Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score was a cute little romance story, perfect for anyone looking for a bit of fluff that’s an easy read with lots of sexual tension.
I enjoyed the pairing of Luke and Harper as it gave me a bit of grumpy/sunshine vibes with Luke being the standoffish, no attachments, no feelings dude, and Harper being the bright optimistic, bubbly person she is despite her tough background. They were both a highlight and a frustration of the book because there was far too much back and forth on Luke’s part for my liking and his reasoning just seemed so dumb for the most part which made me just want to hit him upside the head. However, when they were together it was great, it was adorable and pure and steamy.
My attention with this read did ebb and flow a bit. I started it and wasn’t sure if I was going to get into it, then I was really flying through it, but eventually I would lose a bit of interest again, and back and forth. For this reason I kind of wonder if it was perhaps a bit longer than it needed to be, because it did feel like a super long book at times, and I think I would have liked it more if it was a quick and simple read like I seem to have grown to expect from fluffier books. Now there was also quite a bit of suspense and tension (and not just the sexual kind) throughout the last bit of the book, but again, it felt a bit prolonged and perhaps a bit repetitive in the events that happened. And also, maybe this is just me, but it felt like the events of the last bit of the book kind of came out of nowhere all of a sudden. It wasn’t something hinted at throughout the entire book, and there wasn’t a whole lot that pointed toward it even becoming a whole thing by the end which left me feeling like it was a bit unnecessary when it did happen.
With all of that said, I did enjoy this book for the most part. There were moments I flew through it and I thought it was a cute little contemporary romance and nice for a palate cleanser from other genres. I know I will keep reading more from this author, hands down.