Hey y’all! Welcome to me review stop on the FOR REAL blog tour! Hope y’all enjoy your stay.
For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron
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?
What I Expected: a short, sweet story about a virgin who’s friends are meanie heads and a boy with an outer-shell that only she can break go on an adventure with their hearts and end up with a typical HEA
What I Got: that and more
For Real is adorable. In the beginning though…..I was a bit worried. At the start of this novel the writing style just wasn’t for me. The characters felt like paper and their voices just weren’t strong enough to hear. Shannon is completely and utterly naive to a point where it was actually annoying. For the first time they met (Shannon and Jett), Jett asks Shannon to watch over his computer and leaves her a crane. This crane sets off the events that are both insanely sweet and really, really idiotic.
When Shannon’s friends who are just….ugh….Anyway’s, when they threaten to leave her in a bar until she get’s a guy to take her home in an effort to take away her V card, she breaks. She then proceeds to run out and runs into Jett. *sigh* Jett. I am rather fond of him. Jett is the tattooed boy with the amazing mohawk, love for origami and a talent for drawing who steals Shannon’s heart. Oh, and he’s also her fake boyfriend.
This isn’t you typical story where the bad boy player steals the shy girls heart and breaks it. No, it’s actually quite the opposite. I believe the correct word for it is refreshing.
Although I found myself fed up with Shannon in the beginning (but eventually grew to love her) I adored Jett right from the start. There was something mysterious about the way he grew on Shannon. He had a past that left him scarred but in a way, made him so much stronger.
Shannon’s friends: Friends. *scoffs* I think you get what I’m trying to say.
The writing, although I wasn’t as in to it as I was with Deeper We Fall, was still good, just not up to my expectations.
Can I just say how much I love Jett? And old chairs? And bear mugs that creep around in the middle of the night? And penguin waffle makers?
Shannon’s and Jett’s chemistry in For Real was undeniable and just so cute. You could tell that Jett wanted to be a real boyfriend and not just a fake one. I felt kind of bad for him sometimes…And then his roommate. Yes, I like him. He will surprise you.
Overall this was a cute, short sweet book that, although doesn’t showcase Chelsea’s writing abilities, was still good and worth reading.