Publication date: October 24th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
**New extended (13,000 more words) and re-edited version!**
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?
I enjoyed Playing Pretend. Juliana Haygert has written an emotional story of finding love against the odds.
Charlotte is tired of being something she isn’t. Forced to be the good girl, the debutante, the pre-law student, Charlotte is the penultimate governor’s daughter, but she isn’t happy. On a Spring Break trip, she gets the opportunity to be herself without any outside interference. She meets Mason, who is up for a fling. Their Spring Break fling ends up being deeper feelings, but they go their separate ways. Sometime in the future, Mason and Charlotte run into each other again in DC, except she is dating someone else, someone her mother approves of. Can these two fight for each other against the odds?
I love this kind of romance, the two mains come from opposite lives but are perfect for each other. The “feels” are there in spades. Mason and Charlotte were great characters. Haygert’s writing flows so well, one minute you’ve started the book and the next it’s nearly done.
If you enjoy a sweet, opposites attract, against all odds romance, than this one is for you!
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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