Courtney Robertson releasing 'Confessions of a Reality Show Villain' memoir
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/02/2013
Courtney Robertson has inked a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers to release a memoir entitled I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.
"Going on The Bachelor was the most amazing opportunity I've ever had but I did not have a fairy tale ending!" the 30-year-old ex-fiancee of sixteenth-season The Bachelor star Ben FlajniktoldUs Weekly.
"The girls hated me, my modeling career was destroyed and Ben and I had a tumultuous 11-month relationship that ultimately imploded. There are two sides to every story. I wanted a chance to talk about what went down from my perspective, because I think there are a lot of misconceptions out there about me."
Robertson revealed in November 2012 she was shopping a "pretty steamy" tell-all book to publishers. During her stint on reality TV, Robertson was pegged as a catty bully and the girl fighting for roses only to win a competition rather than Flajnik's heart.
"Writing the book has been very cathartic -- I've definitely learned a lot about myself and love!" added the model from Santa Monica, CA. "I think fans of the show are going to love it, it's totally juicy and hilarious."
Robertson got engaged to Flajnik, a 31-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, CA, when he selected and proposed to her during his The Bachelor edition's final Rose Ceremony, which was filmed in November 2011 and aired in March 2012. The couple called it quits less than a year afterwards.