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?
This story reminded me of TV show love island that we have in UK. It's about Leighton and Finn who are participating in the Mr right TV show where Finn has 20 women to choose from by going on various dates. Apart from him and Leighton have history after they fell in love in previous show before she broke his heart, now Leighton is back to fight for the man she loves. Can she prove that she was set up and make Finn fall in love her again when 20 other women are fighting for his affection.
I enjoyed this one, there is good chemistry between Leighton and Finn. I liked the pace of the story and the way that their relationship was re-built. It's very well written and flows well. It also I think gave a good insight to behind the scenes of a reality tv show. This was a great story of second chance romance that I really enjoyed.
* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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.