Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1) by Rachel Harris

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Contemporary and NetGalley.
The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.


The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Contemporary and NetGalley.)

This was an okay story, but I lost interest.

Aly and Brandon were okay characters, and there was some obvious chemistry between them. I didn’t really love either of them though, and kind-of just wanted them to get a clue and get together.

The storyline in this was alright, but it seemed to drag for me. This pair just seemed to be a bit clueless, and I wanted them to get together and realise how right they were for each other, instead of messing about!
There were a couple of hot kisses in this book, and there was some real chemistry between Aly and Brandon. It was a shame that we didn’t get more of this pair together.

The ending was a classic ‘happily ever after’, and I was glad that these two finally wised up and worked out what they wanted.
Overall; okay YA contemporary romance,
6 out of 10.


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