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One to Watch

(2020)
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this razor-sharp, “thoroughly charming” (Hillary Clinton) debut.

“Relatable, incredibly smart . . . an extraordinary debut.”—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal

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 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, wickedly observant debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men—and herself—for a chance to live happily ever after.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Bea Schumacher is an irresistible heroine, and One to Watch will win you over just as quickly. Its clever skewering of reality TV tropes is balanced by a sweet sincerity and a real belief in true romance. The Bachelor should be so lucky as to land a Bea of its own." - Heather Cocks

"A fast, furious read, one that is brimming with wit but also packs a serious punch. The compelling narrator—Bea Schumacher—won my heart immediately, and Stayman-London’s storytelling sizzles." - Fiona Davis

"One to Watch drew me in from the first chapter; this book was relatable, incredibly smart and thoughtful about body image and the way the media treats women, and just plain entertaining. I adored this extraordinary debut and had so much fun reading it!" - Jasmine Guillory

"One to Watch is a powerful story about the love we have for ourselves and others. It’s a vibrant, tender, stylish, sexy, and outrageously joyful book, and I couldn’t bear to put it down for one second." - Hannah Orenstein


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Title: One To Watch: real love . . . as seen on TV
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ISBN: 1-5293-4730-0 / 978-1-5293-4730-2 (UK edition)
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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: One to Watch: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
ISBN: 0-525-51044-3 / 978-0-525-51044-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One to Watch
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Title: One to Watch
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
Publisher: Two Roads
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One to Watch: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: One to Watch: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
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Title: One to Watch: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
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July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One To Watch: real love . . . as seen on TV
Author(s): Kate Stayman-London
Publisher: Two Roads
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