Title: 99% Faking It
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA RomCom, Sweet Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: March 4th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Lisa is a card-carrying, book-loving Gryffindor. Solid. And that’s why everyone knows she’s awesome. Well, except for her crush, Matt. He only ever sees her as a friend. Plus, he's got his eye on another girl. Oh well, plenty of fish and all that.
Good thing Lisa just read a book on the “wedding ring phenomenon”—you get more attention when you’re already taken. What if Lisa pretends to be Matt’s plus one? Maybe it’ll help Matt get his girl and Lisa can hook her own fish.
After the plan works, Matt suddenly claims he doesn’t like the view from the friend-zone and wants her instead… But she isn’t interested in being anyone’s second choice. If this guy wants to earn her attention, he’ll need more than some silly “phenomenon.”
He’ll need to go all out...
What a great YA novel. If you fancy yourself a YA novel, then check 99% Faking It out. This book is book 2 in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. The book gives enough of a brief overview of the first book so you understand some of the comments from the minor characters, but also has it’s own plot. If you read book one, you will recognize the characters in this book. It almost made me miss high school.
I don’t read YA books often, but when I do I want to feel the familiar feelings that remind me of my own high school experience. This book did it for me. While I didn’t have the exact same experience as the characters, I one hundred percent remember the feelings and confusion. The friendship and atmosphere. This book brought me right back there.
Lisa is such a cute character. I liked her from book one, but I loved her in this book. The emotions within her reminded me so much of feelings I also experienced. Add in the fact that the author gave her a plot with a serious undertone and she is my hero. Matt it took me a little bit longer to warm up to. I can’t say I liked him too much from the first book, but this book changed my mind. Matt is confident and popular, but he also has a softer side to him. All I can say is I love his dogs man. I know they are fictional, but I just want to love up on them.
The heat in YA books is different than other books I read. With that being said, I think the heat in YA books are better. They remind you of that chemistry you had when you were a teen. It reminds you of a time when just a smile in your direction or a brush of a hand could cause the butterflies to swarm your insides. When a first kiss lights your whole body up. That’s the heat in this book.
I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. I could almost hear the teenage voices in my head. The story is told from a dual point of view. The pace of the story is steady. I really liked the minor characters, especially those we have met before. It was great getting back into this world.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this story. I enjoyed taking a dive into the past and remembering the high school feelings. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoyed themselves a YA book every now and then.
Writing Style: 5/5
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.
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