Review: The Leftover by Brooke Williams

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Release date: September 1, 2017

Publisher: BQB Publishing

Genre: Chick Lit


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’m a huge fan of reality TV so when I first read the blurb for The Leftover I was soooo in. When people ask what my other hobbies are besides reading/blogging I always want to say I’m a reality TV aficionado (😂😳) so the idea of two of my favorite pastimes merging was pretty much the perfect combination for me.

Megan is the sweetest character, she’s not your typical chick lit heroine. She’s awkward, goofy and clumsy but she is so cute and endearing. When her sister talks her into taking her spot on the local version of Survivor she is beyond nervous but figures she’ll get voted off pretty quickly, so why not give it a shot? Then she finds out Cane, a local celebrity is the shows medic and things get a little complicated because she has a pretty major crush on him.

As much as I like romance novels to break things up between my beloved crime novels I’m not a huge fan of love scenes. I always feel uncomfortable reading them and find myself skimming over them. I was so relieved when I realized this was a clean romance and even more relieved when it wasn’t cheesy whatsoever. It was infused with so much humor and funny moments and the burgeoning romance between Megan and Cane was sweet and easy. 

This was an light, breezy read with a completely relatable and lovable protagonist. I was rooting for Megan from page one and loved seeing her gain self confidence and become comfortable in her own skin. This was one of those books that just makes you happy, you can’t help but smile while you’re reading and sometimes that’s exactly the type of book that I need!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the author for my review copy. 

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