When It's Real

When It's Real

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"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?"-- Publisher website.
Publisher: Toronto : Harlequin Teen, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781335144164
Call Number: TEEN F WATT
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: When it is real


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Dec 02, 2019

"When It's Real" is basically everything every fangirl has ever wished in their secret heart of hearts might happen with their celebrity crush. Mega popstar and wild child Oakley Ford needs to reinvent himself. Enter the fake girlfriend, the normal everyday girl who'll be the proof that Oakley has left his troublemaking ways behind. Vaughn Bennett is a normal teenage girl who works part-time a waitress whose family is strapped for cash and whose sister just happens to be an entry level drone at a record label.

Of course at first they don't get along. Of course Vaughn starts to see behind the shield that Oakley has erected between himself and the world. Of course they fall in love.

For all it's predictability--after all, there is nothing new under the sun--it's a sweet read. Oakley and Vaughn are actually really lovely and lovable characters, and the writing is really engaging. It's very of it's time, with a creative use of texting and twitter, and there's enough drama to keep a reader hooked.

There's some language and some mentions of sex, so reader be advised, but overall, it's a fun love story for romance lovers.

Oct 31, 2019

I enjoyed this book, it was a quick read. Typical story line and ending, but I really liked the characters.

Jun 05, 2019

i LOVED it!!!!!!

Jul 14, 2017

An interesting but predicable book.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 27, 2017

When It's Real is a quick, romantic read about the rough and the wildly popular singer and the normal and nice girl that his team hires to clean up his public image. It's not as simple as it seems and the two struggle to work together and keep things professional. I enjoyed this book as a really easy and light read to get me out of a slump before and after all the heavy fantasy and adventure books. The characters can be infuriating at times and you just want them to kiss and get it over with but it all came to a fulfilling finish.


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Jul 14, 2017

Coarse Language: A lot of swearing


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