Pretending by Holly Bourne

This book was not what I thought it was going to be but it was still a fantastic read. I actually fell pretty hard for the story once I got into it and got to know the characters. This novel was a first for me with this author and I will definitely read her again.

This was more a women fiction then a romance for me but the idea behind it has merit so I enjoyed that portion a lot. I know, confusing. 

The idea of changing who you are to protect yourself in the world of love is not a new now bu it was uninteresting way that the author did it. It brought some laughs and definitely got you thinking. For me as a first time reader of this a author, I enjoyed the book.


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'Perceptive. Hilarious. Reassuring. Brilliant.' Laura Jane Williams
The highly-anticipated new novel from Holly Bourne, bestselling author of HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?

He said he was looking for a 'partner in crime' which everyone knows is shorthand for 'a woman who isn't real'.

April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry.

If only April could be more like Gretel.

Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems.

The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her.

As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua.

Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending?