Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Sean Lowe's book For the Right Reasons

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to receive an advance PDF of bachelor Sean Lowe's book For the Right Reasons. Spoiler alert: It was a great read!
From After The Bachelorette broke his heart, Sean Lowe suspected his “nice guy” image hurt him. The show never emphasized it, but Sean committed to living according to biblical standards of sexuality, even as producers emphasized the risqué and promiscuous. A Texas boy from a Baptist home, Sean tells the story of how he went from a Division I college football player to a fan favorite on reality television, taking readers behind the scenes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to see the challenges of living out his values and faith—and ultimately winning his true love’s heart.
For the Right Reasons is about the journeys we all have to take in the real world, where being “good” is the right thing to do but sometimes doesn’t seem to be enough; where  betrayal is commonplace; and where that thing called perfection is actually just a cruel myth. Sean learned a few things from his two seasons on the hottest romance shows on television, and he wants others to benefit from those lessons: good does eventually win, lies will be discovered, and “nice guys” do ultimately finish first.
I've been a fan of The Bachelor TV show for quite a few years- I have watched most all of the seasons, unless I found the lead to be undesirable (cough cough Juan Pablo). Sean Lowe definitely stood out to me as the one guy who was "real"- someone that seemed to be a nice enough guy that if I had personally know him, I would have been glad to set him up with any number of deserving younger friends (I am 41 you know!). So I was very curious to read his book and see what he had to say.

First, I loved that he wrote about his faith! It was very refreshing for a reality TV star to discuss God and I enjoyed reading about his faith journey. I also loved reading about the behind-the-scenes Bachelor details. He spills A LOT and I love juicy stuff like that. I already liked Sean before I read the book, but I like him even more now. Sean has a great conversational tone that makes you feel like you are chatting with a good buddy as you read.

All the Right Reasons will be released on January 26 and if you pre-order a copy, you can get some neat little goodies, including a Q&A video with Sean and Catherine. You an read the details here.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I'm with you Juan Pablo...he was a piece of work. Sean's season I was really rooting for him to find someone and I'm glad it worked out for him. Thanks for the review of the book. I'll have to check it out and review it too.