Reality Check (Paperback)
by Karen Tuft
After college graduation, Lucy Kendrick heads home with big plans for work, travel, and relishing her freedom—which means no romantic entanglements. But her two best friends have other ideas. Lucy is seriously steamed when she realizes they’ve signed her up to be a contestant on the reality dating show Soulmates, but she decides not to renege and soon finds herself in Los Angeles—a small-town Mormon girl vying for the love of millionaire bachelor Ethan Glass. At first this cute, smart, fun young woman, who would rather pray than party, bewilders Ethan. But his interest and admiration grow with every encounter. However, the conniving associate producer is determined to stir up some made-for-TV drama and takes strides to make this reality television show anything but real. When the show finally airs, Lucy has been recast as someone she unquestionably is not. Lucy is left humiliated in front of the world, and Ethan is left wondering who the Lucy is that he was falling in love with. Will the duplicities that have created this humiliation ever come to light? And will the truth emerge too late for the would-be soulmates?
- Size: 6 x 9
- Pages: 304
About the Author
Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a big believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel—whether by car, plane, or paperback.
Fun and Unique
by Whitney - reviewed on December 04, 2012
This is a really fun story and one of the first I've read set on the set of a reality TV show! Great love story :D
by Jill - reviewed on July 25, 2012
This is a really cute book and is very well written. I read in every spare moment and loved it. I will probably read it again. There is religion mentioned in the book but it goes really well with the story. I recommend this for all women that are young or young at heart
Light and Funny- thoroughly enjoyable
by Customer - reviewed on October 21, 2013
Imagine my disappointment to find only two books by this author after reading this wonderful story based on a reality tv show. I loved the characters and thought it was brilliantly played out. Not my typical genre, but I found myself laughing, tearing up with emotion and reading all night to finish. I surely hope Karen Tuft is working on something new!! :)
Modern Day Fairy Tale
by Lucinda - reviewed on June 25, 2012
Even though I don't like 'The Bachelor' (only watched the 1st season and that was enough), I was intrigued by the book description and decided to give it a chance. I'm really glad I did! It is expertly written and the characters are well developed, not only the main but also some of the secondary. It is religious in content but not obnoxiously so- for Lucy, it's a part of her that couldn't go unmentioned; for Ethan, it's part of his personal growth. There are lots of sweet moments between Lucy and Ethan that will make you cheer them on, and some very frustrating moments that will have you curse the unscrupulous characters. One of my favorite parts was when Lucy talked about the pioneer reenactment trek- very poignant. I also loved the idea of the charm bracelets, so cute! I don't want to give away any spoilers but it's a tale of staying true to yourself and standing up for honesty. I couldn't put it down and read it in one night! Can't wait to read more from this author!