Leah and Kate Rooper
November 5, 2018
Blurb: It’s not easy being royal. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline wears her crown proudly, but between her duties and her overprotective big brother, the idea of romance is just a dream. But a chance encounter in Chicago changes all that….
Sure, seventeen-year-old Tyler Evans loves playing hockey, but he’s more concerned about providing for his dad and little sister. Then he meets Eva–and falls head-over-heels in love—and he has two more problems. One, she’s his best friend’s little sister. Two, she wears a crown.
But then Eva accidentally mistakes Tyler for a visiting prince, and for the first time, Tyler doesn’t feel like a nobody. He knows he has to tell her the truth…but not yet.
His plan? To keep up the royal charade as long as it takes to convince Eva he’s the guy for her. Even if he’s lying to everyone…including himself.
Disclaimer: May cause disillusionment. Those girls looking to find their Prince Charming might consider scouting out hockey rinks.
Each book in the Chicago Falcons series is STANDALONE:
* Just One of the Boys
* Just One of the Royals
* Just Pretending
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Just Pretending is the second novel I’ve read by Leah and Kate Rooper, and they definitely know how to write for the YA audience.
Tyler was by far my favorite character in the novel. He has been battling dyslexia for years and has somehow fooled the system, mostly because he was afraid of showing his vulnerability. But he’s a nice guy, a kind guy. He looks out for his father and his little sister, who is just adorable by the way. Except this all comes to a head in a most devastating way when he says that he has a trash life…but it’s not true. How can he when he has a great dad and sister?
While I liked the romance between Eva and Tyler, enjoyed their artist trysts, the most meaningful part for me was when Tyler had to come clean to his father about his dyslexia. The interaction between son and father was very well done. While I know that won’t be what a lot of readers find important, it was for me. It was worth every single “I love you” between Eva and Tyler.
This is a sweet royal romance for those who like YA romances.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies
Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books – lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.
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