About the book:
Title: The Leftover
Author: Brooke Williams
Published: September 1st 2017 by Boutique of Quality Books
Source: received from the author, in exchange for a review
A reserved wallflower discovers that reality TV is the perfect backdrop to develop her confidence in this lighthearted rom-com. Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn’t sure she’ll make it past the first vote. Meanwhile, Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was “the one.
I was so excited when Brooke has agreed to send me a review copy! I loved the cover very much and I must admit it was what most attracted me to read her book. Although it has some small issues, it is a great book and a nice love story.
Megan and Cane meet when she enters a competition called “The Leftover”, a TV Show similar to “Survivor”. Each participant has to pass some challenges, they all have to learn to work as a team in order to pass some of them until only one will be the leftover. Cane is the attending medic, while Megan learns how to leave her stress aside in front of the cameras and how to make friends.
Their love story evolves in a clean manner, you won’t see any cat fight but there is some intrigue. Megan has not had many interactions with people, as her job keeps her mostly in house. Cane is used to the cameras, as has met the one who broke his heart while at a TV show. They seem different in a way, but they will find a common ground and they will form a beautiful bound. The romance is clean, sweet and the relationship goes through the basic stages. The attraction is definitely visible, but they both want more. They are both looking for the emotional tie as well.
Megan is a character that evolves a lot throughout the book. She proves to be strong, she wants to get as far away as possible in the show but not because she thinks she can, or because of some kind of vanity. She just wants to make her sister proud. And she will come long way and evolve a lot! She is definitely my favorite character!
Cane is full of doubts when it comes to love and relationships. But to be honest, his reason is not as mature as I would have expected. He will criticize himself throughout the book, and for quite a good reason. I didn’t like him that much.
All in all, the book kept me till the last page, especially because I wanted to know who will win the competition. There are some twists and I think the suspense is especially due to the show. I liked it J I hope you’ll give it a try J