Series: Dating Dilemmas #2
Published by Entangled: Crush in March 2019
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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...
Sadly, 99% Faking It was just an okay read for me. I loved pretty much everything about the story except for the romantic relationship, which truly is the core of the story.
In 99% Faking It by Chris Cannon, Lisa has a crush on Matt, but Matt has a crush on another girl. So Lisa decides it’s time to find someone else that’s actually interested in her. Lisa then comes up with a plan to be fake dating Matt to help Matt seem more appealing to his crush and in turn, she will look more appealing to other guys.
I liked Lisa and Matt as friends and individually. I thought their friendship was cute, and I really enjoyed Lisa’s book loving personality. Matt, on the other hand, is your typical cool guy. I did think that Lisa’s love for Harry Potter came off a bit strong, but it wasn’t distracting or anything.
So this story didn’t really work for me because I just didn’t find the romantic relationship between Lisa and Matt to believable. In particular, I didn’t quite buy into the moment Matt realized that he liked Lisa, and that kind of made the rest of the story fall short for me. It all just felt so sudden, and I personally couldn’t grasp how that would happen.
I’m actually quite disappointed that I didn’t enjoy 99% Faking It more. I thought it started off great and had such high hopes for a fun story. However, in the end, I just thought it was okay. Of course, this is just my personal opinion. If 99% Faking It sounds interesting to you or if you’ve enjoyed the first Dating Dilemmas series book, I would recommend checking it out for yourself. & If you’ve read 99% Faking It, I would love to hear your thoughts!