02 December 2013

For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Two people. One fake relationship. What could go wrong?

When virgin Shannon Travers gets fed up with her friends demanding that she find a boyfriend, she enlists the help of tattooed, mohawk-rocking graphic design student Jett. He’s more than happy to play along with their Fake Relationship, including the Ten Rules of Fake Dating that control-freak Shannon comes up with. Even if he likes to violate them. Repeatedly.

But what happens when Fake Dating starts to feel… not fake anymore? Will Shannon be willing to let go and embrace the first thing in her life that’s ever felt REAL?

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It started out as a rouse to get her friends off her back and off her v-card. What’s wrong with being in college and still holding on to it? Does it make her a pariah? To get her friends off her back, she sought the help of a tattooed, hot graphic design student, Jett. He’s enthusiastic to go along with their fake relationship. They even made their TEN RULES OF FAKE DATING. But when the moment they spent more and more time together, and they started breaking the rules of their fake relationship – suddenly the feelings and the touches feels REAL.

Two things I love about this novel besides Shannon and Jett: surprises and Javier. Shannon’s friends? Not as much. Seriously, it was like they were peer-pressuring her into finally giving in her vcard to just about anyone! There is nothing wrong with being a virgin, it is not a disease. I wish that Shannon would be just brave enough to tell her friends to quit bugging her about it. So when she finally thought of something to stop her friends from pressuring her – she didn’t think it would backfire. Then there’s Jett – how I wish this was a dual POV. I’d like to get inside that brain of his.

I love him, I love him, I love JETT!. Not just because he’s talented, or I pity him because Javier is his roommate, or because of his crappy childhood – well mostly because of his secret that he blurted out in between the throes of passion. Just when I was ready to squirm, it had me laughing so hard. Where did that came from? Totally unexpected. And there’s our Javier – he’s the source of humor in the story. He might look like a wasted a** outside, but he cares for his friend more than he’d like to show. I wonder if he’d had his story too – now, this I’d be dying to read!

It might have been an old, familiar plot but Chelsea Cameron made sure her readers would have something to look forward to as they read For Real. It was a fast-paced, swoon-worthy, I-couldn’t-help-the-grin-off-my-face kind of novel. It’s sweet, and easy on the heart.

ARC given in exchange for an honest review


Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from  Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
 Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
 Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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