Monday, May 29, 2017

Book Review: When It's Real

I was recently given the opportunity to review When It's Real by Erin Watt. I'm not going to lie this
book is a bit predictable but its still a fun read.

The description reads:
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?

There are some books that you read because you want to think or want something more intense (looking at crime fiction here) and other books that you read because you want something fun and mindless, this book falls in the latter. Which means it perfect to take on a holiday because while it's a page turner it's light and fluffly and there's no intense parts.
I really enjoyed reading it and found the charcters really well presented. Oakley is a rather complex character and each time I thought I knew who he was there was another element to him. Vaughn is trying to find her place in the world and is a creature of habit. Together these two characters help balance eachother out and its great to see their personalities start to change (for the better) because of their interactions.
The story was good and fast paced, a lot was packed in but there were no major plotholes. I will say I knew where the plot was going from the moment I read the description but all in all it was a fun book and I have no major complaints.

When It's Real comes out on the 31st of May and is available where all good books are sold.

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