Love, Reality Style

Love Reality Style When cake loving third grade teacher Mary Grace Falcone receives a proposition of marriage from her germ phobic boyfriend Ralph Ichy her comfortable life is thrown into a tailspin Should she marry Ra

  • Title: Love, Reality Style
  • Author: Judith Natelli McLaughlin
  • ISBN: 9780994732163
  • Page: 471
  • Format: ebook
  • When cake loving third grade teacher Mary Grace Falcone receives a proposition of marriage from her germ phobic boyfriend Ralph Ichy, her comfortable life is thrown into a tailspin Should she marry Ralph The man dubbed the CEO of Antiseptic Hands Reluctantly, and despite the differing opinions of her best friends Jayde and Annie, Mary Grace accepts Her decision getsWhen cake loving third grade teacher Mary Grace Falcone receives a proposition of marriage from her germ phobic boyfriend Ralph Ichy, her comfortable life is thrown into a tailspin Should she marry Ralph The man dubbed the CEO of Antiseptic Hands Reluctantly, and despite the differing opinions of her best friends Jayde and Annie, Mary Grace accepts Her decision gets her meddling mother off her back, but also lands her on a reality wedding show where handsome host, Nick Charmin, unexpectedly falls for her Will Mary Grace choose hot Nick or faithful Ralph Is the decision really hers to make And, is a slice of cake actually the answer to all of life s problems

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    1. Judith Natelli McLaughlin

      Judith Natelli McLaughlin grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey Two of her favorite past times were reading and writing She wrote and illustrated her first book at the age of seven The Bunny and The Eggs is a first edition classic bound with masking tape and treasured forever At Ralph S Maugham School she discovered Shel Silverstein s poetry and Laura Ingalls Wilder s books Her hunger for reading and writing was forever fed She graduated from Maugham, moving up to Tenafly Middle School, then Tenafly High School and finally Villanova University She graduated Villanova in 1987 with degrees in English and Honors Currently she lives in Millburn, New Jersey with her husband, Brian, her three daughters, Katie, Lindsay and Maggie and a West Highland White Terrier named Duke This Moment is her first novel Poems on Fruits Odes to Veggies Where Healthy Eating Starts With a Poem is her first children s book.

    891 thoughts on “Love, Reality Style”

    1. Great fun beach read for the summer! There's friendships, men, decisions, family & cake. Lots of cake! Highly entertaining!

    2. 3.5 starsRalph Ichy doesn't "take the cake" when it comes to being anyone's ideal love interest. Though he goes to the gym, he only uses a treadmill so has no physique to catch admiring eyes. At thirty two his hair is thinning with the beginning of a bald spot and he sweats prodigiously when hot or nervous. Ralph still lives with his aging mother even though he has a good job, and he is a germaphobe with a Purell habit which means he is constantly sanitizing his hands with the antibacterial sani [...]

    3. This is a quick and easy read romance involving lots of cake, three best friends and a mixed bag of male characters. I loved the relationship between the three ladies - everyone needs friends like these but not so many are lucky enough to have them. They were always there for each other, through everything - great sounding boards when one was in a dilemma, supportive in times of trouble and protective in times of need. The males in the story were a completely different matter - a germaphobic pro [...]

    4. Love Triangles, CakeThis was a fun read, light-hearted and entertaining. I was a little frustrated with the main character for not making up her mind about which man she wanted, but then found that I flip-flopped back and forth about which man I wanted her to choose more frequently than she did. I think we were both happy with her choice by the end. I loved the friendship between the three girls, I wish I had friends like them. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest r [...]

    5. Publication date: June 7, 2016"A copy of this book has been provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review"

    6. My Rating: 2.5/5 starsDisclaimer: My sincere thanks to Blue Moon Publishing for providing me with a complimentary digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.My Review: Cake. Good female friends. An engagement. Reality TV. Did I mention cake? These are the ingredients for a light, easy-going romantic read but the central relationship in this book may surprise you. It isn't romantic; instead its the bond between three friends - Mary Grace, Annie and Jayde. These women have stood by [...]

    7. ***ARC Provided via the Publisher and NetGalley***I enjoyed this, overall. However, I thought the beginning was a little more promising than the execution of the actual story. The idea of choosing between Ralph and Nick was fun, and amusing, but I was never able to see Ralph as someone that she would ever choose, as he came across as so scattered. I think this, for me, made it a little difficult to engage with Mary Grace, as Nick seemed the obvious choice to me, because Ralph would drive me insa [...]

    8. This book is a slow starter took a while to get into the story, but it was worth the wait. The main character and two of her friends learn from their mistakes and grow as individuals.

    9. Note: I was given a copy of this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.This story was as delicious as the cakes constantly baked up by main character Mary Grace Falcone. And although this is not the type of book I would normally pick up, it was delightfully sweet and lightch like a sponge cake! My one word of caution: you will crave cake, nachos, and margaritas upon completion of Love, Reality Style!The book starts out with the rather awkward Ralph Ichy proposing to his girlfriend, Mar [...]

    10. Miss McLaughlin's book centers around an odd couple, Ralph and Mary Grace who have become engaged and were duped by Mary Grace's mother to enter a reality show to win a free wedding .Mary Grace has a brief interlude with the show's host and this causes repercussions in her relationship with her fiance.Mary Grace has a couple of friends that act as her sounding board and they are not all in favor of the engagement when informedRalph is an impoverished teacher with mother issues and personal hygie [...]

