Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt.
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.
There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down and who better to help him than seventeen-year-old Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary.
Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.
Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…Praise for WHEN IT'S REAL:
READERS CAN'T WAIT FOR WHEN IT'S REAL!
"For reals I would read these f****rs shopping list!"
--Jodi Bibliophile (goodreads)
"OMG! THIS MAKES ME SOOOO HAPPY"
--Kristen, The Bookish Introvert (goodreads)
"I'm already drooling over this."
"OMFG! <3" — Helena Stein,Goodreads
'Their emotional connection was the focus in the portrayal of their relationship and it felt so strong. Both characters were lovable and well-crafted...I was blown away by [this] book.' — Amy Smolcic,NetGalley
'Since it's an Erin Watt book...expect me to preorder it!' — Gaby, LookingAtBooks (Goodreads)
'I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice, summer, easy kind of read.' — Viv Yang, NetGalley
'Lots of witty banter and laugh out loud moments (I'm pretty sure my face had a stupid grin plastered on it for most of the book). Tonnes of chemistry... No Insta-love… Great supporting characters… Can't recommend it enough!! ' — Josie Shinkfield, NetGalley
'This book is the epitome of the contemporary romance genre in a YA setting, punctuated by stunning characters and an engaging plot. This book is so addicting it was read in one sitting.' — Katimarie Hannah, NetGalley
'I did dig this story, and I am becoming a very big fan of this writing duo.' — Michelle Auricht, NetGalley
'In all, When It’s Real is a fun, beach-worthy read.' — Chantelle McCutcheon, NetGalley
'I don't know what it is about Erin Watt's books but I end up flying through them! The writing just pulls you right into the story and makes you want to see what happens next!' — Abbie Kearns, NetGalley
'The Erin Watt duo never fails to make a totally addictive and romantic story and it’s exactly what you need for an uplifting day.' — Kirra Robinson, NetGalley
'It's a fast, fun read that will leave you with a smile on your face by the end. ' — Katie Wilkinson, NetGalley
'Erin Watt, as I understand it, is not an individual but an author duo who has become a great writing team... I think they found a winning combination' — Sharon Metcalf, NetGalley
'Overall, I thought this was a great read and it's certainly encouraged me to bump up the duo's previous books on my to-be-read. I found the writing style engaging and it had me eager to keep returning back to the story. ' — Melinda Lazar, NetGalley