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Published by CreateSpace on March 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Blog Tour
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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+)**
Charolotte isn’t free to be herself. She always follows her mother’s orders, even when it’s not something she wants to do. She drove me crazy sometimes because of how she let herself be pushed around. I loved Mason. He doesn’t go down without a fight, and he’s just adorable.
The relationships in Playing Pretend are great. Even when some of them make me cringe. I love Charlotte’s friends, they stick by her no matter what. The events in the book take place over a few months. I loved the fact that the timeline was spread out. It gave the romance more time to be fleshed out, and not seem rushed.
Playing Pretend is great if you’re looking for a quick read that is also on the light side. There were moments, though, that I thought Charlotte’s mom was the equivalent of Mommy Dearest.
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