As Seen on TV

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Published by: Forever
Release Date: June 7, 2022
Pages: 352
ISBN13: 978-1538754764

 
 

Overview

Fans of the Hallmark Channel and Gilmore Girls will adore this delightful rom‑com about a city girl who goes in search of small-town happiness, only to discover life—and love—are nothing like the TV movies.

Emerging journalist Adina Gellar is done with dating in New York City. If she’s learned anything from made-for-TV romance movies, it’s that she’ll find love in a small town—the kind with harvest festivals, delightful but quirky characters, and scores of delectable single dudes. So when a big-city real estate magnate targets tiny Pleasant Hollow for development, Adi knows she’s found the perfect story—one that will earn her a position at a coveted online magazine, so she can finally start adulting for real . . . and maybe even find her dream man in the process.

Only Pleasant Hollow isn’t exactly “pleasant.” There’s no charming bakery, no quaint seasonal festivals, and the residents are more ambivalent than welcoming. The only upside is Finn Adams, who’s more mouthwatering than the homemade cherry pie Adi can’t seem to find—even if he does work for the company she’d hoped to bring down. Suddenly Adi has to wonder if maybe TV got it all wrong after all. But will following her heart mean losing her chance to break into the big time?

*content warnings: alcoholism, parental estrangement, homelessness

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Praise

"Adorable and steamy fun filled with Gilmore Girls vibes."
-Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author

"This laugh-out-loud romcom is full of charm, wit, and humor that speaks to my Hallmark-loving soul. Schorr has created a dynamic cast of authentic, relatable characters to fall in love with. An absolute must read!"
-Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

"I loved loved loved this book!  I already know it will be one of my favorites of 2022. A funny, sexy, and poignant lesson in what to do when our assumptions don't match reality, AS SEEN ON TV has earned a spot on my keeper shelf. An absolute delight!"
Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook

"A match made in heaven for fans of happily-ever-afters in all mediums."
Kirkus

"A smart feel-good contemporary...this clever plot easily charms."
Publishers Weekly

"Sly and subversive, Schorr's hilarious take on Hallmark movies is sure to delight."
Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Duke, Actually

"Charming, authentic, sexy, and sweet, As Seen on TV is a picture-perfect modern-day romantic comedy that is both heartfelt and hilarious."
Kate Spencer, author of In a New York Minute

"AS SEEN ON TV is a must-read for lovers of Hallmark and romantic comedy. It is absolutely going on my list of favorite romances ever." ­
Jean Meltzer, author of The Matzah Ball

"Both laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly relatable, AS SEEN ON TV is an absolute must-read!"
Lacie Waldon, author of The Layover

"Perfect for anyone who's ever dreamed of escaping into the world of Hallmark movies with small-town festivals, quaint bakeries, and friendly townspeople. It was so much fun to watch Adina learn that sometimes real life and true love are a bit messier (but way better) than TV."
Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting For Tom Hanks

"A sweet, sexy story that sparkles with both city and small-town vibes, AS SEEN ON TV inspires you to let go of expectations and embrace the perfection in your imperfect reality."
Kristin Rockaway, author of Life Unscheduled

"As Seen on TV is a smart, funny romcom with characters you'll adore. Adi and Finn exceeded expectations even as they learned to adjust theirs."
Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking it

"Meredith Schorr's AS SEEN ON TV is a fun romantic comedy that has it all. This book has plenty of laughs but also lots of wisdom about love, careers, and grabbing at the chance to be happy."
Maddie Dawson, Washington Post and Amazon charts bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners

"Brimming with hope and charm, AS SEEN ON TV is the perfect blend of escapist Hallmark comedy and tender, true-to-life love story. The beautiful beating heart of this story is its conviction that what's real is infinitely more powerful than what's perfect. This book is a gem: warm and dazzlingly romantic, with a cast of quirky characters you'll adore."
Ashley Winstead, author of Fool Me Once

"Brimming with heart and warm humor, As Seen On TV is a love letter to both small towns and big cities. For fans of Hallmark, and anyone who's ever wondered if the grass is greener somewhere else, readers will fall in love with Adina as she discovers that it's not the location, but the people, who truly make a place home."
Sonia Hartl, author of Heartbreak For Hire

"A romantic comedy with both heart and smarts, AS SEEN ON TV IS a delightful read that'll have you pushing pause on your remote to binge this book instead!"
Dylan Newton, author of How Sweet It Is

"A fresh and entertaining take on the 'big city girl goes to a small town' trope, AS SEEN ON TV will have you simultaneously laughing out loud and rooting for Adi and Finn as they charmingly stumble toward their happily-ever-after. With its clever premise, witty banter, on-the-nose pop culture references, and heartwarming grand gestures (from both characters!), AS SEEN ON TV will hit all your Hallmark-loving sweet spots."
Devon Daniels, author of Meet You in the Middle

"Fantasy and reality collide in this fun, sexy twist on small-town Hallmark charm. AS SEEN ON TV playfully explores the unrealistic expectations and the obstacles we don't even realize we give ourselves, as Adina discovers you can't always find the perfect small-town homemade pie of your dreams, but you just might find what you really need."
Lizzie Shane, author of To All the Dogs I've Loved Before

"In AS SEEN ON TV, Meredith Schorr delivers a delightful deconstruction of the hallmarks (wink wink) of traditional small town rom-com while delivering a happy ending that feels both wonderful and real."
Melonie Johnson, USA Today bestselling author

"Prepare to be charmed. Schorr has created incredibly genuine characters with relatable problems and tension-filled chemistry. Reading As Seen on TV is as delightful as watching a Hallmark movie."
Kelly Siskind, author of New Orleans Rush

"With charming characters, this sweet and sexy romcom is perfect for Hallmark movie lovers!"
Amanda Aksel, author of Delia Suits Up

"Watchers of Hallmark movies and lovers of romance novels will enjoy this story of what happens when you learn that love is the best fantasy of them all."
Stacey Agdern, author of the Friendships and Festivals series

"As Seen on TV is an affectionate tribute and hilarious send-up of the Hallmark movies you know and lovewith an HEA that you'll want to rewind and replay again and again."

Sarvenaz Tash, co-author of Ghosting: A Love Story