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Kicking Reality

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  246 ratings  ·  90 reviews

Everyone thinks they know who I am. I’m that reality TV star that fell in love with co-star Wesley Rich. But reality wasn’t my life. It was the life I lived in front of the cameras.
A life designed to entertain millions of watchers each Monday night.

It only took one night to relive my past, and one night to forget my future. With someone who had been there all along.
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Published May 28th 2017
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Cocktails and Books
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
OMG! In what universe do people treat each other this way? I hung on as long as I could, but ultimately I didn't care what happened with Emmy and Logan.
Paula  Phillips
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it

Often you watch the reality TV stars lives and think "I could do that" but then what we don't see is the behind cameras and the pressure that being on camera all the time and having all your dirty laundry, secrets aired for the world to see - that is what can break relationships and put so much pressure on you to be perfect. For Emerson, her life seemed to be going down the right track especially when her reality TV star boyfriend Wesley proposed to her. The thing is though that the last few mon
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, ibooks
I love this drama-filled romance between childhood friends Emerson and Logan who have become a a world famous reality star and soccer star respectively. It's about how fame can ruin even the closest, most meaningful relationships and I enjoyed seeing the pair go from despising each other to needing each other on a base level. Seeing them mess up made for an interesting and compelling read that was difficult to put down. 5 stars.
Tasha Brynn
Jul 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: utter-dreck
Hoo, boy.... I probably, in all good conscience, shouldn't even be writing this review, because, I admit it, I have not finished the book and may never finish it. This is one of only three books I can remember in my ENTIRE life that I haven't read from cover to cover. I don't want to be mean, but, seriously, how is Ms. Masen a best-selling author? While the premise of the story is intriguing--a reality-TV star finds out her co-star and fiance has cheated on her--and it has some likable tropes--f ...more
April Symes

This Is a really good book from Kat T. Masen. Emerson is a reality tv star that's engaged to her costar Wesley and is used to having her life run by her team. She finds living life in front of the camera is becoming harder and harder. She thinks Wesley is her only salvation only to find out he has been cheating on her with another woman when he is caught by the hungry paparazzi who made sure to let the news fly. When Emerson heads home to escape the heavy attack of the paparazzi, and while there
Heather C
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, may-2017
This is my first book from Kat T. Masen and it certainly won't be my last. I thought it was written well and the flow was very smooth and easy. I will admit up front that the italicization of dialogue did annoy me at first but the story sucked me in and I eventually didn't even notice it anymore.

What I really enjoyed about this story is the fact that Emerson is in a reality show that started with real feelings. When things went south quickly, she is left to continue with the show. We get to see
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Emerson is a tv reality star that's engaged to co star Wesley and is used to having her life dictated to her by her team. Living her life in front of the cameras is harder and more scripted than it looks and she's growing to dislike it. On a rare trip back home, she spends some time with her brother and their childhood friend Logan. Growing up the three of them were always together and up to mischief and I loved how they were when they were back together. I liked the family dy ...more
Jackie Wright
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Emerson Chase and Wesley Rich are two TV reality show stars, they spend their life's in front of a camera, playing a part and following a script, the only thing that was really real was their love for each other or that's what Emerson thought. What happens when the love of your life gets caught by the paparazzi with another girl....Emerson is about to find out.
A visit home to escape the paparazzi brings other interruptions to her life, her twin brother and his best friend Logan happen to be in t
Rebecca Barber
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms Masen does it again.

Only she would take a reality TV star and match them up with a UK soccer star and let the chips fall where they may.

I have never wanted a character to get punched in the balls as much as I did Wesley! He was everything I despised - egotistical, arrogant and a complete ass. How Emerson even faked any kind of relationship with him is beyond me!

And Logan... talk about swoon! Even though Emerson is adamant she isn't interested, whenever she needs someone he's just there!

A book
Vicky Wilson
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, Kat did an amazing job writing this, it had laughter, angst, heartbreak and some steamy moments.

Emerson was wonderful, she had spine and even when things got too much she still kept on swinging.

Logan, swoon...... even though he had a hardened skin he still had a heart that not many had seen.

Together Emerson and Logan was off the charts with their hate love relationship but it was amazing seeing them come to terms with everything, and I really hope to hear more about them in th
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another must read by Kat can't wait to get it on paperback to add to my collection really loved this book !!!
Anita (Anitareads)
3.5 stars
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, 2017, read-in-english
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars.
It was a great Book.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for an honest review.
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5'Excuse her. She's chasing dick and chocolate.' Stars

Fresh and original, Kicking Reality was nothing like I thought it would be, it was so, so, so much more than I could have ever imagined, even dreamed for! Beyond all expectations, it fed what my book nerd soul had been secretly craving! Kat T. Masen served up one deliciously addictive read that had me in all sorts of -SQUEEE- mo
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If your like me and a fan of this author's Kicking Reality is no different. This author knows how to write her work flows so easily.

We meet reality stars Emerson Chase and Wesley Rich they are the hottest reality stars at the moment they live their lives in front of the camera and their lives are completely scripted to the very last word. They are recently engaged in front of the camera of course couldn't expect them to do something like that away from the camera.... But is all that seems for wh
Christi Fowler
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Romance - Comedy, sports (soccer), Reality TV, Brother's Best Friend
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: No (At least I don't think so)
POV: Emerson and Logan
Steam Level: Hot

Welcome to Reality TV. Land of scripted proposals that air quite a bit later than they occurred and nothing is as it seems. This book is hilarious! Emerson has a potty mouth, tells you what she thinks and takes no crap from anyone. I absolutely love main characters like that. Logan is competitive, strong-willed, and ca
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I saw Kicking Reality hit my kindle I was super excited and couldn't wait to dive in. I have previously loved Kats books so I was excited to see if this would be another book to rave about and to be honest I couldn't rave about this book anymore it was beyond fantastic.

