#NewRelease Kicking Reality by Kat T. Masen #Excerpt #Giveaway @givemebooksblog @authorkattmasen

Posted June 2, 2017 by Loredana 0 Comments

by Kat T. Masen
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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three-half-stars
Title: Kicking Reality
Author: Kat T. Masen
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2017
Blurb
Emerson
Everyone
thinks they know who I am. I’m that reality TV star that fell in love with
co-star Wesley Rich. But reality wasn’t my life. It was the life I lived in
front of the cameras.
A life
designed to entertain millions of watchers each Monday night.
It only
took one night to relive my past, and one night to forget my future. With
someone who had been there all along.
Logan
Soccer is
my life—it’s in my blood.
I train
hard, I play hard, and I win.  Nothing
will break my focus.
I should
have been able to avoid it, resist the temptation. But it’s there, playing
every Monday night, an obsession I can’t seem to shake.
And I don’t
know what was harder: hiding it from my best friend, or watching the woman I
want live a life with someone else.

 

 Review
I was a bit torn on how I felt about this book. I completely loved the premise, but it felt a bit too much like watching Laguna Beach or The Hills. I really enjoyed Emerson – she was quite feisty and a ballbuster. Love a female character who isn’t afraid to be herself. I was proud of a lot of her decisions.
I really wished we could have gotten more into Logan’s head. He was by far my favorite of the story. I couldn’t get the idea of his leg tattoos out of my head. Logan was super passionate and always quick with an innuendo or smile. His fire matched Emerson’s proving there is a thin line between love and hate.
However, when I finished the book, I still felt like I didn’t really know Logan or Emerson, let alone any of the secondary characters. In fact, I felt like I missed quite a lot on the characters, like missing some episodes of a favorite show and trying to piece things together. There are quite a few bombshells in the book which were essential to the storyline, but they didn’t feel complete to me. Without giving any spoilers, all I’ll say is Ash.
I really do like this author’s writing style and will certainly pick up her future books. My only hope is to have some of the storylines filled in a bit more.
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Excerpt

“You honestly believe all that rubbish? Falling in love? They knew from the start? C’mon. It’s impossible,” I ramble to myself as Logan quietly stands at the edge. “You can spend a whole lifetime knowing someone and still feel unsure if the love is there. Two minutes in a bar and that person is your soulmate? Ludicrous.”

Logan turns his neck, body following until we’re facing each other. His presence radiates with superiority, just like when we were kids. I wasn’t afraid back then and I am not afraid now. His tough-guy persona doesn’t frighten me one bit.

“Hypocritical coming from someone engaged to a man that swore he fell in love with you the moment he saw you?” he questions, sarcasm lacing every word that left his mouth.

The shock of his words cripples my ability to respond with a witty comeback. We weren’t having a good ol’ laugh throwing worms in the bottom of Ash’s school bag anymore. And my initial reaction to his cruel words does nothing to calm the sea of emotions ravaging inside me. Logan Carrington was one of them. They all came from the same seed. The seed of men that felt entitled. Screw women, move on, fuck feelings and repeat.

“Knock, knock . . . anyone home?”“You’re a jerk,” I mutter.

Author Bio
Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to four crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on Twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on despite the distance.“I’m known to be crazy and humorous. Show me the most random picture of a dog in a wig and I’ll be laughing for days.”
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