Publisher: HEA Publishing, LLC (Sept 8th, 2012)
Paperback: 300 pages
Hosted by: I’m a Reader, Not a Writer
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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?
The Reluctant Bachelorette is a fun and engaging clean chick-lit. I had no intentions of reading this in one sitting, but it was just so darn cute and entertaining! Taycee who’s been trying to get over her childhood crush, Luke, unknowingly becomes the town’s bachelorette, and of course she doesn’t find out until after she accidentally on-purpose gets Luke on the show (in hopes of embarrassing him). Naturally awkward fun and mishaps ensue.
I liked that while it follows your standard rom-com plot, there’s enough twist and turns for it to be a thoroughly refreshing read and more importantly it has so much heart. I love the chemistry between Taycee and Luke and I love that Luke changes so much over the book, from being the unaware boy who to the man who does what it takes to win over Taycee. The Bacherorette charity show is well incorporated into the plot and even all the bachelors that come have cute (or gawky) and distinct personalities. Overall a fun and fluffy romance that gets you right in the heart.
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.
Find Rachael Renee Anderson:
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.