The Leftover By Brooke Williams


The Leftover
The Leftover










Megan Malone’s a quite homebody.  She never did well with people, preferring to stay in her house, work at her home business, and let the world go by.  Her sister, Molly, persuades Megan to take her place on the new local reality television show, The Leftover.  A show similar to Survivor, Megan knows she has no skills to offer.

Cane’s the medic for the show.  Once a contestant on Accept This Dandelion, he’s trying to heal a broken heart.  He thought they had fallen in love, however, in the last episode, his wonderful world collapsed as his love ran off with the producer/host of the show.  He hopes time from his job, new surrounding, and people, help heal his hurting heart.

Megan, sweet, quite, shy, and a loner, meets her crush from Accept This Dandelion;  while Cane finds a shy young women who will not meet his eyes.  With all the different personalities, will Cane find his heart healing?  Will Megan find a way to come out of her shell and take part?  Let the fun begin as the contestants vie for position of the last person left standing.  My romance book reviews of The Leftover by Brooke Williams follows.


Author Brooke Williams, created an entertaining book in The Leftover.  Having read other books with this story-line, I thought I would not care to read another book with the same old theme.  However, I’m thrilled to say, I loved this book.  Including a variety of personalities, scheming in the background, back stabbing galore, conniving, some good people, some really obnoxious,  arrogant selfish ones, and then to round out the contestants, sweet shy Megan.  Developing each of her characters to their full potential, I found myself hating Andrew;  he’s arrogant, egotistical, and a bully.  What a character Brooke Williams crafted in Andrew.  I wanted to “tell him off” during most of the book.  Other characters you will love;  as each proves they are good people and better friends.


America’s Next Reality Star By Laura Heffernan


America's Next Reality Star
America’s Next Reality Star



In America’s Next Reality Star, Jen Reid’s in desperate need of money;  no job, facing eviction, and receiving huge hospital bills for a previous accident. When a call for reality star participants post, Jen sees the answer to her prayers.  She’s smart, likes people, has a good memory, loves puzzles and people;  she is perfect for this gig.  Jen feels her boyfriend, Dominic, will support her;  expecting him to wait for her return from the show.  With a variety of personalities on the show including, handsome Justin, she might win more than she thought.


Although everyone does not like reality shows and care even less for the participants, I found America’s Next Reality Star an entertaining read.  Seeing behind the scene was fascinating and I enjoyed the many personalities at play.  As on the real television shows, some of the participates are likeable and others you love to hate.  Heffernan filled this story with emotion and action; America’s Next Reality Star’s a past paced read with well-developed characters.


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