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One to Watch Real Loveas Seen On TVBea 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 ItBut When The Cameras Start Rolling, Bea Realizes Things Are 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 I loved EVERYTHING about this book I devoured it in a matter of hours I loved the delicious fashion descriptions I loved Bea and her strength, her inner dialogue, her journey to self love, her intelligence, her fierceness, and her beauty I loved the tongue in cheek pop culture references Reality Stefan, bahaha I loved and adored so many of the men I loved Marin and I am OBSESSED with Bea s family.Her exchanges with Bob brought me to tears Her relationship with her parents is so so speci I loved EVERYTHING about this book I devoured it in a matter of hours I loved the delicious fashion descriptions I loved Bea and her strength, her inner dialogue, her journey to self love, her intelligence, her fierceness, and her beauty I loved the tongue in cheek pop culture references Reality Stefan, bahaha I loved and adored so many of the men I loved Marin and I am OBSESSED with Bea s family.Her exchanges with Bob brought me to tears Her relationship with her parents is so so special.I LOATHED the hateful, eviscerating, bullying remarks to Bea But those things are realistic I know that those are comments my plus size friends continue to hear It was so painful to even read those words, I cannot imagine those things being said about me.I ve been an off and on Bachelor franchise fan for years and this is the future I dream of So so so so good FIVE STARS FOR BEA One of my fast, smart, entertaining, feel good books It s refreshing, relaxing and motivational This is not only plus size fashion blogger s journey to find her love of her life, it s her inner journey to realize she deserved to be loved, cared and she have to make peace with her appearance and inner fears to live brighter future she dreamed of Bea Schumacher s life changes when she takes a trip in Paris lately I read so much books about the city and I start to believe it has its own magica One of my fast, smart, entertaining, feel good books It s refreshing, relaxing and motivational This is not only plus size fashion blogger s journey to find her love of her life, it s her inner journey to realize she deserved to be loved, cared and she have to make peace with her appearance and inner fears to live brighter future she dreamed of Bea Schumacher s life changes when she takes a trip in Paris lately I read so much books about the city and I start to believe it has its own magical powers and change her fashion style, gainingself confidence and voila, she starts making videos, finding her power at social media with her creative ideas and now she gets offer from Main Squeeze reality show Her brand new occupation requires fantasy dates Another version Blind Date meets Bachelor meets Love is Blind my husband started to watch it, can you believe it I m afraid the home quarantine will eventually fry the rest of his brain cells Bea s heart is already broken after her long time crush a k a her best friend she should make better friend choices and she had a one night stand and he ghosted her Yes, bastard ruined her self esteem and now she deserves to have fun And maybe but just maybe, she can find someone she may truly fall in love I think her dating parts are a little superficial, unrealistic but the parts about Bea s inner fight, her vulnerability and her insecurities prevent her share true self with the world are remarkable Those sincere parts help us connect with the heroine and understand her pain, her struggle and her need of approval Overall Even though I didn t get interested the reality show premise and dating parts, I loved Bea and her self discovery journey and I also enjoyed the supporting characters who contributed Bea s meaningful journey Especially Sam, Asher and Marin So I give 3.5 stars and I m naturally rounding them up to 4 So much thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Dial Press for sharing this amazing ARC in exchange my honest review and help us get through these stressful days with the healing power of great books This was so cute If you re a fan of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette then I feel like this is a must read This book centers on this romantic reality show called Main Squeeze, which is obviously very much inspired by The Bachelorette Our main character Bea is a plus size fashion blogger and she publicly criticizes the show for not havingdiverse body types on the show Then, the show asks her to be the star of the next season, and 25 men are selected to fight for her attention and date he This was so cute If you re a fan of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette then I feel like this is a must read This book centers on this romantic reality show called Main Squeeze, which is obviously very much inspired by The Bachelorette Our main character Bea is a plus size fashion blogger and she publicly criticizes the show for not havingdiverse body types on the show Then, the show asks her to be the star of the next season, and 25 men are selected to fight for her attention and date her.This was entertaining and dramatic as fuck in all the same ways that The Bachelorette is Even if it s fictional, it s great to see what it would be like for a plus size person to be the star of a show like this This book also has some other diversity to it that I wasn t expecting.This book got me out of a reading slump and I was enjoying the hell out of it, but it s not quite a five star book for me I got kind of tired of the news articles and the fan reactions to the show after a while And I feel like the timeline of this story didn t always make sense to me, I feel like she went from 25 guys to 5 guys so fast and idk the pacing was just all over the place Also I didn t like