7 Books For 'The Bachelorette' Fans, Because A Year Is Too Long To Wait For A New Season
Tonight it is time for the most dramatic episode yet: The season finale of JoJo's term on The Bachelorette. Will she pick Robby? Will she pick Jordan? (LOL She's totally choosing Jordan, though.) And if so, will he choose her back and get down on one knee? If you're positively dying waiting to find out the answers to these questions, you're a super-fan and in the hiatus of your favorite show, you need to read these seven books every The Bachelorette fan will love.
If you're in it for the swoon-worthy romance, the fights and the drama, the competition, the laughs (intentional or not), or even just the crazy fashion, there's a great book that will keep your attention in between seasons.
After we find out the fate of JoJo and her chosen man on After the Final Rose, we'll (maybe? fingers crossed?) find out the identity of our next bachelor. Vegas money seems to be on cowboy Luke, who seems like he was pulled straight from the pages of a romance novel, or dark hose Chase who made a play for the big win in the final few weeks before he was ousted smack dab in the middle of his fantasy suite date. (For the record, I'm #TeamWellsForever, so the rest of you can fight it out.)
We'll get more Bachelorette drama on Bachelor in Paradise (thankfully staring my main man Wells), before we cycle all the way back around to The Bachelorette next year. That's a pretty long time to wait, so these seven books will whet your appetite for another season of roses and insanity.
1. The Heir by Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass's wildly popular The Selection series had America Singer competing on a The Bachelor-like show in a dystopian universe, but The Heir, the series' fourth installment, switches things around so a bachelorette instead is front and center. America's daughter Princess Eadlyn now has the control of the roses (so to speak), and has to choose a match in her own round of the kingdom's popular reality dating show. But, if it were up to Eadlyn, she would rather put off marriage for a long, long while. Does that mean she's there for the wrong reasons?
2. For Real by Alison Cherry
If you're drinking wine and tweeting along to The Bachelorette every week, you've got something in common with For Real's reality TV fan Claire. After Claire's sister Miranda finds out the love of her life has been cheating on her, the siblings concoct a plan to join up and compete in an Amazing Race-style reality show, which the ex is already competing on. Her revenge plan goes awry when Claire herself gets wrapped up in a "showmance," and she struggles to figure out what is real and what is just producer intervention. If you love The Bachelorette just as much as UnReal, you'll totally get this story.
3. It's Not Okay by Andi Dorfman
Who better to hear from about your favorite show than one of The Bachelorette's most popular stars? After saying buhbye to Juan "It's OK" Pablo, Dorfman got her own season of The Bachelorette, choosing former baseball player Josh Murray in the end. But this book isn't about happily ever after. Andi instead tries to get over her brutal breakup with the winner and offers advice for others doing the same. Even if you can't get behind some of the book, it's worthwhile for some behind-the-scenes scoop on the show, including the dirty details on her fantasy suite date with Bachelor Nation's No. 1 most divisive figure, Nick Viall.
4. Landry Park by Bethany Hagan
Landry Park is a Regency-style romance that packs the swoons but also a healthy dose of real-life D-R-A-M-A, just like The Bachelorette fans love. Madeline was born into the upper class Gentry, and she lives a life of flowing gowns, luxury balls, and immense wealth. But, she favors books to balls and starts to learn just why she's able to live her privileges life on the backs of the underclass. She stars to fall for David Dana, a mysterious and handsome man, and from there her live hits a major upheaval that will change her world forever.
5. The Perfect Letter by Chris Harrison
Can you be a true member of Bachelor Nation if you've never checked out Master of Ceremony Chris Harrison's fictional romance novel? Just like all of Harrison's Bachelors and Bachelorettes, his character Leigh risks everything on her *journey* to find love. Writer Leigh returns to her hometown in Texas after 10 years, currently engaged, and finds herself drawn to the former love of her life. Choosing between two men? We probably know a few Bachelorettes would could help Leigh with this.
6. The Consequence of Revenge by Rachel Van Dyken
Romance novelist Rachel Van Dyken might love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as much as you do. In The Consequence of Revenge, Max Emory is an insanely eligible bachelor, but he's lost some of his spark. So, to recapture his confidence, his friends sign him up to be the lead in a fictional The Bachelor-type show. Now he has to find his true love in a pack of 24 women, including Becca who has already shot him down back home in his "real life." He finds himself falling for Becca, but she may not be there for the right reasons.
7. I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robinson
Speaking of questioning the "right reasons," everyone's favorite Bachelor bad girl Courtney Robinson spills everything about being on the reality TV show. If you're looking for insider gossip, you've come to the right place. Robinson dishes about that infamous skinny dip, her relationships with other Bachelor Nation contestants, how the one-on-one dinner dates work, and even the fashion. She doesn't hold anything back, just like you've come to expect from her.