Thursday, 8 October 2015

REVIEW: Get Real (Get Real, Book 1) by Tellulah Darling



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.


This is a first Tellulah read for me. Lucky for me, a Goodreads friend put this on my radar and piqued my curiosity. What a delightful read!

This is like Harry Potter meet X-Men mildly with an NA twist.

We have Francesca and Rafael (and their friends) who each have their own form of magic. In the meantime, there’s someone with her own form of magic which caused a disturbance in Francesca and Rafael’s world and led them to working together.

Tellulah (love that name, btw) definitely lives up to her promise of writing about sassy girls and swoony boys. Oh Rafa…

Francesca and Rafa have quite the chemistry. I totally enjoyed their sarcastic yet sweet and smart interaction. They acted their age without being patronizing or having contrived remarks. Their friends are just as fascinating.

The world that Tellulah started building here is quite interesting. For the most part, this is a fast-paced story with a lot of entertainment value if magic and fantasy is your sort of thing. The pace during the last 10% did feel a little off for me and I was worried that it will veer to cliché land but fortunately it didn’t; although it did feel a tad convenient. 

In its entirety though, there’s humor, action, suspense, some feels, and yes, some swooning:D

About the Author

Tellulah Darling

1) YA & New Adult romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2) Firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy and awkwardness ensues.
3) Sassy minx.
Both a hopeless romantic and total cynic, Tellulah Darling is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. Her romcoms come in a variety of heat levels and flavors; straight up romantic comedy, shaken with Greek mythology or stirred with urban fantasy.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

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