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
Some might call it cliché and predictable, but I call it entertaining and wish-fulfilling. Mia and Jake have known each other forever—they were best friends but now they don’t know what they are, except their moms think they’d form the perfect ...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 ...more
Mia was a bit too...cliché Wattpad? Manic Pixie Dream Girl? for me. I thought the concept was cute but some of it felt a little forced quirkiness, tbh. I'd say fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before who want a protagonist who's a little sillier and young will enjoy this!
When he hooked his pinkie against mine, I couldn’t help remembering all the times we had done...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 ...more
Okay okay okay. So I rated this three stars. It's not bad, it just felt kinda bland and like something ...more
Mia is talkative, extremely loyal and kind so a very well-rounded main character. Her dream is ...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 ...more
But if anyone is looking for a light and funny young adult contemporary romance to read, Fake It ...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 ...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
Longer review once I finish taking my exams ...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 ...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
Anyway YOU GUYS. listen. You’re all traitors, okay? TRAITORS. To know this book EXISTED, with the holy trinity of tropes, and then not tell me about it? The absolute NERVE.
So if you don’t know what this book is about: have I got some news for you. Fake It Till You Break It has:
• fake dating
• hate to love between
• childhood friends
So. Like I said, holy trinity of tropes. ...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!
Jake and Mia’s mothers are best friends and because of that they have grown up alongside each other. The older they get, the more their mothers think they would be the perfect couple and try to push them together at the smallest opportunity. Jake and Mia have ...more
This story follows Mia and Jake who have known each other since they were kids because their moms are best friends and they live across the street from each other. Lately, their moms have been constantly pushing them to date one another but they can't stand to be in the same room. They are sick of it and create a plan to pretend they are dating for a couple weeks and then break up in order to get their moms off their backs. However, now that they are spending more time together, they realize ...more
This was super cute and thoroughly enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, it's also predictable af and I knew exactly how it would end from the very first page. I mean, it's a combination of hate-to-love and fake dating, I was destined to love it.
I'm tempted to say that my favourite part of this story were Mia and Jake's mothers because they were too stinking cute for words and their friendship was delightful. Really, my only ...more