Review: The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore

Title: The Truth About Faking
Author: Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication:  September 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Owned

The Truth About Faking
Jason just wants a date with Harley. 
Harley just wants a date with Trent. 
Trent's still getting over Stephanie.

When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent's got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent. 

Worst of all, Harley's mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley's Reverend Dad can't fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?

-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it

-- My Thoughts --

     Okay, so I have read the second book in the series before this one, which is the first book. They are companion novels, so  you can read them in whatever order you want. But still, there are some references to the characters in this book in the second book, The Truth About Letting Go.
     Harley always had a crush on Trent. But she never did anything about it, up until this year. This year she wants to make Trent jealous. And what better way to do that than fake date with the new , sweet, hot-guy at school, Jason? Harley is set on her plan, but her heart has plans of its own.
     Okay, so , officially  I am in love with Leigh Talbert Moore's characters. And I am a huge fan of hers, so I will always be on the lookout for new books. I could connect well with Harley, her insecurities, her decisions, her romantic problems. Leigh T.M. knows well to capture a teenager's feelings and make it feel real. 
     The plot is character-driven, and the small town feel is awesome. Shadow Falls and Shadow Creek were vividly imagined and the way the author describes the scenery is perfect. It made me imagine everything in the town, it was too easy due to her amazing writing style. 
     This is not  a book about teenage love, alone. No. This is a book about family, relationships, and the line between truths and lies. It is a book that will teach you a lesson or two. Lessons that you'll keep for the rest of your life. And isn't that the joy of reading; learning new things?
PS. I will post the review of the second book in the series, soon. Since I read the second one before the first. remember, they are companions. You can read them in whatever order you want.

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