ARC Review: Just Pretending by Leah Rooper & Kate Rooper

Hi Everyone!  It’s Becky.  I have a soft spot for mistaken identity books especially when it involves a romance so I was excited when I found Just Pretending by Leah Rooper & Kate Rooper on NetGalley.  Here are my thoughts:

39861165Title: Just Pretending
Authors: Leah Rooper & Kate Rooper

Release Date: November 5, 2018
Note: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summary: Tyler Evans is an average seventeen-year-old.  He loves playing hockey, is devoted to his little sister, and just got mistaken for a prince.  Tyler knows that he should clear up the misunderstanding but he doesn’t want to lose Eva.

Eva, or Queen Evangeline, is the sixteen-year-old Queen of Eldonia.  Eva has lived her life according to what the crown wants but now that she has met Prince Ty she know she has to live for herself.

Can Tyler and Eva overcome mistaken identities to find a happily ever after?

Review: This is the third and final book Chicago Falcon’s Series and the series definitely ends on a cute note.  Tyler and Eva have an adorable flirtiness that makes the book a fun read.  Their relationship with each other and their relationships with their friends and family make this book worth reading.  There is a very positive message about feeling as if you belong and the importance of family and friends.  The value placed on these relationship was refreshing and not always seen in YA books.  Also, refreshing was the way the authors realistically showed what it like to live with undiagnosed dyslexia.  Tyler’s frustration with his reading issues very much mirror what teens are going through everyday.  However, this book did fall into my dual-narrative-voices-that-sound-exactly-same pet peeve with the parts being narrated by Tyler being indistinguishable from the parts narrated by Eva.  Yet, even with that issue this was just nice book with a sweet love story.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5

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