Since the series started, Jen has grown into herself as a woman and a business owner. She knows what she wants from life, and she’s willing to go after it with both hands. Unfortunately, what she wants now is to be left alone, out of the spotlight, and the Network’s got other plans for her. Reality TV almost broke her and Justin up last time. Is another show worth risking their future?
Justin’s gone from a law student to a lawyer at a prestigious firm. What he really wants is to do pro bono work, but he’s got a mountain of student debt that will take a lifetime to pay if he doesn’t take on as many extra hours as he can. When the Network tells Jen and Justin they’ve arranged for him to get fired if they don’t agree to do the show, the couple’s hands are tied. Can they find a way to get themselves out from under the Network’s thumb?
Fan favorite Ed found stardom after The Fishbowl, quickly becoming one of the hottest comedians in Los Angeles. He’s dating Connor, the producer he met on the show, and appears to be living the dream. But by now everyone knows, in reality TV, things aren’t always what they seem.
Midwestern good girl Rachel was a fan favorite and early frontrunner in The Fishbowl. Despite their rivalry, she and Jen became good friends, a relationship that’s deepened during each show they’ve done together. The only hitch is Rachel’s inexplicable attachment to J-Dawg, the cartoonish villain she’s decided to bring to the wedding. Can Jen and Rachel’s friendship survive?
Quirky Birdie quickly captured viewer hearts, from speaking in hashtags to her dramatic exit midway through the season. But now she’s back, ready to show the world what she’s got. And what she’s got is a fierce loyalty and determination to make sure the Network doesn’t ruin everything.
Hollywood’s hottest bad-boy-heir-turned-wedding-planner joins the cast as planner/host of Jen & Justin’s Big Day. He says his job is to direct the action and keep the show on track while making Jen happy. But behind his gorgeous smile lies something more. When Jen needs a friend in the house, Logan is always there, but can she trust his motives?
Say ‘I Do’—Or Else
When Jen Reid escaped a reality TV cruise with her relationship intact—if not her hair—she swore she was done with the cameras for good. Sure, she and Justin met, had their first kiss, and got engaged with tape rolling, but manufactured drama and ruthless producers have shaken them up more times than she can count. With Jen’s reality-themed bakery just getting started and her brand-new lawyer fiancé in a pile of debt, they’re a long way from glitz and glamour, and that’s fine by Jen. Until the Network calls and tells her that unless she says “I do” to a wedding special, Justin will be out of a job.
Now Jen has two weeks to plan an all-expenses-paid “dream wedding”—and dodge the tricks and traps of a showrunner happy to mess up her future in the name of ratings. Luckily for Jen, she’s got plenty of experience with cake and popcorn. But when real-life drama and reality TV twists collide, the cliffhangers may just follow her right down the aisle . . .
Praise for America’s Next Reality Star
“Smart, witty, and really freaking good, America’s Next Reality Star is a fun read that has you cheering from the first paragraph through the last page. Laura Heffernan spins an entertaining tale, expertly mixing the main character’s real life events with the reality show’s challenges. With enough drama to not only satisfy fans of reality TV shows, but readers who thrive on a good story with humor and romance, this book is a perfect read.” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
“Reality TV fans, this is your book! Laura Heffernan captures all the drama and over-the-top craziness in this fun and flirty romance.” —Amy E. Reichert, author of Love, Luck, and Lemon Pie
“America’s Next Reality Star is one sweet, sexy brain-candy read! You won’t be sorry you indulged.” —Leah Marie Brown