Blog Tour + Review & Giveaway: For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron

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For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron

For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron
Series: Rules of Love #1
Publication Date: November 14th 2013
Source: I received an ARC from the author for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review
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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?

New Adult Contemporary Romance *17 & up

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For Real was short, fun, and sweet! I loved the concept of the story, and while I didn’t end up loving the book, I still really enjoyed reading it. The synopsis totally lured me in, and I’m glad I read the book. Shannon and Jett are adorable together, and their love story was endearingly awkward and heartwarming to read.

Shannon is a very straight-laced, follow-the-rules kind of girl. She studies, does her homework, and doesn’t do anything that is out of her comfort zone, which includes being with guys. So she’s a virgin at twenty-one. Shannon’s friends try to devise a scheme to get her to lose her virginity, but they take things a little too far. I honestly didn’t really like her friends, especially when they started taking things too far, and pushed Shannon to find a random guy to lose her virginity to. Luckily, she bumps into Jett, and the two of them pretend to have slept together and become a couple to get Shannon’s friends off her back.

Jett was a really interesting character to read. He’s absolutely adorable, and he’s got the best tattoos ever! He’s so sweet to Shannon, and they call each other Fake Girlfriend and Fake Boyfriend all the time. They also make up the Ten Rules of Fake Dating, one of which includes no touching that’s not incidental, but of course the two of them break that rule. They’re attracted to each other, but most of all, they’re really great, close friends. They spend time with each other, and slowly, they start to fall in love with each other, which is not part of the agenda of Fake Dating.

My favorite part of the book was the awkwardness. Is that weird? Well, to me, the awkwardness of the dating, of them being together, was what felt honest and real. The start of their relationship, despite it being fake, felt real. It’s not perfect, they are awkward, they sometimes don’t know what to do with themselves, and I loved reading it. And it doesn’t hurt that Jett is so freaking adorable and sweet all the time! I really liked this tattooed, mohawked boy with a heart of gold.

I wasn’t expecting For Real to be as short as it was, but it was still fun to read. Short and sweet is a perfect way to describe the book. If you’re a fan of contemporary romances, you should definitely give Chelsea M. Cameron a try.



about the author

Chelsea M. CameronChelsea 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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