written by Juliana Haygert
published by Juliana Haygert
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: Sure. It was a fun read that I read every free chance I had.
Playing Pretend is light, fun, easy. It’s an escape read. It’s one of those reads that make you smile, gets you involved, and leaves you with a smile. It has a lot of those squee-worthy moments. Some awwwwww moments. Some oh no! moments. And a whole lot of other moments. It has characters you root for, you like, you don’t like, you really don’t like, and characters who change your opinion about them.
Would I recommend it: Sure, if you like light, romantic NA books.
Will I read it again: I will not.
About the book – from Goodreads: As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.
Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.
When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?
**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance**
About the author: New Adult author and contributor at NA Alley blog.
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
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