10/23/12

The Reluctant Bachelorette - Rachel Anderson



The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour - October 1st to 28th (to go to the main tour page click on the picture above)

4.5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go.

Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.


But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

MY REVIEW -
First, let me start by telling you that I have a special affection for this book because I won Rachel's "name the town" contest! She held a contest on her blog. And my town - Shelter Springs got the most votes! It is soo cool reading a book that has a town that I named! AND... the book was good!
I loved the characters in this book! I just loved Taycee, she was so adorable, a little spitfire, but adorable. I liked Luke but I wasn't all gaga for him. Guess I just like a different kind of guy. I also liked Taycee's friend Jessa (love that name by the way).

I loved the way the author had scenes in different places - The diner, the flower shop, etc. it really gave the book that small town feel as you got to know the different places around town. It really felt like it could have taken place in my own small home town.

The storyline idea, having a "Bachelorette show" for charity (to help the farms of the town) was a great and very original idea. I actually live in a town with a lot of farms and I know many of the farmers and their families, so I know how hard it is and how one bad season can throw them back so much. Also included in the storyline was the idea of Organic farming. I also thought this was great! I am a vegetarian and I buy most of my food from local farms and Amish stands. I also do try to buy as much organic and I can. So this was really a cute Chick-Lit with a bigger purpose!

I loved the way she focused in on a few of the male contestants, it was fun to see all the different losers, I mean characters she could come up with, LOL. I loved the one who spit every time he talked and the one who just wanted to talk about motocross all the time. Each one was so different and fun to read about.

BOOK TO TV COMPARASON -
This was not really a book about the "Bachelorette" TV show, they just used the idea of the show to raise money for the local farms. BUT... since it is my Movie and TV month I am going to do a quick comparison.

OK first off I am not a fan of the show. I have NEVER watched a full season. But... ok and here's the thing - I do almost always watch the first show of every season. So I guess you could say I am addicted to the opening show of the Bachelorette. I like to see the different guys that are going to be on. After that first show it just kind of gets annoying and is too fake for me. I did watch one of the Bachelor shows but didn't like it as much, way too many women, to much catty-ness.
So - to me this book about doing a Bachelorette show for Charity is soooooo much more entertaining and actually seemed more real than the TV show!

THE ALL-IN-ALL - 
If you don't like the Bachelorette TV show, don't let the idea for the book turn you off. This was really a cute book with great characters. This was a clean, I don't remember any swearing, and no sex, chick-lit book. It was very entertaining!

4 comments:

  1. How cool that you were quoted! That is so rare! I think this book would be perfect for me. I need some funny and romantic in my life right now!

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  2. Thanks so much for the awesome review and for participating in this tour! Really appreciate it!

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  3. Vonnie mentioned you in a blog post so I decided to stop by....I realize I have visited before, but so nice to stop back. Haven't been here for a while.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/10/book-blogger-hop-1026-111.html

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