In a “Bachelor” meets “Survivor”-style reality TV show, twelve women are flown to an undisclosed location to meet the eligible bachelor Ky, a former boy band member and the privileged son of an LA plastic surgeon. After arriving at a beautiful resort in Bali, the women compete for a chance at love as they fight to win Ky’s affection.
Morgan, the blunt, down-to-earth, girl next door; Harper, a wannabe Hollywood starlet who is competing not only for her fifteen minutes of fame but to win enough money for breast implants; and Brinkley, the innocent, Jesus-loving Midwesterner who believes that she and Ky are a match made in heaven, must go head-to-head with nine other women on group dates and in challenges to stay in the competition.
What happens behind the scenes when a dating reality show goes awry?
In this debut novel by Larkin, we get to learn more about the author’s experience as a young English woman who meets her eccentric biological American parents for the first time.
Enter Pippa Dunn, adopted as a baby and raised British. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that her birth parents live in the South of the US, meaning a culture clash of epic proportions.
Pippa is typical English girl: She has marmite on toast for breakfast, she knows how to make a perfect cup of tea, and she even attended a posh British boarding school. Yet she has always felt different from her adopted family, misunderstood by her intelligent, sophisticated sister and practical parents.
At the age of 28, Pippa finally discovers the true identity of her birth parents. She meets her freethinking, artistic birthmother and charming, hard-working birth father. Pippa decides to move to the US to be closer to her biological parents. At the same time, Pippa begins to build a relationship with a young man with a story similar to her own – he has recently found his own estranged father.
Although the novel sounds serious and emotional, it has its share of fun and humor. Readers loved the authentic, likable characters and upbeat pace of the book, though some found it “slow and boring.”