Title: The Real You
Series: The Only You
Author: RM Alexander
Release Date: September 21, 2015

With a painful divorce behind her, Paige Reed doesn't need much convincing to have a little fun. The filming of the latest Grey Richards film on location in Detroit seems like the perfect distraction. After all, no one would pass up an opportunity to come face to face with the hottest star in Hollywood.

Meeting the A-list actor is surreal, but Paige finds his brother, Kellen, far more captivating. A chance run in with Kellen brings an expected friendship and even more unpredictable romance. When the time comes for his inevitable return to LA, Kellen asks her join him in California. Paige quits her job for the fresh chance at love. But boarding the plane brings more changes than she'd ever thought possible.

Kellen is surrounded by a life of privilege and fame. With a rich family and famous brother, it's not always easy to see who wears a mask. Then he meets the what-you-see-is-what-you-get-Paige. He doesn't know how, Kellen just knows he wants to be with her. But wealth and fame have dark consequences for Kellen's family, and keeping Paige safe from the people out to ruin the Richards won't be as easy as he expects.

With everything stacked against them, can Paige and Kellen learn to love one another for who they really are?

"Don't 'hi Lil' me, Ms. Reed. You don't go out on dates with Grey Richards and let your sister find out from the national news."
Paige rolled her eyes to the ceiling, flicked off the television and returned to the kitchen. Standing on tiptoes, she pulled the toaster down from a cabinet. "That wasn't national news. Channel four is local."
"Big difference. Seriously, Paige, a date? And you didn't tell me?"

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This author was a  first for me and I really enjoyed her style of writing and the story she told. The characters were all strong individuals and I felt an easy connection with them. 
Paige was a very strong-willed, determined and independent person and Kellen was loving, caring, very romantic  and also determined.The only thing for me with this book was that at the end I felt as if there were still may questions left unanswered.

Paige is newly divorced, her marriage was very controlling and Paige now has to find herself again. Paige’s sister Lil is her best friend and they have a very close relationship and Lil is determined to help her sister move on.

Grey Richardson is an Actor and he is currently shooting a movie close in Detroit. Lil and Paige decide to go across to see what all the fuss is about. Paige gets more out of the trip than she bargained for she gets her photo taken with Grey and Lil wins tickets to a meet and greet dinner which they both attend.
Paige has caught Grey's eye but she doesn’t seem interested in him and he is a little bemused by this.

Paige finds herself drawn to the movie set more and more but don’t know why that is until she meets Grey’s brother Kellen and there is instant chemistry and they soon become close friends but could their relationship turn into more?

Taking her life in her own hands Paige decides to take a leap of faith and move to LA to see if there is more than friendship with Kellen. Then Tragedy strikes!!!

There is a plane crash and this leaves everyone's life in turmoil. Paige and Kellen find themselves questioning everything and everyone. Can their relationship be built upon these foundations, are their feelings for one another strong enough to overcome the emotional, physical and mental hurdle that have been put in their path.

RM Alexander was born in Illinois. Since she moved to Johnsburg, Illinois outside of McHenry at the age of one, she has always considered that her hometown. Growing up, she moved several times before settling in Portage, Michigan. It was there she graduated and met her husband. A few years afterwards, they married, moved to Plainwell, MI and had two children.

Her early jobs included customer service, daycare teacher, conversion analyst for a major OTC pharmaceutical company and travel agent. But after her daughters were born, focus changed from working outside the home and servicing clients to raising the children.

Reading was an important part of growing up. RM's parents read to her every night, and she learned early to develop a love for books. That, combined with a healthy imagination, was the perfect mix for RM. At the age of ten, she picked up a pen and paper and wrote out her first novel. "It was awful," she says now. "I had so much to learn." But it birthed the lifelong passion for writing.

Though the first twenty years of writing were spent as an on again, off again hobby, RM always felt drawn back to it. Finally, when her oldest daughter was born, something clicked inside. "I just knew, and I don't know why that was the moment, I was supposed to be writing."

Her first published novel, Matter of Choice, was released in January of 2014. She writes both clean contemporary romantic suspense and clean romantic paranormal thrillers.

When she's not writing, she enjoys time with her husband and daughters in Michigan. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and is addicted to Ghiradelli chocolates.

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