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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Falling For You by Heather Thurmeier *Excerpt, Guest Post & Review*

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Book Description
(From Goodreads)

Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show, The One.

But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke.

After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day.

Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation.

But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.

A Book Excerpt

“Stay still, Corona,” she pleaded, patting the horse on the shoulder. She swung her leg over the horse, determined to successfully complete one dismount before the challenge ended.

Her arms shook as she lowered herself carefully from the saddle, finally giving up their fight part way down. Gravity took her the last few feet and she hit the ground with both feet, stumbling backward a step before bumping into something solid.

“How, Cassidy? How do you always end up in my arms?” Evan’s voice rumbled in her ear, his warm breath on her earlobe making her girly bits tingle.

She found her footing and turned in his arms. She could see the dust and dirt clinging to his five o’clock shadow, his brow beaded with sweat. He desperately needed a shower and there was nothing she could have fantasized about more than being in one with him. Instead, she pushed herself back from him and swallowed her urge to climb him like a jungle gym.

“What can I say? I guess I just keep falling for you,” she said, before her brain caught up to her mouth and she was able to censor herself. 

The Author's Guest Post

Thank you so much for having me here today, Marissa! I’m always excited to chat about one of my favorite things…reality TV! In fact, I love reality TV so much, I decided to write a trilogy of romance novels that all take place during the filming of a different reality show. I didn’t want the reality shows in my novels to be exact copies of the shows you see on TV, but I did want them to be familiar to my readers. So I based my trilogy off of three of my favorite reality shows and then gave them each a twist so that they were different from what we’re all used to seeing.

In Falling for You, Cassidy goes on a reality dating show called The One. It’s similar to The Bachelor in that it was one guy dating a bunch of girls. But almost everything else is different. The contestants still have to go on ‘dates’ and complete different challenges, but at the end of each week, three girls are put into the bottom three by the bachelor then America votes to say which one girl gets to stay! Wouldn’t you love to have that power while watching the real show? I would! I’m always amazed at the people who are allowed to stay and who has to leave. So in my book, I gave the viewers the power I wish I had!

The second book in the series, Stuck on You, is based loosely off my most favorite show… The Amazing Race! But in my version, teams travel around the Hudson Valley area and New York City. Instead of completing tasks in each leg of the race, they have to find hidden caches (boxes with various prizes inside) by using a set of GPS coordinates. It’s called Geocaching in real life and I love to do it with my family! I had so much fun combining one of my favorite hobbies with one of my favorite reality TV shows.

The last book in the series, Lost Without You, is based on Survivor. I’ve watched almost every single episode of that show over the years. But I have to admit, I’m a little tired of always seeing them on a tropical island somewhere. So I took the idea of Survivor and stuck my contestants in the wilderness of Montana in groups of four. It’s rugged, remote, and really puts my contestants survival skills to the test!


That was my evil laugh. J I felt like an evil producer while writing this trilogy, always scheming new ways to twist my games to make them something new, different and interesting for my readers. It’s a good thing my show aren’t real or else the contestants would really hate me! I hope readers love diving into the world of a reality TV show, getting behind the scenes access to their favorite contestants, and hopefully find hours of page turning entertainment.

About The Author

 Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now lives in upstate New York with her own personal romance Hero (aka her husband) and their two little princesses. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and an adventurous puppy named Indy, Heather's hard at work on her next romance novel. 

"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will haveyou laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back formore!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst

Love and Lattes, Love on Landing, Love or Luxury, Bunny Hills and Bikinis, Falling for You ~ Available now!
Stuck on You, Lost without You ~ Coming Soon!

Connect with Heather!

Facebook: HeatherThurmeierAuthor


  1. This sounds like a fun read. I've never heard of this before but I will be adding it to my TBR list.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Kristin! I hope you'll check it out!

  2. Thank you so much for having me here today, Marissa! I love to chat books and reality TV!

    Kristin, thanks for adding Falling for You to your TBR pile! My TBR pile is huge but I love finding new books to read. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Thanks for the follow! I'm returning the favour :)


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