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(Pretend #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  1,796 ratings  ·  133 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
Jan 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
♥ Sarah
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
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
Michelle Caffrey
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: never-again

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
Cassie Johnson
Jan 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
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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.
Tabitha R
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
I probably won't be doing a full review on this one. I can say that while I liked the book, it did seem to drag on and on. (I want to say my Kindle clocked it at a 10 hour read, and that's at my reading speed.) Anything that could have gone wrong for the heroine, basically did. The end of the book get nicely tied up, and by this I mean, you get every single thing tied up. So it's both good and bad, for me personally. I was ready to move on to something else, yet I was wanting the end of this boo ...more
Feb 28, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reasons for 1 star:
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 and spelling was awful
3) Despite the story actually being nice, the ending was quite unrealistic considering she was only 16.

Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Dec 26, 2012 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.
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
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),
Anu CN
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Oct 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I should have learned my lesson after reading 'living with the bad boy.' Honestly, I'm not even half way through this book and I just can't fathom why this story is taking sooooo long to play out. I just can't get into it. And the Twilight references? *major face palm*.
Rosie Siemer
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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...

To view my blog 'Rosie's Reading'
Nov 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
1/2 star
a very sucky book.
very predictable
too many characters
lot of cliches
looong storyunrealistic in a very obvious way
the most irritating part : waaay toooo many typos!!!!

was just waiting for it to get over!!!!

I cannot imagine going through a book two!
Dec 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
I can't finish this book...
Elena Leppard
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
So confused by all the good reviews(Amazon). I was waiting for it to get good the whole time...
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazing-book

Love this book so much I read it like 5 times:) <3
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book has no plot.
Yoselin  Sanchez
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It was so cute and i love how the ending turned out :)
Annie Brewer
Dec 16, 2012 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?
Farzana rahmann
May 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I think just dragged on for too long should have been a shorter book.
Sharon Pointon
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
brilliant can't wait for the follow up book
Mandi Morgan
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So the story was ok. The storyline was cliche but who does love reading stories like late every once and a while. What I had a problem with was the author introduced a new character or issue at random. It was frustrating. It kind of felt like drama was created for the sake of having drama. Also, the grammar and sentence structure was awful. At times awkward and caused me to pause reading. Yes I realize it was on Wattpad. Yes I make allowances for that. But when it effect
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
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read, bbb
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,
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked 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
Nicole Linke
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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