The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

Romance Book Club

The Real Deal Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the alternating 1st person narration?
  2. Does going to a family reunion alone sound so terrible?
  3. Do you like April?
  4. Is the idea of family members trying to fix you up with dates that terrible?
  5. What do you think of the use of technology?
  6. What do you think of Theo’s business model?
  7. Do you like Theo?
  8. What do you think of their first meeting?
  9. If you were in April’s place what type of fake boyfriend would you want?
  10. Does April’s job of painting people sound cool?
  11. How do April and Theo illustrate the difference of having a family safety net and not?
  12. Could April’s texts with Claire be covered by April’s internal dialogue?
  13. Is Theo not really being an actor a big lie?
  14. Is April being burned by Landon a good reason for her to forego dating?
  15. Would you want to attend April’s family reunion?
  16. Does April’s family of small business people who can laugh at $5000 seem odd?
  17. What do you think of Theo’s con artist past?
  18. Do you like the development of Theo and April’s relationship?
  19. Who is your favorite secondary character?
  20. Is a childhood treehouse a good setting for a couple’s first time?
  21. What do you think of April’s reaction to overhearing Theo discussing the possibility of their relationship being a con?
  22. Would Theo’s note convince you to give him another chance? (p. 326)
  23. Does the book feel like it takes place over 4 days?
  24. Did you like the book?
  25. Would you read more by the author?

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