Just Play Pretend

A Young Adult Romance


My acting coach says I’m destined for greatness. My parents say they’re proud of me no matter what. The social media trolls say I’m nothing more than a failed child star.

Everyone says what they think, but no one knows who I really am or what I want.

Even me.

I’ve spent eighteen years of my life pretending to be other people, but when Cole Keller moves in next door, I get a major reality check. I don’t know if it’s his arrogance, our proximity this summer, or whatever he’s hiding, but I’m drawn to him.

I’m convinced stardom is in my past, but the more time I spend with Cole under the night sky, I wonder if it’s actually my present—and my future.

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N.N. Light's Book Heaven: "My favorite scenes are the late-night swims/stargazing ones with Allie and Cole. There are a lot of life lessons in Just Play Pretend and it brought me back to my youth. If you’re looking for an addictive musical-themed young adult romance, pick up Just Play Pretend. Another gem by Jennifer Ann Shore. Highly recommend!"

Jess Likes to Read: "I thought that book was a great way to toss a little YA romance into a story about what it is really like to fall in love with yourself after a devastating blow. About what it's like to overcome that fear and self-doubt that comes with the teenage years. And what it's like to come out STRONGER on the other side."

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