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Pretending She's His

(Hard Feelings #2.5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  324 ratings  ·  68 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Kelsie Leverich continues her series in her new Hard Feelings novella, where a tempting little lie turns into so much more…

Eva Riley is the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding and it just so happens that her ex is the best man. Eva’s a straight shooter and definitely not the damsel-in-distress type. But with her pride on the line an
Published November 19th 2013 by Penguin/Intermix
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Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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If you’ve read Feel the Rush, book 2 of the Hard Feelings series (which I highly recommend you do before reading this), you remember Eva and Trevor. Two of the most lovable characters in the book. Both best friends with Meagan, they’ve been friends with each other for a while. That’s all it’s ever been for the two of them. Friendship.
Eva didn’t fall in love easily. Actually, she was beginng to think she was incapable of felling the little pitter-patter that pulasted around her heart as oppose
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very short, cute, sexy and sweet. I liked it a lot. : )
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

Pretending She's His by Kelsie Leverich picks up pretty much where the last book leaves off, at Meagan and Reed’s wedding. I’m not really sure that the author took the right approach with this one when it came to the “ex” plot line. She used Reed’s best friend that Eva had a fling with in the last book as the ex. Now we already know and love him and think he’s a pretty good guy. So basically we start the book with Eva not happy that she is going to see him
Skye Burling-Briggs
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-beta-arc-rrc
*** arc provided in exchange for an honest review***

I loved this story!!

I haven't read and from this series, however I was so engaged in their story.

For a novella it didn't feel rushed, I was able to get to know these characters before we got into the hot n heavy, and let me tell you Kelsie know how to write hot n heavy well, very, very, very well!!

I didn't really understand luke, he seemed a little creepy to me!

I would highly recommend you read this, I know I'll be going back to start at th
I haven't read any of the other books in this series so I don't know what all I've missed, but I really enjoyed this novella! It was hot and steamy and had a dash of emotional issues thrown in. I kinda wish it were longer so I could get more from the steamy escapades of Eva and Travis!
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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"Awkward was an emotion Eva was unfamiliar with, but she had a feeling she was going to perfect it this weekend."

In this novella, Eva and Trevor, two intriguing, commitment-phobic characters from the Hard Feelings series are thrown together during their friends Meagan and Reed's wedding. Neither Eva nor Trevor do relationships. Eva's tough and closed-off. She just got out of a relationship with Luke, a guy who was far more into her than she
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received arc for honest review and so happy I did!

I remember Eva fondly from “Feel the Rush” and I was thrilled when the author

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decided to give Eva her own novella.

It’s Megan’s wedding weekend and Eva her BFF is the Maid of Honor.
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Friends and family gather to celebrate, only when Eva finds out Luke will be there she
feels uncomfortable. Luke and Eva shared a hot and heavy affair that ended badly.

Luke wanted more…Eva didn’t, she’s a free spirit who enjoys men and has never fallen
in love… never
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretending She's His is my second read by Kelsie Leverich and you can officially call me a fan-girl! I absolutely loved book #2, Feel the Rush, and this was a short and sexy follow-up!

This novella length story takes place at the wedding of Meagan and Reed. Eva, Meagan's best friend, shows up without a date to the wedding and is faced with seeing her ex-boyfriend Luke. He broke it off with Eva but still has feelings. Enter Trevor... Meagan's other best friend, whom she's known since she was a te
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Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-in-2013
“Weekend getaways are one thing. Weekend getaways surrounded by wedding festivities is in a completely new realm of ‘hell no.’”

Pretending She’s His is the perfect addition to the Hard Feeling series. This novella not only gives us intimate details from Meagan and Reed’s wedding but we get EVA AND TREVOR!

Trevor has been Meagan’s closest friend since high school. This friendship automatically encompassed Eva once she became Meagan’s bff.

“You know, every time I visit you ladies I
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Pretending She’s His, by Kelsie Leverich is a fun and sexy read. Fast paced and full of steamy romance. It is a story about how friendship can ultimately turn into a heated romance that knocks both characters for a loop.

