Whether you love it, or hate it (or love to hate it?) The Bachelorette is back on our screens!
Last year’s Bachelorette was Australian singer, songwriter, actress, model and radio personality Sophie Monk! This year’s Bachelorette is Ali Oetjen, a previous Bachelor contestant who made it to the top 3 in the first season of The Bachelor and was a contestant in the last season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Here she is, our new Bachelorette!!
At the time of writing this, I have not seen the premiere episode of The Bachelorette (an oversight that will be rectified ASAP). Luckily the internet exists and has given the the following information about this year’s contestants …
We have Robert, the pasta sauce wielding Italian stallion, and a guy called Bill who received “The Wild Rose”. There is Tall Charlie, who gave Ali a notebook to write her thoughts in. There is a guy called Dan, who carried a lamb!? There was Ivan the Dancer, thus named presumably because he danced a lot? And most intriguingly there was a guy called Todd who came dressed in a plastic suit of armour because … I’m going to assume Todd had his reasons for that decision. And whatever they were, those reasons must have been sound, because here he is receiving a rose!
Meanwhile, Mills & Boon teamed up with The Bachelorette Australia to create an exclusive range of romance novels inspired by the Seasons of New York! You saw the group photoshoots in the episode … now you can buy the actual books featuring the actual pics taken in the New York photo shoot! You can own a little piece of The Bachelorette with a copy of your very own Mills and Boon romance inspired by the seasons of New York.
Check out the books below:
A Season of Seduction
by Miranda Lee
From bestselling Australian author Miranda Lee comes three romances packed with temptation and seduction.
Alice & Jeremy
Handsome and wealthy, Jeremy Barker-Whittle has no shortage of women willing to date him. But when Alice Waterhouse says no, it’s a challenge the jaded playboy can’t refuse. Jeremy is tempted by the delicate beauty in more ways than one – unaware that she could be the first woman to tame him!
Jess & Benjamin
Benjamin De Silva is used to being in the driver’s seat, but when he meets beautiful, straight-talking Jess Murphy, he realises that taking his foot off the pedal can be equally pleasurable! His recent takeover cost her her job, and Jess knows she should steer clear – so why can’t she get off the collision course leading right towards Benjamin?
Violet & Leo
Violet has always kept herself hidden away from the world, but now she’s had enough of life in the shadows. Her resolutions? To accept every party invitation received and to find a man. Enter Leo Wolfe. If there was ever a man to lead Violet astray, it’s him. But is she ready for where he wants to take her?
A Season Of Secrets
by C.J. Miller
With risk there comes reward in these three stories of intrigue and romance.
Marissa & Jack
After working her way to the top of the modelling world, Marissa Walker finds her dream turning into a nightmare – someone is targeting her life! Enter Jack Larson, Army Ranger turned bodyguard. His mission: protect Marissa at all costs – even if it means putting everything on the line for love.
Lucia & Cash
Her new partner makes Lucia Huntington uncomfortably hot. She must work with ex-con Cash Stone…although they couldn’t be more different. Careerdriven Lucia lives by the rules while Cash gleefully bends them. He’s also reliable and protective, making her yearn for the passionate bond that’s always eluded her. But is their entire relationship one big con?
Kate & Connor
Kate Squire needs Connor West. His skills are essential for her mission…but her immediate, raw attraction for the man himself is not. Stranded with the secretive blonde, Connor has nowhere else to turn. He must trust Kate if they are going to get out alive…
A Season Of Change
by Barbara Wallace
Bright lights, big city and the rush of falling in love await you in these three fabulous stories.
Kelsey & Alex
Working for Alex Markoff sounds like Kelsey Albertelli’s dream job, until she meets her new boss and realises how stubborn he truly is! But when cracks start to show in Alex’s forbidding exterior, Kelsey’s unable to resist their obvious attraction. Could this be the perfect ending she’s always longed for?
Abby & Hunter
Hunter Smith likes to keep out of messy situations. He’s not one for the knight in shining armour role – that is, until he meets Abby Gray. Accepting Hunter’s job offer is a step in the right direction for Abby – but is she ready to believe that happy-ever-afters do truly happen?
Delilah & Simon
Delilah St. Germain fell for Simon Cartwright the moment she met him. Years later, her heart still flutters every time he saunters into the office. Thrown together with him for a working weekend, Delilah’s determined to uncover the secrets he’s hiding. But will her life ever be the same once the truth is revealed?
A Season Of Love
by Barbara Wallace
Experience the emotion and sheer fun of the holiday spirit with three magical stories.
Lucy & Damien
Lucy Cordell has led a sheltered life but she’s ready to burst out of her shell and who better to help shed her good-girl image than a playboy prince? Damien Bravo-Calabretti has rescued Lucy before and agrees to help protect her from the wolves out there. But who’s going to protect him…from Lucy?
Lani & Max
One magical night with Lani Vasquez had rocked Max’s world – now she was telling him they could only be friends! He’d sworn he’d never marry again, but Lani had reawakened his heart. Will the prince catch his Cinderella before the clock strikes midnight?
Rory & Walker
Aurora is wishing for a mountain man this Christmas and has her sights set on Walker McKellan. When a surprise snowstorm strands them together, sparks ignite into a holiday love affair! Can their Christmas passion blossom into a happily-ever-after?
About the Contributor
Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Senior Content Producer and Editor of The Booktopian Blog. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling
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