Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PLAYING PRETEND by Juliana Haygert: Blog tour + giveaway

Playing Pretend
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 65,000
Release date: March 2014
Cover: Berto Designs

Summary from Goodreads:

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**


This is a fun, flirty read with a whole lot of self-discovery. I enjoyed the fact that the story wasn't really dark and didn't tackle a heavy, stifling topic. While the stakes weren't very high, the characters in this book struggle to find themselves and really become a whole person. 

The story is told from the alternating POVs of Charlotte and Mason which works really well and provides insight into what each character is thinking about a particular scene or event. How simple things can be misconstrued and how two people who are so perfect for each other can struggle with understanding their feelings.

While the idea behind the book is not really anything novel, the author brought a special angle that managed to keep my attention and had me flipping page after page to see what was going to happen next. It was a much needed break from all the heavy and dark reads I've been making my way through lately. Certainly not one to miss. So be sure to pick up your copy of this fun love story.

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About the Author:
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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  1. I love NA books but have read so many great books in this genre that I couldn't name just one favourite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for participating of the tour! :)