One to Watch
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 ...more
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Anyway, the real reason I loved this book tho is for the aforementioned therapy in the guise of the character Bea as ...more
You guys. I didn't just read ONE TO WATCH - I freaking devoured it. ...more
One To watch has also the hard moments where Bea faces the cruelness of society wanting to look always perfect at a certain weight and a certain manner. trying to change her into something ...more
Bea, plus-sized full-time fashion blogger, ends up as the main participant in a reality TV show called "Main Squeeze" (aka "Bachelorette"). No surprise that the 25 male candidates are somewhat startled, knowing that these shows usually sport people that are above average handsome in a superficial way.
I loved the story idea, first of all because I enjoy books about reality TV shows, since they are like a petri dish for hilariously funny scenes, and second because I was so routing for ...more
Out this July, 'One to Watch' will be a perfect addition to your beach bag! Add it to your tbr!
Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me with a copy of the book to review. All opinions are my own.
Usually I'm incredibly apprehensive when books have a "ripped from the headlines" feel to them. As someone who follows The Bachelor franchise closely, I was unsure how this book was going to translate or if it'd just seem like it was a literal season of the show. But this book was so much more, and I ate it up.
Two things that struck me about One to ...more
I requested this book from Netgalley, never having read anything by this author before, because the blurb sounded exciting.
Im so glad my request was granted.
ONE TO WATCH is a RomCom, a modern day treatise on what it means to be a plus sized girl in a skinny sized world, and a satire on how reality TV is anything but.
Fashion blogger and plus sized girl Bea Schumacher is successful, her fashion blog is off the chain, and she loves watching the reality love connection show MAIN SQUEEZE. Her life is ...more
By being on the show Bea is surrounded by the typical Man Candy one expects on these shows. self-deprecating Bea is not sure what is real and what is for the benefit of the TV. Bea has a hard time navigating the truth. Bea is hit hard ...more
Author: Kate Stayman-London
Genre: Contemporary New Romance
**RECEIVED ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW**
I guess you could say this book is written in a way current generations can understand. You know, those who are all about social media and celebrities? Text messages, Tweets, DM's, etc. You see our heroine goes on reality television so we read the blogs, reviews, and everything else. Also, our heroine is a fashion blogger herself. I have to admit this is a unique and creative way to ...more
I've never watched The Bachelor, but I did watch a few episodes of Love is Blind on Netflix, which prompted me to request this novel to review... The premise (plus-size bachelorette becomes the reluctant star of a reality dating television show) drew me in. And ultimately I enjoyed this read. The main character is bold and likable; I rooted for her throughout. The story was full of action and kept me guessing about which suitor she would ultimately end up with. However, a few ...more
We all have guilty pleasures mine are books and tv series. For fans of the Bachelor/Bachelorette this is your guilty pleasure!
A lot of work, thought, and creativity went into this novel. Main squeeze is a Reality TV show about one person dating 25 people to try and fall in love. All the Elements of the podcasts, tweets, the reunion show really made this book feel like you were watching a tv show.
Kate Stayman-London did an amazing job ...more
My fat ass stayed up until 2 am to finish this book in one sitting. It is definitely going to be a fave read of the year.
I identified with so much in this book. Like, SO MUCH. Its actually helping me to process and deal with some things in my own life, which isnt something I ever thought Id say about a rom-com.
I just want to buy a zillion copies and hand it out to fat girls everywhere. ...more
*Thanks NetGalley & Dial Press for the ARC! ...more
I just want to turn right around and read it again, and I think anyone that reads it will feel the same.
Stop reading this review and read One to Watch.
Five stars to this amazing book that will be a huge summer smash.
Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Bea is a plus-sized fashion blogger. Her life story is probably extremely familiar to a lot of women - smart, pretty, outgoing - but fat. Bea is judged harshly by just about everyone for her size - which ...more
I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars! I rate different categories that are important to me personally in a book, and the take an average of the scores to get my overall rating. I dont share this rubric, because everyone has their own preferences, and should rate ...more
Bea is a plus-sized fashionista and Instagram influencer. When the hit television show Main Squeeze (basically the Bachelor with a different name and a few details changed) asks her to be their new lead, she says yes, hoping to grow her brand and possibly find ...more
You can also find me on Twitter (@_ksl) and Insta (@__ksl) if you're into that sort of thing. Official bio below, happy reading! xx
Kate Stayman-London is a novelist, ...more