Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected—seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.
There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary.
Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.
Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…
Roxie and Jen’s Review
Spotted: LA. Two book bloggers on Oakley Ford’s lap at The Head, then join him at his private after party. Who will he choose?!!
@OakleyFord #shiversSHIVERS Oh. Em. Gee.
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Imagine this. You’re an average teenager with an average life, an average boyfriend and you’re just trying to find your way.
One offer changes your life. You agree to be THE Oakley Ford’s girlfriend for a YEAR to help change his image. I mean a life-sized cardboard cutout of Oakley sits in your bedroom!!! SQUEE!!!! How loud would you scream?!! Like total pass-out moment.
Not Vaughn Bennett. She only accepts to help her family out of their financial slump. Oak’s just a world famous superstar who is super cocky and a super douche. At least that’s Vaughn’s first impression.
Oakley Ford has been high on the charts for most of his career. As a teen sensation, he graced the walls of millions of teenagers’ bedroom walls and won their hearts. With his blond hair and green eyes and a rock-hard body, his raspy lyrics only make hearts swoon. He’s lost his inspiration, and is trying to find that spark that can bring his lyrics back to life.
“… all I have to do in return is date a normal? I guess I can do that. I mean every artist has to make sacrifices for his art at one point in his life. Right?”
We can’t say Vaughn and Oak transition easily into this new “relationship”, in fact she is kinda turned off by his I’m-in-love-with-myself, check out my guns personality. Oak sees Vaughn as his ticket to clear his name, and there is no way this love connection will turn into the real deal. Or will it? Especially when he has lots and lots of needs to be met.
“There are girls here of every variety. It’s like a candy store. I’ll take a redhead, a brunette and two blondes. Package them up and send them over to the Marmont. One of the Garden Cottages would do nicely. Private entrance. We don’t want my image to be tarnished.”
If you love YA/Harlequin Teen, take a chance on the newest Erin Watt novel. Although the ending was a bit rushed, we really enjoyed When It’s Real. Take the ride with Oak and Vaughn as they navigate the mess that fame brings. With so many roadblocks, propaganda and fake intentions finding something rare and real amongst the glitter filled lifestyle is not an easy task. Will they succeed or will fame destroy it all?
About Elle Kennedy
A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
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About Jen Frederick
Jen Frederick is the USA Today bestselling author of Unspoken, part of the Woodlands series. She is also the author of the Charlotte Chronicles, which appeared on the Kindle Top 100 list. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, who keeps track of life s details while she s writing; a daughter, who understands when Mom disappears into her office for hours at a time; and a rambunctious dog who does neither.
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