5.0 out of 5 stars Not faking this review
It's wonderful when an author can make you laugh out loud and sometimes shed a tear. Somehow I found myself doing both of those things reading this book. She writes about passion and lust in a refreshing way (it doesn't always work) and I didn't have to skip that part to get back to the story because it was part of the story. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Published on April 5 2004 by Anne La Mont
3.0 out of 5 stars Uneven
It must be said, right at the beginning, that Jennifer Crusie is a marvelous author. That said, I find her stories very uneven. Some of her books are marvelous and some seem downright silly. FAKING IT is in the latter category.
In fairness, FAKING IT is a story well told. As with all of Crusie's novels, the writing is excellent. The allusions to classic films are clever...
Published on Nov. 15 2003 by HeyJudy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not faking this review,
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)It's wonderful when an author can make you laugh out loud and sometimes shed a tear. Somehow I found myself doing both of those things reading this book. She writes about passion and lust in a refreshing way (it doesn't always work) and I didn't have to skip that part to get back to the story because it was part of the story. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly Wonderful Entertainment!,
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)Tilda detests painting murals, fakes of Monet and Van Gogh, but it pays the family bills, and keeps their privacy - and this family has secrets up the ying yang. Through unfortunate, and certainly illegal circumstances, Tilda meets Davy when they simultaneously break into a neighbor's house, each for their own hidden purposes. They kiss in the neighbor's closet and their lives unravel from there. This story has double-identities, sex, hit men, crazy family, FBI, cons, forgeries, fakes and love!
Wow. To say that Crusie weaves a compelling story is a serious understatement. Faking It has laughter, tears, emotion, suspense and more laughter. Great beginning, great middle, great ending. May I say once again - WOW! If you haven't read this book already, pick it up now.
5.0 out of 5 stars Faking it.,
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)This is the first book I've read by Jennifer Crusie and I absolutely loved it. It's smart and funny. "Faking It" is the kind of book you space your time out when reading and go back and reread for all the gems you missed the first time. Tilda and Davy have such great chemistry and are just hysterically funny.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book!,
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)I have to admit "Welcome to Temptation" is my favorite book. That's what got me started on this author. While this one wasn't as good, it was still a lot of fun to read. The inclusion of some of the characters from "Temptation" was a definite plus and admittedly since I live in Columbus I like the book being set in areas I'm familiar.
Some of the things other reviewers had a problem with I enjoyed. For example, the songs on the juke box and references to old movies. But, being a fan of old movies & songs is probably why.
I liked the cast of characters and the plot. And as usual, I couldn't stop laughing especially at Tilda & Davy's "personality disguises" while trying to retrieve the paintings.
What I didn't enjoy for the first half of the book was Tilda & Davy's sexual relationship. It seemed Davy just wanted sex and his partner could have been any warm body (it was Eve he was most attracted to in the first part of the book). Tilda obviously didn't enjoy herself but Davy didn't seem very concerned about that, as long as he was satisfied. It would have been nice if they'd sat down and really talked about what the problem was instead of ignoring it. However, Davy sure made up for it in the second half!
I would definitely recommend this book!
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantabulous!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)Simply a delight - fantastic, sharp, witty sense of humor weaved thoughout the funny, interesting, and involving story. But then again, everyone knows that already about Jennifer Cruisie's writing!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Davy Story,
This review is from: Faking It (Hardcover)We met Davy in Welcome to Temptation, now he has his own story and it is wonderful.
As usual Crusie has drawn strong main and secondary characters. Davy and Tilda are made for each other. He's there to save her when she NEEDs saving the most. Ford rescues Gwen, both well-developed secondary characters, from Double-Crostics and vodka. And I haven't even touched on Nadine, Eve, Andrew, Simon, Ethan, Louise, Mason or Clea.
Another great read from Crusie.
2.0 out of 5 stars Mildly entertaining!,
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This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)Unlike a lot of friends of this over-rated writer I was disappointed with this book! I thought the characters were plastic and boring and the plot wasn't even remotely plausable. I'm not wasting any more time and money on this so-so writer's books. It's back to the real romantic pros in the business like Stella Cameron, L.K. Hamilton, or Joana Ross...real romance writers...that's what I'm talkin'.
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Worth It!,
This review is from: Faking It (Audio Cassette)I NEVER would have picked up this book, not even to read the back. I generally read fantasy. I was shopping one day though and this book was packaged with Nora Roberts Three Fates, another good read, and that one DID interest me though it too was not what I thought. This book is funny and keeps you on your feet. I Love Louise...you'll have to read the book to get that one. And the concept behind it was a good one. Not too mushy on the romance which is a plus for me since mush turns my stomach. I may actually have to look into other books by these authors.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fast, Fun Read, But Not Crusie's Best,
This review is from: Faking It (Mass Market Paperback)Matilda Goodnight knows that she will spend the rest of her life trying to pay off the Goodnight debts and hide the Goodnight secrets. Unfortunately, she may have to spend the rest of her life painting murals of famous paintings on people's bathroom walls, too. For this, if nothing else, Matilda knows she is destined to go to hell. But things get much worse when she breaks into Clea Lewis' home to try and steal back a painting from her. Not only did she not find the painting, but she ended up hiding in the closet with charming con man Davy Dempsey, who was there to steal back his three million dollars from Clea. Before she knew what was happening, Tilda found herself being kissed like she had never been kissed before and forming some kind of partnership with the would be thief. Still, Tilda found that Davy has his uses...
Unfortunately, one of them was not to give her the best sex of her life as Davy caught her faking an orgasm, or trying to anyway, the first time he made love to her. But Davy has a mission and is not about to be put off by her lack of response, although he takes it as a personal challenge to make her come for him the next time. In no time at all, Tilda and Davy are up to their necks in forged paintings, attempted thefts, redecorating the gallery, solving the problems of Tilda's wacky family and just falling in love. But will the love last through Tilda's hang ups and Davy's love of a good con?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Crusie, as I have enjoyed almost all of her books, but I did not think that this was her best book. I was a bit put off by Tilda and did not really like her as a character so I had a hard time identifying with her and enjoying her quirks and strange habits. I did like Davy and I liked the cast of secondary characters, of which there are many, and Crusie has a lot of zingy one liners in the book that will make anyone laugh. The plot moves quickly with all kinds of secondary subplots popping up like dandelions on an unmowed lawn, almost too many, but it isn't like we are dealing with complicated issues here. On the whole I would say that this is a fast, fun read, not particularly memorable, but a fun break from your day to day.
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Times Review,
This review is from: Faking It (Hardcover)...>This laugh-out-loud romp is one to treasure! Nobody combines wit, irony and sexy sizzling plots better than New York Times bestseller Jennifer Crusie. An automatic buy! (Aug., 312 pp., $24.95)
-Jill M. Smith
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