For Real

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

*This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is suitable for ages 17 and up*

Other books by Chelsea M. Cameron:
Nocturnal (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book One)

Nightmare (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Two)

Neither (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Three)

Neverend (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Four)

Whisper

New Adult Contemporary Romance:

My Favorite Mistake

My Sweetest Escape (January 28, 2014)

Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise, Book One)

Faster We Burn (Fall and Rise, Book Two)

Christmas Catch: A Holiday Novella

Adult Contemporary Romance:

Sweet Surrendering

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  • ISBN-13: 9781493741960
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/20/2013
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 601,902
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Find her online: chelseamcameron.com
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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    So I've wanting to get into Ms. Cameron's for sometime, but for

    So I've wanting to get into Ms. Cameron's for sometime, but for the life of me I can't seem to come to terms of why I haven't. Boo to me. For Real was a very nich and clean easy read which I enjoyed very much so.
    While it did have the expected virgin smarty, hard-working heroine; I was thrown for a small loop when she fell for an Asian guy. Niiiiicccccce change of scenery.




    For some reason I feel like I didn't get to really to know Jett. I wanted more of him. Not only did he have the ability to make Shannon smile, but I too adored him as well.




    The one thing that made me soooooo irritated was Shannon's friends weird obsession with her virginity. Then the scene when the hold her phone and keys hostage in exchange for her sexing the next thing walking. Felt at any minute they weird going to roofie her  Its like really. Why do you care so much? #ICan't.




    The fake relationship between Shannon and Jett was anything but;  especially with the Ten Rules of Fake Dating (which sounded very much like real dating to me). Again if enjoy light fluffy pg-13 reads with a small gasp factor then you should for real read For Real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Ok

    Cute if you like the genre but nothing great. Good to pass time from "great book hangover"
    Characters under developed so nothing to get attatched to. Reads quick and easy.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    In the midst of getting through my first semester of college, I¿

    In the midst of getting through my first semester of college, I’m glad I found this cute, quick read to occupy my free time. For Real is an adorable story that portrays dating and romance very realistically – something that other novels fail to do.

    At first, I couldn’t make up my mind about the book…or well, the characters. Yes, I connected with Shannon instantly; it was her friends that made me want to punch a wall. Shannon’s friends treat her awfully; not only that, but their actions are portrayed in such a dramatic way that part of me thought it was too played out and really cliché. Even though it’s their actions and words that bring about Shannon’s story, it bothered me a lot and even made me sad to know Shannon let them treat her that way.

    My thoughts about the story quickly changed though, when Shannon meets Jett. I smiled when I found out that he’s Asian (yeah diversity!). What really makes me happy, though, is that it isn’t a big deal that he is Asian. Although Jett is Asian, he’s like any other American teen. Yes, there are aspects of him that are a part of him due to his culture (does that make sense?) but they’re details that don’t define who he is. All in all, Jett is an American teenager and Shannon’s thoughts don’t even skip a beat when they first meet.

    To continue, the relationship between Shannon and Jett make me happy (I like to use the word happy a lot when talking about this book). Their bond is natural; the jokes they make, the things they say, and how they phrase their sentences had me smiling throughout the whole book. These two remind me of the way my friends and I talk, and nothing is better than understanding the bond the characters have when you and your friends share a similar one.

    Last but not least, I’m going to mention the ending, which played with my thoughts. There is one scene I found to be very, very unrealistic; only to be followed by a scene that was probably the most realistic thing I have ever read in a fictional story. The unrealistic scene was too happy and too perfect and felt rushed. On the other hand, I think the next scene makes up for the previous scene because it’s realistic and perfect and what’s better than that?

