While I don’t watch The Bachelor or Bachelorette, I’ve obviously seen a lot about Trista and Ryan in the media since their relationship was one of the few to actually have worked out after the show ended. I always thought their story was so great and that Ryan was so sweet! Happily Ever After is by Trista and tells about how she first felt she was in a bit of a rut so she decided to try out to be on The Bachelor. After having her heart broken, she jumped at the chance to be the first Bachelorette, where she met Ryan, they fell in love and well… Happily Ever After. Or something like that.
The book talks a bit about of the challenges they have had to face in their marriage, having kids, and how to balance everything once they have kids. Since it’s a self-help book she gives a lot of advice in addition to sharing her story.
Something I took from the book was how she tweets about her “favorite part of the day” every day. I think it is too easy to get wrapped up in having a bad day – but if you really sit there and think about it – there had to have been something good – or your favorite part of the day. This is something that I am going to consider doing as well because I seem to all too easily fall into a funk after having a couple of bad days – but there HAS to be some good there. I think if I focus on that, no matter how small, my attitude towards things should chance.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Whether or not you remember Trista (Rehn) Sutter from her heartbreak on the first season of The Bachelor reality show or as the original Bachelorette, you’ve probably seen her on the cover of magazines or on shows like Dancing with the Stars. This former pediatric physical therapist and Miami Heat dancer had her fairy tale fall into place with a whirlwind courtship and dream-come-true wedding to a poetry-writing firefighter Ryan Sutter. Since falling in love on The Bachelorette more than ten years ago, Trista and Ryan have been busy raising two kids.
Trista is often asked her secret to being one of the rare reality-TV relationships to make it to the altar and beyond. In this heartfelt book, she shares the simple yet profound keys to finding everyday happiness and success: gratitude and grace.