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The One

Narrated by: Beth Armstrong
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins

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Publisher's Summary

From an Australian TV scriptwriter comes a sparkling debut novel where the quest for love will surprise you. 

Fall in love like nobody's watching....

On the wrong side of 30, Bonnie Yates wants a happily ever after. Problem is, she keeps choosing the wrong guys. When an ex returns to town with a fiancee in tow, history and temptation collide. Unable to shake her inappropriate feelings, Bonnie flees, becoming an unlikely contestant on popular dating show The One. Will she find what she's looking for?

Working behind the scenes, Darcy Reed is a driven young producer dealing with a tyrant of a boss. Despite being surrounded by love at work, her own love-life with long-term boyfriend Drew is floundering. Producing a flawless season is her best chance at a promotion. But with the unrelenting demands of the show, how will she save their relationship while making that shot? Penelope Baker has relocated to a small seaside town to hide away with her secrets and nurse a broken heart. But with The One beaming across the nation's televisions, she can't seem to quite escape the life she left behind....

Before cameras roll on the final ceremony, all three women will discover just what they're willing to do in pursuit of the one....

©2019 Kaneana May (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 06-19-19

Beautiful Aussie Story. Fresh & Exciting!

I am not one to watch reality TV nor read romance novels, but I loved this book! The story of Penelope, Darcy and Bonnie and their diverse involvement in "The Bachelor-esque" reality TV show was a roller coaster ride of laughs, tears and feels. I still giggle to myself when I recall a lustful moment in the front seat of a car interrupted abruptly when the car's horn is unleashed by a wayward elbow. I literally could NOT put this book down, binging since its release (2 days ago!).
With this her debut novel, talented Aussie author Kaneana May has shown us she's "the one" to watch! I can easily see myself curled up with my wife on a " trackies, takeaway and wine" date night, to watch this wonderful story in movie adaptation.

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