    To summarize, For Real stands out from most of the other New Adult novels. Why? Because this book showcases the awkwardness and understanding that comes with dating and relationships. Not only that, but For Real is the only NA book I’ve read that doesn’t make sex this wonderful-perfect-movie-scene thing, but awkward and clumsy and nerve-wracking. NA is all about the topics and issues that come along with that awkward part teen/part adult stage, and I think For Real is a perfect novel that covers just that. Truthfully, I think this book should find its way onto your TBR list… (:

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

    I really enjoyed this story. I love romance stories about two pe

    I really enjoyed this story. I love romance stories about two people trying not to have feelings for each other. It just makes for great tension. I found the main character, Shannon, to be very likable and relate-able. I loved the relationship between Jett and Shannon and really just wanted more from it. The only complaint I have is that the pacing was a little fast. I wanted everything to slow down so that the reader could feel the build up of untold emotions and feelings for one another. I think it would have made the story much more stronger, but regardless I still love the story. 

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

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    Shannon Travers is a junior in college; a young woman with corpo

    Shannon Travers is a junior in college; a young woman with corporate dreams and living the good life. Also, Shannon is a…. VIRGIN!! *Collective Gasp* While still holding your V Card isn’t a bad thing, Shannon’s friends seem to think she needs to just get on with it already, and their good intentions kind of take on a jerk reaction, and that leads Shannon right into Jett’s arms. 
    While Shannon is a bit of a bookworm that is sometimes a bit clumsy, she is a thoughtful and caring friend. I really liked her throughout this story, and I felt she was a relatable character. She has a wonderful smart ass inner monologue, to match a drifting though process, and the both of them together had me giggling to see what she was really thinking. 
    Jett… whew. He’s a wonderful guy. Jett is an Asian hottie, sporting massive dragon tattoos and a mohawk. I’m not sure why, but I think this might be the first romance I’ve read with an Asian male in the lead, and I loved it! It was definitely a treat to change up my view a bit, and Jett was definitely the perfect candidate for that. He is quiet and thoughtful, but at the same time he is extremely playful and caring. He has a protective side, especially when it comes to Shannon. He has an affinity for making origami cranes, is a wiz at graphic design and has a large heart - Yep, I definitely put Jett Nguyen on my “Super Hot” List (that I just made up…)
    Fake relationships in romances are awesome!! They always lead to real romances, but it’s the fun of getting there that really brings it home for most of us romance fanatics. In For Real, the fake relationship came with ground rules. It also came with two people who were obviously perfect for each other, and they had terrific chemistry. When it came time to start discussing how to end the fake relationship, I was tempted to just stop reading. I had this perfect vision of Jett and Shannon in my mind, and I didn’t want to mar it with something negative. However, the end result is something wonderful, so if you feel like quitting – don’t. (wink!) 
    The whole of this book wasn’t very dramatic, and not really sexual at all. For me, it is definitely on the younger side of NA. However, it was so much fun and really just enjoyable read, I found myself not caring about the lack of sex. There is a special treat in the form of Jett’s roommate, Javier. Javier isn’t really about first impressions in this book, but once you get to know him, you discover he really just has a wealth of love for Jett, and immediately that raised him, like, ten notches on my “Awesome Character” List (which I also just made up…) 
    Chelsea Cameron’s writing is really great, with an easy and light feel to it. I didn’t want to put this book down, and I will definitely be looking into reading other books of hers. I found For Real to be the perfect weekend read, and if you are looking for something to read I would definitely recommend it!

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    I love Chelsea's books. They are full of cuteness! And this one

