August 22, 2013

Review: Facade by Nyrae Dawn

Title: Facade (Games #2)
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Forever
Release date: July 2nd 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Rating: 4/5

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Can love save them?

After her father commits a crime that shatters her family, eighteen-year-old Delaney Cross is tired of pretending everything is all right. Packing up her car, she sets out to find the people her father hurt. Her search leads her to places she’s never been—and into the arms of Adrian Westfall.

To the outside world, Adrian is a sexy, charming ladies’ man. But his playboy persona is just an act. Secretly his soul is tortured by a memory too painful to share. Only Delaney seems to see through his façade to the real man underneath. And for the first time in his life, Adrian feels he can begin to open up about his past.

Together, Adrian and Delaney share a passionate love they never expected to find. Yet both still harbor their own secrets. When the dark truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together—or tear them apart forever?
Facade is the second book in the series Games, but it can be read without reading the previous book because Facade is more like Charade´s companion novel (the first book in the series) and it is also the first book I´ve read written by Nyrae Dawn. I had read several very good reviews of other books by this author, so when I had the opportunity to read to review this book, I took it.

Facade is a New Adult novel, so it is recommended for adults. And this book tells the story of Adrian and Delaney, they´re going through difficult times. Delaney is a of 18 years old young woman that have her father in prison and her mother does not want her around,  so she only have her older brother Maddox, he´s travels with her when she decides to move to another city trying to search the persons that her father hurt and try to help them; in this new city he meets Adrian is a depressed, heart broken guy and and with huge weight of guilt that to keep living and take his mind occupied, he does drugs, he likes to party every night and use no strings attached sex as a means to distract himself for a moment and everybody that knows him only know an Adrian that does not exist, they know only a facade, not even his best friends Colt and Cheyenne (the protagonists of the first book ) really know him.

So when he meets Delaney and she gets to see under his game and get to see parts of the real Adrian, he's not sure he wants to let her know the real Adrian.

This book is told from the point of view of Adrian and Delaney, so I could see where the story was going and is quite predictable or at least that´s what I thought, that I had figured out the story, but there is one detail that I could not predict (I cried ... is the saddest part of the whole book), just for that little detail my rating went from 3.5 to 4, because I don´t like it when the plot is predictable, I rather like to slowly uncovering the plot..

Overall, Facade is a realistic contemporary novel, it broke my heart, it's really sad but with a happy ending. I recommended it for fans of New Adult novels.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.


  1. I will have to look this series up! Sounds like something I might like! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This book sounds really good, wasn't sure about it but now that I read your review I added it to my to be read list.

  3. I read the first book Charade and really like it!
    Looking foward to read this book :)
    Nice review :)