When It's Real by Erin Watt
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Romance
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Holy sizzle. I have no idea where to even start this review. SERIOUSLY!!! Right from the jump, it was just different. Vaughn is a no nonsense type of chick who is a working to help her older sister raise their younger brothers. Their parents died and they have struggled to keep a normal life for them all. Vaughn is offered a hell of a lot of money for a once in a lifetime opportunity. All she has to do is pretend to date, Oakley Ford.
Oakley Ford is a popular teen pop star who wants to be taken seriously. (He reminded me a lot of J. Biebs -as far as being young when he broke through the music scene, then growing up and wanting to be taken seriously.) Fortunately, I loved Oak way more than Bieber. What I liked about him was that he was just straight forward. He knew he wanted to be taken seriously, he knew what direction he wanted his music to go. He also knew that in order for the one guy that could help him with this -a well-known producer- who would only work with him IF he knew Oak was serious. Enter Vaughn, Oak's publicity team think this would be a good pairing to help him change his image. While on paper all this sounded great one problem is Vaughn has a boyfriend.
I wasn't sure they would be able to pull this off especially because of Vaughn's boyfriend. I really did not like that guy. He did not appreciate her and the more I read the more I loved the idea of Vaughn and Oakley together. I flew through this book because I had to know what would happen next. And man those twitter exchanges from his fans could be brutal. Reminds me of the 1D fandom 😂🤣😂🤣
Overall I enjoyed this book and the writing. It seems I can never go wrong reading anything from Erin Watt. They make it seem effortless when telling a story and I loved this one. Definitely one of my top reads for this year!!
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Thank you Nina (Enn) Bocci
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