Pretend

Pretend

Riley Hart / Jun 18, 2019

Pretend Mason 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 e

  • Title: Pretend
  • Author: Riley Hart
  • ISBN: 9781505612967
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mason 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 theMason 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.

    Your Pioneer Journey for Real, Not Pretend liahona When I was a little boy, I sometimes pretended to be a sports star I pretended I could fly I pretended I was a giant I was happy with my life, even though I was short, earthbound, and only mildly athletic. Lesson I Love the Scriptures Search, pretend to open the scriptures ponder, and pray fold arms Are the things that I must do point to self The Spirit will guide, and, deep inside, I ll know the scriptures are true pretend to Listen to Learn Russell M Nelson In his invocation for this session of conference, Elder Hugh W Pinnock prayed that we might listen carefully Many articles in Church literature have dealt with the important art of listening They support a proverb that teaches this vital lesson Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise Prov Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from Be Strong and of a Good Courage By President Thomas S My beloved brethren, how good it is to be with you once again I pray for heavenly help as I respond to the opportunity to address you Beyond this Conference Center are additional thousands assembled in chapels and in other settings throughout much of the world. Fathers By Elder D Todd Christofferson I speak today of fathers Fathers are fundamental in the divine plan of happiness, and I want to raise a voice of encouragement for those who are striving to fill well that calling. Lesson The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth Scripture story and dramatization continued Explain that when the angels had gone back into heaven, the shepherds decided to go find the baby Jesus see Luke .Have the children pretend to go with their fathers to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus you may Lesson I Am a Child of God Lesson I Am a Child of God Primary Choose the Right A Discussion What things remind you that Heavenly Father loves you How does it make you feel to know that you are a child of Heavenly Father and he loves you Lesson Jacob and His Family Jacob and His Family Lesson Jacob and His Family, Primary Old Testament , Purpose To help the children have a desire to be honest and have integrity Preparation Prayerfully study Have the children pretend they found this object on the way to church They do not know who the owner is, and they are tempted to Lord, I Believe By Elder Jeffrey R Holland On one occasion Jesus came upon a group arguing vehemently with His disciples When the Savior inquired as to the cause of this contention, the father of an afflicted child stepped forward, saying he had approached Jesus s disciples for a blessing for his son, but they were not able to provide it. You Can Do It Now By President Dieter F Uchtdorf When I was young, falling and getting up seemed to be one and the same motion Over the years, however, I have come to the unsettling conclusion that the Mormon and Gay An Official Church Website Ricardo knows that his feelings of same sex attraction are not what define him as a person or as a son of God Rather, his experiences have provided him with tools that he can use to bless others as he continues to follow the Savior. Spiritual Crocodiles Boyd K Packer I speak today to the youth of the Church, the Aaronic Priesthood and the young women, and these wonderful young people in our choir In order to teach a lesson not easily learned, I Chapter The Sermon on the Mount At some time very near that of the ordination of the Twelve, Jesus delivered a remarkable discourse, which, in reference to the place where it was given, has come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount. Lesson Twenty six Sharing Our Blessings lds Lesson Twenty six Sharing Our Blessings Family Home Evening Resource Book Reverence for Life Russell M Nelson The Church of Unitedly we thank the Almighty for the wondrous prolongation of the life of Elder Bruce R McConkie, enabling him to preach that powerful sermon. Of Regrets and Resolutions By President Dieter F Uchtdorf The we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets. Lesson I Am Thankful for My Eyes Lesson I Am Thankful for My Eyes Primary Activity Have the children look out the window or at a beautiful picture and pretend it is the first time they have been able to see. A Self Inflicted Purging Vaughn J Featherstone My beloved brethren, King Benjamin in, I believe, the second greatest discourse ever delivered, said, I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with words Mosiah The Knights and the Trial of Joseph Smith lds In the early morning light of June , , Newel Knight, Joseph Smith, and several other men quickly piled stones and logs in a small stream near Newel s home in Colesville, Broome County, New York. Reverence Invites Revelation Boyd K Packer lds A testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a witness that the Book of Mormon is true, comes in a delicate, refined spiritual communication It is described in the scriptures as light DC , , as burning in the bosom.It is best described as a feeling Ne Ordinarily a testimony comes when we seek for it with a sincere heart and real intent.