    11. (I was given this in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and Blue Moon Publishers.)So I wasn't sure I would like this book. I think that has to do with the fact that I don't like reality shows so I went into the book very unsure. But I'm glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised.When 30-somethings Mary Grace and Ralph become engaged, Mary Grace isn't sure she made the right decision. Her best friends, single Jayde and married with children Annie, are both giving her different [...]

    12. Actually 3.5 stars.I mostly read crime fiction but every so often I do like something on the lighter side. I find sometimes it's good to have a change of pace as a bit of a palate cleanser. I do however require these "lighter" reads to have a bit about themselves and sadly, I found this one lacked that somewhat. I am not sure what it was missing exactly but I didn't get a feeling of satisfaction when I finished. Characterisation was on the whole good, I did find that some of the characters weren [...]

    13. Love, Reality Style, written by Judith Natelli McLaughlin, is the first book that I have read by this author. I began reading it, not knowing what to expect, and must say that I was pleasantly surprised.Mary Grace Falcone has just been proposed to by her boyfriend Ralph. Ralph is far from exciting, has peculiar ways, and doesn't give her that spark she always wanted. However, against the advice of her friend, she reluctantly accepts his proposal. She ends up being a contestant on a reality weddi [...]

    14. Engagement. Reality TV. Well-meaning friends. This had all the makings of a book I would adore, but for me it just fell flat.Mary Grace and Ralph are getting married! Mary Grace isn't so sure she wants to go through with it though, and her doubts are driving her friend, Jayde, to push her to say no, while her friend Annie thinks she should say yes. So when a chance to go on a reality TV show happens, and the celebrity hosts begins to flirt with her, Mary Grace's world forever changes. Sounds lik [...]

    15. I got this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Love, Reality Style is very different from the books I usually read. I tend to like my fiction dark and slightly twisted. This book made a refreshing change. I really wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The book is really funny at times and very realistic. The course of real love never runs smoothly. I really didn’t like Ralph as a character. I thought he was weird (not in a good way) and co [...]

    16. Love, Reality Style by Judith Natelli McLaughlin shows readers what real love in the real world is like. It's funny, sweet, frustratingd once we realize who and how much we love that other person's a beautiful ending. However, Mary Grace Falcone has so much she's got inside her that her own worst enemy is herself. Fear of her love and future marriage not working out is keeping her from her own happiness with a great man who loves her. Sure he may not be hot like the other man chasing her but he' [...]

    17. This is a light, easy to read story about three ladies, their friendship and their pursuit of happiness, that was very enjoyable. The obsession with cakes is amusing and adds an interesting dimension to the plot but I was most disappointed that the recipe for the Anytime Cake was not included! Each chapter started with a relevant cake quote and throughout the story there was lots of baking and eating of cakes! Thank you to Netgalley and publisher Blue Moon Publishers for an ebook copy to read an [...]

    18. This is a great book written by Judith Natelli McLaughlin. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author.A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my [...]

    19. Cute story! I wasn't sure I would like this - I'm not a fan of love triangles, but this one won me over, though, My Goodness, Ralph! That man was such a basket case, and sadly, yes, seemed like such a loser when we meet him, and he keeps showing himself to be so wimpy and limp. Then, he ends up growing on you. Not exactly to the point where you're liking him, but you tolerate him, and then even pity him a little. Then there's Mary Grace, another basket case Wow! Still, this made for a fun, light [...]

    20. I absolutely love books that paint a 'real' picture of how life and love work. We don't always get it right, and mostly never on the first time. I loved this story and am thrilled to have had a chance to read it. The writing was fabulous and funny with witty conversations. This is not my type of genre, but for those who just want to read something that makes you smile, cry, and laugh out loud, read this adorable, true to life story.

    21. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read my review on my blog at the link below:Once Upon A Book

    22. This is a quick and easy read. Mary needs to decide which guy and of course she doesn't until the end. Three best friends and lots of cake. I truly enjoyed this story and would recommend it.Copy from NetGalley for an honest review

    23. Love, Reality Styleis a great, fun read: creative, funny, absorbing, and with characters you want to cheer for. Chick-lit but with a twist. Recommended, especially if you love cake. :)

    24. I'm such a sucker for books with a food theme. When I heard that the main character, Mary Grace love cake, I know that I need to read this book.I love the idea of the book, with Mary Grace's hesitation to accept her germ-phobic boyfriend, Ralph Ichy, proposal. I’m sure that many could relate to Mary Grace’s situation. She just wasn’t sure if Ralph was the right man for her. And then, there was her meddlesome friends and mom.I have to say that I wasn’t a big fan of Mary Grace. Especially [...]

    25. Mary Grace reluctantly agrees to wed her boyfriend, Ralph. Ralph, while a great boyfriend, is a character I cannot stand. He's pretty much a total loser. Mary Grace can do better. Her friends know it and so do I. I loved how despite my intense dislike for Ralph, I found myself liking him (as reluctantly as Mary Grace agreed to his proposal). Ralph isn't a bad guy. He's just a very weird one. And then we meet Nick. He's hot, he's rich, he's a TV superstar. What's not to love?Mary Grace is also at [...]

    26. Going into this book I thought it was going to be a quick and easy read, but I found myself having trouble actually getting into it. Love, Reality Style has some really good reviews so it must be something that just isn't up my alley. The writing was good, I just couldn't connect to the characters.Even though I didn't love this book, I'd gladly read more from this author.*I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.*

    27. I felt that this book was very well written and that I knew the characters well by the end.However the story line was a bit predictive and the ending felt a bit rushed.I will still read another book from the author as her writing was very good.

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