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"All the Right Reasons" by Bethany Mangle

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The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son.

Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts a rant about her father online, it goes viral—and catches the attention of the TV producers behind a new reality dating show for single parent families.

The next thing Cara and her mother know, they’ve been cast as leads on the show and are whisked away to sunny Key West where they’re asked to narrow a field of suitors and their kids down to one winning pair. All of this is outside of Cara’s comfort zone, from the meddling producers to the camera-hungry contestants, especially as Cara and her mother begin to clash on which suitors are worth keeping around. And then comes Connor.

As the son of a contestant, Connor is decidedly off-limits. Except that he doesn’t fit in with the cutthroat atmosphere in all the same ways as Cara, and she can’t get him out of her head. Now Cara must juggle her growing feelings while dodging the cameras and helping her mom pick a bachelor they both love, or else risk fracturing their family even more for the sake of ratings. Maybe there’s a reason most people don’t date on TV.

Publication date: #February2022 #2022year

BONUS! Check out Anna's #OwnVoices review of All the Right Reasons below & on Goodreads here:

I picked up this book because I heard it had a main character with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and, as someone with EDS, I was excited to read a book with EDS representation. The EDS representation was done really well, and it was so great to read about someone with my condition. The rest of the story was very sweet, but it was a very simple and predictable plot that sometimes got boring. I enjoyed the relationships between the main characters and the mother-daughter storyline, but the plot seemed too simple to support an entire storyline. It was an enjoyable read, and I hope to read more stories with EDS representation soon!❞ - Anna

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