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Book Review: Reality Wedding by Laura Heffernan

Reality Wedding is the third in a series about Jen Reid, an everyday girl who joins a reality TV show and ends up winning the guy of her dreams. Now, the producers from The Network want her and Justin to get married on camera… OR ELSE. Thrust back into the limelight, Jen has to navigate former nemeses, monstrous wedding dresses, and a wedding planner who seems convinced she’s his fairytale ending.

Though I haven’t read the previous two books in the series, this is great fun. There were lots of characters introduced from previous books, but they were all sketched in neatly from Jen’s perspective. The only one we didn’t really get to know was Justin, which was a real shame because he seemed delightful. I’m very tempted to go back and read the previous two books!

There are quite a few LGBT characters in the book, but they certainly aren’t incidental to the plot or just thrown in for representative value. There was also a really neat twist at the end I didn’t see coming even though the information was there all along for the reader.

Jen and Justin’s strength and faith in each other was inspiring, despite the obstacles put in their path. The Network’s producers were almost cartoonish in their villainy and determination to put Ratings and Drama above all else, but frankly knowing a little something about reality TV, I don’t think they were all that far-fetched. A quick, charming read with a relatable heroine, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Five stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.

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