Series: Caught Up in Us, Book 2
Also in this series: Caught Up in Us
Published by Self-Published on 02 March 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Also by this author: Caught Up in Us, The Thrill of It
Place(s) Traveled To: New York, New York
First Line(s): The metal dug into his wrists.
Pretending He’s Mine by Lauren Blakely is one of those books that starts right in the middle of the story. The prologue is a future event and then it flashes back to where it all started and for me stories that do just do nothing for me. I’ve been having a similar issue with the show Flashpoint which I started to watch on Netflix recently. Pretending He’s Mine is the story of Reeve and Sutton and for the life of me I can’t recall how these characters fit in with those from Caught Up in Us but as with most romance series you don’t need to read one to understand the others.
Pretending He’s Mine is a very quick story and as a result there isn’t a ton of character development. I wish that it had been longer so we could have gotten to know Sutton and Reeve better as they both come across as just surface characters. They both did have some good chemistry and I enjoyed reading their story but I just wish there had been a bit more depth. I could have also done without creepy Janelle.
Pretending He’s Mine is a quirky story and not a bad way to pass the time. Its not my favorite contemporary romance but if you are a fan of the genre then you might enjoy this one as well. While I didn’t always like the characters I did enjoy the overall story better than Caught Up in Us. I just felt that Sutton and Reeve were more realistic. And if you are a fan of the sexy times then this book has it in spades!