I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Get Real (Get Real #1) by Tellulah Darling
Published by Te Da Media on September 26th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Magic and Mayhem in Manhattan
Francesca Bellafiore comes from a nice Jewish family -- one that happens to have magical powers. Underneath her good-girl exterior, though, she’s a wannabe badass with dreams of becoming a paranormal detective.
Party boy Rafael Muñoz does everything possible to publicly disappoint his high profile father. Privately, it's a different story. His carefully crafted bad boy reputation masks the fact he’s a master illusionist, forced into solo covert ops. The role is wearing thin and Rafael longs to be part of a team.
When Francesca and Rafael meet, it’s love at first sight… For about five minutes. Rafael is spectacularly attractive—and, Francesca discovers, fully aware of the fact. Rafael knows from experience that girls like Francesca are more trouble than they’re worth.
So it sucks big time when they’re caught in a web of magic, minions, secrets, and enough sexual tension to power NYC. Their only chance to save the city and survive is to team up, trust each other–and maybe even fall in love.
Provided they don't kill each other first.
Get Real is a romantic comedy, urban fantasy whirlwind with sass, sex, and swoon.
What a great cast of characters! I love snarky, smart characters! From word one they had me!
The dual POV actually allows the reader to really see what is going on in the character’s heads. This made it all the more fun when Francesca and Rafael are snarky to each other. Also, knowing that they like each other and feel like they are star crossed is great! We’ve all had that one guy that we were pining over and that is Rafael for Francesca. They are different but they are also a lot alike!
I actually forgot that this was a paranormal. So, that threw me for a sec but the world building is massively amazing. I was swept away!
But, a few things threw me off. First, the different languages. Whew… I need to get out more. There are multiple different languages even in one sentence. The back and forth really threw me. When it jumps around too much I lose the story feel completely.
Because of this, I nearly put the book down but I stuck with it and it wound up being very enjoyable! Characters were fabulous and the mystery was something that kept my nose glued to the book!