The Villain Edit

A Novel

by Laurie Devore

On Sale: 07/02/2024

The Villain Edit

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The Villain Edit

A Novel

by Laurie Devore

On Sale: 07/02/2024


About the Book

Emily Henry meets Fleabag...and The Bachelor! An irresistibly sharp and sexy dramedy about a cynical romance novelist who goes on a Bachelor-like reality show to revive her flagging career, only to discover that while she may have just met the love of her life, the producers have turned her into the show’s villain.

Good villains make good TV.

Romance novelist Jacqueline Matthis’s big career has gone bust and she’s ditched the bright lights of New York City for her more affordable South Carolina hometown. Desperate, Jac dreams up a comeback plan—she is going to be a contestant on the 1, the most obsessively watched reality dating show in the world.

After all Jac is a romance writer—she knows how to pull off a meet-cute and create a spicy plotline.

On set, Jac quickly establishes herself as a front-runner for bachelor Marcus’s heart, but she’s shocked to discover who’s actually pulling the strings. How was she to know that Henry Foster, her last one-night stand before the show, was actually a longtime producer on the 1? Henry is just as horrified…but they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other.

As Jac plays the game and the show unfurls, she slowly discovers that she’s getting the villain edit. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but as Jac’s secret plan begins crumbling around her, she’s not so sure. What happens if Marcus chooses her? Worse, what happens if her affair with Henry comes to light? What if, in trying to save her career, Jac has ruined her life?

Heartbreaking, smart, and sexy, this novel is for anyone who has ever secretly rooted for—or felt like—the villain.

Critical Praise

“A rip roaring ride of a novel, The Villian Edit is infinitely more fun than any reality show I’ve ever seen.” — Annabel Monaghan, author of Summer Romance

"The Villain Edit is as bingeable as reality TV. Smart, sexy, and savage, it's the perfect combination of insightful and captivatingly fun." Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft   


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063337602
  • ISBN 10: 0063337606
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 07/02/2024
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:35.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION: Performing Arts / Film, Television & Radio
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Satire
  • BISAC6 : FICTION / Romance / Workplace
  • BISAC7 : FICTION / Feminist

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