Today I am a lucky host for the Blog Tour of Playing Pretend. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.
by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: October 24th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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 who man that made her proud of her true self?
When life gets in the way of love what can one do?
I love the tension between these two characters and the conflict the Charlotte feels through the book when she needs to choose between her mother and her happiness. The plot was mainly driven by this conflict in Charlotte’s life when she first meets Mason on spring break and can no longer accept that she wants the same life that her mother wants for her. The characters themselves is what drew me to this book and what kept me reading. This is truly a great New Adult novel that I absolutely enjoyed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
$15 Starbucks giftcard
Signed paperback of any of Juliana’s books
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Keep Calm and Read On,