Just Pretending

Just Pretending

by Leah Rooper, Kate Rooper

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ISBN-13: 9781640637153
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/05/2018
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 275,934
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books - lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle- earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.

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Just Pretending 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
dsubsits 14 days ago
Leah and Kate Rooper scored a hat trick with the third and last book in the Chicago Falcons series, JUST PRETENDING. This is Evangeline Harwell’s and Tyler Evans’s story. Eva is Daniel Sacachelli’s (from book two, JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS) half-brother and teammate of Tyler. Eva is now the Queen of Eldonia. She is visiting Daniel in Chicago. While there, she mistakes Tyler for the prince of Perienza, as Tyler gets wrapped up in the charade. This hockey romance is suitable for young adults. JUST PRETENDING is an entertaining and heartfelt read. I like that in each book in the Chicago Falcons series, there was a person pretending to be something else but ending up discovering themselves in the process. I appreciated that Eva and Tyler shared a love of art. The two could relate to one another. While it was not smart that Tyler to pretend to be someone else, it gave him the confidence to get to know Eva. It is understandable why Tyler lacked confidence. I’m glad that he was put in a situation where he could eventually better himself. I love his little sister. Millie. She is sweet and adds to the story. I enjoyed the plot. The story has some interesting twists that develop into the perfect ending. I would love to see a spin-off series or a reunion book in the future to discover what happens to the characters. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
marongm8 14 days ago
Just Pretending was very entertaining to read. It is easy to connect with Evangeline and the struggles she has being royalty and having an overbearing/overprotective brother watching her every move. The rebel inside of me loved it when she met Tyler and starts to fall in love with him but later fizzled out when he plays along with the royal card of letting Evangeline know the truth. While reading this book, I could not help but think that one day this will turn into a Disney Channel/Hallmark movie and everyone will grow to fall in love with the story. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
Danii_045 15 days ago
I've really enjoyed the Chicago Falcons series and I'm sad Just pretending is the last book. Each story can be read as a standalone but the characters feature in the books. This is queen Eva's and Tyler's story. Eva wants a taste of a normal life. She is visiting her brother in Chicago and wants to see more than the tourist's attractions. She visits the ice rink to watch her brother practice hockey. Tyler meets Eva in the last book while her brother needed help. When she bumps into Tyler at hockey practice they get off on the wrong foot. After a mix-up, Eva believes Ty is a prince and feels they are on even ground. They have lots in common and Ty is very sweet but what's going to happen when Eva realises he didn't tell the whole truth. Tyler has had a thing for Eva since he met her. His own life is complicated and he's trying to find his way. When Eva comes to visit her brother, Tyler wants his chance with her. He gets roped into meeting a prince at the airport but finds Eva instead. When he's pretending to be someone else he gets the chance to show her the real him. Just pretending is a sweet story with a mix up in identity. 4 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The first book was my favourite but the others are worth the read. I can't wait to see what these ladies come up with next.
AFCTL 15 days ago
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. read full review at https://afewchapterstillove.wixsite.com/afctl
etoile1996 15 days ago
the chicago falcons series comes to a close with just pretending. this time focusing on queen eva of eldonia and tyler evans, daniel sacachelli's sister and best friend respectively. the whole fake kingdom of eldonia angle kind of record scratched the series for me, but i did enjoy this book much more than just one of the royals. both tyler and eva are super appealing characters and when poor ty gets caught up in the pretense that he's prince tiberius of prienzza you know that their entire relationship is going to fall apart like a house of cards. and it does, but it's also kind of eva's fault for refusing to talk to ty. when she finally does go to him to right that wrong, he's worked himself into a tizzy of insecurities and is a huge jerk. for a while you wonder if these two will get their acts together, but the truth is tyler and eva together are stronger, braver, better people. and that's pretty amazing. **just pretending will publish on november 5. 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of entangled publishing (crush) in exchange for my honest review.
