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The Truth About Faking [Kindle Edition]

Leigh Talbert Moore , Jolene Perry
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An Amazon Bestselling Title.
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?
A full-length Young Adult romantic comedy. Contains mild language and themes appropriate for readers ages 12 and older.

Editorial Reviews


"This first-time author tackles the high school love triangle with snappy dialogue and a plot that fans of the Mitford series would enjoy. Wholesome and believable -- there aren't many on the market like this." --Monica Young, The Winston-Salem Journal

"A great YA novel with a strong story line, a little bit of humor, just enough drama and a whole lot of cute." --Lisa De Jong, bestselling author of When it Rains

"The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore is funny and thought provoking; Moore manages to bring up very important issues." --Cindy Hudson, Mother-Daughter Book

"Great story. Amazing love story. It's everything I adore about YA contemporary." --Jolene Perry, bestselling author of My Heart for Yours

"A great contemporary young adult tale, focused on romance, but with more real-life issues at the heart of it." --Alyse Carlson, bestselling author of The Azalea Assault

"Even if YA isn't your preferred genre, you will find yourself falling in love with this book. Can't wait to read more from this author." --Clarissa Draper, author of The Sholes Key

"Perfection. The characters were flawless. The story flowed amazingly. Perfect YA contemporary romance and an amazing debut." --Samantha Jo, Goodreads reviewer

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  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00960QOSW
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm your heart story you must read October 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book so much that I'm writing a review on my iPad.... I hate typing on this thing. And with my 2 year old over my shoulder demanding to play on it. But the book comes 1st. ;0)

I'm in the minority because I don't like love triangles, so when I read the book description (Jason who likes Harley, who likes Trent, who likes Stephanie) I wasn't interested but it got such great reviews and I liked the book cover so I gave it a try. I was blown away. LOVED the writing. Got swept in the story. Couldn't put the book down.

Moore is a very talented author. And I don't remember ever seeing a typo. I adored Harley and Jason's relationship. Such real characters. Witty banter. Laugh out loud moments. And such breath-takingly sweet moments I got swept into. I highly recommend this.

Since I've read a bajillion books I did guess all the plot twists but her writing was so great I didn't care. I still couldn't wait to see it unfold. Shoot, I could read it again right now and I just finished the thing. It's that good. And hardly any cussing. Loved that too.

I only have one stupid quirk that 99.9% of readers wouldn't care about. I'm actually pretty similar to Harley's mom. Well her thought process that is, not the Pocahontas part. ;) Harley said her mom believes there are already enough kids in this world, so we should adopt them instead give birth to them. I totally get the point of saying that in the story.... so that we can see Harley doubt her mother's love (like every teen girl I've ever known does in some respect) but I wish either Harley's parents had actually adopted or the author would have used a different explanation or spin on that belief. If she was as passionate about that belief as her others than they would have adopted thus making her character more believable. But like I said. That's just me. And I'm weird. :) But adoption is a big part of my life. So I get excited when I see it in a positive light. :o)
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, Clean YA Romance! September 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Truth about Faking had all the elements of a great YA book. It had a strong story line, wonderful characters and was clean enough for a teenage girl yet entertaining enough for me! I read so many YA novels with damaged characters, which I love, but I also like this type which centers around relatively normal teenagers dealing with what life throws at them.

Harley (love that name) is a typical teenage girl. She worries about how she looks, finding the perfect boy who can give her that perfect kiss and wants others to like her. She is also the minister's daughter and lives life on the straight and narrow for the most part. She thinks she has her future all figured out and will one day walk down the aisle in her Greek inspired white wedding dress with braids in her hair, marrying Trent. Well, life through the eyes of a seventeen year old isn't always what it seems and she may soon realize not all dreams are meant to become reality.

Trent is a great guy; he is kind, considerate and very respectable. So many girls in school want to date him but he doesn't seem to into any of them. Then Harley finds out that he may like her after all and tries to sway him her way by fake dating the new guy, Jason.

Jason is the boy I would have fallen for in school. He has a great sense of humor, always listens and hears what Harley is saying, and has a playful quality. He does not fit into Harley's perfect picture; he swears, drinks, and drives a Gremlin. Through most of the book, this boy genuinely put a smile on my face!

Now, there are secrets being kept by several of the characters in this book that will have an affect on the outcome of the little love triangle.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!! October 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
OMG.....I love this book!!! Leigh Talbert Moore sure can write an AMAZING story. This book touched on alot of issues in a teenagers life, struggles at home with parents, broken hearts, gossip, trying to be what everyone "thinks" you should be. I read this book in a few hours, I couldn't put it down and I loved every minute of it!!

