Nov 30, 2012

Charade by Nyrae Dawn

Charade (The Games Series, #1)

Book Description:

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.
Christina's BookReview

Cheyenne has had a very rough life.But as long as she doesn't let anyone in she will be fine. After Cheyenne finds her boyfriend in bed with someone else her life takes a drastic turn. Hell bent on proving she isn't affected, Cheyenne is set on showing her ex that she has moved on. Revenge comes in the form of gorgeous foul mouthed Colt.

Colt doesn't have time to deal with anything but his mother and making ends meet.  When Cheyenne makes him an offer he cant refuse, Colt is game. Even if he has to deal with a "princess".

These two are about to find out that it isn't all fun and games. Will they see whats going on? Or will they see it as only a charade and lose the chance of a lifetime?

This book starts off with a bang. As soon as I started it I couldn't put it down which means I finished it in one sitting. And Omg what a roller-coaster of emotions.

Cheyenne is so closed off and so protective of herself that its sad. But the reader (or at least me) can relate to her situation. She might have gotten a lucky hand later in life but early one Cheyenne had a bad one.The protectiveness, stubbornness and sickness are all understandable. Which is why this book is realistic. Which is also why I enjoyed it.

Colt is in the same boat as Cheyenne but his hand in life never turned to luck. The only good in it is his mother and his time with her is limited. He is so defensive and has so much anger that its heartbreaking to read about. But even with his bad boy ways he had such a tender and loving heart that you cant help but love him instantly. And I must mention the situation with his mother had me in tears numerous times. But Omgoodness toward the end (I will not spoil it) I was sobbing for awhile. It was so heartbreaking.

The author did an amazing job capturing your heart with this book. So it comes down to this...PICK UP THIS BOOK!
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1 comment:

  1. Great review! This book is eyeballing me from my Kindle screen. Got it on my TBR for December, can't wait!