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?
After the huge success with The Royals series, which I loved, Erin Watt’s first standalone is sweet and fun, very different from their previous books. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a page turner!
It wasn’t as dark as Paper Princess and more light-hearted, with less angst and drama. The couple was great together, they were sexy and had good chemistry. However, I expected the plot to be more original and the characters were a little cliché at times. I know what this duo is capable of! The secondary characters were ok, but overall lacked some charm.
I don’t usually read YAs but Erin Watt is an exception! I had a nice time reading When It’s Real.