Charade by Nyrae Dawn
If you love Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster and Abbi Glines, THE GAMES trilogy is for you…BOOK 1 in THE GAMES trilogy.
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 in 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 for ever.
Cheyenne has just discovered her boyfriend Gregory is cheating on her.
With the thought of him abandoning her spiralling through her mind, she asks Colt to pretend to be her new boyfriend.
Colt doesn’t like spoiled princesses, but he hates Gregory more and soon the two of them are caught up in a charade that even they start to believe..
I’m trying to put on a brave face but really I’m a blubbering mess.
Charade was nothing like I imagined, I expected a book about two people faking a relationship, what I discovered instead was a story that is full of discovery, loss and romance!
As both characters discover each other, they embark on a journey that allows them to see themselves through someone else’s eyes.
Their rough pasts and imminent futures start to blur as their charade crosses new lines.
The emotions coursing through the pages takes the reader on a journey that will break them, a journey that will have the heart and mind aligned as they wait for the story to play out!
The characters are incredible, the challenges they have faced, shows a strength that is deep rooted and full of pride. Two characters who need love but won’t admit it.
I love Colt, the relationship he shares with his mum, left me in tears several times. The bond between him and his mother is so intense and beautiful.
I just wish Colt could see what his mother sees.
There are two characters who stay in the background and both of them, prove their worth in different ways, for Colt and Cheyenne to have people like this in their lives shows it’s not all bad, that said this story will shatter you but also imbed a thread of inspiration into your life!