    I love Chelsea's books. They are full of cuteness! And this one was so much fun! I love the whole fake relationship turned real angle. It is SO much fun to watch two characters pretend to be into each other and then watch as lines begin to blur and all of a sudden they find themselves about to burst from sheer wanting one another. *girlish squeal*
    Ok, I'm ok. Seriously. Anyways! I liked Shannon as our protagonist. She was sweet and kind, but she did let her friends walk all over her and dictate how she should lose her V-card. I had a hard time liking them. Jett and Javi were WAY better friends than they were. Yet, they are just people too and let's face it. People make mistakes. Often. While I struggled with her friends, I did think they genuinely felt bad after they realized what they were doing.
    While I liked Shannon, I adored Jett. OMG. You could NOT find a better guy. I loved the friendship they formed and how comfortable they became with one another. Yet, as comfy as they were, there was always that underlying sexual tension that had me on edge. Shannon is pretty stubborn about her feelings for Jett, where he wears his heart on his sleeve a bit more openly than she does. To get her friends off her back, Shannon enlists his help and so the fake romance begins. Their Fake Dating Rules are HILARIOUS and I love how they kept breaking them. Shannon enjoyed Jett's company and his touches and kisses way more than a girl who is just 'pretending' should and vice versa for him. There were some really awkward moments between them, as Shannon is a virgin, and I was dying at some of her inner monologue.
    "I haven't had a whole lot of penis experience, but I know it's not small. Actually, it feels kind of terrifyingly big. I'm glad I don't have to fit it inside me. God bless the lucky girl who gets it. That sounds so weird."
    As I said, Jett is just a good guy through and through. He wants to make Shannon happy, even at the expense of his own. He listens to her, does sweet things for her, and he really made me swoon. He knows how to treat a woman and I was rooting for him all along.
    I also ended up like Javi's character. Javier is Jett's roommate and can be a bit much to take. He's wild, unbridled, and likes to drink and hook up. How these two remain friends is really humorous, because they are like night and day. Yet, I think there's a lot more to Javi than meets the eye and I would LOVE to see a book about him. He and Shannon have a few introspective moments with one another and I really liked how caring he was of his friend.
    Overall, this was a cute, fun read about two people who realize that sometimes faking it isn't as easy as it seems. Especially when feelings get involved.

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

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    For Real was such a fun read. Was it predictable? Sure. Did I ca

    For Real was such a fun read. Was it predictable? Sure. Did I care? Not even a little bit. I loved it just as it was. I don't think I would have changed a thing. The characters were charming and so very likable. The writing was great; just as I've come to expect from Chelsea. The book was funny and awkward at times and super sweet and had a bit of heat. Angst-free and unsurprising, For Real gave me everything I want in a good new adult romance.

    "There it is again. The reminder that I'm a card-carrying member of the Virginity Club. I wish I had some good reason, that I was saving myself for Jesus, or my parents had put the fear in me, or told me that if I had sex with a boy that my ears would fall off and I'd gain forty pounds, but I have no such excuse. The truth is, boys were gross. Part of me is still semi-convinced they have cooties."

    Shannon reminded me a lot of myself when I was in college. (Except I didn't think boys had cooties… then.) She was smart and charismatic. She didn't do so well in the love department, though. Her friends were all up in her business, insisting she find someone and lose her v-card. One night they went too far, IMHO. Totally bad girlfriend behavior, but it all turned out for the best when she was "rescued" by the ridiculously charming and sexy Jett. 

    "What is supposed to be a kiss to seal our Fake Relationship feels… like the first real kiss I've ever had."

    After a night of talking and bonding, Shannon and Jett find out they have something in common: their friends spend a little too much time worrying about their love lives. They decide to team up in a fake relationship to get their friends off their backs. They create a list of rules by which they will abide and they set a deadline for terminating their fake relationship. Problem is, the longer they spend together, the less fake their fake relationship feels. They have more in common than they realized and soon they're breaking the rules and not really even trying to fight their attraction. 

    "I care about him. A lot. I'm not sure if you could call it love, but it's something real close to that. Or at least it's the closest to love I've ever come."

    I absolutely *adored* Jett. What wasn't to like about him? He was smart and sexy and he treated Shannon well. He made a fantastic fake boyfriend, even if he didn't follow the rules all the time. He and Shannon had very real chemistry. And, I mean, he made her origami! It was so cute. 

    I'm thrilled with the first book in Chelsea's new Rules of Love series. I love a good HEA and this one delivered. Despite the fact I have no idea when it's coming or whose story it is, I can't wait for the next book in the series. (Fingers crossed that it's Javi's story. He was an interesting character and, though he certainly had flaws, I liked him better than Shannon's friend Hazel.)

