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99% Faking It

(Dating Dilemmas #2)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Lisa is a card-carrying, book-loving Gryffindor. Solid. And that’s why everyone knows she’s awesome. Well, except for her crush, Matt. He only ever sees her as a friend. Plus, he's got his eye on another girl. Oh well, plenty of fish and all that.

Good thing Lisa just read a book on the “wedding ring phenomenon”—you get more attention when you’re already taken. What if Lisa
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Published March 4th 2019 by Entangled: Crush
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Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Overachiever: Let me get this straight. You want to fake date me.

Man Candy Matt: Uh huh.

Miss Overachiever: But you know that I have a crush on you. [Damn it! He won’t notice that Freudian slip, will he?]

Man Candy Matt: Have?

Miss Overachiever: [Damn it!] Had! I had a crush on you.

Man Candy Matt: So, fake date me? Then the girl I have a crush on who’s perfectly happy with her perfect boyfriend will get jealous and decide she wants me instead.

Miss Overachiever: What’s in it for me?

Man Candy
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Chris Cannon’s writing style. She really knows how to suck you into the story with witty banter and loveable smart chicks.

Lisa is Matt’s nerdy best friend. He friend zoned her as soon as they started being besties. Now Lisa wants a boyfriend and a new guy is on the scene. He has caught her attention and Matt doesn’t like the idea of sharing his BFF. Matt is in denial. He’s in love with Lisa and doesn’t even realise it. After a discussion about the wedding ring affect Matt and Lisa decide
Jacob Proffitt
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is second in a series and lots of events from the first are important and present in this one. Including the all-important friend-zoning. I definitely recommend reading these in order.

If you've read the first (read the first), then you know about what you're getting with this one. Chris Cannon has an excellent way with her characters, making them come alive. So what you know of Lisa and Matt from the previous story carries over very well. I particularly love this exploration of Matt
Lissa Hawley
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another book loving girl romance from Chris Cannon. I just love these. Dogs and Harry Potter references and sweet romance. What more could you want?
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this series! Chris Cannon's characters are so quirky and cute. You can't help but be pulled into their stories and fall in love with them. It was also nice to see characters from the first book included, and although this is a series, it can def be read as a stand alone. Matt and Lisa are probably my fave so far, I really like Matt although it took him time to figure out what he wanted, but I love that he gave Lisa that same opportunity. Matt is just not one to wear ...more
Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3.5 Stars

Young Adult age-range: 12+ there is adult language.

As a big fan of Chris Cannon, and the young adult genre, I was super excited to get my hands on this novel. Perhaps it's my mood. I've been distracted, have a lot going on in life, and struggling to work. I wanted a nice, easy dose of escapism, but it just didn't work for me. I will chalk this up to my mood/reading mood/readers-block. I do believe young adult
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
-‘Operation Fake Boyfriend is on’-

-‘The Theory of How Guys Are Idiots and Only Want What They Can’t Have.”’-...

I read some of the other reviews and kind of rolled my eyes. Yes, you could get stuck on gender roles and stereotypes and analyze it like a piece of literature but, let’s face it, this is written for typical teenagers who just want to read some realistic fluff and this is exactly what you’re going to get here. It’s your typical high school romance. Kids have crushes, fall in and out of
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

Lisa and Matt have been friends forever. Firmly in the friend zone, Lisa has a crush on Matt, but knows nothing will never happen there. She wants a boyfriend, and Matt has his eye on another girl in school. Well, like all good fanfiction, Lisa thinks that if they pretend to be together, then they will cause the people they have an eye on - not each other - to get jealous, and start to see them
Candyce Kirk
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
99% Faking It is definitely my kind of book. I was hooked from the start! A main character who is a book lover and a major Harry Potter fan and you don't have to ask me twice to keep on reading! This book is a fast and easy read and I really enjoyed myself.This book is definitely predictable and even though I knew exactly how it was going to end, I flew through this book, because it's so well written! Best friends to lovers is definitely one of my favorite tropes to read about, so 99% Faking It ...more
Neilliza Swaffar
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
**Copy provided by Tour Host, in exchange for an honest review**

