In general, I don't watch reality TV shows. I am more of a NCIS type of girl. I could watch it all day long, and it doesn't matter if it the original, LA, or NO LA. But that is not what drew me to *Reality Pact*.
*Reality Pact* is about a journalist whose job is being downsized. She can't freelance as she has a noncompete in her contract. While she is waiting for the noncompete to run out, she is forced to take a job as an assistant producer on a reality show. It's not the job that she wanted. As she is on the set, all kinds of crazy things happen.
When I read the book synopsis, I thought that it would be a light, fun read. It was all that the synopsis promised it to be.
My favorite part of this book is the characters. Let's start with the protagonist, Rachel. She is just your girl next door that just wants to be chic. She gets screwed over by her contract when she gets laid off. She must take a job she doesn't like but tries to make the best of it. I can empathize with her. Who hasn't had their dreams sidelined? But when a door closes a window opens. You'll have to read the book to see how she copes. I am not going to spoil it for you!
Then there is Grandma. She is a little spitfire that keeps Rachel grounded. I love her. The author gave her a fun, quirky personality. It added another level of humor to the book. She reminded me of Stephanie Plum's Grandmother in Janet Evanovich's books.
Wyatt is the heart throb. He is an athlete but seems down to earth and sweet. We don't see a lot of him in this book, but maybe in the next? Just an FYI there is a sweet romance scene.
The character I love to hate is Fiona. The author did a fantastic job making her to be a like a real reality star. Everytime she was in a scene I had anxiety over what she was going to do next.
The plot is cleverly written and moves at a quick pace. I was sad when the book end. It left me wanting for more! Needless to say, I can't wait for the next book.
I rate it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you to the author for this book in exchange for my honest review.