The overall plot of the book is predictable. This plot has been in many popular Romance novels….girl going to wedding….best man is her ex….convinces friend to pose as her boyfriend….they unexpectedly
Desirae (Dee)
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best PG kiss. Definitely. Award right here please. Sheesh. God that was hot. I was kind of sad reading this book. Okay maybe not sad, but jealous. Okay yeah definitely jealous. I loved Trevor in Feel the Rush. I may have asked Kelsie if I could have him... But now, now I think I love him even more. Eva is a sassy red headed little spit fire. I mean she's like the one you don't cross. But since she needs an out with an ex, Trevor decided to be her out, play her game. He can play. Right? Yikes. I ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow Eva's turn and...Trevor?!? whoa! this should be good *rubs palms* I just hope it will be a full length novel and not just a novella. Eva is this feisty creature you can't get enough of, and Trevor? well...he emits a certain aura of enigma and I think I would really like to get to know him more. Pretty excited for this one November can't come soon enough.

4.5 Stars!!! It was nice to read a story about heroes and heroines not burdened by troubles and dark past for--once, but instead just being
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, so I assumed this one would suit me as well. And I did like it, but I didn't really love it. It felt a little like the two MC's were together and in love all too quickly after just a few days of pretending. If there'd been some backup to that before the weekend, or previous feelings to be heard of, maybe I would have felt differently. But to me, this felt more like a rushed job at a novella than an actual story with depth and that was a bit disapp ...more
Jamie Turner-norton
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, amazeballs
Kelsie has done it again! Her writing snatch you up and doesn't let go even after you're done reading. All the characters are awesome, but I absolutely love Eva and Trevor. They had me busting up laughing and shaking my head a couple times. I was not disappointed with this fast and fun read.
samantha moriarty
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book wasn’t long, however, it was a delight to read. It had everything in it and still left you wanting more!!
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na-romance
My Thoughts:

Pretending She's His, by Kelsie Leverich, was a really sweet and cute companion novella in the Hard Feelings Series. The main character, Eva, was one of my absolute favorite secondary characters in the previous book in the series, Feel the Rush. She was Meg's best girl friend, and I enjoyed how fiercely loyal and protective she was of Meg, as well as her fun, carefree, and outgoing personality. I loved the fact that she was casually hooking up with Reed's best friend, Luke, and had h
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This was a sexy read about how friendship can ultimately turn into love. Very fast read full of steamy moments and intriguing characters, this is sure to satisfy fans of the series while waiting for the next book.

Opening Sentence: “I told you to bring a date.”

The Review:

Eva Riley is going to her best friend’s wedding. She is going to be the maid of honor. As luck would have it, her ex-boyfriend is the best man. They broke up eight months ag
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked Eva in Feel the Rush & enjoyed the friendship with Trev so I was excited for this short novella that tells their story. It's a classic fake mates romance plot involving friends who suddenly see each other in an entirely different light. Now they both want more, but are afraid to mess up their friendship.

Eva thinks it isn't possible for her to fall in love so she has gone through many men keeping her distance emotionally and just to the physical. She moves on before there is a
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
Holy shit, I wish this was a full-length novel! As I’ve said before, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite adult series. We meet Eva and Trevor in Feel the Rush (book #2). They were Meg’s lovable but equally slutty best friends. I loved that despite their issues, they were always loyal friends to Meg and I couldn’t help but wonder that they had the next book because I knew they would be really good together. I was ecstatic when I found out that they did have their own story, but also kind ...more
Three Chicks
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 star review by Jen Skewes

I loved Eva and Trevor when we first met them in Feel the Rush. An honestly going into this book I knew it was Eva's story but had no idea that the we were also getting more of Trevor. Pretending She's His is a quick, enjoyable, sexy read about friends to lovers.

Eva's BFF Meagan is getting married and Eva is the maid of honor. And the best man is none other than Eva's ex boyfriend Luke. Eva ande is Luke broke up a while ago but things between them ended badly. He wante
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, adult
I am not usually a fan of novellas, but this one completely worked for me! After reading Feel the Rush, I loved that this continued with the characters we had grown to like so much! I really liked Meagan and Reed together, and while I never would have put Eva and Trevor together, I actually thought they were quite perfect! We meet both of them in Feel the Rush and are Meagan's best friends. I said in my FTR review that I loved Trevor especially, because he is a great guy friend to Meagan. He re ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretending She’s His, Hard Feelings #2.5, by Kelsie Leverich
Grade: B

“It was harmless. So why did she feel like curling up into the fetal position on the floor and listening to Alanis Morissette on repeat?”

