Review: Too Good to Be Real by Melonie Johnson

While her friends wish for meet cutes worthy of their favorite rom-coms, Julia is ready to give up on love. Swiping right has replaced getting swept off your feet and good old-fashioned romance has become, well, old-fashioned.

A writer for a popular website, love becomes the last thing on her mind when impending layoffs threaten her job. As Julia searches for the ultimate pitch to impress her boss, she stumbles upon a resort offering guests a chance to live out their romantic comedy dreams. Real life dating is so bleak, who wouldn't want to spend a week in a fantasy rom-com world with your best friends?

At the resort, Julia literally falls into a not-quite-meet-cute involving an aggressive seagull and an adorably awkward guy named Luke who is also participating in the rom-com experience. Julia hides the fact she is there to do a story, but Luke harbors a few secrets of his own. Among further encounters with thieving seagulls, a gaggle of corgis, kisses in the rain, and even a karaoke serenade, their feelings deepen quickly. But could their love be real when they haven't been honest about their true identities? Once the fantasy is over, can they have a relationship in the real world?
If you like Rom-Con movies you'll love this book. This is a fun, witty story that will have you laughing in enjoyment. 

I really enjoyed both Julia and Luke. They are great characters. The type that keeps you reading and wanting more. I also liked her Andie and Kat. Some of the best parts of the book in between the three of them. You really get the sense of a long-lasting friendship that the three girls share. 

There are so many of this book that I really enjoyed. I'm not the greatest fan of Rom-Cons and only decided to read it because of liking Johnson's other books. I'll let you in on a little secret, I might only read romances but I don't usually watch them. 

As I mentioned, there is plenty of fun, good times in this book and I think you'll really enjoy it. It's the humor that kept me reading the story. Plus the fact that it's very well written. It didn't hurt the cute cover either. I love corgis. 


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