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OMBEA! Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger with amazing friends, thousands of Insta followers - and a massively broken heart. Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Although Bea has sworn off men altogether, when Main Squeeze asks her to be its next star, she agrees on one condition: under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. 

But when the cameras start rolling, Bea finds herself in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Twitter wars, sexy suitors and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men - and herself - for a chance at her own happily ever after.

©2020 Kate Stayman-London (P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio

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"A fast, furious [listen], brimming with wit." (Fiona Davis, The Chelsea Girls)

"Vibrant, tender, stylish, sexy and outrageously joyful." (Hannah Orenstein, Love at First Like)

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Outstanding.

Amazing self-love themes for plus-sized folk. Narration was spot on. The writing is amazing! Brilliant book and amazing listen.

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Powerful!

This book hit me where it hurt the most and I loved it. It was more or less a perfect book for me.

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Very Wholesome!

An amazing heartwarming book which shows great character development as we witness everyday struggles, desires and fears of Bea! Love this book!

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Fun time

This is a fun time!! I enjoyed listening; and I hope there’s more books soon. Also, I was happily surprised by the narrator. She did a great job, which I didn,t expect.

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Great book!

This was a really great and relaxing book during this whole Covid situation. The storyline had a bit of everything, good and bad people. I absolutely love the ending. It was very satisfying! I would highly recommend this book if you’re into romance and self love and female leads 😃