PUBLISHED BY TWO ROADS ON 7th JULY 2020
25 DATES. 8 MEN. A NATION WATCHING.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SHE FALL IN LOVE.
OMBEA! Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger with amazing friends, thousands of Insta followers – and a massively broken heart. Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Ben! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?
Although Bea has sworn off men altogether when Main Squeeze asks her to be its next star, she agrees on one condition: under no circumstances will she actually fall in love.
But when the cameras start rolling, Bea finds herself in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Twitter wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men – and herself – for a chance at her own happily ever after.
Kate Stayman-London is a novelist, screenwriter, and political strategist. She served as a lead digital writer for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and has written for notable figures ranging from President Obama and Malala Yousafzai to Anna Wintour and Cher. When not writing or travelling, Kate can be found obsessively ranking Taylor Swift songs, laughing loudly with friends over really good bottles of wine, and of course, watching reality TV. She lives in Los Angeles.
WHAT DID I THINK?
I was always a fan of the reality shows when they first began, they have got a bit old hat now but that did not put me off this book, in fact, I was looking forward to it. This is from the contestant’s point of view and having 25 dates is not easy, what could go wrong? Funny, soppy and emotional, you get a bit of everything with this story. Just right for a summer read on the beach. I loved Bea and of course, her blogging and this was a bit different so kept me reading all day in the garden. Which date would you have picked? I do think she chose well in the end and if you want to know who, then click on the Amazon link and get it quick.