Never Pretend by Julie C. Round
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Never Pretend follows on from Never Run Away. You do not need to read Never Run Away to fully understand this story however it would give the reader more insight into the characters.
Carole and her young son Gary live upstairs at her mother’s home. When she met Adrian he moved in and they started to plan their wedding. Adrian wanted to adopt Gary and Carole was happy that finally she could see a future for herself and Gary.
As Carole starts to plan for the wedding and questions over the adoption are asked she begins to realise there is a lot about her future husband that she doesn’t know.
The story follows Carole and Adrian’s relationship through the ups and downs and also Gary’s questions about his biological father and the problems that entails. Carole supports Adrian through a lot of rough times and I really admire how she stuck by him through everything.
My only complaint was it was all wrapped up a little too nicely at the end.
Never Pretend is a tale of love, family and commitment. A gripping read!