The Cover: I love this cover! Erin Watt seriously has some amazing, abstract covers and I think they are eye catching and gorgeous. When It's Real is one of my favorite covers of theirs for sure. A+
Basics: When It's Real was released on May 30th 2017, is 416 pages long and was published by Harlequin Teen. Genre wise When It's Real belongs to Young Adult, Young Adult Romance, contemporary romance, standalone
Description: Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.
There's nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star's got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he's settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary.
Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley's image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She'll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.
Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there's no telling what your heart will do…
Overall thoughts: Yay for Erin Watt's first standalone and as always...they knocked it out of the park! I love this story....a rocker and a regular girl falling in love? With a fake contract and such? I mean..what could go wrong right?! The dynamic duo's humor shines in When It's Real and their characters continue to make me swoon and grin from ear to ear. I think When It's Real is the perfect mix of Young Adult and Contemporary Romance genres and is the first great read of the summer!
Favorite Quotes: "Surprise, surprise--Mr. Famous is a jerk." -Vaughn
"I was trying to be a gentleman." "I don't want you to be." Oakley & Vaughn
"We're not fake Oak. We're real. We're so real." -Vaughn
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About Erin Watt:
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.
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