Blog Tour/Review: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

Playing Pretend banner Playing Pretend
by Juliana Haygert
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**
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My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
My Review: The beginning was amazing. The middle was even more amazing, and the climax…. Oh my gosh. I think this climax ranks in the top 10’s or most amazing climaxes I’ve read! Then the end was sweet, but less amazing and kind of what I expected. The male character, Mason, seemed a little bit too over the top in love.. I couldn’t decide whether I liked this or not. It just doesn’t seem like a guy thing. It was new, that’s for sure! This weirdly goes along with Charlotte, too. What made me give the book a 4.5 is Charlotte’s mother. I saw what  Mrs. Haygert intended for her to act like in the beginning but her change was so fast and kin of blurred and a little unbelievable in the end. So I stuck that in the character development area and gave her a B- on that one. Also, the “sexy” part of the romance seemed like it was supposed to be intense but in reality it seemed like Charlotte was faking it (and by it I mean IT). She just seemed way too pleasured when Mason wasn’t even really doing anything, and this girl is 19. But other than that I absolutely loved the book! I would also love for there to be a little short story epilogue to see how their lives went.. This was a fun short read and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I’m glad I read it.

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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Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Juliana Haygert
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 08:31:11

    Thanks for participating of the tour! 🙂


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