e-ARC Review: THE REALITY O by Lisa Burstein

the reality OTitle: The Reality O
Author: Lisa Burstein
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Erotic Comedy
Publication Date: February 23, 2015
Source: eARC via Wordsmith Publicity
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N 

Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Very Big O

When my best friend Allie posted about my need for an inaugural O on a prominent dating website it was meant to be a joke.

A joke she was supposed to delete.

But her post started an internet and media frenzy and, when I was offered fifty thousand dollars to star in my own reality competition show, I had no choice but to say yes.

The Orgasm Virgin was supposed to help me meet a carnal companion who could finally bring me to climax.

Unfortunately, the one person I want to win the undying allegiance of my, well, you know, can’t be in the running at all.

Now in an L.A. mansion with fifteen very persuasive contestants vying for my attention and one undeniably sexy Production Assistant secretly getting it all the word ACTION has a whole new meaning…

Candy Sloane is an erotica author and the fictional creation of Lisa Burstein from the New Adult novel Sneaking Candy. The Orgasm Virgin is her debut novel.

Author’s Note: This book is about sex. There are men kissing women, women kissing women, and men kissing lady parts. It is not meant for readers under eighteen, or my mother.



My review 3

Why did I want to read this book?

This will probably be my first erotic comedy and I wanted to find out what this combination can do for a story.


What worked for me?

Chris, the main character, is an easy character to like. Despite the many curve balls (the unbelievably funny, snort-inducing, and embarrassing sort), she can still hold her head up high and see the positive side of things.

Scott is such a sweetie and oh my gosh, he will also melt you until you’re nothing but a pile of sweet nothings on the floor. I really liked how he just saw Chris as a person, as a woman in spite of the setting that they found themselves in. And I also liked that Chris was able to be herself and rediscover herself in the course of the reality show and while she’s tentatively (or not) taking steps into a whole other level of relationship with Scott.

There were also some really funny scenes in this book and a couple of laugh-out-loud ones and one-liners too. And the sexy-times were really sexy-times. No doubt about that.


What did not work for me?

Nothing really jumps at me in this regard. I did wish while reading some of the scenes that we could have had more time to get to know these characters well, both the main characters as well as the others especially the other contestants of the reality show. The contestants were a bit on the one-dimensional kind, though they did brought a lot of comic relief for the story.


My over-all take on it?

Overall, this was a short, fun, and entertaining read. If you’re looking for a quick read that has a whole lot of funny happenings and sexy times, you can definitely try this book out.


My rating:

3 stars


DisclaimerI received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange  for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.



About the author

lisa bursteinCandy Sloane is an erotic romance author and the fictional creation of Lisa Burstein from the New Adult Novel Sneaking Candy. The Orgasm Virgin is her debut novel.

Lisa Burstein is the author of the Young Adult Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie, and the New Adult Novels & Novellas: Sneaking Candy, The Next Forever, The Possibility of Us, and Again. She is also a contributor to the essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 Young Adult Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.

Connect with Candy Sloan:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads




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