on November 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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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?
For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron was a really cute story. I found the premise to be interesting. Shannon is a college student and a virgin. Her so called friends are determined to find someone for her to lose said virginity to. Jett is also a college student and an unsuspecting victim. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I thought Shannon’s personality was fun and quirky and quite honest. It was refreshing.
The story isn’t long. But I kind of liked that. It’ gets to the point quickly and there is just enough angsty lead up to the inevitable. Chelsea M. Cameron doesn’t go overboard on filler and description. It’s not a deep story so you really don’t need all the added drama. Like I already mentioned, it was refreshing.
I found Jett to be just as adorable as the story. He’s quietly sexy in a nerdy, college cool way. Hmmm not sure that makes sense LOL. Yes he has tattoos but they’re significant for him. He has great hair which he wears in a mohawk. He’s not built. He’s not rich. He’s not a rocker. He’s just an average guy who can make origami cranes. He obviously has some family issues, but they’re not in your face. It’s just a part of who he is. He was refreshing.
Shannon’s friends, UGH, mean girls if you ask me. I didn’t like them. I didn’t like how her bff and roommate, Hazel, was able to do or say whatever she wanted, only to boo hoo about it later and all would be forgiven. I know that’s not entirely Hazel’s fault. Shannon should not allow herself to be treated that way. When all the girlfriends get together, determined to find a man at a bar no less to de-flower Shannon, she breaks. Shannon takes off and in doing so finds Jett.
Shannon and Jett devise a plan to throw off both their friends by pretending to be in a relationship. Of course Shannon doesn’t tell Jett the real reason for needing a fake boyfriend. They concoct a list of rules. Rules that Jett takes great pleasure in breaking. I really enjoyed Shannon and Jett’s relationship. It was probably the most realistic relationship I’ve read about in a long time. It was refreshing.
There are some seriously funny moments like when Shannon realizes her “downstairs” has lips.
“All better,” he says and his voice hitches a little and I realize that if I just turned my body, he would be face-to-face with my downstairs. Well, not like my downstairs has a face. It does have lips though…
I know I’m not doing this story justice. If you want something fun, different and refreshing, then this is for you!
This was my first Chelsea M. Cameron book and it will most definitely not be my last!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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