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The One

Narrated by: Beth Armstrong
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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"Set against the backdrop of a Bachelor-style TV set, The One is fast-paced, with polished writing and zippy dialogue. Kaneana May is an author to watch. A highly entertaining read." (Better Reading)

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....

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

©2019 Kaneana May (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 19-06-2019

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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relaxed read

good book for days on the beach or a rainy day by the fire not a deep read but entertaining

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Felt like I was listening to teenage fiction

I like to try and support australian writers, unfortunately I couldn't listen to this it was like listening to an episode of a trashy TV show. Apologies I don't often leave a bad review but this was not for me and the narrator also didn't help... book returned...

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Great Insight into Reality TV

Thoroughly enjoyed the story, the Author managed to entwine the lives of the various characters very well.

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Nice 'The Bachelor' Fix between seasons

If you like: Marian Keyes, Beth O'Leary, Sarra Manning If you're in the mood for: chick lit, light romance, reality tv I have to admit I haven't watched every season of the Bachelor, but I have definitely been sucked into watching every episode in the season's that I do. A 'Bachelor in Paradise' season ended just last week and a new Bachelor started right away. This time the Bachelor is a fan favourite from last year's Survivor, so I'm definitely hooked. You still with me? Back to the book, right, so last week when I was in the mood for some light reading I thought this one looked interesting, especially since I'm in middle of a Bachelor frenzy at the moment. This book has 3 heroine's who are all interconnected to the filming of the current season of 'The One'. We slowly get to know them all and the potential of their various love interests. Easy reading, light romance, perfect for when you're in the mood for some Chick lit!

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Very light listen

If your looking for a background listen then okay, if you're looking for something insightful or captivating maybe not for you.

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Couldn't finish it

Gave this book a decent listen, only had 4 hours left but gave up. Terrible narration which made it hard to follow and stay interested. The narrators expression of emotion when talking was cringey.