As soon as I finished Losing It, Cora Carmack's previous novel, I needed Faking It immediately. It's an understatement to say that I LOVED Losing It, however while Faking It was great, I can't say the same about it. Faking It centers around Cade, Bliss's best friend (from Losing It) but also the guy who was pining for her for a while. However Bliss found her happily ever after with the gorgeous Garrick. *scolds self* enough about Garrick and Bliss because this time it is all about Cade and his new love interest, Max.
Max is the complete opposite of Bliss; she is such a strong female protagonist, she knows what she wants and goes through with it. She quit school to sing, works as a dancer, and basically has tattoos and piercings that would horrify her parents to no end. The only crack in her strong exterior is her parents, and what happened to her & her sister a couple of years ago. Cade however, well we know him. He is the sweet and charming guy that every girl would want. When Max and Cade end up in an awkward situation the first time they meet and have to basically go through with it. I did enjoy their progression from strangers to immediate boyfriend/girlfriend (Max asked Cade to pretend to be her boyfriend when her parents suddenly visit her). However I really didn't enjoy Max's POV. I don't know why, but she was such a gloomy and pessimistic person. I know she had her reasons, but hell, I didn't like her bringing down my mood. However Cade, even with all that he went through, was a joy. I liked the plot enough, but hoped there was more. The quirkiness and laugh out loud scenes from Losing It were glaringly missing in Faking it.
All in all, Faking It, while not as good as Losing It, was still a great NA novel that I enjoyed. If you are a fan of Losing It or NA contemporary in general, you should definitely check it out.