The Real by Kate Stewart

The Real

They say it happens when you least expect it.It did for me. It started the moment I saw the simple message pop up on my computer screen: Cameron’s Mac: Hi. And when I met the eyes of the gorgeous man messaging me from across the coffee shop, I never thought my reply would lead to the most intense, sexual, and passionate relationship of my life. We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table. I...

Details The Real

TitleThe Real
Release DateApr 12th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, New Adult

Reviews The Real

  • Christy
    5 stars!!!Kate Stewart is one of those authors that always seems to toy with my emotions. I’m all happy and carefree reading this awesome book, then bam! All these feels hit me at once and I’m wrecked. Reading a Stewart book is an experience, and The Real took me on a beautiful ride. I loved everything about this book. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, I may have cursed at Kate a bit, but by the end, I loved her more than ever! This book is fanta...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE REAL: Is a full length romance novel from author Kate Stewart. In this we meet Cameron and Abbie. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'Thirty year old Abbie Gorman is a quirky character that had many an issue from imaginary things that didn’t go bump in the night working by day as a corporate financial consultant. Thirty four year old Cameron Bledsoe owned a few small chain ...
  • Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks*
    Abbie the witchy woman and Cameron the king of woo. These two had me spellbound immediately after reading the first chapter. I was intrigued as they were when they caught each other’s gaze in that Sunny Side Cafe drinking coffee. Their looks said it all as did their hilarious coffee mugs but it was Abbie’s quirky, cautious and sarcastic personality that screwed it all up. Luckily fate strikes again and that second interaction in The Violet Ho...
  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    If you've read DRIVE and loved it I'm happy, because it was my top favorite of 2017. If you expect The Real is a continuation or Drive 2 rethink - when has Kate Stewart has ever recycled a story? She has an incredible gift of putting her own unique spin on every trope and plot. And you bet that she did that with The Real.Cameron and Abbie are troubled characters. At a certain age almost everyone comes with baggage but Cameron and Abbie decide to ...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “You never really know someone unless they want you to.” One of my favorite things about being a fan of an author is seeing them grow as a writer as the years go by. My first ever book by Kate Stewart was Loving the White Liar, then Room 212 and with those I knew this was an author I enjoyed. Then The Fall released and the fangirl in me was activated. Since then, Kate has only continued to deliver wonderful and beautiful stories. ...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    5 STARS A kiss can be an introduction, statement, and a promise. I plan to make all three when you let me. My heart. Oh my poor, cold black heart. It will never be the same again because Kate Stewart stole it with this incredible story. This is hands down, my favorite book by this author to date, and easily one of my favorite reads of the year. I still can't stop thinking about it. The Real was a poignant, emotional, and unforgettable romance. ...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    5 King of Woo Stars!(ARC provided by author)-Love is only meant for the brave.-Real love is a fucking miracle. And if you’re lucky enough to find it, you throw every one of your preconceived notions away and you hold onto it with every ounce of your being. Abbie Gorman is a beautiful 30 yr. old woman living in Chicago. She has a place she loves in Wicker Park, and works as a corporate financial consultant. She has wonderful friends & family, bu...
  • Olga therebelreader
    I did really enjoy this book. I love contemporary novels that are unique in their own way as this one was. The romance in The Real is enchanting! I loved it so much because it made me giddy. I wanted nothing more than for Cameron and Abbie to have their happily ever after and throughout the whole book, I rooted for them, even through the shakiness. Their chemistry is instant, their passion undeniable. The writing is compelling and incredibly dele...
  • Paige
    5 “Take It Slow” StarsAn emotional slow burn with an important message, a swoonworthy hero that melted my heart, a bleeding heart heroine that was completely relatable and totally unique story. The Real is a love story for modern times and I loved it from start to finish. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4 SWEET STARSThis was a sweet story, I loved the romance a lot!Cameron and Abbie have an amazing chemistry!They were flirty,sweet and funny, I adored them!I loved that the romance was developed slowly between Abbie and Cameron and the way was refreshing!There were some twists that I didn't expect them that makes the story even more unique!It was a beautiful story with a lovely romance!I loved the writing and the characters were realistic!    ...
  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    I feel like I need a minute, a minute to sit and breathe because wow!WOW.WOW!I’m breathless. That was... I can’t even explain the feels. It’s unreal. I’m stunned. One minute I was relaxed, lured into a delicious bubble of happy, sweet, sexy, fun romance and then the next BOOM! Explosions of angst everywhere.I’m so overwhelmed by this story as a whole. The emotions. The romance. The quirky characters. The everything. I’m blown away. I...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Where do I even begin? I loved this book SO MUCH but for entirely different reasons than I loved Drive. Drive was my very first Kate Stewart novel and it was one of my absolute favorite books from last year. So naturally I was not only anxious for more of that angsty deliciousness but I couldn't help but compare The Real to my only other experience with Stewart's work. If I'm being completely honest, there was also a brief moment where I grew wor...
  • Leonor
    There's some beautiful written reviews about this book and about the “hero” being swoony but they failed to mention the real truth about it. I can't forgive the hero. Yes, he's been separated for a year from his wife when he started a relationship with the heroine without telling her that he's a married man.His wife is the heroine's boss and a friend. That's a slap on the heroine's face and she felt like the hero made her an adulterer.I've ne...