etoile1996 15 days ago
the chicago falcons series comes to a close with just pretending. this time focusing on queen eva of eldonia and tyler evans, daniel sacachelli's sister and best friend respectively. the whole fake kingdom of eldonia angle kind of record scratched the series for me, but i did enjoy this book much more than just one of the royals. both tyler and eva are super appealing characters and when poor ty gets caught up in the pretense that he's prince tiberius of prienzza you know that their entire relationship is going to fall apart like a house of cards. and it does, but it's also kind of eva's fault for refusing to talk to ty. when she finally does go to him to right that wrong, he's worked himself into a tizzy of insecurities and is a huge jerk. for a while you wonder if these two will get their acts together, but the truth is tyler and eva together are stronger, braver, better people. and that's pretty amazing. **just pretending will publish on november 5. 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of entangled publishing (crush) in exchange for my honest review.
sm0120 15 days ago
3.5* Just Pretending was a cute story with a lot of heart. Eva and Tyler both want to be “seen” for who they really are, not just as a queen and a poor jock. Eva, as the young Queen of a small country, wants nothing more than to have friends and belong to the Falcon family her brother Daniel has created for himself and his friends. Tyler just wants a shot at being something more than who he thinks he is. Although for all Eva’s posturing about how she wanted to fit in and not have people judge her for being queen, there were a couple of times that she sure was quick to judge Tyler, without knowing him or even giving him a chance. When the opportunity presents itself to Tyler to become someone he’s not, he jumps at the chance, just to spend time with Eva. Before long he’s in deeper than he expected and unfortunately things implode on him. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit to the tears I shed for Tyler towards the end of the book, but he pulled at every single one of my heartstrings! Yes, he made some questionable decisions and dumb choices, but I honestly can't fault him for it, even with the fallout from his behavior. Overall I thought this story was very sweet. Eva and Tyler both came to some realizations about themselves, and I liked that there was an underlying message of accepting yourself woven in. This was the first book I read in the Chicago Falcons series- I hadn’t realized it was part of a series when I requested to read and review it. Although it can be read as a standalone I do think it would have been better if I had started at the beginning, especially with Eva and her ascension to the throne.
lenorewastaken 15 days ago
I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 4 stars — After my mixed feelings on Daniel and Madison’s book, I was wary of what this book was going to be like for my adorable Tyler and Eva….but I need not have worried, I was sucked right in and feeling all the feels! I will admit, there were still times I *really* had to suspend my disbelief (mostly when Tyler was playing Tiberius), but as long as I did that I was fine. I was half in love with Tyler in the previous 2 books, but he just confirmed my love in this story. Which is not to say he didn’t behave like an idiot…he did. And more than I was expecting. But my heart just ACHED for him. Reading his POV parts just always got to me. He really honestly felt like a nobody, like nothing. And even though he was wholeheartedly wrong, I got why he fell into that trap. It’s funny, b/c I was empathizing with him so hard (even though I don’t specifically have anything in common with him), that when Daniel starts giving him some hard truths, my back got up automatically. But Daniel was right. And I so appreciated that Tyler had someone in his life that wasn’t afraid to call him on his bullshit. Tyler really went through a journey in this story, but the core of who he was was totally swoonworthy: a genuinely sweet and good guy. And I loved all the little aspects of his character that we learned, from his artistic talent to his struggles with dyslexia. I will admit that I found I didn’t *quite* connect with Eva as closely. Like, I did, but her story seemed overshadowed by Tyler’s in this one. Which was okay, because I think much more and it would have been too much in one book, but I do feel sad that I never really got down and dirty in what it was like for Eva as a newly appointed Queen. I wonder if part of the reason I felt like her story got lost is that I just finished reading another story about a young Queen, and so I could see the difference between what we learned about that other Queen’s struggles vs Eva’s. But I did appreciate her struggle with being liked and *seen* for who she was. As for the romance — it was both sweet and hot at the same time. The sweetness I expected. But damn, some of those kisses got steamy! Not graphic, this is still YA…but definitely steamy. The whole paint scene was…wow. I really felt their connection, and it made my heart hurt when Tyler kept mucking things up. I got it to a degree, but there did come a point when I was ready to smack him. Luckily Daniel was there. All in all, this was a solid conclusion to the series. And while they can be read as standalones, I think if you enjoy any one of them, it’s worth seeing what the other Falcons are up to. I also really appreciated that we got an epilogue that nicely wrapped things up and gave closure. Otherwise I was worried I was going to have to beg for a bonus novella…
