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Earlier today, a new report claimed that Bachelorette runner up and racecar-driving hottie Arie Luyendyk, Jr. was writing a tell-all book about his life.  Arie’s own manager even confirmed the news, while the story speculated Arie had tons to spill, including what really went wrong between Emily Maynard and the man she picked over Arie, Jef Holm, with whom she recently split.

A hot read? You betcha. Unfortunately, we’re not going to get our hands on it anytime soon. Wetpaint Entertainment spoke exclusively with Arie, who confirmed he has no plans to write a book — and never did.

“I’m not writing a book, a memoir or any other sort of written piece,” Arie tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “And in terms of the Jef and Emily part of the story, that’s extremely false. I would never do that to them.”

“I’m not sure why my manager was quoted in the story,” he continues. “But it seems to be a big misunderstanding. There’s no book. There never was.”

You heard it here first – straight from Arie himself. Bummer that our hopes for a juicy tell-all have been dashed, but good to know Arie’s still the stand-up guy we’ve grown to adore!