Pretend You Love Me by Stacia Wolf

Samhain Publishing


ISBN: 1-59998-177-7

Reviewed by Elysia



Cassie has wanted Mike pretty much as long as she can remember, but he has only thought of her as a friend. The one and only time they kissed he told her it was like kissing a kid sister. But Cassie wants more. Back home after leaving Seattle for years, she is determined to get her chance to be more than a friend to Mike, if only for one night.

When Mike “rescues” her in his bar by telling her mother that they are an item, Cassie realizes that her chance has come. It’s either now or never. Now her only problem is to convince Mike that he really does want her.

Pretend You Love Me is another good story by Stacia Wolf. I have read a couple of Ms. Wolf’s stories, and I have always enjoyed each and every one. I love her imagination and story telling ability as well as her knack for putting her characters in situations that make me smile if not laugh outright. I do have to say, though, that I felt this story in particular could have done with some tighter editing. Some of the situations seemed too contrived, or perhaps it was that the ending could have come a bit sooner, with fewer obstacles for Mike and Cassie.  Too many people kept too many secrets for too long for it to be completely believable or likable for me. I think I would have enjoyed the story more had it been shorter and without the added drama of the side issues. I do, however, look forward to her next offering.


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