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    5 “Wooing” Stars The Real is as real as it gets. It’s a sweet old fashion kind of love story. Where the art of “Wooing -to seek the affection or love of someone, usually a woman” is beautiful played out by Cameron Bledsoe when he meets Abbie Garmon at a coffee shop with the aid of airdrop between MacBooks. A simple “Hi” and their journey begins.In any type of love story, the slow build up between characters is crucial. It must feel ...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    When you are in a committed relationship with someone, married or not there is always those lovely warm feelings of hope, that this is the person you were meant to be with. Everyone wants to find their one, their something real. However, life is not a fairy tale and things don’t always work out that way.I know couples who have split up / divorced and fallen in love with someone else. They are the same people inside but can be someone quite diff...
  • AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
    THE REAL by KATE STEWART ~ 6 STARS“It was his name that wrote itself across by heart; it was his eyes that spoke to my soul.”Is it possible to love the book even harder the second time around? HELL YES!!!! Kate Stewart blew it out of the park with this one. Truly magnificent. The Real is phenomenal, unique, unforgettable, and well… REAL.This author continues to blow my mind with every book that comes out. She is such a versatile and unique ...
  • Dee Montoya
    A Million Stars*****Heart-rending, raw, and utterly beautiful. The Real is hands down a top ten favorite read of 2018. This story flipped all the switches inside my heart. It made me crazy with so many emotions. Leave it to Kate Stewart to give it to us sooo good, but not before making us hurt a little, in the process. I almost feel like, I don’t want to go to much into detail about what the story is about because this book is meant to be savo...
  • Katy Loves Romance ❤️
    5 Cameron Woo’d me Stars***** WOW JUST WOW!! I don’t even know to begin to review this book. I’ve only recently started to read Kate’s work not that I didn’t know of her but I never got round to it. Then I fell in love with her writing last year and I can tell you this will grip you like nothing else. This story is EVERYTHING.What’s it about?This is an epic love story of all proportions.. I was gripped to the pages from the beginning....
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    3.5 StarsThe love story of Cameron and Abbie is a sexy slow burn with witty banter and heartfelt moments. They meet in the most unexpected way and the way their relationship starts is really fun. I loved that they took their time getting to know each other and there was definitely a touch of humor in their interactions.You cannot deny that Cameron was a natural romantic. This man treated Abbie like a queen. He definitely falls into my swoon worth...
  • Laura- BookBistroBlog
    The RealBy: Kate Stewart5 – 143- StarsKate Stewart sure can write a slow burn romance book! This one checked off all the marks. An emotional journey we embark on while reading about Witchy Woman and King of Woo. Cameron and Abbie are experiencing dating in today’s standard. Air dropping messages to each other while drinking coffee in the local coffee shop. Taking things very slowly…learning about each other. Old school style. Abbie is a tou...
  • TeriLyn
    **The Real generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**5 "Tell me I can have this." StarsWhat I love about Kate Stewart stems from her innate gift in digging to the depths of her characters souls. Each and every one has a spirit that as a reader you can’t help but feel intimately drawn into their lives. The Real is a true testament to Stewart’s character development abilities as she extracts both of their most vulnerable attributes...
  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    *5 Stars for Wicker Park!*I feel like it has been ages since I have been on GRs, due to personal health issues I have been away from reading and removed from reviewing completely. When given the opportunity to read a Kate Stewart book, I knew I could do it. I knew she would give me something to be joyful about. I knew I would find a story worthy of my time. She did not disappoint.The Real is just another book by Kate Stewart that shows her abilit...
  • Marissa
    I’ve read several books by Kate Stewart and her writing is fantastic but what I love about her work the most, is with each new story she tells, she gets remarkably better at it. It’s quite amazing to feel that progression, because without a single doubt, I feel each and every one of her words. Kate has a gift for writing stories that’ll make your heart swoon, characters that’ll make you feel everything they’re feeling, well placed humor...
  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    Wowsa!!! What a book!! I went into this one totally blind and I am so glad that I did. This story about Cameron and Abbie is definitely not your average romance. The style of writing is different - I loved the way the author incorporated their messages into the dialogue, so appropriate for modern dating. The characters are not always nice, or do the right thing and thank goodness for that. Tough subjects are tackled and the author doesn't shield ...
  • aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
    All the feels from The King of Woonand his Witchy!Review to come!
  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    The Real by Kate Stewart5 stars!!! “Just so you know, you and me, we are absolute.” I feel like I have been on an epic journey with this book, being involved from the beginning, reading draft after draft and seeing it’s growth from a great story to an incredible story. These characters have embedded themselves into my heart and soul, the journey they embarked…I have taken every footstep with them, the highs and lows…I witnessed them a...
  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    I am on a blissful book high right now. Why you might ask? Well, I have just read three back-to-back 5 STAR top favorite books of 2018 and The Real is most definitely one of them.Drive was my first book by Kate Stewart and after my experience reading that one, I swore I would read anything and everything she wrote. The Real was a totally new and different experience... a contemporary romance with real adults in their 30's. And oh what an amazing ...