Cora Carmack has definitely impressed me again with her witty dialogue, humorous situations, and seriously raw emotions in this second book of her companion series. Faking it is the story of Max, a young woman who is hiding who she really is from her seemingly perfect family. She panics when her parents show up for a surprise visit, though, and asks a stranger to pretend to be her perfect boyfriend while her parents are visiting. Lucky for her, the stranger she approaches is Cade, a young acting student who is immediately attracted to Max. As their façade goes further and further in an effort to impress Max's parents, both Max and Cade's feelings for each other become more complicated.
This book had me hooked from the first chapter and I was barely able to put it down. I loved the character of Max for both her strength and her hidden weaknesses. I think both her and Cade are characters a lot of people can relate with because their pasts and their problems are so real.
While I really enjoyed this book, I did not love it as much as Finding It by Cora Carmack, which is the third book in this series. But, it was still an entertaining read that kept me emotionally invested.