Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review for When It's Real by Erin Watt

Title: When It's Real
Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: May 30, 2017

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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' not like they're going to fall for each other in real life...right?


Review: 5 STARS!!

One of the BEST YA books that I have ever read!!! Erin Watt wrote an amazing, emotional, roller coaster of a ride story and the characters were divine and real.

Vaughn is such a refreshing character. She was sweet, hard working, smart, and vulnerable. She too care of her family and did what needed to be done, even though she was young, she had an old soul. I respected Vaughn's character because she had respect for herself and even though things were tough for her and her siblings, she never gave up. Vaughn also had a vulnerable spot and no one could tap into that, because she put up a shield and pretended everything was fine, at least until she met Oakley.

Oakley is a privileged kid who has more depth to him than he lets people see. His love for music was greatly portrayed in this book and I loved the excitement that would come from his character whenever he had inspiration for a song in his head or when he got to work with his all-time favorite producer. At first, Oakley's character came off as spoiled, mean & a player, but that's not who he truly is. When he meets Vaughn, she isn't throwing herself at him, instead she is scowling at him, and it is so new and kind of intriguing to him. I loved how he teased her and his comments about W cracked me up!!! Oakley showed his true self to Vaughn, because she was different and he knew it, so he trusted her.

These two aren't love at first sight, it is a definite slow burn, but in such a good way. I loved watching Vaughn humble Oakley and Oakley loosened Vaughn up and made her open her eyes to certain situations that she didn't want to open her eyes too. They each taught each other different things and even though they were young, they each know what they had was REAL.

The emotions that this book pulled out of me were strong and I loved every second of reading this book. Erin Watt has been one of my favorite author's sine Paper Princess, and now this book, yes, Erin Watt is definitely in my top 5 favorite authors. This book is in my top 5 favorite YA books and I cannot wait to see what this duo comes out with next!!

-Elizabeth from Crazii Bitches Book Blog

About the Author

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction of 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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