“Figuring out that I had been on type of a rom-com bender, a pal of mine advisable One to Watch as a must-read. I’m so glad she did as a result of to be solely sincere, I have a tendency to not prioritize studying romance books about straight individuals. Whoops. Fortunately, the glowing rec and the idea inspired me to provide it a shot.
One to Watch is about Bea, a plus-size vogue blogger who’s chosen to be the star of the fact present Essential Squeeze after criticizing the present’s lack of physique variety. Essential Squeeze is an clearly fictionalized model of The Bachelor, whereby a forged of suitors vie for Bea’s affections—a number of intriguing potential love pursuits, just a few villains, loads of ridiculous dates, and a rabid and vocal viewer-base (hilariously scattered throughout the guide through group chat excerpts, blogs, Twitter reactions, and extra).
There’s loads to like about One to Watch, together with its sharp commentary on our fatphobic tradition, its BTS depictions of the leisure business, and the way it legit retains you guessing which of those guys, if any, is the precise endgame love curiosity for Bea. Severely, I modified my thoughts not less than three totally different instances as I used to be studying. On high of being a number of enjoyable, it’s additionally earnest and in the end joyful. It’ll hit you proper within the feels in the event you’ve ever doubted you’re ‘worthy’ of affection.” —Anna Borges, senior well being editor