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.
©2013 Cora Carmack (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
I am a little too old for the YA books but this was still good. I was totally involved and loved the characters. Although not shown, there is a male narrator for the male character. Both narrators are great which always makes the story just that much better. The story was fun with some drama and I couldn't stop listening. Typical in some ways with the new YA craze but still worth it if you have liked them in the past.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
You get to know Max, short from Mackenzie , and Cade pretty quick in this story line. The story line has been done before both in Hollywood and in print. One thing that makes this fresh is that alternating chapters are done from Max’s and the Cade’s perspective. This gives your essentially two main characters instead of one. Emma Galvin does a great job at the narration. If you are looking for a light, romantic novel, give this one a go – no surprises here.
Not quite sure how but in this story she Cora manages to make tattoos sexy! Ok. I am not one who has ever liked permanatly altering my body by painting it and I'll have to say growing up with a very conservative family and holding an even more conservative job, I have never found body piercings or tattooing appealing. Fine, I still don't but now I understand the reason behind it better. I liked the story but am tired of whiny women (or men) who are always looking for excuses to feel bad about themselves. The story is about a girl who after the loss of her sister feel like she has to fill the older sister's shoes and become perfect however after a few years she decides to be herself by getting piercings and tattoos and let's not forget the punky hair. She meets a good old boy from Texas and they have an instant connection. He agrees to play as her boyfriend so that she can continue the charades she has going for her parents and through the process they fall in love. I felt a rush at the end to finish the book so that was not satisfying.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
It was just ok for me. Nothing to rave about. I actually go bored in a couple of sections. I didn't like book of of this. This was just ok too.
Maybe a credit/sale...depending on your mood that day. Not a buy...
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