Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore

Title: The Truth About Faking
Author: Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication: Spetember 1st 2012
Publisher: Smash
My rating: 3.5 stars
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?

The Truth About Faking is one sweet and cute read. I have always love the idea of two people faking a relationship but would eventually developed feelings for each other. Reading Harley and Jason's story was a fun and enjoyable experience.

Harley had a crush on Trent for quite a long time so when Trent's girlfriend broke off with him Harley made plans on how to win Trent over and be his boyfriend. However some of her plans went flying out of the window when the new student, Jason, came. Harley asked Jason to help her get Trent to notice her by fake-dating. When the two started spending more time together they became closer and noticed more things about each other. But Harley felt complicated about it and her feelings for Trent, to top it off some issues were arising between her family and their community.

Harley is a character that is fun to read about albeit a bit awkward and frustrating sometimes. Still she's a character that is easy to like. She did mistakes and wrong choices but that only made her character more realistic. What's more good was that she learned from it and her character did progress throughout the story. Jason. He's my favorite character in this book. He was never dull and I really liked his sense of humor. Plus he was really sweet towards Harley and had always been there with her even if she was quite hard-headed. 

Harley's dad was a pastor so there were some religious aspects in this book. Although some parts felt a bit preachy it wasn't really that much to make me or some readers uncomfortable about it. I actually liked some of the messages this book had offered. And I think the issues were handled very well.

Overall, this was an entertaining and enjoyable read. The characters are great and fun, the plot was wonderful and sweet and the messages were lesson-filled and insightful. I recommend this. 

Thank you Leigh Talbert Moore for the review copy of this book.


  1. Oh, the cover! Breathtakingly beautiful. <3 The story sounds very lovely too! Like you, Eunice, I have soft spot for faking-it-then-becomes-real. It's just such a cute plot, right? ;) I think Harley is going to be a believable, real character I completely adore! Jason sounds like typical contemporary boyfriend, which is aweeesome! <3

    Lovely review as always, Eunice! <3 :)

  2. I was quote confused at first whether who is the girl or the guy. For a moment there, I thought this was going to be a homosexual romance =))) So kudos to the author for using unique names XD Or maybe my brain is wired differently XD

    Anyway, you'd think fake-dating would be so cliched but in reality, most of us dream of those kind of relationship which blossom into love <3 Haha. It certainly adds some drama in one's life :D So in short, a great premise for a book! Sounds really interesting.

    Great review, ate :D

  3. Oh I absolutely adore the sound of this book Eunice! It's sounds light and fun and check the cover out! So beautiful! I've been wanting to get to this for a while now, but after your lovely review I will have to get to it sooner! :)

  4. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book, Eunice! I'm so glad you liked it--that makes me happy! Hope your visitors do, too! Happy reading, and best to you guys~ :o) <3

  5. I've never heard of this one before Eunice, but I'm a fan of the fake dating scenario as well. It's so much fun to watch them start to actually care about one another:) So excited to add this to the list, thank you!

  6. aww this sounds so cute! like you, i like when two fake a relationship, but then end up liking each other! lol! and Harley sounds fun to read about it! Great review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  7. A pastor dad? That's very interesting. I think I'll add this sweet romance to my read list. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I have to admit, that blurb screams way too much drama for my liking. I wouldn't have even looked twice if it hadn't been for your review. You make it sound quite appealing! Great review, Eunice. :)

  9. This sounds just the kind of story I would like, Eunice. You know me and my vanilla reads! I'm already loving Jason and I haven't even read this. Wonderful review Eunice. :)

  10. I love the cover for this. Gorgeous lighting! Your review makes this sound tempting but I think the whole faking to date one guy to get the attention of the other would really drive me insane, LoL!

  11. Marvelous review. :) I occasionally enjoy sweet, adorable books and the cover is quite lovely, I must admit. The premise seems a bit dramatic for my liking and I'm turned off by the word "preachy" but I might give it a shot because of your review, Eunice. :)

  12. The cover is so sweet <3 Now on to your review... I'm glad you enjoyed this, Eunice <3 The idea of having a fake relationship could be really interesting to read about! I'm curious as to how they deal with it O.O I'm glad you warmed to Harley and Jason sounds so sweet <3 'Never dull'... gimme ;)

    Great review, Eunice <3


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