Waiting on Wednesday: For Real


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

For Real by Alison CherryFor Real by Alison Cherry
Publication date: December 9, 2014

No parents. No limits. No clue what they’re in for.

Shy, cautious Claire has always been in her confident older sister’s shadow. While Miranda’s life is jam-packed with exciting people and whirlwind adventures, Claire gets her thrills vicariously by watching people live large on reality TV.

When Miranda discovers her boyfriend, Samir, cheating on her just before her college graduation, it’s Claire who comes up with the perfect plan. They’ll outshine Miranda’s fame-obsessed ex while having an amazing summer by competing on Around the World, a race around the globe for a million bucks. Revenge + sisterly bonding = awesome.

But the show has a twist, and Claire is stunned to find herself in the middle of a reality-show romance that may or may not be just for the cameras. This summer could end up being the highlight of her life… or an epic fail forever captured on film. In a world where drama is currency and manipulation is standard, how can you tell what’s for real?

I love reality TV, so I’m instantly interested in any book that features it. I no longer watch The Amazing Race, but I watched it for quite a few seasons before I got bored with it. I still think, every season, that I’ll try watching it again. I usually only last one or two episodes, but I think I’ll be a lot more into a book about a fictional Amazing Race.




  1. Hope you enjoy this one. I’ve watch Amazing Race a few times…mostly because I’m someplace it is one. But I’m not a big ‘reality tv’ watcher, so this probably isn’t for me.
    Here’s my WoW…
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  2. I didn’t really get into Red, found it a little silly, but this sounds so much fun! 🙂
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  3. I have this one in my TBR, because I love reality TV books too. I’d love to compete on the Amazing Race.
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  4. I finished this one last week and it’s pretty awesome 😀 The twist on the Amazing Race element was a huge surprise, not to mention hilarious and adorable in most parts.
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  5. This sounds really great! I love sister stories, and this sounds like one I definitely want to check out!!!
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