Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: The Truth About Faking

The Truth About Faking
By: Leigh Talbert Moore
Release Date: 09/01/12
328 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley just wants a date with Trent.
Trent's still getting over Stephanie.

When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent's got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent.

Worst of all, Harley's mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley's Reverend Dad can't fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?

Wife and mom by day, writer by day, editor by day, reader when time permits, chocoholic, lover of contemporary romance, lover of YA, lover of great books, beach bum, occasionally I sleep.

"The Truth about Faking" is my debut young adult romance. It's just a light, happy book with a hot guy and a little message tucked inside. My first adult romance "Rouge" will be published in December 2012 by Pocket Books. It's neither light nor happy. Sorry. (But it does have a hot guy!)

Visit Leigh's website here

My Review:
The Truth About Faking is such a cute, sweet read that will leaving you feeling uplifted and happy. Full of young love, unrequited crushes, lessons in doing the right thing no matter what, and wonderful caring parents (as a parent I love it when YA books include good parents). 

Jason is so adorably cute I could barely stand it. He is sensitive without seeming overly so and he really puts up with a lot from a supremely confused Harley. Oh, and did I happen to mention that he is super adorable? 

Harley has been crushing on Trent for so long that she doesn't know how to stop even when she starts to realize that he may not be the one she wants to be with after all, and it's really stressing her out.  Add to that she is convinced that her mother's massage student is trying to steal her mother away from her father. Certain gossipy women have started to notice all the time that her mom and said student are spending together and want to cause trouble for her father, the reverend. Plus her best friend isn't acting very best friend like. All this adds up to massive stress for poor Harley. 

While at times a bit predictable The Truth About Faking really packs in the fun, romance and lessons in love. A wonderfully light quick read for those that enjoy reading about young love. 

PLOT:Wonderfully sweet and loveable but maybe a tad bit predictable.
CHARACTERS:  The characters were my absolute favorite part of The Truth About Faking.  My favorite characters being Jason and Harley's amazing parents. 
WRITING: Fun, easy and quick to read. You'll be absorbed till the end.
ENDING: Just what I was hoping for!
MATURE CONTENT: There are mentions of making out and some kissing and occasionally Jason let's a small "bad" word escape, but is quickly chastised by Harley to watch it.  Also there is one scene where wine coolers are consumed by the youngsters.
OVERALL:One of those books that are perfect to read while curled up with a blanket, a hot cup of tea,and few hours to lose yourself. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your great review, Shari! I'm so happy you liked my book. That makes me smile. Best to you~ :o) <3


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