how sometimes we missed the big moments in this book, we just find out about them from a news article, when I would ve liked to see Bea s reaction to things in the moment they happen The ending of this book ended up being just okay for me, but mostly over the top dramatic in the same kind of way The Bachelorette is haha I guess I wouldn t recommend this if you re reading it for the romance, but I would if you are reading it for the fun reality show drama kind of stuff, which is why I wanted to read it, because I m trash for romantic reality tv shows I m kind of hoping the author writes a sequel with the next season of the show cause I would auto buy that Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestONE TO WATCH is a book that perfectly captures all of the cringe of reality television, while also providing a pitch perfect look at the behind the scenes manipulation of the reality TV industry, the way people view women s bodies, and what it means to be an empowered woman in a society filled with double standards This could have been a heinous, horrible book in the wrong hands, but in Stayman London s hands, it became a new fave Bod Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestONE TO WATCH is a book that perfectly captures all of the cringe of reality television, while also providing a pitch perfect look at the behind the scenes manipulation of the reality TV industry, the way people view women s bodies, and what it means to be an empowered woman in a society filled with double standards This could have been a heinous, horrible book in the wrong hands, but in Stayman London s hands, it became a new fave Body positivity I feel like this book really does a great job with its heroine, plus sized fashion blogger, Bea She s just an ordinary woman who happens to wear a size 20, which is a pretty typical size for a lot of American women, although a lot of us think of that as unusual because we don t see women with bodies like that in TV or magazines When Bea is called to be on the very show she criticized on her blog, people treat it like she s breaking a very controversial barrier, even though those barriers should not exist The body positivity movement has its flaws but I feel like those are addressed here there s a HUGE difference between living a healthy lifestyle and judging others for the way they look The rep In addition to Bea, who is plus size, there is a lot of diversity in the guys she s supposed to date which she demanded on her show One of the love interests is Asian, one of the love interests is black There is a character in here who is gender nonconforming and a character in here who is asexual One of the male love interests is a virgin, and it s treated so respectfully, which I definitely felt like was a call out to how The Bachelor and all of the promo handled Colton, where everyone made SUCH A BIG DEAL OVER IT, whereas here it feels totally normal The portrayal of social media and reality television I loved all of the multi POVs in here, which I usually can t stand But the blog posts, the Tweets, the comments, the podcasts, and the mailing groups were just spot on with how people talk I felt like the blog posts were a really great portrayal of how people really do consume and write about media The comments and Tweets about Bea are sadly an accurate reflection of how people talk to and about women with a prominent online presence, especially if those women aren t considered conventionally attractive The romance OH MY GOD, so usually in reality TV about dating there s just a whole bunch of jerks and all the good guys get voted off immediately, which is why I find watching them so frustrating you get invested, you know , but here, there are a number of good guys that I loved And also a ton of guys that I loved to hate, and hated to love I m so picky about chick lit, and haven t enjoyed a book THIS MUCH since the heyday of Meg Cabot and Plum Sykes and Jennifer Weiner circa the late 90s and early 2000s This was SO MUCH FUN and I was obsessed with Bea s journey not just to find love, but also to find happiness and to love herself The feminist themes Honestly So good Bea was the perfect blend of vulnerability and empowerment She wasn t portrayed like an icon A lot of her insecurities were things that I, as a plus size woman, really related to She made mistakes and could be irrational and selfish, but I could see myself making and doing a lot of her decisions and having those same doubts But despite all that, there was an overarching message that women shouldn t have to settle for less, and they shouldn t have to apologize for being the way they are I loved that about this book it kept it from feeling exploitative, because it had the heart, and didn t portray this as a throwaway thing The hate watching cringe ONE TO WATCH is seriously just like watching a television show, and I hope there are spin offs because I WOULD TOTALLY READ MORE OF THIS WORLD I found myself rooting for various love interests, and wanting to scream at the book when drama surfaced, especially the love hate relationship between Bea and the director of the show omg, Lauren, like, CAN YOU NOT I don t think I ve ever read a book that captures the vibe of reality TV this well, only it s better than any reality TV show that I ve seen in like ten years, so.I found myself at a crucial point about 370 pages in where I knew it was a make or break moment, which would determine whether this book was four or five stars for me The book didn t choose the ending I wanted though it one upped me and found an even better one I honestly hope that this becomes a movie, because if it doesn t PEOPLE ARE MISSING OUT This is the best chick lit book that I have read in years, and I honestly couldn t put it down once I really started reading.Love Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 5 stars

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