by Jennifer O`Connell

August 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21622-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Sarah Holmes is a stay-at-home wife and mother...and a freelance writer who has just been given what just might be the most outrageous assignment of her life. Sarah, as an undercover reporter for Femme magazine, is to write an article exposing the women desperate enough to compete for a man on America's hottest reality show, The Stag, as well as the sexy bachelor shallow enough to help turn dating into a television ratings game.

But when Sarah Holmes turns into an Extreme Makeover version of her former single self in order to get into the show, she learns that things aren't always what they seem- even on a television show! As Sarah Divine, she takes her place as a hen on the show and finds that not all of the women competing for sexy Chris Masters are as desperate as they would seem to be. In fact, Chris isn't what Sarah expected either. Captured in the atmosphere, surrounded by moonlight swims, romantic one-on-one dates, champagne toasts, and nerve-wracking candle ceremonies, Sarah stops focusing on the article and starts wanting to win!

As one by one, the other bachelorettes begin to take their leave, Sarah is left feeling the pressure of her deception - from Chris, from the other hens, from her Femme editor, and most importantly, her husband and baby daughter. Just how far will she go to become Bachelorette #1? Anyone who has ever toyed with the idea of looking for love on a television show will love this fantastic work by Jennifer O'Connell! It takes you inside the glitz and glamour, the camaraderie and the catfights of a reality dating show, and makes you feel like you're part of the game! It's a perfect anytime read, and the behind-the-scenes view from Sarah makes Bachelorette #1 the ideal book for any fan of reality television!

Reviewed in August 2005 by Amanda B.

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