Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Publication Date: March 3, 2014
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 (17+)**
Playing pretend is the fun, new novel by Juliana Haygert. When Charlotte met Mason, she got a chance to be herself. She didn't know this version of herself, and she liked it. So, when she had to go back home to mommy, who I really wanted to punch in the nose several times, she had a hard time re-adjusting to her old life. And rightly so. When Mason happens to unknowingly move to the area, it becomes that much harder for her. I love how Charlotte and Mason are together. Their relationship is magnetizing. Playing Pretend almost has the feel of a coming of age story, only it's really not. It's more of a finding yourself story, and what makes it different is that more than just the main characters find themselves, or at least start to. It was fast paced with lots of flirty fun. Romance lovers will eat this up. I know I did!
The ARC of Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert was kindly provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.
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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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