By Cora Carmack
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Series: Losing It #2
Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.
Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.
I loved the first book in this series and this book was just as amazing as the first book. The characters area always a delight and who doesn't like Cade, seriously! Cora Carmack has a way about her writing that I really love whether it’s the scenery, situations, characters, scenarios everything just keeps me interested from the very beginning to the very end, with the need and want to read more. I would recommend this author and series to anyone who loves to read a good book that in the end will make you have hope out there, just a good book.
We meet up with Cade who has moved to Philadelphia and he is about to meet with Bliss and Garrick, he’s still not completely over Bliss but he’s a good actor and pretends to be okay with the whole situation. At this coffee shop though something out of the ordinary happens for Cade, after Bliss and Garrick leave this girl walks in with a guy and he can’t seem to keep his eyes off the situation. Next thing you know the guy leaves and she’s sitting next to Cade proposing that he be her pretend boyfriend for the next twenty four hours. I think this is a super cute idea and just something so unexpected to happen randomly that it made me love this scenario even more as I read along.
Mackenzie, aka Max has got to keep up appearances for her family and thought Cade would be perfect for the job of her boyfriend, little did she know that he would be too good at playing the part. There was something about him that kept her interested, even though they were both not each other’s obvious choices. They seemed to click and even though Max wanted to pull away, Cade just made things harder by being just exactly what Max needed. There are ups and downs with this world wind romance they have with each other, whether it’s fake or real, even though we know it’s completely real. There is still so much underlying issues that each one had from the past and that baggage did not seem to want to leave them.
Throughout the book the characters deal with real life situations and feelings that they don’t seem to deserve some things in life, but when realizations hits and understanding is bought out in both characters you have the feeling that anything is possible, as long as they are together. The rough patches they had were good to read through because they always seemed to come back together in the end. Again there is something to be said about opposites attracting because that’s exactly what happened with these two.
This was an adorable must read for anyone. The characters were great, even the secondary characters like Max’s parents and family (we hate her sister in law btw) and even the slight appearance of Garrick and Bliss, this book was great. I love the cover although I will say I pictured Cade being a little bit bigger and Max a little more punk but even with the muted tones it is a great cover and this series having the layout of their covers really helps to make them stand out. Amazing read and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.