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

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    I loved this book so much. Not only did it turn out to be brilli

    I loved this book so much. Not only did it turn out to be brilliantly funny, but I loved nearly all of the characters, and the story was a lot of fun too. It's not what I would call a deep or provoking read, but that's not what I'm looking for a lot of the time. Sometimes I just want a book that will make me fall in love with the characters and have the time of my life reading. That's exactly what For Real was for me.

    It was really hard for me to put this book down, which means that I probably didn't get nearly as much real world work done as I should have. When I was in the moment, though, there really wasn't much of a debate. Let's see. Do homework or keep reading the awesome book that can't make you stop laughing? Well, I guess one more chapter wouldn't hurt. But then one chapter turned into two, which into three, and before I knew it, it was already nighttime and I still had work to do.

    As for Shannon's friends, the only ones that I got a pretty good picture of were Hazel and Jordyn. The others just kind of faded into the background and blurred together. I do wish there had been more characterization with them, but all of them weren't extremely important to the story, so I can let it slide.

    What I can't let slide is what they did to Shannon. That's was a really terrible thing to do, and Shannon had every right to be as angry as she was. It's a good thing that Jett was there that day.

    Jett. Oh, Jett, Jett, Jett, Jett. I'm pretty sure that he is the best real or imaginary person that I've never met. Aside from his oh so convenient appearance at the bar that night, he is completely beyond reproach. From his description in the blurb, he seems like the classically annoying bad boy character that I hate so much, but this couldn't be further from the truth. He is hilarious, and sweet, and talented, and wonderful, and perfect, and I want one of him for myself. His character also has the most depth out of all of the others, even if his big "surprise" at the end was pretty obvious for almost all of the novel.

    Next up is Jett's best friend and roommate, Javier. Here's how Jett describes him:

    "'He's sort of an honorary member of, like, every frat. His minor is in keg tapping.'"

    So true. At first, Javier seemed exactly like the self-absorbed type of character that I usually end up hating, but that wasn't true at all. Regardless of any of his not so redeeming qualities, he is a darn good friend. Probably the best kind out there. I have to say that Javier really grew on me, and it would be great to see him again in another story (hint, hint).

    Really, though. Part of me feels like this story isn't finished yet. I want to know what happens with Hazel, Javier, and River, as well as see more of Shannon and Jett. This book was so great, so of course I didn't want it to end, and I definitely think that it leads well into another book. Hopefully that day will come!

    One more thing. I definitely recommend this book for ages +17. There's not a ridiculous amount of extremely mature content, but there is one little scene that I might be worried about. I personally think that it's important to the novel, but some people may find it to be a little too graphic, even if it is really short. That's just a personal choice you have to make.

    Taylor

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

    Origami cranes, sexy dragon tattoos and a list of rules that are

    Origami cranes, sexy dragon tattoos and a list of rules that are fun to break. For Real has a lot going for it, although organizing my overall thoughts has proven to be more difficult than I thought it would.

    Shannon is tired of her overbearing "friends" constant ragging on her about being a virgin. One night, she ropes a practical stranger into pretending to be her boyfriend. Jett is all too happy to go along with the plan, and as the two become real friends under the facade of being a fake couple, Shannon realizes that perhaps having a real boyfriend isn't as bad as she thought it would be.

    I've got to be honest. Shannon was really tough to love. I gathered that she didn't have a great relationship with her family of underachievers. The dynamics there were never very fully explained or developed, but we're led to believe that Shannon is overcompensating for their lack of motivation, and in her quest to become a stellar academic and make tons of money at a great job, she's lost interest in boys.

    Although her friends' methods leave much to be desired, it's clear they're concerned for her and want to help her to find love. Pretty much everyone in this book was completely effed up in the head. Except for Jett. He was awesome. More on him in a bit. For someone so smart, Shannon was pretty oblivious to what was standing in front of her the whole time. She treated her friends badly. She treated Jett very badly. I didn't have much love for Shannon.

