Published: May 28, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre(s): Young Adult. Contemporary, Romance
Format: Hardcover 304 Pages
Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together.
After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time—and then they’ll be free.
The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don’t hate each other as much as they once thought…
A delighfully cute and perfect summer romance read!
I loved The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen, so when I saw this book on Netgalley, even though I still had a bunch of other ARCs to read (too many books too little time), I couldn’t resist and requested. So, thank you to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Swoon Reads for approving because Fake It Till You Break It is such an amazingly fun and charming story that made my heart melt.
The fake dating and enemies to friends to lovers tropes can be predictable and cheesy, but I absolutely LOVE them. I think these type of stories are so much fun to read and never fail to make me laugh, swoon and feel those amazing warm fuzzies. After reading so many of these stories, you’d think I would get tired of them, but it’s quite the opposite. Even though I don’t always love every single book I read, this adorable story managed to make me feel incredibly excited, totally giddy, super smiley and just bursting with so much happy. Fake It Till You Break It definitely had me hooked on the feels and I just thought the storyline was so darn cute.
Romance wise, I could not stop swooning! I loved the chemistry between Mia and Jake and thought they’re just so perfect for each other. From annoying each other, playfully bantering and flirting, slowly realizing their feelings, and sharing so many sweet moments, I loved it all and could not get enough of Mia and Jake’s irresistible cuteness. I was literally smiling so big and just gushing every single time Mia and Jake would do something nice for each other.
Jake and Mia are both really awesome characters too and I truly enjoyed getting to know them. Mia is sassy, hilarious and adorably quirky. Jake is caring, thoughtful and has such a good heart. I completely adored them and loved their personalities and sense of humor. I also really liked both their POV’s and had a fantastic time reading about how they really felt about each other. Seriously, there are so many funny parts, spine-tingling scenes, and heartwarming moments that this is without a doubt one of my favorite reads this year.
I love both the moms too and thought they were so sweet, smart, and just really awesome parents. I admired them for being understanding and supportive of their children. I also really liked Jake and Mia’s friends. They’re a fun bunch and I liked how they’re always there for Jake and Mia.
I cherish every moment in this book and I cannot get over how Nguyen perfectly captures the awkwardness, the heartbreaks, and all the joys of falling in love in your teens. Fake It Till You Break It is such a sweet and adorable YA contemporary romance and I think everyone’s going to find something irresistibly charming about this book. You’ll smile, laugh, swoon, and if you’re an emotional softy like me, you’ll probably cry. I enjoyed the writing style, I loved the storyline, and I swooned so much over Jake and Mia. The ending left me smiling so wide and big and I definitely agree that kisses in the rain are the best thing ever!
This is the perfect summer romance and a delightfully cute read. It’s lighthearted, funny, sweet, romantic and wonderfully touching. It’s definitely worth the read and I cannot recommned it enough!
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jenn Nguyen fell in love with books in third grade and spent the rest of her school years reading through lunchtime and giving up recess to organize the school library. She has a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and still lives in the city with her husband. Jenn spends her days reading, dreaming up YA romances, and binge watching Korean dramas all in the name of ‘research’.
Thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you get to meet Mia and Jake.
As always, have a wonderful day!!!