Pretend (Pretend, #1)
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Pretend (Pretend #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  1,330 ratings  ·  115 reviews
When April's boyfriend, Kyle breaks up with her she is heart broken. She can't seem to get over him, but when her best friend's brother poses as her boyfriend at a party to make Kyle jealous and it works, she hatches the perfect plan or so she thinks...Sometimes pretending isn't the best game to play especially when pretending can become real and especially when you're pre...more
Kindle Edition, 1, 450 pages
Published November 20th 2012
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To sum it up my WHOLE review,here's how I feel:

At first I was like:

But then, when all the drama (and believe me, there's A WHOLE WORLD OF IT) started I was LIKE THIS

P.S.Yeah, I was happy.


Anywho, let's start this review with... Aiden.

What else can I possibly say? Nothing. At all... Just kidding!
Well Aiden was so sweet with April, I really loved him for what he did. I'm just not a fan of how cocky he is... But whatever, the boy is HAWT.

Next in line is April.

I think that t...more
This book wasn't all bad but a few things just really annoyed me.
1. Overuse of the word 'whilst'. No teenager I've ever met uses this word. It just became overkill when every time a simple 'while' would have worked.
2. What was the point of half of this drama? The book would have been better off without it. I'm still trying to figure out how the (view spoiler) was relevant to the plot. ...and Jake, was he necessary? Probably not.
3. The Beiber and Twilight love made me...more
♥ Sarah
2.5 batshit crazy confusing stars!

Overall, some aspects of this story, slightly reminded me of The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window.

However, the twists & turns were way too over-the-top dramatic in Pretend. That's not good, since I usually love drama. Additionally, Aiden & April's "romance" superficial; it should have been developed further.

And, why did April feel the need to hide her feelings/ relationship from her best friend, Crystal? It was so unnecessary; the whole "issue" was...more
Well, first the title and the brief summary was interesting. But after the first couple of chapters this book drove me crazy! Errors,grammer mistakes all over the place and who talks like these teenagers? I have teenagers and they DO NOT act or talk like these characters. I think her main idea was great but TOO much detail to things we dont want to know about.(going to the toilet,ect) I think she tried to put too much information, words,and detail in this book. It needs to be rewritten, please!!...more
Cassie Johnson
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Michelle Caffrey

Ok first of all, that rating is a 2.5, which is maybe a little unfair of me because I know a lot of people would genuinely love this story. It just didn't work for me.

So, the good:
For the most part, the characters were awesome. They were well-developed, good people with a genuine friendship. Jess and Anthony were hilarious and there were some great scenes that did have me laughing.
It was a sweet story, especially if you're into romance and drama. It was kind of like reading a teenage soap.

But, t...more
Tabitha H
I have to be honest. I'm not sure exactly how to rate this book. It wasn't anything at all like I expected.
It begins with a young lady, April, who her longtime boyfriend, Kyle, just breaks up with her. To say she was devastated puts it lightly. The day she finally emerges from her house to renter the world it's only for her best friends, Crystals, birthday party. Unbeknownst to her, her ex and his new girlfriend are there as well. Confronted with her ex, her BFFs brother, Aiden, took pity on...more
I realize this book may be written in British English but my American brain says the grammar is terrible as well as missing punctuation in some bits.
The description only describes one instance in the first chapter.
Nodding of the head is in agreement and shaking is in disagreement.
This book reads like a soap opera but other than that it's an okay book.
First off ...erm is NOT a word no matter how many times you use it. Sat does not work in place of sitting. April is 16 and TSTL. I just couldn't finish this. The grammar alone is bad enough it practically jumps off the page and slaps you in the face. Plus on my kindle it say there are 449 pages and I just can't see torturing my eyes with this anymore.
Dec 20, 2012 Sara rated it 3 of 5 stars
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It was not what I expected. In a sort of a good way.
Although it took me a while to get into it, and the grammar errors and some missing punctuation did annoy me quite a bit, I liked the book as I started to get hooked by the story. And I LOVED Aiden with all my heart. He was so sweet and caring and sexy and passionate and everything! Even though sometimes I wanted to slap him for his stupidity and stubborness (such as not listening to reasons and running away without asking for an explanation),...more
Anu CN
i was in chapter 9 wen i gave up on the book
n jst for the heck of it, i went ahead n checked the number o chapters,i shit u not, there were 30 ODD chapters!!!! and a 15 page epilogue!!!
i mean who wants to read 30 odd chapters of a lost cause

ok so i picked up the book for the cover
look at it, its HOT!!
and to say the book doesn't live up to its cover is d understatement of the century!
it was awryt i guess, at the start
but then with the whole jumpinf back and forth between Kyle and aiden, i totaly...more
I loved this book!! I seen the reviews on this book was half and half but I decided to give it a go and I am so glad I did.