    Jett, though, was my favorite part of For Real, hands down. He likes to make origami paper cranes, and he uses them to leave messages for Shannon and to decorate their crappy apartments. It was such a sweet and unexpected touch. Brilliant, really. I loved that a lot. Jett was sheltered his whole life, and is now just busting out of his shell. He should've spoken up sooner than he did. But, this boy was so infinitely sweet. I think it'd be impossible not to love him.

    Javier, Jett's BFF and roomie, was my second favorite character. He was crass and rude and he was the most real character in this book, I think. He kept surprising me, which I loved. You think you have him pegged after first meeting him. But, you really don't.

    The virgin aspect got played up a bit too much, I thought. Shannon finally finds a boy she likes, and they do nothing physical besides kiss. I mean, NOTHING. Then, one day, they get a wild hair and get it on in the backseat of her car. Really? It was not romantic nor sweet. It was kinda weird and embarrassing. Okay, well, perhaps that's more true to life anyhow. Touche, Chelsea Cameron. :) It was definitely NOT the norm for the new adult genre, anyhow.

    For Real was a pretty short book. I finished it very quickly. The pacing is a little off, stalling some in the middle and getting choppy. But the ending was sweet and the cranes, Jett and Javier make this a cute book that's worth 12 hours or so of your time.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    C

    Cute

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

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    This was an excellent read! The author's style is really refresh

    This was an excellent read! The author's style is really refreshing and you were able to truly connect with the characters. I don't know if it was the realism of the story or what, but she definitely is doing it right! The pacing seemed to be smooth and to the point, it isn't one of those books where things drag out endlessly.

    I can't wait for the next book, as I am eager to read what will be happening. I thought this one ended lovely and I can definitely see myself reading it again in the future!

    The only thing I wish, which might come in the future, is that I wanted to know Jett's unpronounceable "real" first name. Not necessary at all, but I am curious!

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

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    A sweet, fun New Adult romance, For Real was a lovely read. I re

    A sweet, fun New Adult romance, For Real was a lovely read. I really liked this book. It was tons of fun to read and truly enjoyable. 

    Shannon was a fun heroine, if a little oblivious. She was kind of a pushover in the beginning, but she found her backbone and learned to stand up for herself. Her narration made the book so fun. She had a strange and hilarious way of looking at things. I thought she was great.

    Jett was also wonderful. He was super sweet and a total gentleman. He had a bad past, but I wish that had been expanded upon more. It felt like that past was just there to add a bit of tension and it didn't feel fleshed out. But, that wasn't a big problem. Jett was absolutely adorable. I thought he was perfect.

    The  romance was sweet. Shannon and Jett were adorable together. They both had the same brand of weirdness that made them fun. There was only a bit of spice, though they attraction between them was always there. They were a lovely couple.

    The plot was well paced. I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was so sweet.

    For Real was a wonderful New Adult romance. It was so much fun to read and very sweet. Lovers of New Adult romance, this is a book worth checking out.

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted November 24, 2013

    Chelsea Cameron rocked this book like she always does when she w

    Chelsea Cameron rocked this book like she always does when she writes. I immensely enjoyed reading it. It took me one sitting to read.

    Poor Shannon. Her friends are so darn pushy. I really felt for the girl. Then there is sexy Jett. I liked his character. He was a little unusual and that really went with the flow of the book.

    The romance in this book is sweet, but not too over the top. It also wasn't too steamy as to ruin the love story or cheapen it. I really respected that.

    I don't want to spoil the book, so check it out and give it a read. It gets five glittery stars from me for being truly romantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Cute Love Story

    Shannon & Jett are the best!!!

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron was a really cute story. I found

    For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron was a really cute story. I found the premise to be interesting. Shannon is a college student and a virgin. Her so called friends are determined to find someone for her to lose said virginity to. Jett is also a college student and an unsuspecting victim. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I thought Shannon’s personality was fun and quirky and quite honest. It was refreshing.

    The story isn’t long. But I kind of liked that. It’ gets to the point quickly and there is just enough angsty lead up to the inevitable. Chelsea M. Cameron doesn’t go overboard on filler and description. It’s not a deep story so you really don’t need all the added drama. Like I already mentioned, it was refreshing.

