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Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance

(Creative HeArts #3)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  361 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.

After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Ever
Kindle Edition, 166 pages
Published April 18th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“You know what they say, Audrey, the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup.”

This was a YA contemporary romance featuring a fake relationship.

I liked characters in this, and both of them had just had bad break-ups. I could see what Mariely thought everybody was talking about her though when her boyfriend turned out to be gay. It was also good to c
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seriously couldn't put this one down.

If you love books that take place at art schools, guys with gorgeous eyes, stories with diverse characters - including a Mexican-American MC - and fake romances / opposites attract stories, then you have to check out this one whether or not you've read the first two books in the series yet. That said, if you have read the first two books, then you'll get glimpses of some of your other fave characters, like Sloane, Tru, Finn, Himish, and a lot of face time wi
I received an eARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

When I found this book on Netgalley I just knew that I wanted to request it, I really enjoyed How Willa Got Her Groove Back and I couldn’t wait until I could read the other books in this series. I was lucky and I got the book to read and review it.

The book is written from Mariely Hinojosa, the protagonist. A girl who loves acting and would like to be an actress one day. There are al
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance was cute and while I enjoyed the story for the most part there were a couple of issues that stopped this from being a 3.5 or even a 4 star read for me. Alternating points of view are hardly a new concept and I tend to prefer stories that utilize them. However in CSF the POV was extremely confusing, rather than writing from the "first person" POV the author wrote from the "third person" POV and when the viewpoint changed between characters it was jarring and interrupted t ...more
Shawna Lumley
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book for an honest review, Thank you Netgally, Entagled and Shellee Roberts for this chance.

First off I laughed my butt off the entire time. I felt a little bad for Cabot because his ex just wouldn't take no for an answer! I really really felt bad for Mariely for how she found out about her bf but than again the signs were kinda there....I also kept thinking she was being a little bit of a snob which to most would be a surprising thing but its true! She was so worried about how she li
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance made me think of two quite funny tidbits that are oddly connected:
I clearly have a thing for Entangled Crush books... They kinda my well written, enjoyable cute & fluffy supplier of late. And CSF just was proof of the fact. Cute, fluffy, well written and so enjoyable.
The second fact is that I have grown to adore multi-author series. And guess who has gotten me into that? Yep, Entangled Crush. The Creative Hearts series is just one of the reason I love multi-aut
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Genre: Teens/YA, Romance

Age: 17+ ( If mature, 15+)

Recommendation: Yes, this was super cute and would definitely appeal to those in their last few years of high school and older.

Type: Series, this is book number three in the Creative HeArts series and number one for Mariely & Cabot.

Summary: Perfect for those on the brink of adulthood and those looking for a youthful feel to their romance read + cute love story + emotional + drama (high school drama)


Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Cru
Lenore Kosinski

3.5 stars -- I received a copy of this book through NetGalley!!

I loved Mariely's style -- even if it was born out of necessity (shopping in thrift stores), I still loved the whole vintage vibe she had going on, and how she was even interested in classic movies and stuff too. And you could really see her vulnerability and how insecure she was about her financial status and the reality of her home life. She came across as very authentic, and my heart hurt fo


3.5 “Fauxmances are the best” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled Teen!

I was pretty sure I was going to really enjoy this book even before I started it.

Part of a series I really liked? Check.

A chance to see more of Willa and Finn before the sequel to How Willa Got Her Groove Back? Check.

Fake romance? Check. Check.

Oh, well, just count me in.

Mariely Hinojosa (hello, diversity!) and Cabot Wheeler thought they had nothing in common. He was the hot, rich and popular guy with a bright future ah
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Cabot Wheeler's girlfriend had convinced him to throw a big party at his house but then proceeded to drink to much and admit to having cheated on Cabot. Meanwhile at the party, Mariely Hinojosa walks in on her boyfriend of three years making out with another guy. Both of these couples end their relationship leaving Cabot and Mariely devastated at their separate betrayals.

After receiving the advice that nothing gets you over a break up like a new hook up and Mariely sees that Cabot's ex will not
Keanna (JustKey)
* I received this book through Netgalley through the publisher Entangled Teen*

The Why: After a public humiliation of a public break up both Mariely and Cabot think that having a fauxmance is the best idea? Or is it? Especially when fake turns into real feelings. It was fun , lighthearted and an easy read, because I read this book in one sitting.

Mariely: After experiencing a bad breakup with her boyfriend of almost two years, she decides the best thing to do is to hook up with someone.
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Right from the start, I really liked this one. The writing was once again great, and the book followed the same formula as the other one, with Mariely’s chapters being from a 1st person POV, and the occasional chapter showing Cabot’s perspective on the 3rd person. This is not exactly alternating POVs, but somehow it really works for these books.

