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Falling for You (Reality TV Romances)

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  386 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show, The One.

But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke.

After watching his brother lose his wife in a tr
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Published August 20th 2012 by Crimson Romance
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Feb 19, 2015 Mitsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, romance, humor
Hilarious! Perfect chick lit book filled with surprises!

Cassidy goes on a reality dating show to finally get over her ex-boyfriend - only to discover her ex IS the bachelor. Cassidy's story is fresh and very funny. Cassidy herself is adorable! Her ex...well...just read it! :)

Very well written and fun novel.

Lisa (Lost in Literature)
Dec 09, 2012 Lisa (Lost in Literature) rated it really liked it

* Originally posted on Lost in Literature *

Have you ever watched the Bachelor or a similar TV show and wondered what went on behind the scenes? Well, I sure have. And this book definitely addressed my curiosity to the extreme! Yes, all the drama is totally real!! At least in Falling For You it sure was. A wonderful glimpse into the behind-the-scenes story of a reality dating show. I love this stuff!! And I think the cover is totally perfect and definitely made me want to read this book even more
Feb 20, 2013 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A MUST read for the chick lover. Such a fabulous plot with a "sign of the times" story line. Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show “The One”. For Cassidy, she sees it as out of the box, new, exciting, and not at all her old self. For a while she has been single and getting over a breakup, where her ex moved to California. When the reveal comes that the gorgeous bachelor is her ex-boyfriend, Brad, Cass is wondering what her next move will be. Wit ...more
Jan 19, 2013 Crystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Rating 3.5

Falling for You was such a fun book. It captured my attention from the first page and I was on the edge of my seat gripped with panic that everything I hoped for would come crumbling down for one my favorite characters! Thrown in with my panic were laugh out loud moments and some very yummy eyebrow raises that I wish were coming my way.

Cassidy needs some fun in her life so her sister signs her up for a reality dating show. Even though Cassidy isn't fond of the idea she decides to go al
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Sep 07, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it really liked it
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Real life horror moment....being on a dating show only to find out the "hot date" is your ex boyfriend who broke your heart. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. However this is exactly where Cassidy find herself add to that mix one seriously hot camara man who turns your blood to fire and what do you get a sweet and delicious romantic comedy read.

This book was fun and sexy. I loved the emotion that went into this one. I mean put yourself i
Apr 02, 2013 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, won-it
I really, really wanted to like this one, but I just couldn't. Characters did a lot of ridiculous bouncing back and forth (I [virtually instantly, of course] love Evan. No wait, I might still have feelings for Brad. No, I could never want to kiss Brad again--ugh. Oh, wait, somehow his tongue got stuck in my mouth. Wait, why is Even so upset? He's so unreasonable!) I had to force myself to finish it, mostly because I didn't want to get too behind on my Goodreads challenge....
Sara Palacios
Jan 28, 2013 Sara Palacios rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Falling For You by Heather Thurmeier in exchange for an honest review.

Falling For You stars the newly single, Cassidy Quinn, who has just been chosen to appear on a new reality dating show called, The One. Expecting to find Prince Charming and fall madly in love, Cassidy is less than thrilled when she sees that Brad, her ex-boyfriend, happens to be the bachelor. Seeing him brings back old feelings and she starts to wonder if she is over him like she thought she was. But, the
First bk in a series...Cassidy unsuspectingly gets cast as a contestant in a "bachelor" type reality TV show (courtesy of her sister). The bachelor (SURPRISE!) ends up being Cassidy's ex, Brad. No biggie though...Cassidy already has her eye on hot camera man, Evan, who's assigned to follow her every moment. Not a bad gig for either of these two who are lusting after each other from the get go. Naturally there's lot of bitchie cat fighting amongst the competitive female contestants. And speaking ...more
Dec 07, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Are you a fan of Reality TV shows? Are you addicted to the dating reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? If you are a fan (even if you are a secret closet fan ... shhh ... I won't tell anyone!), then author Heather Thurmeier's first book in the Reality TV Trilogy, Falling for You is a must read!

It has been six months since twenty-eight year old New York banquet manager Cassidy Quinn's ex-boyfriend Brad trampled her heart and left New York for California. So when her meddling little sis
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This was my first Heather Thurmeier read, but certainly won't be my last. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Falling For You, the first book in her Reality TV Series. Falling for You is a fabulous read, especially for all of my Bachelor lovers out there.