Anonymous 15 days ago
This book was pretty good! The book is told in alternating view points between Eva and Tyler. Eva is queen of Eldonia, but is visiting her step brother, Daniel, in Chicago. Eva is feeling a little lost. She has tons of responsibility and feels very lonely. It took me a little while to warm up to Eva. She tends to get mad and then takes it out on other people. While I do feel bad for her, she comes off as a little mean at times. Tyler is a senior hockey player. He struggles in school due to his dyslexia that he has hidden from everyone except for his younger sister. It obviously affects him greatly. Between his disability and his lack of money, he struggles with self-esteem issues. With that being said, he is such a sweet character and I liked him right away especially seeing how much he cares for his little sister. Eva and Tyler are really cute together. Tyler brings out the more sweet caring side of Eva and Eva helps build up Tyler's confidence. Tyler lying about being a prince was cringe worthy and I dreaded the part where Eva finally finds out the truth because it obviously couldn't end well! Every time there was an opportunity to tell Eva, I wanted to yell at Tyler to tell her already! Since this book is part of a series, some familiar characters are brought back from the previous books and it was nice to see them again. This book tied in the previous two books very nicely. Another character I loved in this book was Millie, Tyler's younger sister. She's funny, sweet, and such a great addition to the book! Overall, Tyler and Eva had a sweet romance and this book was really enjoyable. They complimented each other well and I liked their story greatly. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
KendalH 16 days ago
This was a very fast read for me. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I wanted Tyler to get his happily ever after the second I met him. Having him find someone like Eva, who understands him, just made it even better. I loved the "prince in disguise" theme in the book. It was a nice change that the girl was the queen and the guy didn't feel like he could measure up to royalty. I found myself not wanting this book to end.
onemused 16 days ago
"Just Pretending" follows Eva, the Queen of Eldonia, and Tyler, a poor hockey player in Chicago, in a case of the prince and the pauper. Eva is in town visiting her brother, Daniel, when she gets a call that a prince is visiting from another small country- and an important trade partner- and so she should entertain and welcome him to the city. Wanting to do something else, she asks Daniel to do it- who turfs it to Tyler. Expecting Daniel to fail her, she goes anyway and mistakes Tyler for Prince Tiberias. Not allowing him to get a word in edgewise, Eva ends up escorting him around town. Soon, Tyler is willing to let the charade continue- just to spend more time with Eva. Tyler has had a crush on Eva, but she has been unwilling to give him the time of day- despite being her brother's BFF and having met several times, she does not even recognize him. As time goes on, Tyler must figure out how to end the charade without losing Eva. Furthermore, Tyler is holding onto an even bigger secret- he can't really read or write (due to what is likely undiagnosed dyslexia) and he is not sure what the future could hold for him. Although I liked Eva when she appeared in the second book, I did not like her at first here. She seemed a bit elitist and snobby. I understand that there's more context there (with how people- including a hockey player- treat her because she is royalty and want to take advantage). However, Tyler wasn't just anybody- he's her brother's BFF and met her several times. Anyway, I guess it would be hard to have a mistaken identity if she didn't have this personality trait. However, it didn't endear her to me. Tyler, on the other hand, I really felt for and understood. I really liked his character, and I wanted him to be able to have what he wants, so in the end, the relationship grew on me. The last third of the book was really wonderful and I loved it! My reservations about Eva were mostly cleared up, but I wish she had been kinder at the get-go. The book is filled with a lot of cuteness, plenty of adorable romance, and some fun antics (like Millie, Tyler's sister, who gets into her new character and a fight due to mistaken identities that ends with some humor). As a "Crush" book, it's easy to read in one sitting, and this is overall a really cute one. I'm actually a little sad this series is ending, but I will be curious to see what the authors write next! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.