Daisy Howard has always wanted to act. And on the cusp of thirty, she’s waited longer than most of her fellow drama school graduates to throw herself into the theatre world, the place she’s always wanted to be. When an agent snaps her up, she allows herself to dream that her moment might finally have come…
But Daisy’s new agent turns out to be of the unscrupulous variety and instead of pushing her toward the theatre, chucks her into the deep end of scripted reality TV. Daisy would be happier playing a corpse on a police procedural. But being a single mother with a boat load of bills, the money proves too seductive and she finds herself thrust into the crazy world of Laid in Medford, a show about jealousy, sex and fake tans.
Meanwhile, Laid in Medford’s leading lady Alexa Lockwood is miserable. Playing a vapid beauty with a perfect body and the ability to argue with a brick wall is wearing pretty thin. She’s bored of the world of scripted reality and wants to get out. But if she were to leave, she’s not sure what else is out there for her.
Daisy and Alexa are both stuck, going nowhere in a fake reality. But when these co-stars are given an onscreen romance, real sparks fly and passion rapidly begins to develop offscreen. Amidst the D-list celebrities and manipulative producers, can they make it work? And will they ever escape the claws of scripted reality television?
Praise for Real Love, the new romantic comedy from the author of The Plus One…
‘Fantastic one liners, gorgeous moments of sarcasm and sexy enough to keep us reading.’
‘Great characters, great story and witty humor.’
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‘Great humor, really cute love story, hilarious pop culture references, witty dialogue and lively characters.’