The Real Book Review

March 13, 2019 / 0 comments

The Real Book ReviewThe Real by Kate Stewart
Published by Self-Published on April 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: paperback
Source: Borrowed
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They say it happens when you least expect it.

It did for me.

It started the moment I saw the simple message pop up on my computer screen:

Cameron’s Mac: Hi.

And when I met the eyes of the gorgeous man messaging me from across the coffee shop, I never thought my reply would lead to the most intense, sexual, and passionate relationship of my life.

We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table.

It worked.

I fell in love with his no holds barred attitude, sexy smirk, and undeniably good heart . . . and for a while we forgot about our baggage. We happily tripped over it to get to the other, neither of us willing to show the contents of our pasts in the off chance it could ruin us.

We built our love on a foundation of gray.

It was life in black and white that threatened to tear us apart.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I fell so madly and deeply in love with the characters in this love story! The way that Cameron and Abbie’s relationship began was so in-the-now. It was very addictive and refreshing. Not only was the back and forth dialogue between them terrific but so was the chemistry. I couldn’t help but grin at these two.

Early on in the book, you could tell that these two were meant for each other. And so all throughout the first few chapters, I was practically holding my breath, waiting and anticipating for something catastrophic to happen and when it did – it was such a slap in the face. A rude awakening.  Oh my goodness I wanted to strangle Kate Stewart.  I tell you this though, she made the heartbreak all worth it in the end.

I have read three books by this author and I have yet to be left disappointed. I love that her characters are relatable, that the situations that they are put in could practically happen to anyone. I love that her stories open my eyes and that despite how difficult the issues may be that they always lead to a much deserved happily ever after.

The Verdict:


About Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

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