ARC Review: Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper

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 Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper
      (Chicago Falcons #3)
   Published : 05 / 11 / 2018 
         by Entangled Publishing

   Genre : 
         Young Adult Fiction || Romance ||

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Eva loves her country and her crown, anyone who tells you otherwise would be lying. They’d also be lying if they told you that the young queen was happy. After visiting her brother in Chicago, Eva finally feels a little like she is a normal girl, but when duty calls her away to show around a crown prince who is also visiting, she couldn’t help but feel put out. The crown prince is more than she expected, he is kind, funny, enjoys art, and also sparks something in her that she can’t ignore. Except the crown prince isn’t who he claims: he’s Tyler, best friend and in no way royalty of Eva’s brother. How long can he keep up the charade?

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 

I have a feeling that I’ve read this somewhere before… Honestly, I think that the ‘charade’ trope is so overused in today’s Young Adult Literature that I have started to give up just a little. However, Just Pretending did impress me more than I originally thought. There were plenty of twists and it was extremely amusing to watch Tyler try to act like a royal and to watch Eva fall for him.

I found the Rooper sister’s writing very pleasant to read and felt that I didn’t have to force myself into reading another book. It was easy to sit down and get lost into this amazing world, and lost in Chicago. The plot was a really fun read, but if you are someone who tends to avoid the ‘fake royal and charade’ trope in YA, such as ‘The Undercover Princess’, or ‘Mirage’. If you aren’t fussy, however, then hopefully you will thoroughly enjoy this light-hearted, contemporary royal story. As a part of a non-connected series, I think that this is a really good instalment and that since you don’t need to read the others in order, this will be good for someone who just wants a light book series, but isn’t into commitment.  

This is great for readers who are looking for something contemporary and set in a teenage world, rather than royalty in the past or future, and for people just looking for the ‘charade and fake royal’ category. Beware, haters of Mirage! This is not the book for you, trust me.

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