Excerpt and Giveaway: The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

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To make things even more interesting (or in Wayans and Tan’s case, awkward), Insider invited them to play a game of Have You Ever, confirming or denying any rumour, activity, or feelings ever linked to them. Dig in with us as we discover more of their relationship:

  • Hugged? Wayans said Tan gives the best hugs, describing his B’s hugs as ‘coming home.’ Tan refuted this, saying Wayans has the best hugs, which feel like ‘hot chocolate, a good book, and bed during a rainy day.’ Yeah, alright, we let them flip a coin to determine the winner for best hug instead. (Marcus won.)

    The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

    The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

  • Slept in the same bed? “Yes, which can be really tricky since he sleeps nude,” Tan teased. Oh, shush, Tan—it’s a nice problem to have.
  • Held hands? “All the time,” said Wayans, grabbing Tan’s hand and locking fingers with her.
  • Gotten a tattoo for each other? “Out of the five tats I have, three of them were because of Marcus,” Tan said, showing us the string of tattoos on her left wrist: the tiny dark blue key tattoo which Wayans confirms he had put on her, MJW (J for James), Wayans’ initials in blood red next to the key, and the words Take a risk & fight underneath them. Why would Wayans inspire a risk-taking tattoo?

Wayans also has three tattoos relating to Tan: her initials CST (S for Samantha) right next to the lock tattoo on his chest, a line from her favourite Temper Trap song Sweet Disposition that talks about not surrendering, and the same flock of birds tattoo she had on her right shoulder on his right shoulder.

  • To Wayans: Written a song about Tan? Wayans admitted to having written songs about Tan, who reveals she only knows about two songs. Wayans grinned when he said, “There are six songs out there that are about you.”
  • Kissed (on the lips, like full-on kiss): There were a few seconds of silence before Wayans revealed that they have, in fact, kissed. “I am her first kiss,” he said in a serious tone. “At the risk of sounding virginal, yeah, I had my first kiss at twenty-five,” Tan joked.
  • Thought ‘I can fall in love with this person’: Now this was where things got really interesting. Nobody wanted to speak first, which automatically meant ‘yes’ in most books. Wayans finally spoke, his tone solemn as he said, “I have, and I was, but I’m not anymore.”

From: The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

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Book and author details:

Title: The Real Score (Gezellig #1)
Author: Kesh Tanglao
Date of Publication: August 28, 2013
Genre: contemporary romance/chick-lit

About the book:
Caitlin’s friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world’s biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone–their friends and families, the media, and his fans–ever since they “went public” a couple of years back. Who wouldn’t be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.

To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a “perfect little thing.” But then something comes along and threatens it.

In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle the score?

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Author photo2About Kesh Tanglao

Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists.

 

 

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

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BOOK INFO:

The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

Caitlin’s friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world’s biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone–their friends and families, the media, and his fans–ever since they “went public” a couple of years back. Who wouldn’t be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.

To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a “perfect little thing.” But then something comes along and threatens it.

In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle the score?

BOOK LINKS:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18398844-the-real-score
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/353277
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Score-Gezellig-Kesh-Tanglao-ebook/dp/B00EV5AMFS
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-real-score
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AUTHOR BIO:
Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free Author photo2time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists. The Real Score is her first published novella.

AUTHOR LINKS
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sparksfire_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeshTanglao
Email: kesh.tanglao@gmail.com
8tracks: http://8tracks.com/sparksfire_ (for the companion playlists of books)

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My Review:

I had wanted to read The Real Score the moment I laid my eyes on its cover. I’m glad that I did.

The Real Score is a really cute story about a simple office girl who fell in love with a front man. I’m not sure how much of it is plausible in real life. I’ve never been into boy bands and while I watch concerts sometimes, I’ve never been into a meet-and-greet. Needless to say, I enjoyed that part of the book very much.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book. It made me smile a lot. I removed one star because they’ve let the “issue” go on for so long. At first, I found it cute but later on, I wanted to bop them both on the head. LOL.

My rating: 4/5

Recommended to romance readers especially to those who are enamored with boy bands and concerts and the like.

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Excerpt and Giveaway: The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

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“Is there any chance you’d want to stay?”

I gripped the handle of the door. “Stay?” I said softly without turning.

I heard some shuffling of footsteps and then I felt him standing behind me. He playfully poked me on the shoulder to face him, and I did, finally letting go of the handle. TRCQ01

“Stay,” he urged again.

“You have a show later, Marcus. Shouldn’t you be sleeping by now?”

Marcus shrugged. “I couldn’t even if I tried. I’m too…wired.”

I smirked. “Tea is supposed to relax you, not make you jumpy,” I commented, and he wrinkled his nose. “I don’t think it’s the tea.”

Marcus fixed me a stare. “It’s you.”

“Ha,” I said, shaking my head, struggling to hide my smile.

“I’ll get us room service.”

“You’re bribing me with food. After I had a buffet. Are you kidding me?”

He opened his hands in front of him. “I was hoping the company was enough.”

A tiny, very unsure voice in my head said: Be spontaneous?

And despite the louder voice screaming “no,” I relented, sighing and flopping back down on the couch. “Fine.”

From: The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

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BOOK LINKS:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18398844-the-real-score
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/353277
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Score-Gezellig-Kesh-Tanglao-ebook/dp/B00EV5AMFS
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