Now, just putting it out there, I was very glad to have one of my biggest suspicions from the other book confirmed here!!!

I really l
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Crush and Shellee Roberts.)

I loved it! I love all the boys in this series, I mean the main characters. However, unlike Sloane or Willa, Mariely was not afraid to take risks and tried out new thing, considering that the other two were proved enough and were designer and writer, they should have had this characteristics, not Mariely, who was an actress, and was
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you say about a book that took your breath away? I have no idea but I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow


I’m trying to rack my brains for anything I didn’t like or anything that could be improved and I’m coming up blank. The truth is this book was GOOD and I really wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it turned out to be. I’m probably rambling now so I’ll say this before I sign off…

Crazy Stupid Fauxmance is an honest to goodness feel-good (to the point where you smile at nothing when you’
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it
*I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.

Such a cute, light and quick reading.
The romance was adorable (FAKE DATING, I love fake datin
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book had the right amount of romance, fluff, fun, and uniqueness to set it apart from the others. I thought the art school was a very cool touch, especially using the female old school actress as curse words. I know I have drama nerd friends who would do just that so it really felt authentic in that way. The ONLY thing I didn't like is it didn't feel like enough. How did his art project turn out, did she get another job, I just felt like it could have had more and dived a bit deeper into he ...more
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-but-unowned, arc
I received this free eARC novel from NetGalley. This is my honest review.

I gotta say, this one was by far my favorite of of the 3 books in this series that I've read. I love how much Mariely fights for what she wants. She's very down to earth, a hard worker, and a spitfire character. And I even liked Cabot, though he was a bit whining about his parents situation when others have gone through a lot worse.

I'm glad I got to get inside these characters heads and that I finally got around to readin
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it

I loved the teen drama and how sweet these two were and how they two ending falling for each other and fighting to be together. I enjoyed the writing and humor and how the books in these series have some important topics like divorce and different economic classes. I wish for the cheating boyfriend not a happy ending because he never really felt sorry or thought he did something but by having another relationship on the side but other than that fun and fast read
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"what if we do this and it's awesome?" i absolutely adored the book, loved every second of it. it was an easy read, with lots of emotions & near-tears moments. i enjoyed their differences & struggles, there were so much character development it felt like i knew them in person, felt for them & cried for them. it was an absolutely satisfying read. ...more
This was fine until the ending. I hate when a character rejects a declaration of love and apology because they are still insecure or something, so then ThEY are the one to make a big declaration and apology. Like girl just accept it the first time
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 stars because of Cabot and a little bit of Finn ❤️
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fake-bf-gf
General cute romance.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
So much swoon worthy stuff! I loved it:)
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wish they would turn this book into a movie, know why, Mariely's style, that retro look, awesome! ...more
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I Debated On My Rating...

So I debated a bit on my rating here because I did like this book so I considered a four stars, but that ending really didn't do it for me. I mean yes the scene has sigh moments to it but I don't know it's like the story ends like a truncated file. It's just over when it seems like there should be so much more. I mean considering the very different backgrounds these kids have, the very different future paths they're potentially on, it seems like it's going to be a little
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute fake to real relationship story...part of Creative hearts series which takes place in Austin in arts high school..Cabot and Mariely decide to fake it because they are embarrassed...they dont wont to be talk all over the they will be fake couple...
Well things get complicated...
Sweet, light, well paced and written read..enjoyable..
Mariely is rockabilly chick...I liked her outfits.. End was bit sudden. There is space for more story development.
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

I received this book for free from Entangled in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I jumped at the chance to read the third book in the Creative HeArts series, as I read How Willa Got Her Groove Back a couple of months ago. This book is the first in the trio following Mariely and Cabot, characters I first met in the previous book, which means that I also got to
jolly chill
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Boriiinnnggg ☹️
Olivia Chanel's Stories in Space
Thank you Entangled Publishing and Shellee Roberts for my e-arc of Crazy, Stupid Fauxmance!
One (fake) hookup with a totally hot guy, no strings, all fun, here I come.

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance is a young adult contemporary romance featuring Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler. After a boathouse party, two breakups and heartbreak both Mariely and Cabot are the talk of their artistic high school Austin NextGen Academy. The solution to their problem is a hookup, a fake one, a fauxmance.

I enjoyed readi
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh the drama of high school, I’m just so happy that I didn’t have to really experience any of it firsthand, at least nothing worthwhile to remember. I am finally caught up with this series, and so happy that I did. The author bought these two characters to life. Yes they’ve been introduced previously that’s why I love this series everything is happening concurrently, how often do you see that. Not very, that’s how much. Any who this story is about Mariely and Cabot, the girl from the wrong side ...more
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