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      • Riley Hart

        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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    1. 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 wasn't really any trajectory for their relationship . . . They met. They started boning. Th [...]


    2. 4.5 Stars!Really enjoyed this one! Loved the banter between Mason and Gavin! Loved bossy bottom Mason! Loved that there was no juvenile relationship drama! .5 deduction for annoying Isaac and the family drama! Great addition to the series!


    3. 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 Gavi [...]


    4. ♥♥♥ 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 [...]


    5. Hmmmmmm, 3 Stars, Rounded DownReview tomorrow. Cause I'm feel like jumping right into some more man sex at the moment. 12/19/14: Pre-Ordered and I can't wait!!!OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. I. WANT. IT.


    6. 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 himselft 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? [...]


    7. *** 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 [...]


    8. ***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, [...]


    9. 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 thei [...]


    10. ★☆★☆★ 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 relationshi [...]


    11. BR with Friends - 26/01/15 I wanted to love this book because Riley Hart is one of my favorite authors. But it was just an okay read for me it didn’t wow me. The story is very predictable, and it was kinda boring sometimes. Maybe because there was so much family issues also the word Pretend, shows up so many times throughout the book that it lost all is purpose.We do catch up with the guys from the previous books, but this book could be read as a standalone if you wanted to jump straight into [...]


    12. Back to Blackcreek and another sexy couple Mason and Gavin.Mason owns the local bar Creekside and he love's his bar, he has turned his back on the family business and his ex boyfriend.Gavin come's to Blackcreek to start a new life after losing his job for being gay and escaping his parents who will not accept him for who he is.Gavin walks into Mason's bar one night and soon everything changes for them both. Jumping out of a plane, music lessons and then they both have to deal with their family p [...]


    13. I was a bit afraid to read this one because if all the reviews, but I have to say, I really did like it. Not as much as the others in this series, but for me.I really enjoyed reading it.I do think Mason could have been a bit mor tactfull about the whole " I don't fuckI only want to be fucked". Also he knew Gavin was missing it and isn't a realtionship give and take ? WellI'm not a gay man, so I don't know how they all work that stuff out.I did like bossy Mason, but sometimes it was a bit too muc [...]



    14. ★★★ 3 Stars ★★★It was OK, Great sex but the story itself was a bit bland for my tastes.


    15. Well now is the time for my true statement right?? :P I love all of my Blackcreek boys and that’s not the surprise, the surprise is this that ”I didn’t liked the last installment of this series, can anything be more shocking then THIS?? I had a lot of expectations with this last book, and lol all went in vail or you can say hell!! I liked Manson in “Stay” and I was totally intrigued to read his book but Gavin, God I was totally in ecstasy that I will read about Brandon’s first boyfr [...]


    16. I have some conflicted feelings about this book I loved Mason and Gavin together they have a great sexual chemistry! The sex is really hot, but their relationship kind of born from nowhere! And then, when you think that they are good and having a great sex session, comes the bomb! Couldn't they work their problems together? And please, tell me why there has to be so much drama on both sides? Probably it's me, I must be with a very low level of patience, but please (view spoiler)[Gavin's drama: f [...]


    17. A solid entry for this series but overall, it did not evoke the same feels I got with the previous two. Mason basically has had a midlife crisis, spurring him to leave his old life and revamp the bar in Blackcreek. He’s doing well for himself and is satisfied with working hard and focusing on his latest endeavor. He’s not looking for a relationship, but when Gavin crosses his path, he’s definitely not adverse to a little fun, despite hiring him to help out at his bar.Gavin is not without h [...]


