November 8, 2018

Blog Tour: Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper – Interview and Giveaway


Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper

presented by Entangled Teen!

We have these lovely ladies on the blog today for a quick Q&A.

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!




It’s not easy being royal. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline wears her crown proudly, but between her duties and her overprotective big brother, the idea of romance is just a dream. But a chance encounter in Chicago changes all that….

Sure, seventeen-year-old Tyler Evans loves playing hockey, but he’s more concerned about providing for his dad and little sister. Then he meets Eva–and falls head-over-heels in love—and he has two more problems. One, she’s his best friend’s little sister. Two, she wears a crown.

But then Eva accidentally mistakes Tyler for a visiting prince, and for the first time, Tyler doesn’t feel like a nobody. He knows he has to tell her the truth…but not yet.

His plan? To keep up the royal charade as long as it takes to convince Eva he’s the guy for her. Even if he’s lying to everyone…including himself.

Disclaimer: May cause disillusionment. Those girls looking to find their Prince Charming might consider scouting out hockey rinks.


Just Pretending (The Chicago Falcons #3)
by Leah and Kate Rooper
Publication Date: November 5, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!Thank you so much for having us! We’re so happy to be here on Chapter by Chapter to talk about the newest book in our Chicago Falcons series!


Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

When poor hockey player Tyler Evans is accidentally mistaken for a visiting prince, he finds himself falling in love with Queen Evangeline…who is not only royalty, but also his best friend’s sisters


What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

While writing the second book in the Chicago Falcons series, we became super intrigued with Eva’s character and the idea of a teenage monarch, so we knew we wanted her to be the heroine for the third book! While writing the second book, we put in a little mention of Tyler (who was only a side character in the first two books) being totally smitten with Eva just for comedic effect – but we felt their chemistry right away, so that’s how their initial love story was born! We always come up with our plots while walking and talking, so that’s when we first talked about the idea of a mistaken prince! We wanted something really comedic and dramatic for the final book, so we think Tyler’s transformation covered those bases!


Tell us about the main character(s).

Tyler Evans is a young hockey player, who plays for the Chicago Falcons. He comes from a really low-income family, and finds himself having to help support his single dad and younger sister. Tyler also has dyslexia, which he hides from everyone around him. Because of his financial situation and how much he struggles with reading and writing, he feels like he will never amount to anything. But when he meets Eva and gets mistaken for Prince Tiberius, he begins to discover a brand-new side to himself…


Evangeline Harwell is the sixteen year-old Queen of Eldonia. While visiting her half-brother in Chicago, she becomes frustrated with the expectations and assumptions people make about her because of her title. She wishes for once, she could just be herself. But when she meets Prince Tiberius, she finally feels like someone understands her…


Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

Our favourite quote in the book is:

Eva pulls away, and it’s like I can see her disappearing before me.

 Prince Tiberius has everything I’ve ever wanted.

Tyler Evans has nothing.


We love this quote because it’s when Tyler finally realizes how wrong he’s been all this time: he’s lied to Eva, and gotten what he’s dreamed of, but it means nothing if she doesn’t know the real him.

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?

Author: We really wanted to make sure we did justice to the scene where Tyler tells Eva he has dyslexia. As Leah also has dyslexia, she wanted to show both the vulnerability and resilience behind this condition. This is also a huge moment of growth for Tyler, as he has never trusted anyone with this information besides his little sister.


What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?

We are currently working on a women’s fiction romantic comedy and a young adult adventure romance! We hope you’ll get to read them one day :)


It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for having us! We hope you all enjoy JUST PRETENDING! You can learn more about us at or we post writing updates, tips and tricks, and fun stuff on our Instagram @leahkatewrite :)



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  1. Julie Bickham

    I look forward to reading this!

  2. Edye

    love the cover!

  3. Mary Preston

    A great interview thank you.

  4. Nina

    Sounds interesting :)

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