8 Reality Show Romances Will Become Your New Guilty Pleasure!

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Fun romance novels set in reality TV shows!

Reality Show Romance Novels

Reality TV shows have been popular for a while now. In 2015, there were approximately 750 reality shows on TV compared with just 409 scripted TV shows, proving just how popular the genre is.

Since then, reality shows have began to infiltrate romance novels. We've found 8 reality show romance novels that are sure to satisfy fans of both reality shows and romance books alike! Authors of written about cooking competitions, dating shows, and shows reminiscent of Dancing with the Stars and The Amazing Race.

You're sure to find a book perfect for you!

For the Love of Cake by Erin Dutton

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Maya Vaughn hit it big after winning a reality baking show, launching a lucrative career with more work than she can handle. When that show wants her back as a judge for the latest season, she sees it as just the break she needs. Forty-two year old Shannon Hayes is finally ready to go after her dreams, which includes proving she's just as good of a pastry chef as those half her age from elite schools. A fling with a much younger judge of the show definitely wasn't part of her plans.

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

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Gina Morales has been on The Dance Off, the celebrity dance reality TV competition, for five seasons now and has never even made it to the finals. She's determined to change that and her new partner Stone Nielson might just be the key. Stone is the star of wilderness show in Alaska and wants nothing more than to get back that as soon as possible. He didn't even want to do the show. Still, his attraction to Gina makes things more interesting than he expected.

Choose Us by Caylie Marcoe

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Travis Grayson and Riley Logan have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Riley is always there for him, but Travis is asking far too much of her this time. After fracturing his ankle, Travis has to pause his BMX career and, needing something to do with his spare time, agrees to participate in a dating show. He asks Riley to go undercover and vet the girls, but ends up disregarding her advice and getting close to a woman Riley can't stand. Riley wants Travis to choose her. Will he?

Romancing the Chef by Robyn Amos

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Up-and-coming restaurateur Ronnie Howard is asked to participate in a reality cooking show. She's excited until she discovers who one of her competitors is: Ace Brown. She and Ace were friends back in culinary school, but now Ace is the hottest celebrity chef around with the cred to back it up. Ace wanted Ronnie back in school though she never knew. He won't miss his chance a second time. He just doesn't expect Ronnie to be as adept at the game of seduction as he is.

Queen of Hearts by Sheryl Wright

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The new dating reality show Queen of Hearts is in jeopardy of getting cancelled before it ever airs after a contestant drops out at the last minute. In a last ditch effort to save the show, they ask Ally Parker to join the cast. Not looking for love, she reluctantly agrees. Erin Bogner works for the show and is tasked with becoming a plant to eliminate contestants only after money. When Ally and Erin meet, sparks fly and all plans go out the window.

Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly

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The cooking competition, Under the Knife, is about to enter its third season and Nate is both excited and terrified to be asked on the show. With $250,000 prize, it's worth the stress that comes with competing against some of the best chefs in the country. That includes Zachary, an off-putting chef who thinks he's better than everyone else. Nate can't deny Zachary's talent or the fact that he's gorgeous.

Insert Groom Here by K.M. Jackson

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Eva Ward is ecstatic to win a luxurious wedding from a morning talk show. When she and her fiance go to accept, her fiance backs out of the wedding on-air and cameraman Aiden Walker captures her meltdown on air, which of course goes viral. After being humiliated, Eva agrees to star in a new reality show in which the goal is for Eva to find a groom in a month. Turns out exasperating Aiden is the show's producer. It doesn't take long for Eva to discover that there's more to Aiden than he lets on.

For Real by Alison Cherry

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Right before Miranda is set to graduate from college, she finds out her boyfriend, Samir, is cheating on her. It's then that Miranda's sister, Claire, cooks up an amazing plan to get back at him. Samir is set to compete on Around the World, a competition where the goal is to race around the world faster than the other competitors to win a million dollars. They'll compete and do it faster. Turns out things aren't that simple. Claire discovers herself in a romance in a that may or may not be just for cameras.

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