segunda-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2017

Review: "Playing Pretend" - Juliana Haygert

Title: Playing Pretend
Author: 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?

(may contain spoilers)

Charlotte McClain is the daughter of Peyton McClain, a Governor who will be running for president in a few years! Due to her high society life, Charlotte is supposed to do everything right or her mother's reputation will go south! But Charlotte is a free spirit! She loves to roller skate and to draw with chalk. But during Spring Break, Charlotte only wanted to be herself, her true self! And that's when she met Mason.

Mason is a simple guy who fell hard for Charlotte even when they only knew each other for one week! When spring Break was over, Charlotte had to go back to her "fake life"! But as if it was not enough for her, her mother was always shoving her into Donnie. A high society young man who was going to focus is career in politics! Something that Charlotte always hated!

When she went to a party with Donnie, she was not expecting for Mason to be there too! Yes! Because Mason moved to another city to start his master degree and Charlotte was there too! They couldn't deny their feelings for each other, so they came up with a plan! Will they be able to be together in spite of the restrictions of Charlotte's life?

The plot is quite adorable and the characters have such particular personalities that it's impossible not to like them! Except for two of them that really got on my nerves! But overall, it's a easy reading with a story's development that was quite fast paced! Such a surprise!

Author Bio
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.

2 comentários:

  1. Great review! This sounds like a good read and very character driven, too! Glad you liked it! :)