Happy Wednesday and welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday, we are continuing the reality show theme with One To Watch written by Kate Stayman-London!
I am so delighted that there are two new books coming out with reality shows as theme! I am definitely doing a big book shimmy here. I am not a big reality tv show watcher, I generally either get bored or skip parts when the drama becomes way too ridiculous for me. But books? Books I can read over and over again.
And I am so excited about this one as it also features a plus-sized main character! That definitely changes the reality game a bit as those often feature girls who are thin/not plus-sized. How will the guys react and how will the audience react. I do hope so that she finds her love out of these men, and otherwise I just hope she is having a blast being in the show. I am also very curious about the show. How competitive is it? Will there be cute dates? Competition elements?
The book came out yesterday, but I only found out about it a couple of days ago so I thought I would still feature it. Especially since I will wait for the book to be a bit more reasonable priced (and not 16 euro for a paperback or 9 for kindle) before I get it. 🙂
Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, 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 Chad! 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?
Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful anti-fat beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.
But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture 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. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after.