“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.
Here’s my pick for this week …
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’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?
I completely axed my TBR list and now only read whatever the book that I’m in the mood for. But When it’s Real is one of those few books that I’m highly anticipating to be released this year and would really prioritize in reading. First and foremost, because it is written by Erin Watt and I only have good words to say about this author. I love the first and second book of her The Royals series. Still have to get my hands on the last one and get hooked up with how it fared for Ella and The Royals. But I thoroughly enjoyed those books; from the well-developed characters to the highs and lows that took place.
When it’s Real’s premise sound thrilling, what with the fake girlfriend, bad boy x good girl, famous x commoner tropes in place. It already screams – DRAMA. But with Watt as the author, oh I’m quite sure readers will be guaranteed to witness yet another story with the juiciest and most fulfilling drama from her. I can’t wait to read it and get acquainted with Vaughn Bennett and the new bad boy in book community – Oakley Ford.