Books on Our Radar: All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle
Illustrated covers are still fire, right? And Bethany Mangle’s sophomore book, All the Right Reasons, has an engaging, bright cover ready to suck you right in. This sounds like such a funny book, where the MC’s mother is on a reality dating show, being pitched as Gilmore Girls meets The Bachelor! I have so many questions about the background of this cover! We will have them all answered on February 25th so preorder it now!
All the Right Reasonsby Bethany Mangle
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
on February 15, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son.
Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts a rant about her father online, it goes viral—and catches the attention of the TV producers behind a new reality dating show for single parent families.
The next thing Cara and her mother know, they’ve been cast as leads on the show and are whisked away to sunny Key West where they’re asked to narrow a field of suitors and their kids down to one winning pair. All of this is outside of Cara’s comfort zone, from the meddling producers to the camera-hungry contestants, especially as Cara and her mother begin to clash on which suitors are worth keeping around. And then comes Connor.
As the son of a contestant, Connor is decidedly off-limits. Except that he doesn’t fit in with the cutthroat atmosphere in all the same ways as Cara, and she can’t get him out of her head. Now Cara must juggle her growing feelings while dodging the cameras and helping her mom pick a bachelor they both love, or else risk fracturing their family even more for the sake of ratings. Maybe there’s a reason most people don’t date on TV.