Playing Pretend
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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The story starts off with a Spring Break hook-up between Charlotte and Mason who have a rule that they’re not to know anything personal of each other. These two don’t let not knowing each other’s last names stop them from having serious chemistry.

Charlotte was the Governor’s daughter, and as such was always keeping up the appearances, which meant her mother kept her on a short lease. Her mother even decided on who her friends could be, what she wears even though Charlotte was at college. Charlotte had kept friends with her 3 besties Maryann, Becca and Liana from Middle School. They met up for skating every week, and that was the only time Charlotte could be herself, and wear what she wanted. So when she had the oppunity to go on the spring break in California with her friends she jumped at the chance.

So when she met Mason in a bar, Charlotte decided go for it. A hook up for a week, no names and numbers. The one thing they didn’t count on was red hot chemistry burning up my kindle. This was the first time Charlotte had been able to be herself, and she liked who she was.

I loved Mason and Charlotte, they were so good together. This is the story of both Mason and Charlotte taking charge of their own lives. Charlotte had an uphill battle, as her mother had even decided who she was to marry. So a great story, very easy to read and I read it straight through. The only thing that didn’t ring true was Charlotte’s mother’s change of heart, but I will certainly read this author’s other books and it didn’t stop me enjoying this one. So go and buy it yourself to meet Charlotte and Mason and friends you want regret it.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review




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.

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