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The Real Score

(Gezellig #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  69 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Caitlin's friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world's biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone--their friends and families, the media, and his fans--ever since they "went public" a couple of years back. Who wouldn't be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual ...more
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published August 28th 2013
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Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
This review was first posted on my blog at: Thoughts and Pens.

I could never express how much I enjoyed The Real Score. At first, I forced myself to read it because I wasn’t in the mood to read contemporaries but I have to because of the Filipiniana Sunday Feature. I am so glad that I did because it turned out to be a favourite.

I admit that The Real Score’s story is not really new. We’ve got this two different individuals who got fated to meet each other, became friends and eventually became more
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
On my way home from Singapore, I intended to make the plane ride home a chance to make progress in our book club's book of the month, Lolita. But somewhere after I was able to open my Kindle back again, I realized that I couldn't focus on the book anymore because my mind kept wandering off. I needed something quick and light, something to keep me company for the next three hours that won't put me to sleep. So I decided to switch to the latest release from our #romanceclass, Kesh Tanglao's The Re ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also posted in It's A Wonderful Bookworld.

To be honest, I didn’t have any high expectations when I started to read this book. I thought it was the typical story of ordinary girl who falls in love with a popular guy and they lived happily ever after (despite all the odds and complications in between.) This could be true, but there was more. And I was glad that there was more. What I loved about The Real Score is that it was more than typical. I loved that it explored the complications and blurred
Biena (The Library Mistress)
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Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Our Summary:

A tell all interview that changed their life.

Caitlin & Marcus have been friends for years. Caitlin being a normal girl and Marcus being the famous frontman of the biggest boy band, Gezellig, have kept their relationship under the radar.

The moment that they go public everyone is asking what they really are? Are they really just friends or is there something more?

What is the real score?

Our Thoughts:

Erika: As I was reading the first few pages, I honestly thought that it was going to
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sab has hounded me to read this book ever since she loved it and gave it 5 stars back in December. I don't even know what took me so long but I finally bought it last June when Kesh approached me to tour it and the second book in the series. I felt so embarrassed that I haven't read the book so I started it during a very boring meeting at work. #modelemployee

But then I didn't even get past the first chapter because I got scar
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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HOLY CRAP. WHERE DO I EVEN  BEGIN? Okay, honestly I was pretty skeptic at first because of the tagline. "Are they friends or are they something more?" I mean, obviously they're something more. Otherwise, this book wouldn't even exist! I just thought it sounded cheesy. Buuuut anyway, the blurb immediately wiped off any skepticism because I'm a fan girl... and Caitlin's life is basical
Ailla Magcamit
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist, kindle
Read full review HERE! :)

To be honest, I'm not a big "band fangirl". Sure, I like a couple of music groups *coughBoyceAvenuecoughNeverTheStrangers* but I'm not as fangirly as when it comes to books/authors. Still, after reading the blurb (and not to say, the superb cover got me wanting to read it at once), I knew I was going to like it and I wasn't disappointed.

There is a certain boy group that immediately popped into my mind as I was reading (Hint: Its shortened name consist of a number an
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
The plot got me. I am a fangirl and I know I would be able to relate to the characters and their story. So I was really pleased to find that I like the writing style. It's simple, straightforward. The narrative is not repetitive. It is written in first person pov but it doesn't seem like reading a character's monologue. The exposition didn't bore me with long and detailed descriptions.

However, the opening scenes had been used so many times already, especially in fanfics. I got worried for a mom
Cassandra Javier
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have you ever hated a band so much only to find yourself being friends with the band's frontman, and letting go of all the things you once believed were true? This is the situation where Caitlin Tan finds herself in.

As one of those people who are not that keen on the world's most popular boyband, Gezellig, Caitlin finds herself in one of the meet and greet events of the band, courtesy of her best girl friend. And then Caitlin realizes that there's so much more to the band than meets the eye--and
Paula  Phillips
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Band Gezellig is big all around the world and their next stop on the world tour is in the Philippines. Caitlin and her best friend work in the world of PR and Caitlin's best friend is one of their biggest fans and has managed to secure two VIP tickets to their concert which also includes a pre Meet and Greet session. At the session, Caitlin ends up falling backwards and into band member Marcus and so begins the start of a friendship which Marcus enjoys as he knows that Caitlin likes him for ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The Real Score starts out familiar enough. Girl meets cute boy who turns out to be famous via an extraordinary encounter. They talk, they become friends. The difference is, they don’t fall in love. Well at least, not too soon. They form a strong friendship first, a perfect little thing, before something happens and they discover there might be more to all of these.

I think that’s where this story shines. It doesn’t immediately delve into the romance, even thou
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Very easy to read and fall into (finished it in a span of one day) but a little too much angst for a best friend turned lovers story. I find it hard to believe that they've been best friends for several years without having a DTR (Define the Relationship) type of conversation. I've had that kind of talk with a few of my close guy friends over the years, like "Dude, you know I love you but not in THAT way." or "My friends think we should date, we both know that will never happen." or "I will smac ...more
Anya Victoria
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the story.
Kesh unexpectedly brought me to a different world—Gezellig. This is the right book for the Fan Girl’s out there, hoping to be with their own version of Marcus, just like me. Which justify the right of having the same fairytale-like-love-story.

We all know that the story between Caitlin and Marcus is not new. But still, I admit that it caught my attention. While reading the story, I just can’t stop myself from getting excited because I want to know how will the story end, what
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Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-class
If you love music, boy bands, best friends turned to lovers kind of story, then this one is for you! The Real Score is a story of how Marcus, Gezellig's frontman, met Caitlin, a girl who always plans things and how they formed an unusual yet strong bond with each other despite the distance between them. It also talks about how sometimes, you should just let go of your fears and live in the moment. That most of the time, overthinking gets us nowhere and that you should always fight for what you l ...more
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love the way she describes every bit of each scene. The only thing I hate was, I'm thinking of Gezellig as 1D. I hope she looked for a much different version of her boy band. I hate to think she's relying the Gezellig popularity to the existing 1D reputation.

I love how she manifest the inward feelings of Caitlin through words/phrases used. I'm hoping for another blast of this story, let's see how the world would react when they found out in the second book (if there was any) the real score be
Adrianne Claudette
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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Sheryl Anne Tanglao
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a contemporary romance novella that is way more awesome than Twilight. It is witty, romantic and has the right amount of sexy to it! Definitely something that's worth reading. I smiled, laughed, awww-ed and cried. A good mix of emotions! :)
Paulina Cojuangco
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely for every fangirl out there!!! This was such a cute yet short, well written story. The little details kept a smile plastered on my face. Especially since I'm guilty of being a fangirl myself of a boy band quite similar to Gezellig
Nikki Karenina
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OH-MY-GOD! Truly, Madly, Deeply in love with this book. My fangirl hormones are raging inside me. I didn't just fell in love with Marcus (because you know), I also fell for Cait. And I loved how it's written. Is this the first book of Kesh? Just wow. Two thumbs up!
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever had the fantasy of becoming the girl of your favorite actor/singer? This one's for you.
Ellaine Dimla
Reading The Real Score is like being in your best fangirl dream eeep. I love it!
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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April ~ The Reading Belles
I'm so getting a paperback of this!
Lana Margaret
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My next favorite after Mina Esguerra books :)
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Kesh Tanglao is a lover of books, music, and TV shows. A self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists. When she's not writing (or fangirling), she works as a researcher.

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