Book Review – When It’s Real by Erin Watt

….and they did it AGAIN!!!!!

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

 

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Harlequin Teen
 

 

 

 

WOW – THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!

I can’t stop smiling!!!!!!

When It’s Real was everything I hoped for and so much more!! A rockstar romance that was slow burn, funny, feel-good and swoony!!!! It was sweet, sexy, romantic, and had my favorite ingredient – awesome banter!!

I’m floored by how much I loved this book! Not only was I smiling the entire time I was reading it, I was emotionally invested in both main characters. From the very first page I was  pulled into the story and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I  would love to say I finished it in one setting but I made the mistake and started the book at work – which is NEVER a good idea. So I was interrupted again and again.

It should have been savored and enjoyed without INTERRUPTION!!!

But OMG this book made me HAPPY! I was hoping it would. I couldn’t wait to read it  and after reading the ROYALS series I knew ERIN WATT could deliver.

I loved both characters.

Flawed and fascinating, they showed significant signs of growth and maturity throughout the book. And that’s such a nice change for a YA novel. Both characters but especially Oakley had such depth to draw from. It was so easy to fall for him. He was brash but also sensitive. Vulnerable under his rock star demeanor.  And Vaughn was especially fascinating – sassy, strong and smart. I adored her personality. She was not afraid of going head to head with a rock star.

The supporting characters were to die for. So many wonderful personalities, couples to ship, bothers to grow up – unlimited possibilities. 😀

When It’s Real gave me all the feelings I was looking for. Erin Watt is a master in crafting compelling and captivating stories. The storytelling was energetic and emotional with a great amount of vibrancy.

When It’s Real was the ultimate fun, sexy, feel-good, heart-warming romance and Erin Watt is without a doubt, becoming quickly one of my favorite authors. 

 

 

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

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