Just Pretending by Dana Burkey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just Pretending is a cute romantic story.
Summary from Goodreads:
Everything in Cam’s life is finally going right. Despite many of her best friend being out of town for the summer, she is ready to have some fun. With her good friend Josh by her side, Cam is just starting to really enjoy the time off school, when Nick comes wandering back into her life. It’s been a year since Cam last saw Nick, but the wound is still fresh. The heartbreak Nick caused so long ago left Cam in pieces. Now that he is back, she is quickly falling apart one again. And the fact that he brought his new girlfriend Gina along for his vacation is only making it worse. Not wanting to see the shell of a person Cam once was thanks to Nick, Josh comes up with an idea: he will play the role of Cam’s boyfriend to make Nick jealous. Although the plan seems impossible, Cam quickly realizes it’s working. Or at least it seems like it’s working from the outside. But to everyone on the inside things get messy fast. With feelings, emotions, and kissing flying all around, will Cam ever stop the pretending and land the true love she’s been looking for?
Cam is a sweet yet overly romantic girl. She had a huge crush on Nick, a boy she met last summer. When she sees him with another girl, she gets jealous. I thought she was a little too lovesick. She just wanted Nick, no matter what.
Nick was a very sweet boy. I liked how he was just pretending to be in love with Cam to help her get Nick back. I could tell they were going to really fall in love, and I was glad, because Nick was so cool. I would have liked to hear more about him.
The ending was so sweet. SPOILER: Nick and Cam were meant for each other, and it was so romantic.
The writing style was ordinary, but not the greatest. It was kind of monotone and had no real unique voice.
I listened to this as an audiobook, and the reader was good. It was also a perfect length.
Overall, I enjoyed this good romance short story.
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