Blog Tour: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

Posted March 10, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Blog Tour: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour: Playing Pretend by Juliana HaygertPlaying Pretend by Juliana Haygert
Published by CreateSpace on March 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 228
Format: eARC
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.

Katrina Sig

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About Juliana Haygert

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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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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