Dec 13, 2015

Review: Charade by Nyrae Dawn

Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: CreateSpace
Number of Pages: 345

"Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection. 
Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it's what he wants too. 
Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom, so they strike a deal that helps them both. But what if Cheyenne’s past isn’t what she thought? Soon they’re trading one charade for another—losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain. The more they play their game, the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real.
Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy, but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever. "
This book has been on my TBR list for a while, and I finally got it so I started reading it right away. It didn't disappoint although I did kind of go into it blind sided because I had put it on my TBR list such a long time ago I forgot everything in the synopsis. So, overall it was a pleasant surprise.

It started out as a typical contemporary, romance and at the time I was actually okay with that. I was looking for a book like that because I just wanted to fly through it since I have just been piled with stress lately. And this book definitely fit that standard (I finished it in one night... and it was a school night...)

The characters were amazing, and I felt they really fit the plot perfectly. If you've read The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden make sure you pick up this book because this definitely reminded me of it (although this wasn't as good in my opinion). The book definitley didn't drag at all and I didn't feel rushed at all, and overall I loved it. But, it wasn't punch me in the gut amazing, so that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars (I'm definitely a little harsher with contemporaries...).

Overall, if you're looking for a good NA contemporary novel with some pain in the characters' backstory then I would definitely recommend picking up this book. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

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