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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pretending Book Tour and Review

Book & Author details:

Pretending by Shanna Clayton
Publication date: March 12 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Four years.

That’s how long Wesley Kent has to live with the girl his dad shacked him up with, and then he can collect his inheritance and escape small town life. He gets through the prison sentence by pretending Dahlia Reynolds doesn’t exist. With three years down and one more to go, he doesn’t expect much to change. That is, until the girl that’s not supposed to exist sharpens into his reality, making it impossible to ignore her.

Three years.

That’s how long Dahlia Reynolds has been living with a total stranger. She’s convinced herself Wesley Kent is no more than illusion in the hallways. It’s easy to do, especially since that same illusion has never spoken more than two words to her. But one mistaken identity later, and she finds herself caught up in the mysterious world Wesley lives in. One by one, he begins knocking down the safe, comfortable walls she built, leaving her wondering what his motives are. Does he want to expose her—or free her?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.


I’m not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that’s what happened. Now I live  and breathe all things books. When I’m not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!

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My Rating: 4 stars
My review
This book was provided to me by the author for an honest review.Doll has been living in a mansion with Wes. They are roommates, but have hardly spoken or seen each other.  Wes finds himself attracted to her after a chance encounter one afternoon. Though he doesn't recognize her as his roommate, since she isn't covered up with horrible makeup and clothes (what she does to make herself look unattractive. I know, issues!) This was a sweet love story between the couple, who are forced to live there until graduation as part of Wes' father's will. This book isn't your typical love story, it involved treasure and adventure unlike anything I have ever read! My only con was that the book didn't tell the reader much background, especially about Doll and her relationship to Wes' father until later on so it took some time to catch on. Also the character's were supposed to be college age, but they acted more mature and I kept feeling like they were in their late twenties instead of 21/22. Nonetheless, the author has written a WONDERFUL story with some great writing and editing. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves new adult books and adventure books. Will I read more from this author? Definitely.


  1. Glad you liked it, Briana! It sounds like a great read and sweet romance! :)

  2. Thank you for reviewing Pretending!