I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. I got into it fast and had to keep reading. to the end. I think what I was disappointed in was how it ended. After all the talk in the book about being an example to so many people and worrying about appearances and the constant desire to be married in the temple. I was surprised that the author decided to not have the characters wait to get married in the temple. I may be being picky , but this was something that made me not enjoy the book as much as I would have if the ending would have been different.
I re read this book recently, and discovered it again. I guess I am a sucker for any writing that is kind of self-aware. I loved that the MC were discovering each other in the reality dating show, both hesitant, but discovering their feelings and what really mattered most to them. Being genuine, learning and discovering, and trying to stay true to what they cared about most.
It doesn't mean that there weren't stumbles and confusion along the way, but they truly did work and find the "reality" that meant the most to them. Love, family, and dedication.
Imagine my disappointment to find only two books by this author after reading this wonderful story based on a reality tv show. I loved the characters and thought it was brilliantly played out. Not my typical genre, but I found myself laughing, tearing up with emotion and reading all night to finish. I surely hope Karen Tuft is working on something new!! :)
This is a really fun story and one of the first I've read set on the set of a reality TV show! Great love story :D
This is a really cute book and is very well written. I read in every spare moment and loved it. I will probably read it again. There is religion mentioned in the book but it goes really well with the story. I recommend this for all women that are young or young at heart
Even though I don't like 'The Bachelor' (only watched the 1st season and that was enough), I was intrigued by the book description and decided to give it a chance. I'm really glad I did! It is expertly written and the characters are well developed, not only the main but also some of the secondary. It is religious in content but not obnoxiously so- for Lucy, it's a part of her that couldn't go unmentioned; for Ethan, it's part of his personal growth. There are lots of sweet moments between Lucy and Ethan that will make you cheer them on, and some very frustrating moments that will have you curse the unscrupulous characters. One of my favorite parts was when Lucy talked about the pioneer reenactment trek- very poignant. I also loved the idea of the charm bracelets, so cute! I don't want to give away any spoilers but it's a tale of staying true to yourself and standing up for honesty. I couldn't put it down and read it in one night! Can't wait to read more from this author!