When April's boyfriend Kyle breaks up with her she is devastated. She can't seem to get over him and isn't able to leave home for about 6 weeks. Finally her best friend Crystal is able to talk her into coming to her birthday party. When she arrives she notices Kyle and his new girlfriend Rachel are there so she tells Kyle she has moved on. When Kyle wants to know with who,...more
It all started when April's boyfriend told her that he couldn't be her anymore.Kyle(April's boyfriend)told her they was compatible with each other.The reason reason he broke up with her was he wanted to be with a girl name Rachel.Weeks went on so her friend decided she needed to get out the house to have fun and get over ex.April decided that she would accept her friend offer and go to the party.She seen Kyle and Rachel at the party together all hug up.She didn't want seem like she haven't move...more
April is heartbroken after Kyle her boyfriend of 2 years dumps her ass for some other girl. When she meets them at a party she lies and tells them she has a new boyfriend, Aiden her best friends brother steps in and saves her from embarrassment.

I was hoping for a book were the love building was slowly and were the lines between pretending would blur. What I got was BS drama and unrealistic scenes. Did I mention the love triangle between 4 people, does that even have a name? Love 4 angle?

The dra...more
Jan 03, 2014 Laplumedelyla marked it as dnfed
I began to read Pretend in December, 2012. But I just couldn't get through with it. So I tried again and again. But still, I couldn't go further than 10%. So after more than a year of trying, I think it's time to DNF.
Rosie Siemer
This was a great read. Absolutely FULL of juicy drama. But the love story was beautiful and I am looking forward to reading more with the next book...

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Annie Brewer
Dec 16, 2012 Annie Brewer marked it as to-read
Totally loving the sound of this one....buying it soon! Plus the cover is hot! Hehe, I'm a cover-whore....can't you tell?
Nicole Linke
Awesome!!! I read the book for the second time now. I don't like to read books that contain cheating but I thought I should give it a try and I did. Cheating is a no-go for me so i may be a little cold hearted but I can't comprehend why April suffers so much because of Kyle and Rachel. But if I look at friends or people who were cheated on and see how they hurt, I think it's understandable. Through the book I saw how much someone can hurt because of cheating. The book has everything you need for...more
Yoselin  Sanchez
I love this book! It was so cute and i love how the ending turned out :)

Love this book so much I read it like 5 times:) <3
Rebecca Suzzanne Black
This book wasn't anything at all like I expected it to be. I thought it would be just any other book. But it was anything but just any other book. It was more than just any other book.
It begins with April getting dumped by Kyle for Rachel (who was a bitch in the beginning). She goes to Crystal’s b-day party. Her ex and his new girlfriend are there as well. Confronted with her ex, her BFFs brother, Aiden, took pity on her and with her ex in front says that they are on a date that night. Apri...more
Sharon Pointon
brilliant can't wait for the follow up book
it is on
Ashley Hudson
amazing i love it

Now I know...
I will never let you go...

I wish I could say the words
The ones that she deserves
Explaining how I feel
It's so crazy, is it real?

Don't want to waste this time
Pretending she's not mine
Pretending she's not mine,
Don't want to play pretend
Acting like we're friends
I want you to be mine
Not pretend but all the time
Don't want to play pretend
Acting like we're friends
I want you to be mine
Not pretend but all the time

I know this feeling’s real
Never been here before
Always lost for time
Absolutely one of my favorite books ever!!
It probably caused me to feel every emotion possible while reading it:
Happiness..and of course it had me laughing!!:)
I loved the main characters, and their friends,family,and enemies(weird i know)... i pretty much loved the story in general.<3
I loved April's personality she's so nice but knows how to defend herself! Heck, she made me want to be more forgiving and I'm a very spiteful person! haha:)
And of course Aiden was HOT! I...more

So many things going wrong with this book, I don't even know where to start. First off, the blurb. The pretend part of the book was about 10%. Girl's ex cheats on her. She and her best-friend's brother pretend to be together to save her pride. Etc. etc. etc.

Then the book does a Heckle and Jeckle. Complete identity crisis. Is it a love triangle? Is it a romantic suspense? Why is there a stalker thrown in there for no reason. Why is everyone all of a sudden ending up in the hospital?

I am actually...more
Ya amploooop.... ini e-book bener2 bikin gw mau muntah saking muaknya untuk menyelesaikan. Terlalu banyak drama yang makin lama makin ga masuk akal. Mungkin klo dibuat hanya sampai 100 halaman akan terkesan manis, tapi ini harus sampai 450 halaman, akhirnya hal2 aneh dimasukkan. Dari mulai tarik ulur hubungan April & Aidan yang terlalu ababil dan galau, Jake yang tadinya charming tiba2 jadi psikopat yang tukang abuse dan menjadi kriminal, masa lalu April ma Kyle yang taunya berisi kehamilan...more
Reasons for 2 stars:
1) the amount of times the phrase "burst out laughing" is used is ridiculous. I counted 4 on one page, and unless these people are freaking comedians, there is no reason to laugh that much so often.
2) the editing of spelling could have been applied a lot more.
3) despite the story actually being nice, the ending was quite unrealistic considering she was only 16.

It wasn't a bad book, just had some annoying flaws.
April was devastated needless to say when her boyfriend Kyle told her that he was in love with someone else. She became lost and didn't know how to move on without him...he was her everything. With the help of her best friend Crystal, she started to socialize some more and that is when she realized that she truly had feelings for her brother Aiden. But how would this work...she didn't want to lose her best friend over a boy. Aiden knew that his feelings for April were genuine and he was willing...more
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