This book was so different and reality tv being so popular at the moment it was awesome to read, throw in some sports and you have a perfect story for me that's for sure. I fell in love with the characters straight away their
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kicking Reality by Kat T. Masen
“Remembering who you are, 4 stars”

Emmerson is one half of a Hollywood power couple and shes pretty happy with life. Until she sits down and starts evaluating life and what she wants. A quick trip home should ease her fears but it turns out to be a trip with a domino effect. Will she keep up being the woman on Wes’s arm or will she find that she craves more out of life?
Logan has always been a part of Emmy’s life, that’s what happens when your best friend is her twin
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** ARC provided by author for an honest review ***   
Kicking Reality by Kat T. Masen is a friends to lovers romance. Logan and Emerson will drive you up the wall with happiness, sexiness and angst! This was a fun, flirty and addictive journey with twists and turns that I devoured in one sitting!
Emerson Chase lives in the spotlight on a reality TV show, engaged to Wesley Rich. Scripted to a T and followed by cameras 24/7 is becoming a little too much for her. Word hits that Wes has a side pi
Oh this is so angst y.

A friends to lovers romance with a lot of angst thrown in.

Emerson Chase is part of a big TV reality show with her partner Wesley, they are the "IT" people on the TV screens of America.

Cameras follow them around everywhere and nothing is private which begins to take it's toll on Em.

When Wesley is caught cheating in Amsterdam and caught on camera that's it for Emerson, shes done but the show bury all evidence and for the sake of the show and contracts Em and Wesley have to
Wit & Wonder Books
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** ARC provided by author for an honest review ***

Kicking Reality by Kat T. Masen is a friends to lovers romance. Logan and Emerson will drive you up the wall with happiness, sexiness and angst! This was a fun, flirty and addictive journey with twists and turns that I devoured in one sitting!

Emerson Chase lives in the spotlight on a reality TV show, engaged to Wesley Rich. Scripted to a T and followed by cameras 24/7 is becoming a little too much for her. Word hits that Wes has a side piece, t
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I have to be completely honest, more than once I started to put this one aside only to say well let me give it one more chapter and I am glad I keep doing the one more chapter thing because I hit a point where I didn’t want to put it down and ended up really liking it a lot. This is a book that once it grips you, you want to know what happens.

I liked the premise of the book. A reality T.V. star whose life and rel
Thuy Taylor
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emerson Chase and Logan Carrington grew up together. Emerson's twin, Ash is Logan's best friend. They're both famous soccer players, playing overseas. Emerson feeling left behind, she signed up to do a reality show. She became famous. She is reality show engaged to Wes. Their relationship was real until it wasn't. Emmy and Logan just a blip on each others radar, only saw each other when they were in their hometown at the same time. Over the years, rarely think of each other, out of sight, out of ...more
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lights. Camera. Action

This was my first time reading a Kat T. Masen book and I was impressed. Kicking Reality was an addictive, humorous, and an emotional read. Logan and Emerson lives were both in front of the spotlight, but did people really know them? This book takes them on a journey of love, hate, loss, and let's not fort sex... hot sex 🔥🔥!

Emerson is a famous reality star. She has a show along with her fiancé Wesley Rich. Everything appears to be going smoothly on camera, but you can't alwa
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freaking loved this book!

Brilliant story,so different and refreshing!
This story blew me away,not my normal read and that's what made it even my delicious and exciting to sink my eyes and teeth into.

Firstly the leading characters are an explosion of colour,they are characters you can tell are so invested in their author needing their Author to tell their story. Emerson,Ashley and Logan are beautiful written.I wish I could have been inside this authors head when her character's were telling her
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Kicking Reality by Kat T. Masen

Emerson Chase has lived in the spotlight through a reality T.V. show, and now soon to be married to handsome, smooth talker Wesley Rich. Everything was scripted with T’s crossed and I’s dotted as cameras trained on her and the relationship 24/7. Until word hit that Wes wasn’t as faithful as it seemed. As magazines and paparazzi’s get more dirt about Wesley’s side piece, Emerson escapes back home. It was suppose to help her get a break from all the flashing lights
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Emerson thinks she has the perfect life -- a great fiance, a new apartment and it's all playing out in the reality show she and her fiance are staring in. That is until her boyfriend is photographed in a compromising position. Emerson is home with her family when she finds out and its her brother's best friend Logan that is there to "help" her get through her fiance's betrayal.

For Logan, the night with Emerson is anything but casual. He's interested in more, and so is she, but since she is under
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Devoured this book in a matter of hours. Filled with drama, heartbreak, angst and some heart stopping moments this book had a little bit of everything.

Emerson has finally found what is her moment with Wes until it comes crashing down. What starts off as what you think is an epic love story that has you swooning is just a reality tv show that started off somewhat "real" and became scripted and forced. Her world comes crashing down and she goes home to see her family, her brother Ash and his best
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I was a bit torn on how I felt about this book. I completely loved the premise, but it felt a bit too much like watching Laguna Beach or The Hills. I really enjoyed Emerson - she was quite feisty and a ballbuster. Love a female character who isn't afraid to be herself. I was proud of a lot of her decisions.

I really wished we could have gotten more into Logan's head. He was by far my favorite of the story. I couldn't get the idea of his leg tattoos out of my head. Logan was super passionate and a
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Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to four crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on ...more