Pretend: A Blackcreek Novel

Pretend: A Blackcreek NovelMason Alexander Thought All He Wanted In Life Was Something To Call His Own Something Without The Family Name Attached He Got That When He Bought His Bar In Blackcreekbut Then A Hard Truth Opens His Eyes That He S Been Lied To His Whole Life, And He S Tangled Amid The Family That Loves Him, A Truth That Haunts Him, And Torn Between The Life He Wants For Himself And The Obligation He Feels For His Family Gavin Davis Knows A Thing Or Two About Living A Double Life Being A Gay Man With Strict Christian Parents Who Believe He S Going To Hell, Has Never Been Easy Instead Of Dealing, Gavin Lost Himself In His Career Teaching Music Gives Him Solace So When He Loses His Job At A Private School For Helping Out A Gay Kid, He Feels Like He Lost Than A Job He Lost His Identity Blackcreek Is A New Start For Both Of Them, Two Men, Loyal To A Fault, Who Both Feel Obligated To People In Their Lives What Mason And Gavin Don T Expect To Find In Each Other Is The Place Where They Can Be Real They Know They Want Each Other, It S The Rest Of It They Can T Figure Out Caught Between Loyalty, Obligation, Fear, Tragedy And Family, Mason And Gavin S Lives Threaten To Pull Them Away From Each Other If They Don T Get Real, And Stop Playing Pretend, For Good.

Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve She s a hopeless romantic A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together If she s not writing, you ll probably find her reading Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for everyday.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 270 pages
  • Pretend: A Blackcreek Novel
  • Riley Hart
  • English
  • 13 July 2017

10 thoughts on “Pretend: A Blackcreek Novel

  1. says:

    2.75 cause I love me some ass action starsI m feeling lazy, so First, the GOOD lots of rimming god, the shit Gavin did with his tongue plenty of fucking Mason is the bossiest bottom ever created some bonding friendship moments with the guys from books 1 and 2 blue collar bar setting with a piano and everything BUT.I m quoting my bestie Catherine because I really can t say it any better There wa...

  2. says:

    4.5 Stars Really enjoyed this one Loved the banter between Mason and Gavin

  3. says:

    The third book in the Blackcreek series focuses on bar owner Mason and ex music teacher Gavin Both men are battling their parents for control over their lives Mason s parents want him to take over the family restaurant and Gavin s parents want him to pretend he isn t gay when they are together.I really enjoyed this book in the series but Stay remains my 1 and the chance to visit with the characters from the first 2 books One thing that was refreshing about this book was that Mason and Gavin became friends before they fell into bed While that was a nice change, they did end up labeling their relationship as friends with benefits for several months before falling in love that lack of emotion usually leaves me cold, but somehow worked here.A bonus to this story was a break up I always love a good break up, because it makes getting back together that much sweeter view spoiler The pro...

  4. says:

    3.5 STARS You re making me feel things, too, music man Go to bed with me Fuck me Play for me Show me your music Pretend is book three in the Blackcreek series This one was about Mason and Gavin, both of these men are trying to get away from something in their lives They decide to do it by moving to Blackcreek Mason opened up his own bar and has been in this town since, where he has become friends with the characters of the previous books in this series Gavin is new to town after he lost his job as a music teacher, he is a bit lost and looking for some direction for his life, so he moves to Blackcreek and rents his ex boyfriend Braden s old house Somehow he ends up at the bar Mason works and owns, and that is where he finds work as a bartender They both are very attracted to each other, and since they both are single, they decide to do something about it This is the real Gavin The person I m seeing right now I m a selfish bastard because I want to be the only one to see him, but I can t do that This is who you need to show the world I really enjoyed both Mason and Gavin I especially loved Mason and what a bossy bottom he was, I was fanning myself a lot because of it I really enjoyed the smoking sex scenes in this book I also really enjoyed the story Mason has been pushed into going the family business, something he doesn t have a real interest in Then Mason finds out that he has been lied to h...

  5. says:

    Hmmmmmm, 3 Stars, Rounded DownReview tomorrow Cause I m feel like jumping right into some man sex at the moment 12 19 14 Pre Ordered and I can t wait OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGO...

  6. says:

    Four Holy Hotness, Batman Stars Pretend, book three in the Blackcreek Series, gives us the angsty love story of Mason and Gavin Mason we met in Wes and Braden s book, is the new owner of Creekside bar Coming from a wealthy family of restauranteurs, he strives to have something for himselfnot some high end restaurant his father gives to him He also struggles with finding out he s adoptedfeeling like his life is one big lie Why couldn t his parents tell him he wasn t their own flesh and blood So, instead, he hides in Blackcreek, tending to his bar, avoiding familyAll work and no playuntil a sexy musician walks thru his door Gavin, ex boyfriend of Braden from book 2, settles in Blackcreek to also escape family Losing his music teacher position by counseling a gay student, he s unsure where his life is headed The son of devoutly religious parents, he s constantly pressured to be someone he s notstraight His parents seriously think he will go to Hell for his homosexual tendencies All they do is pray for himpray he ll come to his senses So, he too hid...

