When It’s Real by Erin Watt
Release Date: May 30th, 2017
Genre: Young Adult
Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected—seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt
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…
Every once in a while I love to lose myself in a fun story. When It’s Real by Erin Watt definitely fit the bill for me.
I loved this story. The characters were well written, well established. The story was fun. I kinda wish that this wasn’t a standalone, but the first in a series.
The story pairs Oakley Ford – rock star celebrity god and Vaughn Bennett – all around sweet, girl next door. Oakley has had his run with the fun, no responsibility, no consequences lifestyle and now it’s beginning to impact his image in a negative way. His “people” decide he would benefit by being shown with a girlfriend – one to help clean up his image.
Enter Vaughn. She is the younger sister to Paisley – who works for the public relations outfit that represents Oakley. Vaughn is one who is focused on taking care of her family. She expedited her high school graduation so that she could work for a full year to save up for college and to help her sister and twin brothers out. She also has a long-term boyfriend W.
This is a easy, quick paced fun read. It is perfect for a summer day.