Title: Kissed by Reality
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2016
Falling in love is hard. Falling in love on national television is impossible. Right?
Leighton Aldridge did not sign up to meet her soulmate. She signed up for the lights, camera and action. So when the Hollywood-native ends up with the wounded war veteran and a ring on her finger, it's a surprise to everyone. What isn't a surprise is the way she breaks Finn Wyatt's heart, or the massively public breakup that follows. But a year later she's back, ready for another round on the reality TV show that brought them together. She knows he was the real thing, and she's ready to fight for him.
Finn is the new Mr. Right. The country's favorite single guy, and the object of 25 women's affections. But when his ex-fiance steps onto set and back into the limelight, he wishes he never agreed to another season. Leighton shattered his heart for the world to see, and he's not ready to face that reality. Can Leighton convince him, and America, that she's the one? Or will her future with Finn only consist of 15 more minutes of fame?
Carrie Aarons has done it again and stole my heart with Kissed by Reality, this time she added one of my many pleasures and that is reality television. While reading this book I felt as if I was watching behind and in front of a television show, it was perfectly written.
The characters Leighton Aldridge and Finn Wyatt had me from the beginning, my feelings for them never altered. Leighton has always wanted those 15 minutes of fame but she never realized what that entails and she never thought she would fall in love. After breaking the heart of the only man Leighton has ever loved ,she now finds herself back on a reality show fighting 24 other woman for Mr. Rights affection and she will not give up until she is the last one standing in front of him with a ring on her finger.
Finn Wyatt the country's favorite wounded war veteran, who fell in love on television and had his heart broken while having every reality watching American know about it. Finn is the new Mr. Right and is looking for a second chance at love and hoping the show can get his mind of of his ex- fiance Leighton. The moment he realizes Leighton is one of the contestants his emotional guard goes up and wishes he never agreed to do the show. will Finn be able to put his feelings aside and give Leighton a chance to prove they belong together.
Kissed by Reality is funny, extremely sexy and heartwarming with a touch of heartbreak that had me in tears. I am a big fan of Carrie Aarons and with every book I read from her I find that I love the main characters but the characters that surround them add so much depth to the story. It's a beautiful story of finding and losing love and the family that stands by you.
*** For Mature Readers***
Carrie Aarons has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't describe what it feels like to be able to write love stories as an actual career. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma," Carrie Aarons is freeing-up her jampacked DVR, trying to become the next HGTV star as she DIYs her very first house, and planning her next travel adventure. She lives on the east coast with her husband whom she loves dearly for supporting her crazy dreams and putting up with her sassy, extroverted ways.