Blind Reality

Blind Reality

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by Heidi McLaughlin
     
 

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Joshua Wilson, an up-and-coming movie star, is turned off by the idea of marriage. His Oscar-winning smile and breakout role in the summer's hottest romantic comedy bring in enough attention to satisfy Joshua's cravings for the spotlight – not to mention the never-ending supply of willing women.

Joey Mitchell is down in the dumps after finding out that her

Overview

Joshua Wilson, an up-and-coming movie star, is turned off by the idea of marriage. His Oscar-winning smile and breakout role in the summer's hottest romantic comedy bring in enough attention to satisfy Joshua's cravings for the spotlight – not to mention the never-ending supply of willing women.

Joey Mitchell is down in the dumps after finding out that her fiancé cheated on her with her best friend, and is living at home with her parents until she can get back on her feet. Without Joey's knowledge, her overbearing and neurotic mother submits an application for her to appear on the reality show, Married Blind. When the producers surprise her with the news that they have cast her, Joey wants nothing to do with the show but agrees to participate because, at this point in her life, she really has nothing to lose.

Lights, camera, action... Welcome to another season of Married Blind. Contestants are about to take the plunge, but only one couple will come out of the house winners!

Editorial Reviews

Author - Ashley Suzanne
Well well well ... first book of 2016 is finished and it didn't disappoint, actually, it's set the bar kind of high for the rest of the year.
Goodreads - Misty Reviewer
It's true. Heidi can officially write anything she puts her mind to. I love all her characters and the ones in Blind Reality could easily sit at the top of my list now.
Goodreads - Kym Andrews
Heidi is amazing! This is such a fun read!

I am a Reality TV fan, but even if you are not you will still enjoy this book. One of the main characters isn't a fan of reality tv either, which gives this a fun twist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940157711061
Publisher:
Books by Heidi McLaughlin LTD
Publication date:
02/02/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
297
Sales rank:
32,051
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and their newest addition of a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

