REVIEW – Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons

It’s group read time again, and this month the RLR team are reading Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons

REVIEW: Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons

Stand-alone novel

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Falling in love is hard. Falling in love on national television is impossible. Right?

Leighton Aldridge did not sign up to meet her soulmate. She signed up for the lights, camera and action. So when the Hollywood-native ends up with the wounded war veteran and a ring on her finger, it’s a surprise to everyone. What isn’t a surprise is the way she breaks Finn Wyatt’s heart, or the massively public breakup that follows. But a year later she’s back, ready for another round on the reality TV show that brought them together. She knows he was the real thing, and she’s ready to fight for him.

Finn is the new Mr. Right. The country’s favorite single guy, and the object of 25 women’s affections. But when his ex-fiance steps onto set and back into the limelight, he wishes he never agreed to another season. Leighton shattered his heart for the world to see, and he’s not ready to face that reality. Can Leighton convince him, and America, that she’s the one? Or will her future with Finn only consist of 15 more minutes of fame?



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I must confess Iv never watched reality TV dating shows. I’ve heard though that they sure can be entertaining.

Delving into the worlds of Leighton and Finn was fun, exciting, frustrating and sad.
Leighton lost the love of her life thanks to the manipulative moves of the show. But the executives have a plan to bring her back for another season, the season where her ex fiancé is the lead roll.
As You could guess things aren’t exactly peaches and roses when Finn finds out.

The world paused for a second, the crew, the cameras, even the air was stagnant. I wasn’t registering who was actually standing across the driveway. One second, two seconds, three seconds. And then I did, and everything came roaring back.

“What the f*^k are you doing here.”

Finn is totally loveable while he struggles with a few demons, having Leighton right in front of him is by far the hardest.
I felt conflicted about Leighton at the start. She came off as somewhat cold and whole lot of selfish. But you have to act to win the game right.

When true feelings and intentions emerge it’s hard not to root for them to be together again. What they’re put through by vindictive people to keep them apart is manipulative and nasty. I am glad that in the end things are simply theirs.

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