Ah, the sweet bite of high school memories… this book seems so sweet!
Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare (Surviving Adam Meade, #1) was out a couple of days ago in the Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Genre.
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…
With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.
Shannon Klare, the Author, is a reality TV fanatic and I’ve never watched one. Literally. So, I asked her which are the 10 reality TV a newbie like me should definitely watch and why?
First, can I say how excited I am to talk about this?!
- The Curse of Oak Island (History Channel)
This show is all about treasure hunting! Rick and Marty Lagina have been searching for an elusive treasure stored on Oak Island. After many years of research and recovery efforts, they’re finally making progress in their search. I stay tuned for that one day when they finally uncover the box of hidden Templar gold.
- Gold Rush (Discovery Channel)
Like the guys from The Curse of Oak Island, these guys are also on a quest for treasure – gold. This show follows gold miners and their ups and downs in recovering gold from the Klondike. Gold Rush is a show my husband and I can both watch and enjoy. It’s also fun seeing how much gold they get each week.
- Top Chef (Bravo)
I’m a huge fan of cooking shows! Top Chef is fun in that it pits accomplished chefs against each other, with the goal of earning Top Chef. I really like how each season is based in a different city. This offers variety between the seasons, regarding the foods cooked and the individuals on the show.
- Project Runway (Returning to Bravo)
Project Runway is one of those shows I can sit and watch for hours. I can never comprehend how they pull everything together so seamlessly in, sometimes, less than two days. Don’t even get me started on the unconventional challenges. Those are the funniest to watch! Seriously, a dress out of newspapers? Yes, please.
- The Amazing Race (CBS)
Teams of two race around the world, completing various tasks along the way. There’s a touch of drama, new and interesting places, and highly amusing roadblocks. I like seeing how each team handles stress and being in a different place every couple of days. I also like that there’s never a clear winner until the end. The team that was third walking into the season finale can run the best leg of the race and win the whole thing!
- MasterChef & MasterChef Junior (Fox)
Gordon Ramsey. Need I say more? This show is a lot like Top Chef, but MasterChef is better because instead of accomplished chefs you have every day people like you and me. They take the best home chefs and put them in a cooking competition. With MasterChef Junior it’s the same situation but with kids. A seven-year-old will seriously whip up some fancy dish I can’t even pronounce while I’m over here heating up frozen lasagna. It’s amazing.
- Southern Charm (Bravo)
This show. This show guys. I actually missed this when it first came out and didn’t catch it until season two was about to premiere. Luckily, On Demand had all of season one so I was able to watch the whole thing. Southern Charm follows a group of friends in Charleston, NC and is literally the drama I never knew I needed. KATHERINE. Katherine is the reason I tune in every week. She’s so brutally honest and upfront with everyone, and continues to be the anti-socialite who has no problem standing up for what she believes in. Ahhhh. It’s a good one.
- Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
Bachelor in Paradise is my guilty pleasure. The show takes cast-offs from previous Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons and puts them on an island in Mexico. Love is the goal, but with new people coming in each week nothing is guaranteed. This show is pure drama and entertainment.
- Big Brother (CBS)
This show falls just short of the number one ranking, but it’s a very close margin. Big Brother takes a group of strangers, throws them in a house, and forces them to evict one person a week. Sounds simple enough, except hidden alliances, secret powers, twists decided on by viewers, and constant backstabbing and blindsides keeps it anything but simple. You can’t miss a minute or an episode, or you’re going to miss something big.
- Survivor (CBS)
Survivor premiered when I was in the eighth grade. I’ve been watching ever since. There’s something about this show, Jeff Probst, the way the competitions work, and the connections between the castaways that keeps me coming back. After 36 (YES 36!) seasons, Survivor has stayed pretty true to what it was season one. Maybe that’s why it continues to be popular. I don’t know. Either way, this is the top of my list because it has yet to let me down. If you’re looking for a reality show, start here.
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Shannon Klare is a southern housewife, born and raised in Texas. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon is a reality TV fanatic and movie connoisseur. Surviving Adam Meade is her debut novel.