Title: The Reality of You
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release date: June 26, 2014
Naomi Porter was once witty, fun, and outgoing, but she has scratched outgoing off the list, along with men. She has a mediocre tech job in fabulous New York, a large smut book collection, and awesome friends, both tangible and in an online gaming community. She just doesn’t date. A future filled with cats and housedresses beats having her heart broken again.
But Naomi still likes men, even kind of stalks—mostly fantasizes about—a gorgeous one at work during lunch.
Her best friend, Kara, is determined that Naomi will be outgoing again. When Kara finds out who, as in a notorious playboy, Naomi is stalking at lunch, she plans to break Naomi of her lunchtime habit and bring her back into the real world. It’s just going to take a bit of deception.
Between all the deceiving, fangirling, and bumbling, Naomi might not be able to resist the temptation of turning her seven-month fantasy into reality. And really, so what if he’s a playboy or a demanding jerk? Her fantasies don’t include love or even like, just a bed or a couch or the back seat of a limo…
Reality might be just what she needs.
If you're in the mood for a sweet and fun little romance then The Reality of You is a perfect choice. Lord knows sometimes I need a book that's not going to rip my heart out on the path to happily ever after. I tend to be emotionally weak. Who knew?
In this story you've got Naomi who is currently a tech geek. Her dream was to play soccer in the Olympics but a car accident ruined those chances. She's twenty four and has a less than stellar history in relationships. Three relationships, including one engagement end with her being dumped. So far that equals to being unlucky in love and life. It's no wonder she's spent the last three years as a home body that enjoys love in the form of romance novels and fantasies about a guy she watches every day on her lunch break.
Naomi's friends are the best though. Her best friend Kara pulls some strings to put Naomi in a job working for the mystery guy. Only now he's no longer a mystery. Kara knows exactly who he is. Reese Jordon is known for being a billionaire playboy. It turns out he's also a major asshole. At least if you're working for him. Spending a week as his assistant was supposed to help cure Naomi of her fantasies about Reese and it almost does the trick until he starts to open up and show his true personality to her. For Naomi she figures she may as well enjoy a few good weeks with him since that's all the time he usually gives a girl before moving on to the next one. Her intentions are to just enjoy the time together and not fall in love. Reese was expecting Naomi to be like all the girls who were after him just for his money. When he realizes she fell for him long before she knew about his money he can't help but want to know her better.
For some reason her best friend Kara is totally against a relationship between Reese and Naomi. At times she's a real bitch about it too. I kept thinking maybe Kara had once been with him or was really jealous but that's not at all what's really going on. I didn't see this part of the story coming. Naomi and Reese are both hiding a small piece of truth that could ruin their relationship. Remember lies of omission are still lies.
The stories in the tabloids aren't all true about Reese. Imagine that. Once he started opening up to Naomi I really fell in love with him. I was shocked by how awful his grandparents were to him. I loved how Reese helps Naomi get back into Soccer and reach her true potential. They love each other for who the other person really is not who society thinks they are. This was another great story from Jean Haus.
About The Author:
When Jean Haus isn't writing, she's usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there’s at least a bit of romance, she'll load it on her Kindle. She also loves to cook. And someday she will create the world’s best potsticker.