ARC Review – Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

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Published: May 28, 2019

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Genre(s): Young Adult. Contemporary, Romance

Format: Hardcover 304 Pages

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synopsis

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…

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A delighfully cute and perfect summer romance read!

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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.

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abouttheauthor

JENNNGUYEN

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’.

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you get to meet Mia and Jake.

As always, have a wonderful day!!!

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August TBR and Upcoming Blog Tours

Hello loves! I can’t believe it’s already AUGUST… This year is just going by way too fast. Pretty soon it’ll be Fall, Halloween and then the Holidays!! Anyway, I posted my JULY MONTHLY WRAP-UP yesterday (if you want to check it out), so today I’ll be sharing my August TBR and the blog tours I joined for this month.

I’m challenging myself to read more this month since my puppy kind of has a normal routine/schedule. I’m still spending most of my time entertaining her and you know being a good fur mama, but I do have a little bit more time to read since she knocks out after her walk and dinner. Crossing my fingers I get through most or all of these books.

So without further ado, here are all the books I plan and want to read this month and all the confirmed Blog Tours I’ll be doing.

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In addition to the books I’ll be reading and reviewing for some blog tours, I also plan on reading these books. Wish me luck lovelies!!!

I’m planning on binging this before the movie. Rereading the first two and FINALLY reading the last book.

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Some of these, I was personally asked by the author to check out their books and review if it’s something I would enjoy. I’ve never heard of some of these before, but they sounded really interesting so I’m really looking forward to reading them.


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Blog Tour Stop – August 2, 2018 That’s today so Click HERE to read my review.

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Published June 14, 2018 

KISS THE BOYS AND MAKE THEM CRY…
THE GODS ARE GONE.
THE PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THEM.
BUT SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD RACHEL PATEL CAN’T FORGET – THE GODS CONTROL HER LIFE, OR MORE SPECIFICALLY, HER LOVE LIFE.
BEING A HEDONESS, ONE OF A STRONG GROUP OF WOMEN DESCENDED FROM GREEK GOD EROS, MAKES TRUE LOVE IMPOSSIBLE FOR RACHEL. SHE WIELDS THE POWER OF THAT MAGICAL GOLDEN ARROW, AND WITH IT, THE PROMISE TO TAKE THE WILL OF ANY BOY SHE KISSES. BUT THE LAST THING RACHEL WANTS IS TO FORCE SOMEONE TO LOVE HER . . .
WHEN SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN BLAKE’S DISAPPEARANCE LINKS BACK TO THE HEDONESSES, RACHEL’S WORLD COLLIDES WITH HIS, AND HER BIGGEST FEAR BECOMES A TERRIFYING REALITY. SHE’S FALLING FOR HIM – A MESSY, MAGNETIC, ARROW-OVER-FEET TYPE OF FALL.
RACHEL DISTANCES HERSELF, STRUGGLING TO RESIST THE GROWING ATTRACTION, BUT WHEN HE GIVES UP HIS DREAM TO HELP HER EVADE ARREST, DISTANCE BECOMES AN INSURMOUNTABLE TASK. WITH THE POLICE HOT ON THEIR TRAIL, RACHEL SOON REALIZES THERE ARE DARKER FORCES HUNTING THEM – A GROUP OF MORTALS RECRUITED BY THE GODS WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PRESERVE THE POWER OF THE HEDONESSES – NOT TO MENTION EROS HIMSELF, WHO IS DESPERATE TO REVERSE THE CURSE . . .
RACHEL MUST LEARN TO DO WHAT NO HEDONESS HAS DONE BEFORE – TO RESIST HER GIFT – OR SHE’LL TURN THE PERSON SHE’S GROWN TO LOVE INTO A SHADOW OF HIMSELF … FOR EVER.

 

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Blog Tour Stop – August 7, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 6, 2018

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.

When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features a super-hot sports star, the shy girl looking to grow her confidence on and off the court, and late-night shenanigans that would make your camp counselor blush.


 

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Review Stop – August 8, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 6, 2018

Aspen Cove, Colorado, isn’t on Lydia Nichols’s wish list when she finishes her residency at Denver General Hospital, but life delivered several surprising blows. Her long-time boyfriend, who was also her boss, moved on with a nurse and took Lydia’s job with him. No boyfriend. No job. No options. As a favor to her sister, she arrives in the small mountain town for a temporary job as the clinic doctor. Her first question when she gets there is ‘how fast can I leave?’ That is, until sinfully sexy Wes Covington comes into the clinic seeking care. With him around, Lydia may have found a reason to stay—for now.

Wes Covington left his demons in Denver. Working for his family’s architectural firm, he was tired of being almost—almost good enough, almost rich enough, almost loveable enough. He abandoned his penthouse, his high-paying position and his Porsche for simple, small-town life. All he wants is to restore his ancestral home and find a good woman who’ll love him for who he is and not what he’s worth. When Wes meets Dr. Lydia Nichols, he likens her to a hellion with a halo. She’s the perfect mix of sassy and sweet, cunning and compassion, but she’ll never be his unless he can convince her to stay.

Love blooms when the timing is right, but will Lydia surrender her chance at love or can Wes convince her that everything she’ll ever want or need is right in Aspen Cove?


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 15, 2018

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Published March 31st 2018

The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.

In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 17, 2018

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Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

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Review Stop – August 21, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 21, 2018

The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.

She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing.

Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home.

But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again.

As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance.

Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all.

 


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 28, 2018

Excerpt Only. Not Reading or Reviewing at the moment

aboutthebook2Published July 3, 2018

Death is just the beginning.

After dying in a terrible car accident, Rhett awakens in the afterlife and is recruited to join the crew of the Harbinger, a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead. To where exactly, no one knows. But the crew must get the souls there, and along the way protect them from vicious soul-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to take the ship and all of its occupants.

Rhett and his new friends have a hard enough time fighting back the monsters that grow bolder and more ferocious every day. But then a new threat emerges, a demon who wants something that Rhett has. And if she gets it, it could mean the end of everything… for both the living and the dead.

 


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 30, 2018

Excerpt Only. Not Reading or Reviewing at the moment

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 28, 2018

Thirty years ago, the gods of Greek legend returned to the world. Their return restored their powers, which had been spent in a cataclysmic battle with the Titans. With the ancient deities imprisoned in Tartarus, the Olympians now reside in Néo Vasíleio, formerly known as California.

Twenty-four-year-old Derek Aerios is a war scion, a descendent of Ares, the God of War. He and his brother, eighteen-year-old Liam, capture mythological creatures and rogue scions as part of Ares’s elite military force. As he struggles to cope with his violent powers and the scars of a traumatic childhood, Derek tries to keep the two vows he has made: protect his brother, and never kill a human again.

But when Ares forces him to hunt and kill four rogue scions under Athena’s control—by threatening Liam’s life—Derek chooses to go after the scions in order to save his brother and keep his promise to himself.

Yet the closer Derek gets to the scions, the more he realizes that his orders are part of a deeper conspiracy that put him at odds with his mission and his conscience. Athena may not be the enemy, a traitor could be in their midst, and the Titans could be closer to freedom than ever before.

 


Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR? Let me know in the comments.

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a great rest of the day loves!

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