Title: She's Faking It
Author: Kristin Rockaway
Published by: Graydon House
Released: June 30, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: You can’t put a filter on reality.Bree Bozeman isn’t exactly pursuing the life of her dreams. Then again, she isn’t too sure what those dreams are. After dropping out of college, she’s living a pretty chill life in the surf community of Pacific Beach, San Diego…if “chill” means delivering food as a GrubGetter, and if it means “uneventful”.
But when Bree starts a new Instagram account — @breebythesea — one of her posts gets a signal boost from none other than wildly popular self-help guru Demi DiPalma, owner of a lifestyle brand empire. Suddenly, Bree just might be a rising star in the world of Instagram influencing. Is this the direction her life has been lacking? It’s not a career choice she’d ever seriously considered, but maybe it’s a sign from the universe. After all, Demi’s the real deal… right?
Everything is lining up for Bree: life goals, career, and even a blossoming romance with the chiseled guy next door, surf star Trey Cantu. But things are about to go sideways fast, and even the perfect filter’s not gonna fix it. Instagram might be free, but when your life looks flawless on camera, what’s the cost? (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Fun, Fun, Fun! I really liked the whole vibe of this book. It was very entertaining to read. It also gave me those summertime feels.
I really enjoyed the premise of this. An instagram influencer who hits it big, but real life isn't as glamorous as her online persona. I am a bookstagrammer, and while I'm not internet famous or even close to it or will ever be it, I can definitely understand showing what you want to show on the internet. They see what I want them to see, and it's like you develop a part of yourself online. It's a real part of you, but you're not showing everything. I'm having an awful time at trying to put it into words, but I do feel like this is what Bree is going through.
I have never really understood though how people can make a career out of instagram fame. It just seems to be a very strange life. I enjoyed seeing Bree get the highs and lows of internet fame. And I liked seeing the chaos of reality.
I really enjoyed She's Faking It. It was a nice summertime read. The social media aspect was a lot of fun, I liked the romance, and I liked the realness. I'd say give it a read.
Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, browsing the aisles of her neighborhood bookstores, and trying to catch up on sleep.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for She's Faking It by Kristin Rockaway. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Kristin Rockaway for having me on the tour.