I admit that I requested an ARC just because Erin Watt is kickass and I loved Paper Princess so I hadn’t read the blurb in months. I. Loved. It. This book easily gets 4 stars for the binge read factor, I seriously read this within a couple of hours and I could totally read 2 more books, seriously didn’t want it to end!
Oakley Ford is a teen pop sensation in need of an image revamp. So his team searches for the perfect next door type of girl who is not famous so as to give his fans the illusion that they stand a chance with him. Enter Vaughn. She’s amazing, down to earth and hell-bent to take care of her family after her parents died and left her, her older sister and her twin brothers orphans. Her older sister is the main provider so when Oakley’s agent presents her a huge one year deal she can’t say no.
I loved how Oakley and Vaughn were different from when they had to stage pics and appearances and when they were alone, I just loved them! Also it showed the other side of the camera, what you see isn’t always what is happening, I liked that approach.
The only thing that I didn’t like was the cliché of the douche ex boyfriend and the bad PR people doing stuff behind their client’s back, I mean, come on keep it real and believable, there’s so much that can happen in a situation like that one. But other than that, all the yeses! When It’s Real is the perfect summer read 💙
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about the author
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.