99% Faking was an ok read. I am a lover of YA books and all the sweet moments, but this one lacked a lot of those. There were a few sweet scenes here and there, but it was mostly confusion of teenage dating. I like Lisa for her love of books and anything Harry Potter. It reminded me a little of my book nerd side. Harry Potter merchandise makes me ga-ga. lol. But Lisa had some downside that I didn’t enjoy. She lacked self
Suz Jay
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“‘Maybe I could write a paper on it. The Theory of How Guys Are Idiots and Only Want What They Can’t Have’”*

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lisa is crazy about reading, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, and Matt, the guy who friend-zoned her the second she showed interest in dating him. He didn’t see her as girlfriend material back then, because he was busy crushing on his sister’s best friend.

When Lisa catches the eye of the hip new
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Every now and then, I love to read a good young adult romance. A romance that is young, and innocent. So, I was browsing through Netgalley and saw this one, and fell in love with the synopsis and the cover (I mean, seriously. How adorable is that cover? I can just feel the hug he's giving her!). I grabbed it up. I'm super glad I did, too, because I have a new author to read more work by, and characters that have stolen my heart for the long haul.

I loved the way Chris Cannon chiseled these
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Faking it looked super cutsy and I just really wanted to read it, And so i did, the premesis sounded fun i love fake relationships and watching them unfold. Its sweet and it just makes me happy.

The thing is I wasnt in love with the execution of it. Sadly to me it felt forced and juvenile. I understand that they are teens, I remember being a teenager I was a mess. But these two kinda out did me. The hormones were really out of control. Lisa was probably my least favorite character not that i
Inga Lady Of Bookland
*Note. 99% Faking It (Dating Dilemmas Book 2) by Chris Cannon was kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. So I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This was the usual Entangled: Crush book that you would expect - a sweet and innocent YA romance, a cozy and light read to brighten your day, a cute and entertaining story that will make you smile at the end of the book and in-between the pages of it.
Kari Hansen
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa is a quirky high school student who has been crushing on her best friend Matt however he doesn’t see her in that way. Knowing that she and Matt can never be more than friends she has decided it is time to move on and who better to do it with than Trey, the new boy in town, who has been paying her attention.

When Matt hears about the wedding ring phenomenon, which is a theory that people that are already in relationships are more attractive to others, he believes this is the perfect plan to
Sara Oxton
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
99% faking it by Chris Cannon a five-star read that you wont need to fake enjoying. This is the second novel in the Dating Dilemma series, but they can be read as stand-alone as I read this one first not realising it was a series, I will be going back to check the first one out. I loved Lisa through the whole story, I loved her in all her nerd girl awesomeness. Matt, I struggled with at times, but in the end, I realised he is a dog lover so he can’t be all that bad, and you just know once he ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
1.5 Stars. I didn’t read the first one.
I wasn’t a fan of this book. The relationship seemed unhealthy and too much drama for me. It didn’t come across that they were good friends. They had never been to each others' houses or knew what kind of pizza the other liked, etc. There was an overuse of wanting to punch someone in the face and an absentee father randomly thrown in.
There was also a moderate amount of mild language, no sex (although the mom mentions to not be pressured, wear a condom when
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chris Cannon just keeps getting better with each book! Every time I think I have a favorite, a new book comes out and takes its place.
I was so excited to read Matt was getting his own book. I had been a fan of his since he and Charlie first appeared in "Blackmail Boyfriend." Matt is the quite, shy type that just goes along with whatever until nerd-girl Lisa throws him in a tailspin.
I enjoyed this book so much. Not just because of all the Harry Potter references, but the world and characters that
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa and Matt have been really good friends since Matt completely friend-zoned Lisa two months ago. Now they have a deal to fake date for 3 weeks so that they could attract attention of their crushes. It seems though that their feelings may take a completely different direction. But it's not so easy to know what's real and what's pretended when you fake date. Will both Lisa and Matt see what they really mean to each other?
I know it's just a romance like many others but I always appreciate Chris
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fake it till you make it and let your nerd flag fly. This book is everything a nerdy bookish girl could ever dream of. The plot is simple but for anyone who dreams of a nerdy happily ever after this is a one sitting read. References to popular book stores and fandoms make it that much more enjoyable.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this and review.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This one had me at the Harry Potter references and nerd-girl comments. Great, quick, YA romance. Friends who decide to fake a relationship to make others jealous but what stands out to make this different from a lot of other stories that follow that plot line were the great pop culture references and the development of the relationship from friends to maybe more. Super fun read! Thanks netgalley for this arc in exchange for my honest review.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2019
I can't say this wasn't cute.