    I found Jett to be just as adorable as the story. He’s quietly sexy in a nerdy, college cool way. Hmmm not sure that makes sense LOL. Yes he has tattoos but they’re significant for him. He has great hair which he wears in a mohawk. He’s not built. He’s not rich. He’s not a rocker. He’s just an average guy who can make origami cranes. He obviously has some family issues, but they’re not in your face. It’s just a part of who he is. He was refreshing.

    Shannon’s friends, UGH, mean girls if you ask me. I didn’t like them. I didn’t like how her bff and roommate, Hazel, was able to do or say whatever she wanted, only to boo hoo about it later and all would be forgiven. I know that’s not entirely Hazel’s fault. Shannon should not allow herself to be treated that way. When all the girlfriends get together, determined to find a man at a bar no less to de-flower Shannon, she breaks. Shannon takes off and in doing so finds Jett.

    Shannon and Jett devise a plan to throw off both their friends by pretending to be in a relationship. Of course Shannon doesn’t tell Jett the real reason for needing a fake boyfriend. They concoct a list of rules. Rules that Jett takes great pleasure in breaking. I really enjoyed Shannon and Jett’s relationship. It was probably the most realistic relationship I’ve read about in a long time. It was refreshing.

    There are some seriously funny moments like when Shannon realizes her “downstairs” has lips.

    “All better,” he says and his voice hitches a little and I realize that if I just turned my body, he would be face-to-face with my downstairs. Well, not like my downstairs has a face. It does have lips though…

    I know I’m not doing this story justice. If you want something fun, different and refreshing, then this is for you!

    This was my first Chelsea M. Cameron book and it will most definitely not be my last!

    *A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Quick, fun read

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a pretty fast, easy read for me. It was a cute book and I thought Jett and Shannon were really sweet together. Shannon's friends were a bit annoying and she was right to be mad at them for being on her case all the time about having a boyfriend and/or losing her virginity. I am glad this seems to be a series because I'm interested in Javi's story. Or maybe Hazel's. Or both. Definitely recommend this book. (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    I liked it!

    Fast, easy read. Characters are loveable. However, the ending was too fast. It seemed rushed. Will there be a book two?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Swoon

    Omg, I absolutely loved it. So sweet and funny. They are perfect for each other!

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

    Sweet & Seductive, an intoxicatingly delicious love story.  

    Sweet & Seductive, an intoxicatingly delicious love story.  Chelsea had me at the 10 Rules of Fake Dating.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

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    For Real completely blew my expectations out of the water. I kne

    For Real completely blew my expectations out of the water. I knew that I had absolutely LOVED My Favorite Mistake but I just didn’t expect to get that level of quality out of another romance. Yes, I’m a snob.




    And, yes I was wrong.




    Shannon is a virgin. And she’s tired of her friends giving her crap about it. One night they push her too far and she snaps. (Seriously, they go way too far – how she managed to stay friends with those guys is beyond me). She meets Jett (well, re-meets – they’d briefly met once before) and goes home with him. Not to actually have sex with him – just so it looks like she did. But then Shannon and Jett take it one step further – they plan an entire fake relationship to get her friends off her back.




    Fake Girlfriend? Meet Fake Boyfriend.




    It’s adorable.




    They make up rules and everything (Rule #3 is no incidental contact unless they’re in public where they’re expected to be all over each other).




    But it turns out… a fake relationship feels an awful lot like a real one. Especially when two people get along as well as Jett and Shannon do.




    As the date of doom (the date they planned to “break up”) approaches… things get intense.




    And it’s just fabulous.




    And honestly – it’s not just Jett and Shannon that made me love this book! Javi and Hazel (the roommates, respectively) were interesting characters in their own right. Enough so that something tells me the next book might just be about those two.




    For Real was honestly the best kind of book. It wasn’t insta-love – we got to experience them fall in love as they did. It was sweet. It was beautiful. And it made me remember why I love to read about love.

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