I love to be a part of blog tours for books. My thanks to Lexi over at The Book Bug for putting this tour together and allowing me to be a part of it.
As you might guess from the blurb above, this is an LDS fiction book as the main character is a Mormon. :) A Mormon girl on a reality dating show? Just the idea of it is amusing to me.
Okay, so this reality dating stuff is big right now. This is the third book in the last year that I've read based on a kind of reality dating kind of idea. I will admit that I do watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I'm really not sure exactly why I do that. My husband thinks I'm crazy. He might be on to something there. In conjunction with this review, I will be doing a Bachelorette post on Thursday so look for that. I will be giving you MY pick for the season finale. ;)
Reality Check was a fun, easy reading kind of book. I enjoyed Lucy. Her friends (if you can really call them that) were something else all together. I think Lucy needs new friends. Just wait until you read the book. I think you will agree.
Ethan is awesome. I love the whole charm bracelet idea instead of roses at the ceremony. The whole charm thing was completely sweet and romantic. I want one of those. I think it was Ethan who stole the show for me. I loved his flirty banter and his desire to please and defend Lucy.
Was this book a bit unrealistic? Yes. But so is every princess fairy tale you read. I happen to like dreaming and I especially like happily ever after endings.
Here are the places you can find Reality Check because you really should check it out for yourself:Karen is generously donating a paperback copy of Reality Check plus a starfish charm bracelet to one lucky reader. All you have to do to gain entries is to leave a comment on any of the tour stops. Each comment will gain you an entry. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
For those readers who prefer a non-LDS read, I am also giving away an ARC copy of The Selection by Kiera Cass. It is such a cute book with a reality based dating show as well.
Make sure you leave your email address and which book you are entering for in your comments (i.e. Reality Check, The Selection, or Both).
Click here for a full list of the tour stops.
Check out the contest going on Karen's blog this summer at http://kktuft.blogspot.com/2012/06/where-did-you-have-reality-check.html
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