Yesterday was the release day of 99% Faking It by Chris Cannon. This is a young adult contemporary romance and it’s so much fun! A big thank you to Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC through Netgalley!
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…
99% Faking It is definitely my kind of book. I was hooked from the start! A main character who is a book lover and a major Harry Potter fan and you don’t have to ask me twice to keep on reading! This book is a fast and easy read and I really enjoyed myself.
This book is definitely predictable and even though I knew exactly how it was going to end, I flew through this book, because it’s so well written! Best friends to lovers is definitely one of my favorite tropes to read about, so 99% Faking It definitely checked all the boxes.
Lisa has had a crush on her best friend Matt from the start, but she was friend-zoned from the start. She’s pretty confident of the nerdy side of herself, but when it comes to relationships she wonders if she needs to be less nerdy. I loved when her mom told her that the guy should love her for who she is. Through the dating disasters, I think you really see her become more confident. Lisa becomes more comfortable with herself and it shows.
Matt loves hanging around with Lisa, but just doesn’t see her more than a friend. Having a crush on someone else for quite awhile, he doesn’t notice anyone else. That’s why pretend dating his best friend seems like the perfect solution to him. It’s clear that Matt does like to take the easy road in many cases and doesn’t understand what his actions wil cause. I think Matt changed during this book as well, because he started thinking about what others were feeling and what it meant for him. He’s sweet though.
As we all expect, pretending to date doesn’t go smooth or the way they expected. I laughed a lot during these moments and loved reading how the dating and new feelings would play out. The romantic gestures in this book were really sweet. In this sense, Lisa annoyed me at times. When someone started fighting for her, she couldn’t just accept it and actually got angry. That actually annoyed me, haha.
If you’re looking for a fun contemporary with fun main characters, a good group of friends, tons of Harry Potter references and a few not so perfect dates, 99% Faking It is for you! I would have to say it’s going to be the perfect summer read!
If you’re a bookloving fan like I am, you need this book! 99% Faking It is the type of book that leaves a smile on your face! Especially when you can bond with the main character over a love of books!