Thursday, March 14, 2019

Blog Tour Review—99% Faking It by Chris Cannon

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...

I’m not gonna lie to you; I had a hard time getting into this book than I thought I would. The fake dating/marriage trope is one of my all time favorites. Mainly because I love seeing the characters fall in love with what is clearly right in front of them!

99% Faking It is the second book in the Dating Dilemmas series; but they are complete standalones. Do I think you could get more enjoyment from reading the first book in the series? Absolutely, yes. That being said, I had a hard time getting into this one. Mainly because I found the male lead so darn unlikeable. 

Matt and Lisa are best friends. Lisa was out immediately friendzoned when the two first met. Cool. Not a big deal at all! Lisa buries her feelings for Matt in the meantime. Then a new boy shows up at school and he gives lisa the attention she’s always desired from Matt. 

But Matt is in “love” with his little sister’s best friend, Jane. So he comes up with the perfect plan. To fake date Lisa and hope for the best in making Trey and Jane realize what they’ve been missing out on. Again, cool! I’m so on board for this. 

Matt. He’s a jerk. The things he says and does to Lisa; I would have just said screw if and not helped him. I get his reservations when it comes to not wanting to ruin his friendship with Lisa. But he’s totally ruining everything just by speaking. His actions aren’t much better. 

And if I had to hear one more time how Lisa is his nerdy friend, I would scream! What’s so wrong with being a nerd?! The story does end up making up for it’s terrible hero somewhat. I dare say he almost redeemed himself. But the 3 stars go to Lisa. She was awesome and yeah, I might be biased. But I thought she could do much better than Matt!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Author Bio: 
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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