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Series: #2, The Donovan's
Published by Self Published on 02/26/2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
A romantic who believes in love…
Walking love disaster, Mia Donovan, is a reality television production assistant by day, secret dating blogger, Lonely Girl, by night. All she has to do to get the job of a lifetime is face her fears and step in front of the camera. Unfortunately that also means dating her nemesis, Single Guy, for the entire world to see.
A cynic giving love advice…
Reluctant, dating columnists, Ryan Matthews, otherwise known as Single Guy, thinks reality-dating shows are soul-sucking endeavors that have more to do with selling unrealistic expectations than love. But for a shot at writing serious stories, he’s willing to go undercover on Love Reality to do an exposé on the dating competition. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love.
This book contains mature themes and is intended for audiences 18+
Love Reality is an exquisite…breathtaking new adult romance and the second book in the The Donovan’s Series by Nana Malone.
Ryan is one hot tall drink of water. Ryan is the writer of ‘The Single Guy” an article to help guys out in the dating world. Even though some of his knowledge is sometimes questionable about woman, he never lacks for comfort. I live for Ryan’s quirkiness this hero kept me smiling from page to page.
Mia is ferocious when needed. Mia has also insecurities left from when her parents abandon her along with a bad break-up with her ex, it’s no wonder she is having a time figuring out what Ryan pulls from her besides her angry side. I love Mia, the girl has my heart by its string.
I enjoyed that Ms. Malone shared on both Mia and Ryan’s talents equally, as well as giving them both time to work with what they brought out in each other as well as their job and family dynamics. The supporting characters just added to the richness of the plot. Larissa had me laughing with her moxi.
Love Reality by Nana Malone is a romance that has relatable characters that readers can connect with, add in some steamy sexiness along with amazing supporting characters and you have one drool worthy book to curl up with. I would recommend Love Realityto anyone that loves a strong HEA romance, just don’t forget the ice…things go from sizzle to blazin’ in a blink of an eye. Nana Malone delivers the goods on one Intense, edgy and hot romance.
The fluttering low in her belly told her she was in trouble. But it was her brain perking up that told her she was a
goner. She slid into the booth next to him. “You’re right. I made an assumption. And we all know when you
make an assumption, you make an ass out of you—”
He didn’t even let her finish, as they excitedly chanted in unison “—and umption.”
He laughed. “What? You thought you were going to get me with a Samuel L. quote? Long Kiss Goodnight is a
classic movie. Okay, now that I pass muster on movies and music. Time to get personal. Text or talk.”
She didn’t even need to think about it. “For flirting, text. For emotional connection, talk. I know how guys are
with the phone, but I prefer it. Besides, phone sex is so much hotter than sexting. A picture might speak a
thousand words, but it’s all about the tease. It’s hotter.”
“Will you marry me?“
Mia laughed. “You’ll have to work a lot harder than that. It’s like sending an email to say thank you. Sure, it’s
convenient, but a letter is so much more personal. When I’m pitching a show, I always send a personal letter.”
“How can you talk about phone sex and be so old fashioned?”
It was too easy to talk to him, to flirt. Mia felt like someone else. “I’m a woman. It’s all part of the mystery.”
And they went back and forth like that for an hour. There, in the dim light of the secluded bar, she chatted with a
stranger about what she liked to read and her favorite food and favorite indulgences as if she’d known him
forever. Maybe this was one of those epic nights that movies were based on. He was fun and relaxed. He didn’t
seem to take himself too seriously. She could use some of that in her life.
But it wasn’t until he asked her for her favorite drink that things got interesting. “It’s a toss-up between a
Caiprihna and a mojito. All depends on who’s making it.”
His eyes lit up. “Come with me.” He stood.
“What? Where are we going?”
He laughed. “It’s called going on an adventure. Surely you’ve been on one before?”
“Yes. Just not with total strangers.”
“Relax. We’ll catch a cab. And, I’m taking you somewhere very public. It just happens to be one of my favorite
places in the city. Are you game?”
That was the real question. She usually played it safe. But the tiny voice in her head kept telling her to live a
little. Have some fun. For one night, she could let go, right? “Okay, but I warn you, if you plan on trying to chop
me up into little pieces, I’m going to make it very difficult for you.”
He chuckled. “Noted. Now are you up for an adventure, or aren’t you?”
Mia watched him warily when he held out a fist to her.
“Will you hold this for a second?”
She automatically reached her hand out, and he opened his hand to take hers. “Now we’re dating and I’m not a
Despite herself, Mia laughed but clasped his hand tightly. “Lead the way.”