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Is This for Real? is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Is This for Real? by Kathy Strobos


Genre: Romance / Women’s Fiction with Romance / RomCom

Tour Dates: 27th January - 2nd February 2022

Publication Date: 11th January 2022

Standalone Second Book in New York Friendship Series

Estimated Page Count: 340

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Types of post available: Reviews, Extracts, Guest Posts and Q&As

An opposites attract, friends-to-lovers, slow burn, fake dating romantic comedy

Love is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Usually me. I admit it, I’m a relationship-recluse. Ironic, given that I write romantic comedies. So, I’m on a sabbatical from dating.

Which is why fake dating my best friend Rory is fool-proof. Rory suggested it because he needed a date for work functions. And I can use our experiences as fodder for my romcom novel. Plus, my sister doesn’t know it’s not real and she is thrilled that I’m not walling myself off emotionally. Her words, not mine. But I do wish she would stop saying that she always suspected there was something more between me and Rory. She should realize that we’ve been friends forever so I’m immune to his appeal. 

We would never work. Rory is such a romantic; he still believes in that perfect love similar to his parents’ marriage. My parents fought bitterly. So, we are better off as friends. I can’t risk losing our friendship, even if this might be my chance—before his ex-girlfriend wins him back.  

Those flickers of attraction? Easily extinguished by cold water reality—like a two-mile hike in drenching rain over sand with wheelie luggage. 

But our relationship is not sticking to the plot—or is it?

About Kathy Strobos

Kathy Strobos is a writer living in New York City with her husband and two children, amid a growing collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Harvard-Radcliffe University magna cum laude, and Columbia Law School. She spent two semesters abroad at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She previously worked as a lawyer. She left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is still working on getting in shape.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

27th January

  1. Tizi’s Book Review

  2. Beauty Addict

  3. Rae Reads

28th January

  1. malloch_books

  2. Books, Life and Everything

  3. Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

29th January

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. @biblio.jojo

  3. Chonky Books Review

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