Title: 99% Faking It
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA RomCom, Sweet Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: March 4th, 2019
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…
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
A romance where a Harry Potter loving book nerd gets the guy! This was a relatively quick read, but packed quite a punch as far as YA best friend romances go.
The story is kind of predictable and checks all the boxes of the trope: she’s in love with her best friend, he doesn’t really see her as a datable girl, but when he pretends to date Lisa in order to catch the eye of the girl he really likes, Matt starts to see Lisa in a different light. But when Lisa doesn’t want to be anyone’s second choice, can Matt convince her that they belong together? Despite the predictability, this story was full of heart and humor. And Harry Potter! Loved that!
99% Faking It is the first book I’ve read by Chris Cannon. It’s a standalone in a series, and while the characters are interconnected, Matt and Lisa’s story does stand on it’s own.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
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.