Monday, November 5, 2012
Book Review: The Reluctant Bachelorette
The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson is billed as a romantic comedy and it really is. I loved the shenanigans, the main character and the setting. It's a really fun, light-hearted read.
We first meet Taycee Emerson who runs a flower shop in her hometown. She loves her job, but her hometown full of farmers is slowly dying so her best friend comes up with a fundraising plan of doing a bachelorette show---and surprise! Taycee is the chosen star of the show. Everything probably would have been fine until her high school crush Luke Carney strolls back into town and onto the show. The hijinks begin with Taycee doing everything she can to get him thrown off and Luke not taking it lying down.
Even though there is a lot of sigh-worthy romance, there are also family situations and secondary characters who round out the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance. (I also loved the cover and when she had people voting on her website, this is the one I chose. It matches the story so well!)
Here's the back copy:
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?