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The one : a novel

Julia Argy (Author)
"Emily didn't join the cast of The One for fame or for a relationship. She simply didn't have anything better to do. Newly fired from her dead-end job, she doesn't need much convincing when she's recruited as a last-minute contestant for the popluar reality dating show. Emily has been performing all her life-for her family and friends, former boyfriends, and coworkers. How different could it be playing herself in front of cameras? But the moment Emily arrives, it becomes clear she's been tapped to win it all. Emily's producer, Miranda, sees her as the golden ticket: generically pretty, affable, and easily molded-all the qualities of a future Wife. Emily herself is less certain. It's easy enough to fall in love under romantic lighting and perfectly crafted dates, but it's harder to remember what's real and what's designed. And as Emily's fascination with another contestant grows, both Emily and Miranda are forced to decide what it is they really want-and what they are willing to do to get it." -- Front jacket flap
Print Book, English, 2023
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2023