Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Truth About Faking

Leigh Talbert Moore
Contemporary Romance
Young Adult

"I will not let you be intimidated by Stephanie Miller's boobs."

Harley has wanted to date Trent since he moved in, and now's her chance.  That is, until Jason interferes.  Unintentionally ruining Harley's elaborate plan to hookup with Trent, Jason agrees to "fake date" her in an effort to help her in her schemes. Or is that his real reason?  Harley doesn't care, she has one goal in mind.  But as they spend more time together, could it be that Harley's goals are changing?  And when things get complicated at home, Harley's life gets turned upside-down.  Will Harley see what is important before it's too late...or will all their faking end up hurting for real?

My Opinion: Overall, though I think it had a good idea behind it, I think it lost some of the fun needed for a young adult romance.  The writing didn't pull me in as much as I like, but the story was engaging.  Jason was by far the best character and I felt he was the most mature of the bunch.  Harley is very young in her personality and her actions.  The various relationships definitely remind me of high school, though it gives less credibility to any of the characters feeling real love.  While not trying to give away plot points, I feel I must mention that the book also took on a pet project type tangent regarding being gay that I felt was a bit overpowering.  Overall, an interesting read, but one that left me grateful I'm out of high school and never going back.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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