Sherrie Austin's sophomore album, Love in the Real World is a bit of a disappointment. This sweet-sounding Aussie left us reeling for more after her first album, Words, but only teases us with her second. The album's first release, "Never Been Kissed" retains the bubbly and contemporary sound of her more popular hits from the first album, "Lucky in Love" and "Put Your Heart Into It." But Love in the Real World leaves it up to us to decide if she's actually singing country or pop. And trying too hard to be both, Austin makes us feel like she doesn't belong in either genre.
AllMusic Review by Maria Konicki Dinoia