  7. says:

    2.5 Stars I fully acknowledge that my rating may be a smidgen harsh In fact, I would happily spring for an extra.25 stars if I believed in doing such a thing, but I don t, so awkward pause Anywhooo, I thought this book was just alright It wasn t particularly angsty, but nor was it particularly fluffy and sweet It just kind of was Quite frankly, this sort of middle of the road book tends to bore me a bit Overall, I found Gavin and Mason to be pretty stock romantic characters both instantly likable and relatable but entirely unexciting they were your everyman but not in a good way They met, they boned, they fell in love, and all of it was pretty yawn inducing I mean, for all their smexin and there is a delicious dose of it in this book , I still felt like I was missing true sizzle outside of the bedroom I will say that my favourite part was the repeated use of the Gavin, I think this is one of those times you kiss me shtick Melted me every single time Sidenote to any gay men currently reading this review If you re verse and your partner is an exclusive top or exclusive bottom, is this upsetting or frustrating to you Or do you just kinda roll with it because you love the other person I mean, I have to imagine that if someone I was shtupping with romantically didn t like half of what I enjoyed in the bedroom, it could become a bit of a problem So, inquiring minds want to know feel free to leave a comment below or PM me To ...

  8. says:

    4 Stars I have never had to pretend with you Even from the beginning, you knew who I was I showed that person to you before I did anyone else Thank you, Riley Hart for starting my year off on the right foot This was a wonderfully sweet and saucy finding yourself read.Gavin and Mason are both living with the burden of their families expectations Both men trying to find happiness on their own path and their own place in the world After discovering that his whole life has been a lie, Mason moves to Blackcreek to open up a bar A place all his own His time His money His business HIS dream But Mason s family has a plan for his future A plan that he isn t so sure he wants After meeting Gavin, Mason finds himself opening up to the man Easy conversations with no judgment, just understandingsomething he s never had before You make things feel better, music man It doesn t feel so fucked up with you around It s not about work and money and obligations with you It s about want Due to his gay lifestyle, Gavin lost his two loves.teaching and music Music is his passion An outlet where he can connect and just feel His parents are devout Christians who do not support his lifestyle They had plans and dreams for their only sonand it does not include his soul burning in hell for loving men So, in order to avoid conflict he hides who he is, putting his own needs on the back burner Mason understands Gavin s heavy heart due to fam...

  9. says:

    3.5 Stars I have never had to pretend with you Even from the beginning, you knew who I was I showed that person to you before I did anyone else I started this book expecting to love, at least Mason, if not Gavin too And for the most part I did I liked both of them I just never really connected I wasn t overly anxious to see how things would go between them I was never really invested in their story It was such a shame too.Mason and Gavin connect over their reluctance to meet family their families expectations Mason doesn t want the to be responsible for his family s bussiness He doesn t want to run the Alexander s restaurants, no matter how succesful they might be And after learning the secret they have been keeping from him, he has never felt disconnected from his family than he does now.Now, that may make you believe that Mason s family are bastards That is soooo not the case I honestly thought that Mason was full of it Yes, learning something like he did when you are already 30 years old can be a shock to the system, I get it But his family loved him And I honestly think that if he had sat down and talked to them we would have been saved most of the drama.Gavin on the other hand had won the lottery on the Worst Kind of Parent pool His parents were the conservati...

  10. says:

    I really do love this series and the men in them I don t think I could even pick a favorite couple I adore them all Mason and Gavin were just so freaking perfect for each other I LOVED them together I loved that it wasn t instant love and that they were kind of friends with benefits just kind of feeling each other out and getting to know each other I enjoyed how the relationship developed and how they just gradually moved from hanging out to dating to being in a relationship Each transition of their relationship felt natural.Boy were their families all kinds of a hot mess Gavin s mom though I really wanted to smack the woman for all the guilt she kept laying on Gavin One of my favorite moments in the book is where Gavin is alone visiting his father and his dad is lucid for that visit and the conversation that followed totally had me tearing up and maybe even a few tears were let loose I couldn t help it That damn sappy shit got to me It was a beautiful moment for Gavin though I was thrilled for him.Mason had a lot of drama going on with his family To speak too much of it will just spoil it for others so...

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