Release Blitz & Review: Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons

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?


4.5 stars for Kissed by Reality by Carrie Aarons! 

Kissed by Reality was a sexy but sweet contemporary romance between Leighton Aldridge and Finn Wyatt as they make their way through a reality dating tv show called Mr Right. Leighton and Finn aren’t newbies to the reality dating show scene. They’ve both competed on the show before and ended up on the spin off where they met. They fell in love on the show and got engaged but once the show was over Leighton destroyed the relationship, leaving Finn devastated and angry. 

Finn is now the bachelor on the new season of Mr Right, he’s ready to try and move on from Leighton and find another woman to love but what he doesn’t expect is for Leighton to show up and be one of the women trying to win his attention on the show. Leighton has regretted the decision she made ever since the day it destroyed her relationship and she's ready to try and win Finn back. The producers of Mr Right think that her being back will bring in the views the show needs but Leighton couldn't careless about the views, she just wants Finn to realise that they are meant to be together. What she doesn't expect is her nerve to start slipping when Finn is angry and doesn’t want to see her. She’s ready to put her heart on the line in front of the whole nation to prove to him that she is the one for him. 

I haven’t read a book with this premise before and I don’t watch reality dating shows but Kissed by Reality was a great read for me and the whole story made me feel like I was actually on the set of the show. I loved learning about the behind the scenes of the show and how the producers had a part in how the public saw certain people and how they manipulated how the show played out. Hearing what happened between Leighton and Finn was so interesting and made me feel exactly what each of them were feeling at that time. The angst wasn’t over the top and it was good enough that it kept you turning the page and getting excited to know what happens next. I read this book in about three hours because I couldn’t put it down. The sexy times between Finn and Leighton were hot. The development between them made it easy to relate and when it was finally revealed what had caused them to break up I was shocked. I was so excited for their reconciliation at the ending so when that last hurdle came I was feeling everything the characters were feeling like I was there. By the time the book finished I was happy for them like they were my friends. 

I really loved this story and I could really relate to the characters and feel all the emotions that they were feeling. Carrie Aaron’s has written an amazing story that had be flicking the pages quickly to see what happened next. 

*ARC received from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review*

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as the Over the Fence series and Red Card, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

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.

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