Paperback edition released 02/04/2020

by Holly Bourne

Relationship Stories Modern and Contemporary Fiction Humorous fiction Literary Fiction Health & Fitness

Pretending Synopsis

WHY BE YOURSELF WHEN YOU CAN BE PERFECT? 'Perceptive. Hilarious. Reassuring. Brilliant.' Laura Jane Williams The highly-anticipated new novel from Holly Bourne, bestselling author of HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW? _____________ He said he was looking for a 'partner in crime' which everyone knows is shorthand for 'a woman who isn't real'. April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gretel. Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems. The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her. As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending? _____________ PRAISE FOR HOLLY BOURNE: 'So honest about being a woman and all the things that are expected of us' Marian Keyes 'Honest and unflinching' Stylist 'Funny, touching and painfully true' Grazia 'Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs' Red 'Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves' Emerald Street 'Funny, real and heartbreaking' Lucy Vine 'Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute' Roisin Meaney 'Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' Lucy Diamond

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ISBN: 9781473668140
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Holly Bourne
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Primary Genre Relationship Stories
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About Holly Bourne

Holly started her writing career as a news journalist, where she was nominated for Best Print Journalist of the Year. She then spent six years working as an editor, a relationship advisor, and general 'agony aunt' for a youth charity - helping young people with their relationships and mental health. Inspired by what she saw, she started writing teen fiction, including the best-selling, award-winning 'Spinster Club' series which helps educate teenagers about feminism. When she turned thirty, Holly wrote her first adult novel, examining the intensified pressures on women once they hit that landmark. Alongside her writing, Holly has a ...

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