*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
“Could I really kiss another guy? Even if it was all just pretend?”
Tom has poured his heart and soul into his dream of becoming a respected actor. Even after being bullied over his passion for theatre, he’s never given up. All his sacrifice is about to pay off when he’s offered his first leading role—but there’s one catch: it’s the lead in the gay romance movie Real Love. Tom’s never so much as looked at another man, and he can’t help but feel intimidated at the prospect of faking intimacy with a guy. Especially when he finds out who the other star is…
“Justin Black is the last man on earth anyone expects to see in a gay romance movie.”
Heartthrob Justin Black is known for his chiseled abs, cheesy movies, and flings with actresses—not for his acting talent. But the dates are all fake and sometimes he feels his entire life is just a publicity stunt. The only real relationship in his life is the one he has with Cleo—his rescue kitten. Justin wants to create a film that will make the world a better place. But when he signs up to star in a gay romance movie to raise awareness for equality, he faces resistance from his publicist, his agent, and even his own family. And to top it off, his co-star Tom seems to hate him. When the two decide to work out their scenes with some private rehearsals, their relationship only grows more complicated.
“The kiss was supposed to be practice, but it felt real.”
As friendship grows between them, it starts to seem like it could be something more. But with pressure from the public, and their own insecurities to work past, their relationship encounters one challenge after the next. Can Justin and Tom work through it all to create their own happily ever after?
Real Love is a 45,000-word standalone contemporary gay romance, complete with lots of heat and a happily ever after ending.
So sweet and charming but also a bit dramatically at the end, I really loved this so much. :3
It was funny, it was a bit exaggerated but in a hilarious way and it contains a sweet cat. So many things you can like the book and the charming, hilarious character do its best. 🙂
It was hot and sexy in several parts without having to much focus on the erotic scenes, it was in my eyes well balanced.
Also the character development was shown, it is nice to see how Justin is reflecting his emotions and how they change him. I can tell without revealing to much this is a sweet gfy/ofy story and yes, maybe it is only fiction it fits perfect.
The bonus you can get at the end of the novel is a good round up of the whole story. Don’t miss it out. 🙂
5 out of 5 stars, also sweet to have a reappearance of the character of the other books by the author. It is now setting puzzle together, so you get a whole picture. 🙂