Our Heroine, Cassidy, was funny, quirky and she liked to eat pizza, she was average and that's what I loved about her. She could have been your best friend and that is one quality I like in my heroines, when they are just...REAL! Cassidy had quite the choice
Christi Snow
Mar 01, 2013 Christi Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
I'll admit, I don't even watch most of the reality shows on TV and have never been drawn to the dating ones, but the premise of this book sounded really intriguing so I snatched it up when offered the opportunity. I'm glad I did. This book was a lot of fun.

Cassidy was entered to join a reality dating show by her sister. She's not looking for love after her ex abandoned her in NYC for the waves of California, but she figures it will be an adventure so she goes along with it. You can ima
Laura Chapman
Nov 28, 2012 Laura Chapman rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Heather Thurmeier delves into a charming and basically adorable romantic trilogy with book No. 1, Falling for You (read an excerpt here).

In Falling for You, our heroine Cassidy Quinn goes on the new reality TV show, The One, after her sister signs her up. Wanting an adventure, and hoping to end the dating dry-spell she has been under since breaking up with her boyfriend, Brad, she figures why not? Finding love on reality TV could ha
Aug 25, 2013 Tracy rated it it was amazing
I'll admit it - I love reality TV. Although, I haven't watched anything but Big Brother in recent years. After reading this, I know why I don't watch shows like The Bachelor, where the idea is to "meet the man of your dreams." I found the concept degrading and frankly, gross. BUT, that doesn't mean I don't like a good book about it :)

I have gotten away from reading true Chick Lit as I explore other genres. Falling for You by Heather Thurmeier was my leap back into it. I really enjoyed it. I felt
Aug 20, 2012 Irene rated it really liked it
Don’t you wish you knew what really went on behind-the-scenes of reality TV? Heather Thurmeier gives us a close-up in her rollicking new romance Falling for You.

I identified immediately with Cassidy, who is almost as accident prone as I am. Despite being one of the beautiful ‘babes’ picked to appear on an online dating show, Cassidy is down-to-earth, charming, and always falling right into trouble. . . or the strong arms of her totally off-limits cameraman.

Ms. Thurmeier kept the sexual and emot
Melinda Dozier
Sep 29, 2012 Melinda Dozier rated it really liked it
An excellent read for a reality show addict like me! Loved the premise of a "bachelor" type show and what happens behind the scenes. Heather Thurmeier does a great job at showing how love can happen in unexpected conditions.

I connected with Cassidy, the heroine, immediatly because she is such a klutz. And of course it's all caught on camera.

The hero, Evan, gets to follow his lucky lady around all day and night. This adds nice tension when he has to film her kissing the bachelor. Evan's cute litt
Stephanie Haefner
Oct 01, 2012 Stephanie Haefner rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, chick-lit, 2012
Great read!! Really loved it!!!!! I had the privilege of reading book two in this series first and I was dying to read book one and find out how it all started. It did not disappoint at all!

I watch my fair share of reality TV, so it's always interesting to get a behind the scenes look, even if it is a fictional story. I've never really been a fan of finding love type reality shows like The Bachelor, but this book definitely put a huge wrench in the whole premise of one!! Makes me wonder if stuff
Shoshanna Evers
Aug 30, 2012 Shoshanna Evers rated it it was amazing
Romance for the Reality TV Show Lover!

Heather Thurmeier's voice is distinctively witty, lough-out-loud funny, and sexy. Falling for You is the perfect romance novel for anyone who's ever found herself addicted to reality TV shows like The Bachelor...

Cassidy is ready to find love with the bachelor on the show, until he turns out to be her ex (uh-oh) and then the camera-man assigned to follow her around and film her is too lust-worthy to try and pretend he's not there. I loved getting an inside lo
Kay Rogal
Aug 10, 2012 Kay Rogal rated it it was amazing
We've all seen the 'The Bachelor' on commercials or followed the season...Heather's 'Falling for You' is so much better and more fulfilling with a guaranteed happily-ever-after. Cassidy Quinn wants to kill her sister for applying on her behalf. Cassidy finds out her ex-boyfriend is the bachelor who is not a good catch to begin with. Cassidy not only doesn't want to be picked by the bachelor, she finds true love does exist behind the scenes. Evan Burke is assigned to Cassidy and realizes this sea ...more
Tara Chevrestt
I don't watch much reality TV--only Ink Master and a few car shows, but I love reading about these shows. I can't compare this to the Bachelor cause I haven't seen it, but this was neat. It had a unique twist too.