Lisa is a nerd and not afraid to live her nerdness. She's been in love with Matt for some time now and for the same length she's been in the friendzone. It doesn't help that Matt is already into another girl, so she decides to focus on the new boy at school. That's when she accepts the plan to pretend to be with Matt and test whether people really pay more attention to what they can't have.

This is what you can expect from an Entangled Teens romance. It's a nice
*I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

This was a cute book and a fast read. Overall, I enjoyed it, though for some reason it takes more for a normal contemporary novel to earn more than 3 stars from me than it does for other books. I'm not sure why (I just noticed it, to be honest). This is my second Chris Cannon book, and they were pretty much on the same level (though I liked this one a little more). As I've said with other books in the same
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
The book "99% Faking It" was cutesy and somewhat mature for its age group.

I liked it well enough. There wasn't anything terribly bad about it. There was nothing amazing about it either.

I loved the fact that Lisa was a card carrying member of the Bookish Squad but the fact that her getting a boyfriend seemed to hinge on whether or not the guy accepted that seemed a little too little for me. I realize that the characters were in high school and their relationships are bound to change for the worst
"99% Faking It" is a quick read that follows self-proclaimed nerd-girl, Lisa, and the guy who immediately friend-zoned her, Matt. Lisa lives with her mother, a family/relationship counselor; her father left her mother when she was pregnant and sent divorce papers from afar. Lisa has never met him, but that doesn't mean she doesn't feel the echoes of his leaving. She has had a crush on Matt, but as she knows he has firmly placed her in the friend zone, she is intrigued by the new, cool guy, Trey, ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
What a great YA novel. If you fancy yourself a YA novel, then check 99% Faking It out. This book is book 2 in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. The book gives enough of a brief overview of the first book so you understand some of the comments from the minor characters, but also has it’s own plot. If you read book one, you will recognize the characters in this book. It almost made me miss high school.
I don’t read YA books often, but when I do I want to feel the familiar feelings that
Tonya Sadowsky
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I couldn't wait to read this after reading "The Dating Debate," which is book 1 of this series; however, this reads as a stand-alone book. I'm disappointed because of a few issues. It didn't seem as "finished" as book 1 did. The ending just sort of...happened. Long lead up to a really short, curt, oh we're done now after you turn the page. And maybe because I'm over 40, but the manipulation bothered me. The issue of the female lead playing games in the car because someone dared to sound his horn ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-but-unowned
I received this eARC novel from NetGalley. This is my honest review.

Lisa has had a crush on her friend Matt for a while now but when she got denied by him, with him saying that she was just his friend, she ignored her feelings and decided friends would be enough. But then Matt came up with the crazy idea to become fake boyfriend and girlfriend so he can get the attention of the girl who he had a crush on.

Lisa didn't want to at first but she thought it might help her get the attention of the new
Kaytlyn Patzell
Lisa is a book and fandom loving, self-proclaimed nerd girl who has been put in the friend zone by her crush, Matt who has his sights set on another girl. After a new boy moves to town, Lisa feels like she can finally find her own happiness and move on from her crush on Matt. After Lisa learns of "the wedding ring phenomenon-you get more attention when your taken, Matt and Lisa team together to fake date so that they can grab the attention of their crushes. Can Lisa and Matt make themselves ...more
Mary Mooney
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
3.5 -4 stars
First off I have to say that I usually don't read YA but once in a while, I will try one. I thought this one sounded cute and that is just what it was with a whole lot of high school drama thrown in.
Lisa likes Matt but Matt likes someone else so he has put Lisa in the friend's zone. While Lisa sees that Matt is not going to get the girl he wants, she has decided that she will be his friend.
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Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Boyfriend Chronicles, and the Dating Dilemma series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find

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