Faking It by Cora Carmack
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Faking It is the story of Mackenzie (Max) and Cade. Max is a free-spirited musician, complete with tattoos and crayon-colored hair, who works as a go-go dancer in a bar to pay bills while getting her band off the ground. She is also dating her band's drummer. Of course, her parents think she has normal hair and works in an office. When they show up unexpectedly, she grabs the nearest conservative guy to pretend to be her boyfriend -- Cade. He does such a good job that the lie becomes too tough to back out of. Do they really want to?
This was a pretty good audiobook. Using a male and female narrator for the alternating perspectives was a good idea; I can imagine that I would be confused if I was listening to this with one narrator. I especially liked the female narrator, Emma Galvin. She had the perfect voice for the character that I envisioned.
This was also my first book in the relatively new "new adult" genre. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I enjoyed this particular book, but judging from the synopses I've read most of the books in this genre seem to be more angst-filled than what I like to read. I also have to be honest with myself and admit that I'm not terribly comfortable reading sex scenes featuring girls who are in the same age range as my own daughters!
Although this is the second book in a series, I don't think you need to read the first book to enjoy it. The main characters from the first book showed up a couple times and made me slightly curious about them, but not knowing their full story didn't ruin this book for me.
There were a few little plot points that bothered me, like a character getting in a door that is supposed to be locked. Overall, however, these things weren't enough to make me stop listening. I'd say give it a go.