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Monday, 16 January 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

Book details:

Playing Pretend
by Juliana Haygert
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?

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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Well what can I say this book is about a mother and daughter who are at logger heads over there status in the world but it's also got a romance in it as well.

You have Charlotte who just wants to live as a 19 year old so she lies to her mother who is the governors daughter about her were she is going her mother thinks she has gone to Canada but she has actually gone on spring break with her true friends. 
While on spring break she meets a bar tender Mason they spend the next six days in each other's arms but after the week she has to return home but mason doesn't know anything about her as they came to a agreement that they would not know anything about each other. 

After leaving Mason Charlotte goes back to pleasing bet mother by attending events and charity events only to find mason has actually moved to Washington to go to college and he then finds out that Charlotte is rich and as he calls her "one of them". 

Mason split with his girlfriend Tamara after he found her in bed with another bloke only she wants him back and will do anything to get him?

Will there be a happy ending for Charlotte and mason or will there two world collide. Or will all the lies and blackmailing keep them apart. 

I am giving this book a brilliant 5/5. I couldn't put it down once I got into it.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

$15 Starbucks giftcard

Signed paperback of any of Juliana's books

(this giveaway is set up and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours)

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. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds very character driven and compelling overall! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. It is amazing read I got into the story straight away xx