Cassidy doesn't fall for the "bachelor", but a cameraman! Her very own cameraman who follows her around. And the man she's "dating" on national TV is her ex-boyfriend! I loved this. I also loved the look into "behind the scenes", what it's probably like: wearing voice boxes, cameras in
Oct 09, 2012 Allyson rated it it was amazing
Heather has done it again! I loved this book and can't wait to read more of her new releases! One of my favorite reality shows is the Bachelor and this book is about a reality program called The One! Poor Cassy is this really sweet girl who bless her heart is accident prone! She finds out the mystery bachelor is really her ex! But sparks fly with her cameraman as well which happens to be completely against the rules! Cassy trying to figure out her feeling for both Brad and Evan made this book ex ...more
Mar 19, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassidy Quinn is excited at the idea of being on a dating show. She is newly single after a breakup that appeared to come out of the blue and is looking to get some self-confidence back and have some new adventures, getting out of her comfort zone, on this Bachelor-esque dating show called The One. Contestants are forbidden from interacting with the crew, but Cassidy's camera man, Evan Burke, doesn't make that easy. Evan watches Cassidy through a camera lens 20 hours a day and his protective ins ...more
Meredith Schorr
Sep 01, 2013 Meredith Schorr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Falling for You was a very cute, light, sexy read. The perfect cure for a rainy afternoon, a stressful day at work or for whenever you just want to escape into a book. Definitely recommend to lovers of The Bachelor and readers of light, humorous romance.
Dec 28, 2012 Christine rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Let's sum this book up:
- It was a BIG UGH!
- Waste of my "precious" reading time.
- I skimmed from 40% to 90% and really missed nothing because everything was summed up in the last 10%.
- I had hopes for this book, but it was a DUD.

The End (thank god!!)

Was hoping for a cleaner read, which this wasn't. If you like steamier scenes though, you might give this one a try.

Over all, it was a fun chick lit, however, very predictable. I'm over the "I'm so adorably clumsy" heroines. Seriously, when horse back riding, she falls off not just once, but twice, and gets stepped on by the horse. When fishing, she can't get the hook in the water, then she throws her pole in, then she actually falls in the water. I'm sorry, but I just can't relate to character
Kindle Gal
Cute, light contemporary romance. I'd hoped for a little more character and story depth, but with the backdrop of a reality TV show, how much depth could/should there really be?

Rating: B- (3 stars)
Dec 11, 2012 Janel rated it really liked it
Funny and sweet. Evan's a charmer though I don't approve of the things he and Cassidy do whenever they are left alone. :))

Is there a sequel to this or Thurmeier purposely left the ending hanging?
KindleJo Jo
Dec 01, 2012 KindleJo Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: mkr
I had so much fun reading this book!!!
A light contemporary romance, with great characters.
see my full review
Rebecca Reads
Jan 04, 2015 Rebecca Reads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know when you are so excited to see what happens next, you have to use your hand to cover the rest of the page so you don't see the words and spoil the surprise? That was me almost the entire book. Understand that I am obsessed with reality TV so this was my perfect book. I loved it! I was a little annoyed that Cassidy was having some feelings for Brad when it just didn't seem like she should. Maybe if the book got more into their previous relationship, it would have made more sense. Other t ...more
Cassidy Quinn is ready for a new adventure after getting dumped by her boyfriend six months ago. When her sister signs her up for a new reality dating show she jumps in only to find herself faced with her ex, Brad, as the bachelor. Talk about drama. If that wasn’t enough, Cassidy is assigned her very own cameraman to follow her around. And that cameraman just happens to be drop dead sexy. Evan Burke thought that this job would be easy. Until he met Cassidy.

Evan is determined to keep from fallin
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Heather Thurmeier is a lover of margaritas and a hater of spiders. Born and raised in the Canadian prairies, she now lives in New York where she’s become an odd Canuck-Yankee hybrid. Heather’s currently writing her next romance, which will probably be filled with sassy heroines, sexy heroes that make your heart pound, laugh out loud moments and always a happily ever after. She loves to hear from r ...more
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