Pretending by Holly Bourne

Pretending

Holly Bourne

368 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance dark emotional sad slow-paced
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Description

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 to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that men aren’t lo...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,100 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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