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Blurb (from Goodreads):
“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick
When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:
1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.
Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley.)
"I didn't love Tyler Flynn. I didn't even like him."
This was an enjoyable YA contemporary romance, and I really liked Tyler.
I felt quite sorry for Lexi in this, it seemed unfair that her mother cared about her so little, and to not even know if her father was dead or alive wasn’t nice either. Lexi’s mother literally acted like a child, and it was up to Lexi to make sure the bills were paid on time.
"Mom," I said, not taking my eyes off the paper I was reading, the one from the cable company that claimed our bill was well overdue.
The storyline in this was about Lexi, her search to find out more about her father, and her romantic relationships. We had a bit of a love-triangle going on in this book, with Lexi having a secret relationship with Tyler, and putting this on hold to start dating the boy she’d had a crush on for years – Ben. There wasn’t really any cheating in this book, except for maybe the emotional kind!
"First you steal me rum and now my cigs," Tyler said indignant. "What's next? You want my wallet? My heart? No, wait... you already stole that."
The ending to this was pretty good, and I was happy with the way things turned out. It was nice for Lexi to get a happy ending after everything she’d been through.
7 out of 10.