Charade (Games #1)
Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice b...more
This isn't a fucking game anymore. No charades here. I don't know exactly what to call it, but whatever it is, it's ours. I'm going to latch onto it. And never let go.
HOLY EPIC BEAUTIFULNESS! I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Charade is not my first Nyrae Dawn book. I love this author, love her style of writing and I have loved each book that I have read from her. Charade is definitely no exception. What a poignant, heart-wrenching and beautiful story.
Ms. Dawn tells the story of Cheyenne and Colt in this...more
I'm all dressed up in my finest attitude,
Pretending I don't care,
Guess I really messed up trying to be two,
When only one heart can be there.
Her life's perfect.
She's Cheyenne Marshall.She was the captain of the dance team.Voted most popular girl in her high school.She had friends.Tons of them.
But here in college she knows everyone through her perfect boyfriend Gregory.
But then...she finds Gregory cheating on her with someone else.
'What is it about me that makes people think they can take adva...more
This book literally starts out with a *bang* as college freshman, Cheyenne, catches her boyfriend in bed with another girl. Betrayal isn’t even in the same ballpark for what Cheyenne feels when she walks in on “the guy she was supposed to live happily ever after with” getting it on with someone else.
No no no no no no no no no NO!
This wasn’t supposed to happen to her: the girl voted “Most Popular” in high school; captain of her dance squad; the girl with a million friends. She had written the...more
This book covers everything that can happen to you that I would consider 'tragic' but it's also a message of a love that can heal and can help you learn to move on, to emerge stronger. To not carry all of life's up's and downs on your shoulders but to let someone you LOVE shoulder those burdens with you. Let them carry you through those tough days. Love can be healing. Love is amazin...more
It kills me to mark this book DNF, as I know Nyrae Dawn is a much loved author with many of my friends (sorry Karla), but I don't think her writing style works for me. I had a devil of a time with the prose. I found it erratic and disjointed and in need of an editor to help with the pacing and transitions. For instance, flashback memories were confusing when they were interjected into current dialogue without the author indicating that such memories were taking place. It would have be...more
I’m such a sucker for the fake relationship set up, so this was a winner for me before I even started. But it soon became clear to me that there is so much more to this book. The way they initially came together is a little weird, but is an indicator of how screwed up these two characters are at the beginning of the story, and a great starting point for some major character development.
Colt and Cheyenne are two very real, very honest (and yes, screwed up...more
"This is a game. Our game. One that I asked for, but with each day it feels more real. More real than anything every has.... What to do. I shouldn't fall for this guy."
When Cheyenne's heart is broken after finding her boyfriend in bed with another girl, she wants to find a way to make it clear to him that she doesn't need him in her life. Colt is struggling with pushing himself though school to keep a promise he made to his dying mother. When Cheyenne sees him in a coffee shop, she proposes...more
A story of two broken college students who find what they need in each other.
Cheyenne's fear of abandonment leaves her emotionally stunted until she meets, Colt. As a child, Cheyenne, was abandoned by her mother and she has never let that fear go.
"Don't cry. Princess. You know what they say. You have to kiss a lot of frong before you meet your prince."
Colt is losing the one person who matters most in his life; his mom. Her dream was for her son is to: "Live your life."
Charade was not on my radar, but when I saw a ton of my Goodreads friends reading and loving it, I had to find out what all the commotion was about. I’m so glad I decided to pick this up, because it was such a beautiful and emotional story! This book made me cry, but I loved it anyhow!
Nineteen year-old Cheyenne, has just found out her boyfriend of two years, Gregory, is cheating on her. She followed him to college and thought they’d be together forever. To save face, Cheyenne falsely l...more
There is so much more to this book! If you think it’s a quick story about faking a relationship and then the feelings become real you would be correct but yet again there is depth, heartbreak, love and loss as well.
You may think you have your typical girl, Cheyenne who walks in on her boyfriend of two years Gregory with another girl after fo...more
"It's easier to hide in the dark...but easier to let go too."
This book starts off great. Cheyenne catches her boyfriend Gregory cheating on her with little miss Red. So Chey decides she is going to teach Gregory that she doesn't need him and that there are other men who are intersted in her.
