The Reality O – Candy Sloane REVIEW

Fifteen Contestants Twelve Episodes & One Chance to Rock Her World

About a year ago a book titled Sneaking Candy was released. It was about a creative writing graduate student (Candice Salinas) and her erotic romance author alter-ego (Candy Sloane). Readers fell in love with Candy and so did author Lisa Burstein.

Lisa fell so much in love SHE WROTE A BOOK as Candy Sloane.

The Reality O is Candy Sloane’s first standalone debut erotic romance novel, but it may not be her last


Title: The Reality O

Author: Candy Sloane/Lisa Burstein
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Comedy/Erotic Romance



Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Chance to Rock Her World

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 show 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…

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.


I loved Sneaking Candy, read the review here and The Reality O is just as adorable as Lisa Burstein’s delightful debut. I have never watched Jersey Shore or Big Brother nor will I without significant persuasion. However my guilty pleasure for the past eighteen seasons has been The Bachelor. When Christine drunkenly confesses to her inability to orgasm with a partner to her bestie. Her friend, in a with friends like these who needs enemies move, places a personal ad in the Casual Encounters to search for someone to rise to the challenge, pun intended. Before she has a chance to change her phone number the ad has gone viral and the television producers are knocking at her door.

Before she knows it Christine is starring in her own MTV reality series, the only catch is the extremely attractive production assistant who stirs her in ways that Tongue, Cuffs, Cowboy et al. could only hope to. The object being the last man or woman standing being the one who could bring Christine the ultimate pleasure. Soon Christine is dodging the attentions of the contestants with hilarious results and seeking those of a certain staffer who happens to return her regard.

Like Sneaking Candy, The Reality O is a light-hearted fun story with the underlying theme of finding oneself through acceptance. Though not all of the sex scenes were all that they could be I would definitely read more by her in the future. In the meantime I will just have to make due with The Bachelor.


 About the Author

Lisa Burstein aka Candy Sloane 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 lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.


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