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When It's Real
Title : When It's Real
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ISBN : 9780373212521
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 413

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 withFrom #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?


When It's Real Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I consistently struggle with writing reviews for contemporaries, whether they are adult or young adult. Over the years they have grown predictable and there isn’t much to talk about regarding the plot as they tend to be more character focused. Needless to say, I’m wary in picking up contemporaries anymore because they just seem to fall into the realm of “nice but not memorable”. When I first saw the cover and description of When It's Real, I’ll admit I was skeptical but gave it a secon [...]

  • Christy

    4 stars!!!When I first read the writing duo known as Erin Watt, I was so impressed I knew I'd pick up whatever they decided to write. When I heard they were writing YA and saw the gorgeous cover for When It's Real, it went straight to the top of my TBR. This book had a little bit for all readers. Love a good YA? Rock star read? Enemies to friends to lovers? Fake girlfriend/boyfriend? How about the famous leading man/average heroine? This book had all that and more. Oakley 'Oak' Ford is your ave [...]

  • Candace

    When I picked up 'When It's Real', I wanted something that was sweet and heartwarming. I loved 'Paper Princess' by Erin Watt, so when I started seeing this book pop up on friends' pages, I knew that I'd want to read it. I was not disappointed.This book was everything that I had wanted. It was the kind of light and fluffy read that puts a smile on your face and leaves you feeling contented. Although it was predictable and not particularly original, it was still a highly entertaining read. After a [...]

  • Katerina

    Guilty pleasure (n.):Something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt (probably because you should be doing some serious real-life stuff instead of getting lost in said pleasures).There are two types of guilty pleasures.The first ones refer to characters so royally twisted and messed up that the sensible part of yours keeps bothering you with nagging thoughts like "how could you love them?", while the other part enjoys this delightful addiction. And then there is the second ki [...]

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you

    Adding an update at the end of my non-review, non-rating rant :P*****FAKE MARKETING, MISLEADING ADVERTISMENT ALERT ******THIS BOOK ISN'T A YOUNG ADULT BOOK, IT'S A NEW ADULT BOOK THAT IS SOLD IN THE CHILDREN SECTION OF EBOOKS RETAILERS AND PROBABLY BOOKSTORES.****I repeat this ISN'T A YOUNG ADULT BOOK. It contains sexual content*****This is one more time another example of a new adult book that contains erotic elements and is marketed as young adult. I haven't read it yet, but I know the authors [...]

  • Aestas Book Blog

    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: A pop star.A regular girl.The world's watching.WOW! This book was addictive, heart-warming, and so well-written!! I read it in one non-stop sitting because I just did not want to put it down! If you're looking for a new rock star romance to fall in love with, check this out!"Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths"The story begins when Vaughn, a completely down-to-earth, no-bullshit, no-nonsense girl who has sacrifi [...]

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    *****4.5 STARS*****ARC Generously Provided by AuthorsI don’t know when that happened, but somewhere along the line Vaughn went from the girl I was forced to have on my arm to the girl I want to have in my life.Erin Watt fans prepare to fall head over heels in love with their latest collaborative masterpiece! These two authors have struck gold again with WHEN IT’S REAL. I am not particularly a huge fan of YA but when it’s done right even I can’t deny how enjoyable these romances can be. [...]

  • Jodi Bibliophile

    WE HAVE A COVER!!! SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!Erin Watt is writing a new fucking book!!!I would sell my fucking womb for a camel for this fucking book!For reals I would read these fuckers shopping list!!!!!

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    4 stars!Review at Of Pens and Pages.Light, sweet, and angst-free, When It’s Real is a great summer read! It’s a fluff fest that will leave butterflies inside your belly and a perma-smile on your face long after finishing the book.At nineteen years old, world-renowned pop star Oakley Ford has reached Bieber-level notoriety in partying and philandering, and his label is getting sick of it. He hasn’t released anything since his successful album “Ford”, and everyone—including Oakley—is [...]

