That’s what HE said Thursday – When It’s Real by Erin Watt – {May 18, 2017}

Posted May 18, 2017 in That's what HE said Thursday / 0 Comments

That’s what HE said Thursday is a weekly (or monthly) meme created and hosted by Chapter Break where you can share a favorite quote(s) from your current or favorite book boyfriend to his heroine.

This week I am sharing one of my favorite quotes/scenes from my current book boyfriend, Oakley Ford, from Erin Watt’s upcoming new release, When It’s Real, that will be releasing on May 30th, 2017!  Thank you to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an e-ARC of the book. I loved it and you can check out my review on When It’s Real here.

Now why Oakley Ford has won a spot on Read. Eat. Love. for “That’s what HE said Thursday”…

  1. He’s a rock-star!
  2. You just want to give him a hug!  He may be rough around the edges at first, but like Vaughn in the story, you kind of feel for him as you get to know him.
  3. He definitely has a way with words and music…

Which leads to the quote I’ve chosen for today…  And at the end of the post, check out the trailer to When It’s Real.  Enjoy!


Oakley Ford to Vaughn Bennett

“Any requests?” I joke.

She considers it seriously, though. “Do you know any Lumineers?”

I lift my eyebrows. “Seriously? You don’t want an Oakley Ford song?” I can’t believe she wants me to do a cover.

Her lips twitch. “I thought you were tired of your own songs.”

“Fair enough.”


“That was really beautiful,” Vaughn whispers as we trudge down the sand.

“Ah. Thanks.”

She stops when we reach the stairs that lead to the parking lot, letting the others go on ahead. “What is it?” I ask.

“Half the time when you open your mouth, you say something that makes me want to punch you.” Vaughn gives a rueful smile. “But when you sing…you make it really hard to hate you.”

I take that praise with me all the way to the parking lot.


Want more of Oakley Ford?  Check out this trailer from Erin Watt for When It’s Real! Cheers!

About Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.

(Author bio from Erin Watt's website:

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