    18. Hmm, I have mixed feelings about this. It's not that I didn't like it, I did. It's just that the biggest part of it was about the main characters' families rather than their own life. I would have preferred more Mason-Gavin time.It had great moments, like the part when Mason takes Gavin for sky-diving:"And then nothing but quiet peace, the world at his fingertips.When his feet hit the ground, all Gavin could think was about flying again. He wanted to spend the rest of hos life that way."I liked [...]


    19. I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked the characters, although there wasn't always a lot, personality wise, to tell them apart, until they got to the bedroom, where Mason was just the bossiest, toppiest, bottom EVER, which I loved.I didn't really get why Mason was SO upset about the secret his parents kept from him, felt like an OTT reaction to me, but I've never been in that situation. I really felt for Gavin though, it must be horrible to have your parents feel like his did.This book had some VER [...]



    20. 3.75 stars Reallyenjoyed this one, but it wasn't as good as the first two books in this series I had a good time reading it, but something was missing.We met Mason in book two- he's the owner of the new bar in Blackcreek and we heard of Gavin in the same book- he's (view spoiler)[ Braden's ex-boyfriend(hide spoiler)] a music teacher who moves to Blackcreek after losing his job.They're both dealing with family problems and they're tired of pretending to be how their families want them to be.What [...]


    21. Now- I get that in relationships there may be a total top and/or total bottom. In the early stages of a potential loving, committed, long-term relationship there would be a dialogue between the guys sharing why one may not be versatile in the butt fucking area. A nice chat, everyone understands, kisses and hugs, perfectly fine, on the same page, lot's of I love yous, now roll the fuck over you total bottom.(That's how 2 grown gay adult men would handle things.)And then there is Mason and Gavin.I [...]


    22. I know this didnt work for my besties but it did for me. Its just what I needed right now. Please dont make a story for Isaac I really dont like him


    23. Pretend is the 3rd installment of the series Blackcreek, so having read the previous books , I wanted this to be a good ending of the series!!It was good seeing Noah and Cooper (Collide #1) and Wes and Braden (Stay #2). And yay (view spoiler)[Wes and Braden getting married, made me happy(hide spoiler)]But…… Mason and Gavin didn’t work for me much I never connected with them. There were so many family issues and quite frankly the story just bored me sometimes…The thing that kept me going [...]


    24. 2.5 STARSThe 0.5 star was for the two other couples in the series.So I was really disappointed with this book because I really loved the first one and thought that the second book is good. This one though was really boring and didn't have anything, really.So I'm going to list down what I wrote in my notes while reading this book:1. No to little steam and more like friendship chemistry than love chemistry.- Seriously though. They only had it when they had that one sex scene. (view spoiler)[the ph [...]


    25. Out of the three Blackcreek books so far, I think this is the most contemplative. It made me think about myself and my relationship with my loved ones. It struck a chord at me. The only problem that I had was it didn't held my attention enough. But I still liked it very much. I'm curious now which Blackcreek character will have a book next. I hoping for Isaac and Fred. XD4 STARS PRE-REVIEW:THAT COVER!!! AND INSIDE, I'M LIKE THIS CAN'T WAIT!!!my Collide reviewmy Stay review


    26. Wasn't my fav of the series but still a great and super steamy read. I'm going to read more m/m this year. They tend to not piss me off as muchhahaha


    27. A great conclusion to the series I fell in love with all the characters I totally recommend this series to anyone


    28. 3.5 StarsI'm feeling a little conflicted over this one. I've never rated a Riley Hart book lower than 4 stars before, but I guess there's a first time for everything. Basically, I didn't love it But more importantly, I didn't hate it. I guess my problem is a simple one: I don't generally enjoy stories which heavily revolve around meddling and/or preachy parents. Both Mason and Gavin struggle with being what their parents expect them to be, while also trying to stay true to themselves. This was a [...]


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