Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

We first meet Cade Winston in Losing It, as the best friend and rejected suitor of Bliss Edwards. In Faking It, Cade finds himself in Philadelphia, the same city as Bliss and her boyfriend, Garrick. He is nursing a broken heart while attempting to foster his fledgling acting career and attend graduate school. Cade's life takes an unexpected turn when a chance encounter in a coffee shop brings a beautiful, tattooed, pierced and damaged siren into his life.

Mackenzie "Max" Miller dreams of making it big as a musician, but finds herself hiding her true self in order to please her parents. Max's parents don't know about her tattoos and piercings, and they certainly wouldn't approve of Max's boyfriend, Mace. When Max's parents make a surprise visit to Philadelphia, expecting to meet the nice guy Max has been dating, Max approaches Cade with a crazy proposition - pretend to be her boyfriend. Cade, intrigued by Max, agrees, but plays his part a little too convincingly and Max and Cade are forced to keep the ruse going.

As Cade and Max spend more and more time together, they discover that neither one of them is exactly as they seem. They each have demons and secrets that threaten to control their lives, but the pull they feel towards each other is undeniable and a game changer. Together they will shatter the walls they have built to protect themselves, exposing their true selves, but can they hold on to each other in the process?

I loved this book! While I enjoyed Losing It, I loved Cade's story even more. Cade and Max are much more complicated characters and their storyline is much more complex than Bliss and Garrick's. Cora is a fantastic author and I love the characters she creates. They are just a little awkward, or find themselves in ridiculous situations and it makes them so endearing and relatable. Cora also mixes in just the right amount of humor which is always refreshing in a narrative. I felt so bad for Cade after reading Losing It and hoped that Cora would continue his story. He is such a good guy, truly genuine, and so deserved a happy ending (and title of book boyfriend!). Max is not the girl that I would have pictured him with, but she is exactly the girl that he needed. Together they just fit. They understand each other and I loved watching their story play out. In fact, I stayed up to about 1 am finishing the book because I just had to know what happened next. This is a perfect romance read and I highly recommend it!


Coming soon in the Lose It series...

 Keeping Her (Losing It #1.5) - expected release August 2013

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right? 

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as they thought.

As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.

Check out a sneak peek as well as some scenes from Garricks POV here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/148428285/Preview-Package-Cora-Carmack-s-KEEPING-HER


Finding It (Losing It #3) - expected release October 2013

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life...or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

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