America's Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan

Why did I choose this book?

I’m not a die-hard reality show fan, but I’ve watched a few in my day (haven’t we all?) I enjoy shows that are based on hopes and dreams, where the contestants have compelling back-stories and a chance at winning redemption (or a great prize, like a new house). There’s probably no more popular type of show than the ones based on interpersonal drama and romance, which America’s Next Reality Star has in spades.

What is this book about?

This book is told from the point of view of Jen, a reality show contestant in “The Fishbowl”. The Fishbowl is a game that’s a combination of smarts, strength, and personal skills.

Will Jen win the grand prize and get back on her financial feet? After heartbreak, will she make a connection with handsome contestant Justin—and can she really trust him, when he’s competing against her? The storyline has plenty of built-in dramatic tension, including scenes with loyal friends and despicable bad guys, as the weeks advance toward the finale.

How would I describe the book?

This book is full of humor and amusing twists. I was chuckling to myself before I even left the Acknowledgments page. I’d describe it as a guilty pleasure and fun to read!

What did I like best about the story?
I related to Jen and would’ve made similar choices to the ones she made along the way. The ending paid off with a big moment worthy of a reality TV show. And I turned the last page with a smile on my face. What else could you ask for?

I received an Advance copy from NetGalley.

You can follow Laura on Twitter at: @LH_Writes.

2017 Debut NovelSandi Ward