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New Release Review! 99% FAKING IT by Chris Cannon (Dating Dilemmas #2)

99% Faking It by Chris Cannon
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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…

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Lisa and Matt were both very sympathetic characters–what book-reading girl can’t identify with a nerdy book-loving heroine who sometimes feels a bit less-than when confronted with confident, bubbly blonde maybe-rivals? Both Matt and Lisa weren’t 100% sure at all times who was the right one for them–though it might be a bit unusual for a romance novel, IRL it’s realistic at any age, especially when you’re in high school and still figuring things out. They managed to find their way to a satisfying HEA (Matt’s book for Lisa was fantastic) and though they made annoying mistakes along the way, they weren’t over the top unbelievable or ones that they couldn’t realistically come back from. There were many LOL moments along the way to their happy for now and hopeful for the future ending, which more than overshadowed any facepalm ones 🙂

99% Faking It is the second book in Ms. Canon’s Dating Dilemmas series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. Nina (Lisa’s BFF) and West were totally cute here, though, and I’m looking forward to going back and giving their book a read too–and crossing my fingers for more in the future!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

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

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