Coffee Pot Reviews: Try Me by Diane Alberts & Faking It by Cora Carmack

July 12th, 2013 Kimberly Review 38 Comments

12th Jul

Coffee Pot ReviewsWelcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two yummy adult books to share with you.  Adult books contain mature content and are not intended for readers under 18 years of age. I’ve got iced mocha coffee so grab a cup and enjoy!

Coffee Pot Reviews: Try Me by Diane Alberts & Faking It by Cora Carmack
Try Me
by Diane Alberta
Series: Take a Chance #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne Star

What happens in Vegas...can lead to romance. It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea. Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend's sister...and the girl he'd loved since childhood. The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn't seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he's always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances...or will she surrender ground and give love a try?

Try Me is a novella and the first book in the Take a Chance series. It features military men, which I adore and it tackled some issues like trust, physical scars, and misunderstanding. I liked Erica and Jeremy and their banter. The author’s writing style was smooth and easy. She took us from beginning to end fairly well but in order to do that we lost some sweet moments, information and the slow-building that I love in my romances. I think I would have enjoyed a full-length novel of their story more. Overall this was a quick, sweet read that I devoured in about twenty minutes. It was written well and I would try this author again.

Coffee Pot Reviews: Try Me by Diane Alberts & Faking It by Cora Carmack
Faking It
by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

Predictable? Yes. Worth the Read? Heck yes! I really enjoyed Losing It and was determined to read Cade’s story on release day and I am so glad I did! Faking It was wonderful, with flesh-out characters and hot steamy scenes with enough angst, heartbreak and tender moments to keep you turning the pages. Carmack switched things up and offered us a smexy good-boy and a jaded bad girl and what a delicious combination. I loved Max, from her colored hair to her breathtaking music. The chemistry between them felt real, and was so hot my fingers got burned! I laughed, cried and giggled my way through this one. Next, up is Finding It and we will get Kelsey’s story. Carmack is easily one of my favorite new authors.

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38 Responses to “Coffee Pot Reviews: Try Me by Diane Alberts & Faking It by Cora Carmack”

  1. kindlemom1

    Faking it is on my must read soon list, well that and the first one, yes I suck, I haven’t read either of them yet!

    And LOL at naughty Christy’s remark!

  2. Tanja

    I’ll be the last person to read that Losing It series. I have seen so many reviews for it that I simply can’t go without reading it. I’m glad that this one didn’t disappoint. 🙂

  3. Lindy Gomez


    Thanks so much for the coffee pot reviews, I LOVE this idea!!! These sound great, and I am putting them on my list of TBR!!!

    Thank You so much!

    A Bookish Escape
    P.S. I’m using Lindy’s computer right now!!!

  4. kimbacaffeinate

    thanks Ro, I have a lot of fun doing my coffee pot reviews .i do them a couple times a month and peeps love them:) psst..i won’t tell Lindy you were on her computer. *zips lip*

  5. Danny Bookworm

    Love Cora Cormack!!!! and I enjoyed Faking IT even more than Losing It, just because it was with a bad girl and a good boy – I loved this twist in a usual setting:)))

  6. Ellen

    I love your coffee pot reviews. I think I have try me. I didn’t realize it was a novella. Sometimes I like them and sometimes they just don’t quite do it. Fake Me was just great. Cora Carmack’s novels are just plain fun.

  7. Danielle Chapman

    Now sure if either book is for me but I do enjoy your honest and helpful reviews.

  8. kimbacaffeinate

    I am really loving this series and the characters. I was that way with Pushing the Limit and then was kicking myself for not reading it sooner!

  9. kimbacaffeinate

    thanks Melissa, this is how I fit my own reads and things into my blog’s calendar..haha. Plus they are just fun to write and I get to make a pot of’s a win-win!

  10. Andrea

    Great reviews! I’ve heard good things about Try Me, sorry you found it lacking. And everyone seems to love Faking It!

  11. Jenea Whittington

    Awe, well that kinda sucks, I have Take A Chance but haven’t read it yet. I like watching the romance grow. I’m glad that you enjoy Faking it though. 🙂 Great reveiws

  12. Bea

    I’ve been wanting to read both of these but they sound like library books and I doubt if mine has them. Oh well.

    Good reviews. 🙂

  13. Trish Hannon

    Losing it and Faking it both sound like so much fun. Someday I’m going to buy both together and sit down and enjoy 🙂

  14. Jan

    Faking It sounds very good. I haven’t been reading many contemporary romances lately, but this one tempts me! Good review!

  15. Cyn

    “Predicable? Yes. Worth the read? Heck yes!” – I totally agree about Faking it! I think there was a point I was yelling “Nooo guys! Get it together! You guys are sooooo cute together! Don’t screw it up!” haha. But yes, totally enjoyed Max and Cade together, they compliment each other well. Awesome mini review!

  16. GRgenius

    See I was wondering about FAKING it as I have the first in my to read pile. Sounds good…thanks for the peek ahead! ^-^