In I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love, Emily Maynard Johnson talks about her faith, family, and time on the TV shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I had watched part of Emily’s season of The Bachelor, so it was interesting to read what her thoughts were during the ups and downs of both shows. I felt like I got a much better idea of who Emily is after reading this book.
I previously reviewed For the Right Reasons by the Bachelor/Bachelorette star Sean Lowe, which gave a lot of behind-the-scenes info about the shows; Emily’s book also provides readers with many behind-the-scenes details. Her story sounded similar to those of other Bachelor contestants: she was nominated for the show by a friend, pursued by the producers, and then she signed on to a rollercoaster of an experience. I Said Yes definitely shows the dark side of reality TV.
I think that many Bachelor viewers will appreciate this book, because Emily discusses memorable events from her TV appearances, and she mentions what happened before and after the cameras were rolling. Additionally, I Said Yes is not just about Emily’s time on TV; I really enjoyed reading her stories about motherhood, becoming more involved in her church, and meeting her husband, Tyler.
You can find I Said Yes here.