Eve Riley knew going to her best friends wedding would be a blast and she was fully prepared to see her ex-boyfriend but she was not prepared for him wanting her back. With no other option Eve gets her friend Trevor Owens to pretend to be her boyfriend for the weekend. While convincing everyone
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

When I first saw that Kelsie Leverich was coming out with a novella in the Hard Feelings series, I was excited. Of course, I was. If you don’t already know this about me, I absolutely adore Kelsie! However, never, ever, did I expect to enjoy this novella as much as Feel the Rush, and possibly even more! I’ve never enjoyed a novella as much as I did this one.

Everyone is set to spend the weekend together to celebrate the wedding of Meagan a
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
What can I say.. I enjoy reading Kelsie's stories. This one was fun too. It was a quick read and I always love something that makes me smile and is sweet.
We get to meet Eva, "red" in the second book in the series as well as Trevor. We get to see how things are between them, they are just friends and well I loved them both personally. I absolutely love Trevor in the last book Feel the Rush as well as Eva. Kelsie had people asking for more of Eva so she delivered.
I like novellas I really do. You
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was ok

New York Times bestselling author Kelsie Leverich “serves up fun, sexy and hot” (Flirty and Dirty Book Blog), in her new Hard Feelings novella, where a tempting little lie turns into so much more…

Eva Riley is the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding and it just so happens that her ex is the best man. Eva’s a straight shooter and definitely not the damsel-in-distress type. But with her pride on the line and her ex’s heart on his sleeve, there might not be enough champagne in th
Emily McGee
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, arc, novella
This was my first Kelsie Leverich book, and she has become a new favorite of mine. Her characters are the perfect blend of witty, and loving. In a nutshell Pretending She's His was about two friends being in the right place, at the right time. On the weekend of her best friend's wedding, Eva needed someone to help her dissuade her ex-boyfriend against wanting to get back together. And Trevor is the faithful friend, who steps up to the plate. Eva and Trevor are both caring, independent characters ...more
Mary Tatar
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretending She's His By Kelsie Leverich was a quick read. It was a fun and lighthearted book. I've enjoyed reading Kelsie's other books and this one was for sure on my tbr list. This book was a a cute take on friends pretending to be more for someone else's benefit. If I had to choose I would of made the book longer. I was enjoying the story and wished I could of seen more from Eva and Trevor. I instantly was addicted to their passion.

Eva and Trevor are Meagan's best friends from Feel The Rush.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: friends to lovers, Army hero, Army heroine, players,
We met Eva Riley and Trevor Owens in Feel the Rush], as they were Meagan Mitchell’s best friends. Pretending She's His reunited them for Meagan’s wedding to Reed Porter. Both Eva and Trevor were known “players,” who never let their hearts become involved in relationships. They liked the thrill of the chase and engaged in the game, without developing deeper feelings for their partners.

Ironically, the two most sexually potent characters in Kelsie Leverich’s books, explored their feelings for each
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretending She’s His tells the story of Eva Riley and Trevor Owens both friends of Meagan Mitchell from Feel the Rush (book 2). So I should likely say I would strongly recommend you read Feel the Rush before you read this book.

Eva and Trevor have no desire to be in a relationship or to find love; they are carefree and enjoy sex for the physical pleasure it brings; no strings attached pleaseure. I really enjoyed getting to know both of these characters more as they intrigued me when they were in
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
TREVOR!!!!!! Kelsie Leverich knows hot military men.

Whenever I read one of Kelsie Leverich’s books, I feel like my heart does a happy dance. Leverich takes seemingly everyday characters and brings them to the forefront of your thoughts. Her words are fun, teasing and witty yet they tug on your heart bring tears to your eyes and make you tingle all over.
Pretending She’s His is a novella in the Hard Feelings Series. This is Trevor’s story. A manwhore committed to the army, a heart of gold, loyal a
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New York Times bestselling author, Kelsie Leverich, lives in Indiana where she spends her days behind the chair at her salon helping women feel beautiful, and spends her nights, (once the kids are fast asleep and her hunky boyfriend is binging Netflix) dreaming up Happily-Ever-After’s.

Kelsie’s busy life is fueled by coffee and Cabernet, and she embraces her chaos with day-dreams and romance novels

Other books in the series

Hard Feelings (4 books)
  • The Valentine's Arrangement (Hard Feelings, #1)
  • Feel the Rush (Hard Feelings, #2)
  • A Beautiful Distraction (Hard Feelings, #3)