looking for love in front of an audience of millions… He just wasn’t supposed
to pick ME!
assistant on TV’s smash-hit reality show, Ever After. Two months of sun and fun
at the beach? Sign me up! Until the moment I come face to face with this
season’s bachelor, racing’s bad boy Dash – aka, the mysterious hottie I just
hooked up with at a creepy motel off the I-80.
chemistry between us is way too hot to ignore. He’s playing to win, and he’s
got his sights set on the prize: me!
Soon, the action is heating up off-screen. But between
ratings-hungry producers, back-stage drama, and twelve of the most cutthroat
glamazon contestants known to womankind, I’m in way over my head. Can I find my
happily-ever-after, or will it be lights, camera, heartbreak?
hilarious, sexy new read!
While I am not a fan of reality TV, I did love Katie McCoy’s Hot Bachelor. The premise of the star of a “The Bachelor” type show falling for one of the crew is great, and the way they meet and get involved is even better.
How did I love Hot Bachelor? Let me count the ways:
- I loved Paige’s tenacity and spirit. From page one on, this fiery redhead jumps off the pages and into your life. Her spunky attitude gave me reason to smirk and chuckle throughout the book. This woman was not going to let a little motion sickness, fear of flying or a plane-grounding storm get in the way of her getting her dream job.
- I loved the unseemly depiction of the “reality” behind reality TV show productions. The staged drama, the payoffs to staff for helping the drama along, and the acting. Maybe I should disparage less about reality TV having an Emmy category! On second thought, that might be going too far. However, Ms. McCoy’s depiction of the “Ever After” television show production is pure gold.
- I loved the ending. I generally don’t like my romances saccharine or the ending to be wrapped up unrealistically, but the Hot Bachelor’s ending worked for me. Both Paige and I were swept off our feet.
You’re probably wondering who did the sweeping. Well, it could easily have been Jean Luc, Dash Hennessy’s racing buddy. The sexy Frenchman added a little “ooh la la” to his few scenes. Perhaps you’ve guessed that Dash Hennessy, retired Formula One driver turned reality show hottie, stole the show and all the ladies hearts. Dash is certainly a charming leading man. Handsome, ripped, fun and flirtatious, he could easily be thought of as a player seeking fame, but he is a grounded gentleman. At least he was until Paige turned his heart upside down.
The bevy of contestants and producers provide raunchy drama to the set of Ever After, and they are great love-them or hate-them additions to the “cast” of Hot Bachelor. Ms. McCoy made me feel like I was actively engaged in a reality TV program. I was almost ready to cast my vote or tweet about certain contestants’ behavior!
Hot Bachelor is fun, funny, and romantic. It hit the spot—the right story at the right time. I really enjoyed this entertaining read that is just as much about the disingenuous theatrics of reality TV as it is about love.