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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Hannah Parker was about to escape for a romantic world tour when she became a contestant on the hit reality TV show, SOULMATE. Last year's runner up was the 'good guy' heart throb Anthony Capriccio, who won over every good girl's heart when he showed off his sweet nature and his stunning good looks. Though successful in her career as a professional photographer, Hannah had ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Leah Banicki (first published October 14th 2012)
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Patricia Strefling
Leah Banicki writes with a quirky sense of humor while underneath lie stories of real-life relationships. From the first page I loved Hannah’s sense of humor and her ability to be herself through the tumbles and turns she experiences. Her life accelerates into high gear as she travels the world with twenty-four other women, competing in a reality TV show. Hannah’s wit keeps her sane for the most part until things began to unravel. Then true reality…her own life…begins to settle in. Hannah must d ...more

AUTHOR: I read a lot of fiction and I have never ever read an Inspirational fiction book as wonderfully written as RUNNER UP. How can an author write Inspirational fiction so awe inspiring? Leah Banicki can. How can an author write a book of fiction so well that it is hard believe that the book is truly fiction? Leah Banicki can. How can an author write so well that at the end of each chap
Laura Carter
I think this book had a good plot, real characters, and real struggles. It was interesting although a little predictable. I just cannot get past the glaring editing and grammar mistakes. I'm not sure if it was self-published, but it was more than book-to-ereader mistakes. It was also overwhelmingly cheesy at some points, but that's probably normal for this type of book.
I appreciated her covering tough topics like depression and anxiety. And I can appreciate the difficulty of creating realistic
The plot was ok but there were some slow parts. My main problems with this were the characters and the dialogue. I didn't really feel like any of the characters were fully developed and the dialogue never really rang true to me. Some of the phrases and wording just didn't flow or feel like how real people would say things. There were also quite a few formatting and editing problems. I generally don't detract from a rating for these things for self-published authors but I know some people have a ...more
Cassandra Smith Hector

This book is drenched with inspirational and motivating circumstances along with an understanding of how life's downturns can send us in spiralling parallels. A must read for persons who are seeking their soul mate but met closed doors just when you thought you had it right...
This book surprised me in a lot of ways, but I think it provoked some good thought overall. It's one you need to be in the right mindset for...I wouldn't pick it up idly to be entertained.
This book had great possibilities, but it just fell flat. At times it seemed to drag abdcat other times it seened too rushed. The thing that bothered me the most was the kack of editing that was done. So many grammer errors that at times it was frustratibg to read.
Jessica Holland
Unexpectedly great

I got this as a free book and delayed starting it because I had low expectations. I ended up enjoying it immensely and finished it within a day of starting it. deals with some great issues, it was a feel good, clean romance. Will look for more from this author!
Jul 24, 2013 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Felt a bit slow until halfway through, but I think that's just because it was obvious from the title that something was going to happen to upset Hannah's romantic dreams and it was hard to know how much to invest in the characters until whatever and whenever the turning point in the story happens. After the fake reality is over, I began to enjoy the book more. I don't care much for "reality" TV because it doesn't feel real and I think the author captured how I imagine the aftermath would be pret ...more
Soumyashri Mishra
Actually it was fun reading this book.I had never really read anything like this one.Its very refreshing and entertaining.I enjoyed it thoroughly :):)
I have never in my life read a book from this angle and I've read so many so this that's saying something. It's amazing the way it gives you a look into what it would be like to be "famous". The relationship she builds with Jackson is also so sweet and he is so charming. If anyone asked me what to read this would be one of the first ones on the list. I LOVED IT
I liked this book, it was clean, romantic, and dealt with real issues. Two things bothered me though: the writer's voice seemed to bounce from present to past, from first person to third and back again, also the ending seemed rushed and jumbled, which was frustrating. I liked the storyline though!
This is a good story. The modern Bachelor behind the scenes. The true nature of relationships. The real love story has great chemistry!
Karen Davis
Absolutely loved the insights into the "fake-ality" of the "reality" tv world. Wow! A deep, insightful book that was also lots of fun.
Cute book. A bit dramatic at times, but a sweet story of coming back from heartache.
Great book....nice twists and turns that kept me reading until the end.
Michael Hetrick
A real page turner. I loved it, it was hard to put down.
3.5* an easy quick fun read
Victoria Newman
Is a great book to read
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