Harley thinks she has everything figured out, she knows that Trent is the guy for her and has formed a plan to win him over. Everything is going great until the new kid, Jason shows up at school and derailed mission "Win Trent Over". Harley just wants to date Trent. Jason just wants to date Harley. Half of the school wants to date both Trent and Jason, including her best friend. What's a girl to do? Plus, there is the issue with her mom and the HOT guy she is mentoring.

Just writing this review makes me want to read the book again :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good book :) November 27, 2012
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I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it from start to finish. The story feels real and it takes you back to the high school drama. You will fall in love with Jason and Harley as they walk you through their fake dates and real ones and everything in between. It was nice to read such a clean love story for change.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for The Truth About Faking September 27, 2012
The Truth About Faking was a really sweet story. It's about learning the truth about yourself and accepting others differences. I would say it's perfect for middle grade and high school readers.

Harley was definitely likable, but not someone I could necessarily relate to. Despite her mom being pretty liberal and alternative, I felt like Harley was a bit sheltered. I mean, yes her dad is a preacher, but I felt like he was also not a typical preacher. He seemed more open. Anyway, regardless of her naivety, I felt like she learned some valuable life lessons. I think Jason was the perfect person to come in to her life too. Jason seemed to have a little more life experience, but was patient with Harley. I felt like he helped her feel comfortable with herself and more accepting of others. Jason was my favorite character in the book.

The supporting cast was a big part of the story. I liked her parents and I liked Ricky too. I felt like he was a genuine guy and he seemed to really care about Harley and her family. My heart went out to Trent. He didn't have good support from his family, but he definitely found it in Harley.

While the story was a bit predictable to me, I really did enjoyed it. This cover perfectly represents the book. I love it and it helped me picture them during certain scenes. I think it also represents the innocence of young love and discovery. I'd recommend this book to any pre-teen or teen. It sends a good message about acceptance and trust.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story
A very cute -- if a little predictable -- story. If you enjoy light-hearted YA romance, this book is for you.
Published 24 days ago by Melanie Swiftney
5.0 out of 5 stars sar blog review
A sort of love triangle with a twist....

Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley has always dreamed to date Trent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Secretly Adorkable Readers
5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Kate Tilton
Loved, loved, loved this book! Normally contemporary romance isn't my first genre pick but I was looking for something light and fun and this was perfect. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K8Tilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Started this and once i got into it i could not put it down. Had to keep reading to see it play out. Loved it and will be looking for motr from this author.
Published 1 month ago by Gina
2.0 out of 5 stars predictable
I knew what was going to happen before it was revealed. But I had to keep reading to find out if I was right. I did however like the characters Harley and Jason. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lauren Buzonas
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book is amazing! Harley's ups and downs with Trent and Jason was so realistic and touching. Then throw in all the drama and stress with her parents, really makes this book a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Losman
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun with tons of misconception
Harley is just as guilty as everyone else. Eventually she puts on her big girl pants and grows up. Cute story
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not for me
The heroine annoyed the ever-loving heck out of me. She was whiney, she was short-sited, she was self-centered. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it!
So girl goes to school with guy. Girls secretly crushes on said guy. Girl gets in an accident and meets new guy. Girl fake dates new guy to get crush to notice her. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RebeccaA
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Comfort Read
Awww, cute book! I really wasn't sure what to expect going into this. I mean, I read Moore's Rouge and adored it, but that was more "new adult" historical fiction and this... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kelley
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Leigh Talbert Moore wrote her first graphic novel at the age of nine--about a lady scientist burned by acid. Sadly, the text of "Fury Woman" was lost, and Leigh's novelist aspirations went on hiatus.

Then, after a decade working in journalism, editing, marketing, and public relations, she began writing books again, and in 2009 completed Dragonfly. Today, Leigh is the author of several popular young adult and new adult novels, all with a strong romantic slant.

She lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee. And she's still trying to remember the plot of Fury Woman...

Books by Leigh Talbert Moore:

-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING (YA romantic comedy)
-THE TRUTH ABOUT LETTING GO (YA coming of age; Top 5 Finalist, 2013 "Best Indie Book Awards" sponsored by The Kindle Book Review)
-ROUGE (New Adult romantic suspense; Quarterfinalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)
-DRAGONFLY (New Adult family saga; Book #1 in the Dragonfly series)
-UNDERTOW (New Adult family saga; Book #2 in the Dragonfly series)
-WATERCOLOR (New Adult family saga; Book #3 in the Dragonfly series)
-MOSAIC (New Adult family saga; Book #4/final book in the Dragonfly series)
-BEHIND THE STARS (NA Action-adventure/paranormal romance)

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