Almost three years ago, I had the unique opportunity of meeting Emily Maynard at Disney World. At that time, she had just ended her season on the Bachelor with Brad Womack, and it was just announced the two had broken up. Emily was very sweet in person and was visiting Disney World with her daughter, Ricki. She was very kind and genuine in person. Her southern accent was super strong too and she was just darling as I love to say.
Fast forward, Emily has since had her own season as the Bachelorette, moved on with life, started a family and is newly married. In her newest book, " I Said Yes", Emily talks about the journey that got her to love, a new little one and her relationship with the Lord. This book walks us through the story of her first love Ricky to her absolute love, Jesus and of course, her husband. Emily is transparent about the struggles of being a single momma, the life of the race track and the things that we don't all get to see from the TV aspect of the hit show, the Bachelor.
If you haven't watched her season, this book is an excellent overview of her season on the Bachelor and Bachelorette. If you have seen her season, it will give you an entirely different perspective as you see the show through her eyes and her journey to finding love unfold. Overall, I was more interested in hearing about her life before the Bachelor and after. Emily was extremely transparent about how difficult it was to lose Ricky and the hope pregnancy brought during that season. I was impressed with her willingness to share her faith and wished she would have shared more about her life now. I was disappointed how she summed the end of the book. If you're an Emily fan, you'll enjoy this book. I give this book four stars.
I received this book as a complimentary gift in exchange for my honest review, which I have provided.