Monday, April 11, 2016

Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons

 Title: Kissed by Reality
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2016
 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?



 Author of romance novels such as the Over the Fence series and Red Card, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie Aarons has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't describe what it feels like to be able to write love stories as an actual career. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma," Carrie Aarons is freeing-up her jampacked DVR, trying to become the next HGTV star as she DIYs her very first house, and planning her next travel adventure. She lives on the east coast with her husband whom she loves dearly for supporting her crazy dreams and putting up with her sassy, extroverted ways. 


So this is second chance meets reality dating. The Bachelor is about the only reality show I have ever watched or even found interesting, which is because of all the drama the women cause each other. I did feel like the reality tv part was a bit of a background thought in this and Leighton and Finn were center stage. I mean, honestly, there was no suspense here because it was pretty obvious who Finn was going to choose and there wasn’t much drama between the girls in the house.
I think I’m totally the minority here in that I didn’t like Leighton…I don’t like cheating or go for it at all, so she was pathetic to me.  I did like the scenes with Leighton and seeing his family again after she also broke their hearts. I think they were harder to bring around than Finn was!
This book totally made me LOL a few times though and Aaron’s is superb at writing those hot sex scenes!!
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review