Pretending by Holly Bourne

Pretending

Holly Bourne

438 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance dark emotional sad slow-paced
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Description

He said he was looking for a ‘partner in crime’ which everyone knows is shorthand for ‘a woman who isn’t real’. April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal – yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,098 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 51%
reflective 50%
challenging 39%
hopeful 39%
dark 36%
funny 32%
inspiring 25%
tense 14%
informative 13%
lighthearted 5%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 17%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 9% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.92

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