Fake It Till You Break It
Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together.
After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve had...more
It feels more like a rough draft than an ARC. (Yes, I read an ARC. Huge brag. I also read it like a year after release date if that does it for you.) And beyond that, the romance feels pretty unrealistic and thrown together.
Also, do you ever read a YA contemporary and just think "no boy has ever had a thought process even one eleventh as sweet and wholesome and inexplicably/suddenly romantic as this one, and therefore it should be a crime to teach teenage girls that t ...more
This book reads like if The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I've Loved Before got together and had a baby.
It contains some of my favorite rom-com tropes of all time, including hate to love, fake dating, and a reverse parent trap years in the making.
But this in no way reads like some sort of amalgamation of the two I compared it to. This truly stands on its own.
The MCs, Mia and Jake, are nice people. Except to each other. You can understand why when their BFF moms have forced them to endure eve ...more
Fake It Till You Break It was the perfect romcom, with one of my favorite tropes -- fake dating. Here are some things I adored about this book:
➸ Mia was Asian just like me so I really related to her so much (I can't live without dim sum too)
➸ Fake dating
➸ Jake and Mia were adorable
I’d forgotten that Mia was a snuggler. Ever since we were kids. During naptime in kindergarten, she would always roll from her mat onto mine. Every single time. It didn’t matter...more
When he hooked his pinkie against mine, I couldn’t help remembering all the times we had...more
Mia is talkative, extremely loyal and kind so a very well-rounded main character. Her dream is t ...more
Fake it till you break it is a sweet contemporary romance between Mia and Jake, two enemies that have been stuck together for life because of their mothers’ close friendship. I love me a good dose of hate-to-love relationships and this was done pretty well. I especially liked how they really tried to fight their attraction at first, but in the end they had to admit defeat and declare their love for each other. The fact that they knew so much about the other was the sweetest thing ever ...more
Okay okay okay. So I rated this three stars. It's not bad, it just felt kinda bland and like something I ...more
- the first ya contemporary that I’ve read with a Vietnamese lead I’m-
- like I knew I was starved for a female Vietnamese mc but I didn’t know just how starved I was until chao ga was mentioned
- I’m Vietnamese and throughout the story there’s so many little moments from Mia and her family that I could actually relate to (for once) from habits, mannerisms, looks
- not to be dramatic but I almost had a meltdown
- Overall I don’t mind the fake dating trope but it’s far from my favourite; that s ...more
But if anyone is looking for a light and funny young adult contemporary romance to read, Fake It Ti ...more
But, the resolution to the two major conflicts of the story came waaaaaay too easy for me. And the book took a nosedive from a solid 5 stars.
It might be just me, but if I was Jake I would have punched Finn in the dick and I don't know if ever would have spoken to Mia again. There are just some things that I'm not willing to forgive nor forget in this ...more
I received an ARC from Raincoast books in exchange for a honest review.
Okay, I judge books based on publishers sometimes. Yup, it's a fact for me that if I read several arcs from the same publisher and each book failed to make any good rankings for me, I kind of write them off. Swoon Reads was kind of an iffy publisher for me. They had the cutest covers for YA contemporaries that centered over the theme of romance. But they lacked substance, often boring, and childish. ...more
Reading about Mia and Jake fake dating was such a treat! Every time they bickered, had cute moments, and just basically being together added 10 years to my life. Mia was hilarious and quirky while Jake was super cute and ending up being a very swoony guy.
While I did enjoy this, I can admit tha ...more
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THE TITLE REALLY SUITS THIS BOOK!! Anyway, this book was good. PERIODT. Sure, I was smiling and "cursing" some of the characters, but it didn't pump me up. LIES! Okay, maybe it did... I'm not going to go that insane in this review. MORE LIES! Haha. This book was SUPER good!! ...more
The story itself was nice, well-written, characters were cute and sweet, there was some drama but it did not take too long before it was resolved. And I really did enjoy reading about mothers that were so involved (maybe annoyingly so) but for me it was refreshing.
Don´t regret making this purchase.
Super fun, super cute, and exactly what I needed after finishing such a depressing book earlier in the week. This was a breath of fresh air because I knew exactly what I was going to get and I just had the best time being along for the ride. Mia and Jake are an adorable childhood friends to enemies to lovers trope come to life on the page and I couldn't be happier. Even with the ending being a little rushed (which was probably my biggest complaint) I still just had so much fun reading t ...more
Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen is an adorable take on the fake dating trope. The story is realistic as it follows both the sweetness and awkwardness of love, and the main characters are so encouraging of one another. This is a great read to relax with this summer.
❀ PERFECT FOR SUMMER
The book tells the story of two neighbours whose mothers are convinced that they will make the perfect couple. Desperate for the chance to date who she wants and have her m ...more
this was so freaking cute wtf
please please read this book - its such a perfect cute summer romance UGH
*thank you to Edelweiss and Swoon Reads for this review copy!
1. Don't you just LOVE it when toxic relationships are romanticized in YA contemporary? No? Me neither. See, whether you want to believe this or not... YA romances have a huge impact on teen romances in real life because kids expect this to be reality. It's not healthy to shove toxic relationships down the throats of Y ...more