Pretending by Shanna Clayton
Publication date: March 12 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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.
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.
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College boy Wesley Kent and College girl Dahlia Reynolds.
Girl tries to be “invisible” and boy is a cocky bastard.
Boy sees girl for the beauty she is.
Girl tries to fight it.
Throw in a ex boyfriend.
2 BFFs (And to be honest which I did not like)
Throw in all the above and you would think TOTES TYPICAL, TOTES CLICHE.
But it’s not.
It’s far from it.
There was this mystery and intrigue that held me from get go to right to the very end.
The whole treasure hunters, maps, swords and secret groups is the nice touch that makes this story not as typical and over done as other college books.
The story is solid, the writing is solid and characters are also solid.
I honestly can not wait for more work from Shanna Clayton.
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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!