My Books: Playing Pretend

About two years ago, I started writing a novella about a girl and a guy who meet on Spring Break. It was fun and sexy, but I had never invested much time on it. I didn’t even have a title for it.

This year, I resurrected that story and quickly plot it out so it would grown from a novella to a short novel. It seems to have worked. I sent the first 24k words to two friends–they read it and they loved it and they asked for more asap. After talking to them, I came up with a title: Playing Pretend.

So, after I finish writing Soul Oath (Everlast #2), I’ll finish writing Playing Pretend. If everything works out, it should be out by Feb/March 2014.

Here’s the blurb:


As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.

Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.

When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man that made her proud of her true self?


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Disclaimer: this one is much lighter and sexier than Breaking the Reins. Please, don’t associate one novel with the other. I write fun NA, and I write emotional NA. And sometimes I combine the two. And I write fantasy NA too ;)

Anyway, I hope you’ll like this one too!


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