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Blind Reality 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
KOL79 More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTLEY love every book Heidi writes. What happens when u go on a reality tv show that you didn't want to, that your mom submitted an application for you and not seeing who you will marry. It reminds me of my fav. reality show. Joshua is an up and coming movie star and Joey hasn't had luck in love. Will this be an experience that will change them or be the biggest mistake of their lives. I literally could not but this book down which doesn't surprise me since I'm a fan of all Heidi's work. There is nothing that she can't write. Another 5 star read
APB524 More than 1 year ago
5 Reality Loving Stars for Heidi McLaughlin! My oh My Miss Heidi! Yet again she creates a story that kept me turning the pages! In Blind Reality, Heidi takes us inside the world of reality tv when Joshua and Joey find themselves walking down the aisle blindfolded to the possibility of holy matrimony or will it be holy torture? “He’s my fantasy. He’s my dream come true.” - Joey Joshua is there because of a drunken signature and Joey because of her meddling mom. When they kiss that first time you just know that there’s gonna be some magic, and then the blindfolds come off and Joey is faced with her fantasy come to life. From that point forward I was hooked! I mean this story had it all between the chemistry, the laughter, and just the right amount of angst. It was so much better than what passes for reality tv for me because there wasn’t drama for sake of drama; I actually believed the struggles happening with these characters. Joshua and Joey were so good together. The way they both wanted the other and fought to find peace within their situation was just everything! “I like the way I feel when I’m touching her. It’s like serenity. She makes me feel like I belong.” - Joshua Heidi keeps writing believable characters in real feeling situations. It’s one of the things I love about a Heidi book and Blind Reality did not disappoint!! It was a fun, flirty and sexy read for me and I hope that you will dive in and feel the same!!
AudreyK More than 1 year ago
Joshua and Joey are married on a reality show that has them living and competing together for prizes and to be the ultimate winners. Both are there for different reasons. But as they say on a certain show, expect the unexpected and that's what you have here! I am a huge reality show junkie so this was a match made in heaven for me. You get elements of different reality shows with a new twist and spin and the author really made this her own. There are interesting characters and fun games/competitions with such humor and high drama with of course... plot twists! I really enjoyed this fun and sweet read all the while rooting for Josh and Joey to get beyond the showmance and get real and reveal their true feelings. Will they? Won't they? What do the producers and show have in store for them? Only one way to find out! As for me, I totally won betting on this book because it's a definite win for me!! I'm looking forward to more. I hope you pick it up and enjoy the ride and just have fun with it.
DanieReads 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not a fan of reality shows but I recently got hooked on Married at First Sight and this book is kind of like that show mixed with the Big Brother. I really liked Joey and how her relationship with Joshua was portrayed. With Joshua I can understand his feelings about the whole situation and why he did some of the things he did. I don't fault him for that. I really liked the twist and turns that popped up during the "show". One I tried to predict but I would have never thought that was what it was. The couple I wanted to win the show did win and I liked that too. This book is a bit of a cliffhanger but that didn't bother me because I really enjoyed reading this book. 3.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read but ending... not sure?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Heidi's work. But the cliffhanger?!? Just let people know up front it is going to be a series! I detest finding that out at the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book. I cannot believe it ended like that.
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
I must admit I was a bit skeptical about this story, as I hate reality tv, but I admit I enjoyed it all. Joshua and Joey had me laughing, got me a bit of angst and overall a very entertaining couple. I love that Heidi always keeps me in my toes and in a world truly believable and this book is no exception. I always want to read about famous, celebrities, rock stars, billionaires, or athletes and common girls, so I was signed up for the summary itself, but reality tv even though in real life I don’t like it at all, in this story I would love to see what developed to become real. Overall is a fantastic read, you will turn pages and skip meals to finish it as you devour every chapter, and don’t get me started on the plot twists, yes I love that it wasn’t predictable and just a flat story line, the humor and drama are there as well. Just read it for yourself and find out.
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
I am a reality TV junkie and Big Brother is right up there with my favorites. This had that same premise of competitions for prizes, but toss in couples that were just married sight unseen and you get Blind Reality! What a fun read. It fed my TV and my romance addiction. We all have that "list", you know the celebrity you can get a free pass out of your marriage if ever the chance. Well maybe not all of us, but I do and so does Joey. Her #1 celebrity crush is about to turn her world upside down by being the guy on the other side of the blindfold. I loved reading about Joey's feelings; they were so genuine as she battled with protecting her heart, but wanting to fulfill her deepest fantasy. I loved the push and pull between them as they discover what is and isn't the game. They had fabulous chemistry, the sneaking around and stolen kisses with the prying eyes of TV cameras were hot. I cannot wait to see what could be next in this "Reality" world.
GTBWR More than 1 year ago
I truly am in love with the way that Heidi did this book. It is like not only are you getting the tv show you are getting the behind the scene look of what really happens that they are not even revealing in the confessional. It is amazing how she was able to keep all the players in the game involved in the book a not just Joshua & Joey. She nailed this book through & through with every paper. Joey, as we meet her is down an out do to the fact her ex is a butthead…..and now resides back home with her parents. Mommy dearest signs her up to go on a show to get her daughter married. Not having a choice she moves forward praying that whoever it is that she is to wed could at least have a body like the man that shows up on the big screen as well as her wet dreams. That Mc Hottie Pants Wilson is to die for. Once scarf if removed from her eyes and vision comes back Joey could do only one thing…pass out. Learning what her now husband is doing on the show she realizes that they can never be… this isn’t her Cinderella moment. But what is a woman to do when the man that your body desires is sleeping right next to? What do you do with your feelings that have been building up since day one? Jealousy can be really ugly once it is lashed out. However, what is uglier is watching the man of your dream just walk away…… Joshua, up and coming superstar on the big screen. Let’s have drinks, get drunk and decide that doing a reality show is best thing for my career. Yet, knowing that his fans will be backing him up to score the win he can give his half of the winning to help the center that has helped him during his younger days. Explaining to his new wife his plans of action (repeatedly) his heart is telling him that there is more. More than just helping. That this woman is the one that he needs in his life. But will she believe him once the cameras stop rolling or will she think he is still just acting? Grab this book now along with your blanket and get cozy with this tv show that takes you behind the screens of what really happens when the camera stop rolling a life truly starts. Find out which couple comes out the winner. But yet who really wins once the cameras are gone and you are standing there getting ready to walk off set and begin your new journey in life.
ABREADS More than 1 year ago
Blind Reality has everything I love in a story. It had me laughing and loving the characters from the start! Joey was so relatable and Joshua will become your new book boyfriend!! You won't want to put this book down! Don't miss out on Joshua and Joey!
Iowa_Gal More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of reality tv shows and Heidi McLaughlin...put the two together and HOLY COW!!! Blind Reality is absolutely FANTASTIC!! I was drawn in from the very first page and enjoyed it until the very last word. Joey Mitchell is down and out after finding out her so called fiancé has been cheating on her with her best friend! Then Joey is selected to be a contestant on the reality show, Married Blind, which she never signed up for. Joshua Wilson is the up and coming movie star. Women want a chance with him. He has no interest in the idea of marriage. What happens when they meet on Married Blind? Trust me, you will want to read to find out!! This isn't your average love story. This is a story that takes place on a reality tv show, with the lights, cameras, fans, creepers, and even people who will try anything and everything to get in between. This story kept me wanting more!!! I can not wait for the next book. This book is a fast paced, heartfelt, laugh out loud story that will pull at your heartstrings. The characters are so well liked and you can relate to them. I highly recommend Blind Reality by Heidi McLaughlin. Five brilliant stars!!
StephB More than 1 year ago
Stop everything immediately and go order this book now! It's that good. Go ahead and schedule the day off work too. You won't want to stop reading! Ever imagine yourself on a reality show? Do you wish that you could be married to your favorite celebrity? If your answers are yes, then this is the book for you! Heidi is a mastermind of twists and turns. She always leaves you wanting more! I can't wait to read more!!!!!