  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

    “This is as real and as awful and as wonderful as it gets. I’d hold her forever if she’d let me.” After reading and devouring The Royals series by Erin Watt (aka the dynamic duo Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick), I just couldn’t wait to read their next story. I was wondering what sort of world they would create for us this time and I tell you what, I was not disappointed (not that I could say I was surprised). I know this book has received mixed reviews, especially with respect to lack o [...]

  • LolaReviewer

    Common mortal Vaughn is hired to pose as celebrity singer Oakley Ford’s girlfriend for a year. Sweet. Adorable. Dramatic. Learned a lot about the world of celebrities. Too long. Some scenes should have been cut. It’s all about strong-willed Oakley and not enough about likeable, lost Vaughn who needs to figure out her life and future. Predictable, but in a good way. Definitely addictive.

  • Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

    When It's Real is the latest novel by the sensational author duo, Erin Watt. I'm a huge fan of their Royals series, so there was no question as to whether or not I would be reading this. I can't even imagine them writing a bad book at this point, and for that reason, I went into this with the expectation that I was going to enjoy the hell out of it. I wasn't wrong. Vaughn Bennett recently graduated high school, but with no clear idea of what she wants to do with her life, she decides to take a y [...]

  • Bibi

    Ridiculously entertaining. So good. RTC

  • Wendy'sThoughts

    4 YA Love Stars* * * *I have a confessionI'm really not a YA readerSo what are you doing reading it, WendyWell, it was done by Erin WattAnd since I loved The RoyalsI had to give When It's Real a goI'm guessing, this had all of the markings of what a YA Teen Romance should have. There was the overall romance of a "Justin Bieber Level Rock Star" needing a "Normal" to romance so he could clean up his reputation. Oakley started singing early on and his parents were famous movie stars. He never had t [...]

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    2.5 stars When It’s Real is the story of a girl named Vaughn who is hand picked to be the new girlfriend of Oakley Ford, a famous pop star. Oakley needs to polish up his public image, showing he can be a devoted boyfriend and not just the playboy partier everyone thinks he is. Vaughn agrees to do this because her family needs the money, her parents passed away leaving her and her sister in charge of their siblings.At first, Vaughn and Oakley cannot stand each other. She thinks he’s rude and [...]

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel

    “This is as real and as awful and as wonderful as it gets. I’d hold her forever if she’d let me.”

  • Amy (Foxy)

    When It’s Real is teen drama amped up. Teen heartthrob & rockstar, Oakley, needs a new image and his PR team has decided dating an ordinary girl will do the trick. When Vaughan is offered the position she only agrees for the year long fake relationship because of her family's dire financial situation.I really enjoyed the premise of this book because it made me think if I was a teen girl in Vaughan’s situation would I agree to this sham?! I think for the majority of teen girls they would [...]

  • Ida

    3.5 stars!I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book. "When It´s Real" was rather predictable, and I didn´t feel like it built any suspense nor had any surprises, but the story is very well written. The characters are relatable, it doesn´t drag out the plot too much, and the changes in POV is well balanced. All in all a good read. Especially if you´re recovering from a book hangover or waiting for the next book in a series.

  • NMmomof4

    3.5 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a cute YA/NA read. I have always enjoyed the fake relationship to more theme, so I got what I was expecting. Predictable? Yes. But still enjoyable. The characters were likable, and while the H started out as a douchey celebrity I came to like him as well. It left me with unanswered questions, and I just could've done with a little more! More steam, more depth in the characters and storyline, and more closure.! *greedy grabby hands*Brief Summary of the Storyline [...]

  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆

    Review @ Vanilla & Spice BooksThis is as real and as awful and as wonderful as it gets. I’d hold her forever if she’d let me.Oakley Ford used to be a teenage superstar. At 19 his stardom has taken a nosedive and to jump-start his career his manager suggests dating a normal girl instead of a co-star. Oak agrees after some hesitation. When a girl has been found that fulfills the requirements a strategy of "attack" is being planned and carried out.When Vaughn's parents died in a car crash t [...]

