Who Needs Reality? by Lia London – Review

Posted January 6, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Who Needs Reality?  by Lia London – Review

Who Needs Reality?

by Lia London

Series: Team Northwest Sweet Romance #1
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Publication Date September 27, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance, Young Adult
Setting: Oregon Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adult, Adult
Pages: 254


Jill chases excitement, trying new and exotic activities in search of a thrill.

Her lifelong best friend, the mild-mannered Milo acts as her sidekick, nurturing his secret crush and keeping Jill grounded in reality.

And then they try out for "WHO WANTS TO BE A SOAP STAR?" on a whim. It was just meant to be a summertime adventure to fill the time before their last year of college with some fun ... but they actually make the cut and are thrown into the competitive world of reality TV. Now Milo and Jill have to figure out what they truly want in their future--and whether or not it includes fame, fortune, and true love.

This romantic comedy pokes fun at reality shows and soap operas, and explores the ups and downs of falling for the girl next door. Clean read! No swearing. No explicit sex scenes.

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I found myself laughing through Who Needs Reality?.  Author Lia London did such a great job of the tongue-in-cheek humor.

I loved that the book was set in Oregon.  We lived there for 6 years and I fell in love with the beauty of the area.  While we only just visited the areas she mentioned, it brought back some very fond memories.  What was the last book you read where you thought “I’ve been there!”?  I’d love to have you comment and let me know.

I loved Milo and his nerdiness.  Throughout the book he would try things to get Jill’s attention that he knew worked for guys in high school.  He was the sweetest friend as well, and would have done just about anything for Jill, which is how he ended up on the reality show.

Here are a few favorite quotes:

Milo and Jill strolled in the damp, packed sand where glassy sheets of seawater kept reaching a little closer to the dunes.


Next to him was Kamilah Krussman, probably the oldest soap diva in captivity


Milo wanted to accept the compliment, but wished she’d find something more … manly … to extoll. Had she even noticed how hard he’d been working out? How his socks were almost always the same color now? How he never once forgot deodorant?


“Where’d you get that?”

“You don’t keep random office supplies in your room?”

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