var vild med handlingen, og karaktererne var SÅ fascinerende og alsidige. Cade er så så så skøn, og jeg kunne fangirle for evigt, men det sparer jeg jer for. Udover at forelske mig i skønne Cade, så kunne jeg identificere mig selv (eller meget af mit fortidige jeg) med Max, hvilket var ret nervepirrende, men utroligt spændende.

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
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
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
Loved Losing it! I hope this one stands up!

My Cade
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My Max

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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.
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicht so gut wie "Losing it" aber trotzdem richtig gut! Cade ist toll <3
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