  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    Oakley has been born famous - his parents are huge Hollywood stars.And when he was 14 he started being famous on his own. He became a pop star.And after living the life for the last five years, it's finally catching up to him. He's constantly in the tabloids for stupid stuff, he's losing social media followers, he's not feeling the music anymore.He needs this next album to be a huge success. And he needs this famous producer - King - to produce it!But King will only do it if Oak cleans up his ac [...]

  • Beatrice Masaluñga

    I received an ARC from the authors / publisher in exchange for an honest review.Full review posted at Confessions of a Pinay BookaholicNineteen year old heartthrob singer Oakley Ford is on a two year hiatus in the music industry. He’s a successful, talented musician and worked hard to reach it aside from being the son of famous movie stars. Having a strained relationship with his parents makes him rebellious giving him a bad reputation. His lack of inspiration becomes a hindrance creating a ne [...]

  • Jacqueline's Reads

    4.25 I love Erin Watt StarsWhen It’s Real is a New Adult Standalone. I’m a mega fan of The Royals, although at times I wanted to pull my hair out because of all the angst, but that is what made that series so great right? When It’s Real is a more sweet read, there’s still angst, but it’s not at the same level at The Royals and that was okay for me. I really enjoyed When It’s Real. I found it an easy read and I read it in one sitting. I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the ov [...]

  • Candace Robinson

    So, I was worried that I wouldn't like this book since it was going to be a lot different than Paper Princess. I'm normally pretty picky about light and fluffy books. I loved Oakley and Vaughn! Things did get a little corny like the last 15%, but a very cute read! Can't wait to read more from Erin Watt! Full review on my blog literarydust.wordpress/20

  • KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛

    I struggled with this one, I reached 30% and I just can't make myself go any further, I didn't connect with the story or the characters, I had real high hopes for this one, add in whom the author is, what she's written previously and I was jumping up and down for this to arrive. Might just leave it for a few days and then try and come back to it.

  • Elise

    3 starsOh man, it really hurt me to say that. I had such hing hopes, but this book it just wasn't everything i ever dreamed it would be. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad or anything, it was pretty good. And there was no cliffhanger, let's all thank the gods for that. The book is a cute, fluffy, fast standalone, with good characters. It was also very light on the angst too, which for me, in this case, is a negative. There's really nothing wrong with the book, per se, I just didn't fall in love w [...]

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»

    Title: When It's RealSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Erin WattRelease date:May 30, 2017Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]This is as real and as awful and as wonderful as it gets. I’d hold her forever if she’d let me.After loving the bestselling Royals series, reading When It's Real was an easy decision to make. Yes, their previous books were filled with a whole lot of drama, and it wasn't for everyone. But somehow they worked their magic, and I couldn't have stopped reading them [...]

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*

    4.5 He's Worth Everything Stars!Oakley Ford is a gorgeous 19 yr. old teen rock star living in LA. He's the child of famous movie stars & has always been in the public eye. He's been a young celebrity since he signed his first contract at the age of 14. Lately the tabloids keep exploiting all his wild nights & partying, and his image has taken a hit. He just wants to make music he loves, & recently it all seems to fall flat. He's experiencing a creative block, & hasn't recorded an [...]

  • Siobhan Davis

    When It's Real by Erin Watt rocked my world and then some!! A perfect rock star romance with a rich, hot, obnoxious bad boy behaving badly and the cute, normal girl-next-door type who wins his heart.Oak Ford has lost his mojo and his way and his bad boy party lifestyle are finally catching up to him. The solution to his problem? A fake girlfriend, or so his manager and PR company think. Cue Vaughan Bennett, and the start of our love story.I adored this book, savoring every beautiful page from st [...]

  • Tweebs♥️

    let's have a little throw backPls tell me y'all remember this?? or even watched this?? because what was your childhood ??? Idk why but this whole book just reminded me of Camp Rock AND it had nothing to do with Camp Rockokay maybe a little BUT it reminded me of Camp Rock. I got the vibes okay. Does that even make any sense??? When i seen the title, my brain just translated "When it's Real"to "This is Real"which is a song sung in Camp Rock. I lowkey fangirled because it brought back memories. I n [...]