"I might not be able to do much for you, but I'll hold your secrets."
Then you meet Colt. My god I love him from the very beginning. Hot guy with a lot of Tattoo...more
I loved Colt & Chey so much! They were both such real and raw characters that I felt a connection to them and felt what they were feeling the whole time! Colt was such an alpha bad boy jerk but his relationship with his mom and Chey was so endearing and damn near broke my heart at times. I wasn't expecting the...more
Anyone who knows me, knows I loved Nyrae’s writing and am totally a fangirl
I have read pretty much everything she has written in YA. This NA novel was awesome!
This book starts out with a bang! (Yes bad Pun intended) as Cheyenne walks in on her boyfriend of 2 years having sex with someone else in his College Dorm.
Chey has abandonment issues because of her Mom. She has so many walls up around her tha...more
There was an odd generic simplicity with the story, which didn't bother me too much but it did leave me wanting to know...more
“I don’t know if I like him, but he was there. He’s been there. And even though I don’t like it, there’s something about him that pulls out my secrets. Like he’s a magnet, my past, my secrets and my pain, little shards of metal unable to resist his pull.”
Cheyenne is a nineteen-year-old college girl whose life is all about emotional walls and happy appearances. Her story starts with her finding her long-term boyfriend in bed with another woman. But while an ordinary girl scorned might have c...more
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
This book just made me so happy. It dealt with so much more than just the relationship of the characters. It dealt with life, pain, moving on and most especially love.
Cheyenne was so not expecting to see her boyfriend of two years to be fooling around with some other gi...more
To sum it up: Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection.
Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it's what he wants too.
Cheyenne needs a fake boyfrien...more
Michael says that Nyrae Dawn is a master of both the male POV voice. And for me, often in YA books, this makes the biggest difference. Authors of YA often write the female POV well, but I'm often left with a two dimensional portrait of the male lead character. Ms. Dawn gets into the hear...more
"This isn't a fucking game anymore. No charades here. I don't know exactly what to call it...more
This was my first Nyrae Dawn book, but it sure won't be the last. After Charade, I definitely want to read all her books.
Charade is not a new story. Two people pretending to be together and becoming really involved is not anything new, but the way this story developed from first to last chapter is refreshing. I have heard/read similar stories before, but this one just has that ''something'' which makes it different from others. Nothing in it was too much and there were no WOW/OMG/whatever moment...more
worth EVERY SINGLE DAY i spent waitin for Nyrae to finish the book n then publish it
TOTALLY worth it!
so it starts of with this messed up chick n this 'fucked' up guy
for a second i thot this was goin to be jst another YA romance. but i was happy to be proved wrong!
it was so intense and so raw!
it was painfully beautiful. if u get wat i mean
towards the end i actly shed a tear or two!
Nyrae, THANK U sooo much!
iv read ur books n this is ur BEST one so far
after readin the teaser...more
5 ++++++++ stars!
Charade is a story about two people who try their hardest to "survive" the life that they have been given. Choosing games and mask to cope the best they can. Two people, who separately and desperately try and deal with the ugliness and heartache thrown into their laps--but together they find that sometimes the only thing you need is each other.
Fantastic. I really enjoyed this book. I've given it four stars because I felt that it was a bit predictable, but other than that, it was great.
The situation with Colt's Mum was so heart breaking, yet so beautiful. I loved the person Colt became when he was with her and I enjoyed reading his POV, even though it was devastatingly sad. This is a real tear jerker.
"He loves you," she adds. "And I love you. You're everything I could have hoped for, for him."
I loved how each of the...more
In Charade we meet two people in desperate need to have someone at their back to help them fight their fights in life.
Cheyenne lives a life in such a way no one will want to leave her. She dawns a perfect mask and behind this mask is a very panic ridden life. She has to be as "perfect" as she can be. She's off at college with the "love of her life" Gregory who turns out to not be so perfect after all. Now she's looking for a fake boyfrie...more
This is not just a love story, this is a story about facing life's heartaches and finding love in the most unexpected way!
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