Blog Tour Review: The Real Thing

Posted 4th September 2017 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: The Real Thing

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: The Real ThingThe Real Thing by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire
Series: Sugar Lake #1
Also in this series: Only for You, Love Like Ours
on 5th September 2017
Pages: 288
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This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.

Thank you to Lisa for letting me take part in this blog tour. This is a new series for Melissa and I have to say I like the new look.

The story follows Willow and Zane. Willow has been featured in the Bad Boys books so she is not a completely new character but we have only heard snippets about her and her family before this book.  Willow has been in love with Zane for as long as she can remember but she has kept him at arms length since she was 18 because he unknowingly broke her heart. She compares every man to him and none of them live up. I really liked Willow she was easy to identify with. She is sweet strong and has an immense amount of willpower.

Zane couldn’t wait to go an conquer the big wide world. Life in sweetwater lake was just too small for him. But now he’s a big shot Hollywood actor but something is missing. Zane needs to clean up his act for his next role and the only  person he can trust to help him is Willow. I thought Zane was a cheeky chappy with a big front but deep down he’s a good guy with a big heart.

I really enjoyed the style of this new series. It was sweet with heat. It still had Melissa’s stamp on it but with a fresh new edge.

I hope that there are more books to come from the rest of Willow’s family. I can already see some stories forming.

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • Netgalley Challenge (2017)

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