Title: The Reluctant Bachelorette
Author: Rachael Renee Anderson
Review: The Reluctant Bachelorette is about Taycee a woman who runs a flower shop in the small town of Shelter Springs. Taycee is a strong independent woman who pines for a childhood crush that she compares to every man she dates and has kept her from marriage. Jessa, Taycee best friend tries hard to get Taycee to move past her childhood crush, Luke, and find love, marriage and have babies. However when Luke moves back to Shelter Spring Jessa knows that no matter what happens Taycee isn't going to be the same and she won't be able to find love.
Shelter Springs is a small town in America that is suffering from economic down falls and Jessa decides she needs to save the town by creating an online reality dating show. During the town hall meeting Jessa decided to tell the town how this online reality dating show will help save the small town. Taycee suggest that Luke be the home town bachelor before Jessa tells Taycee that she is the Bachelorette.
Now Taycee will be dealing with more attention than she ever wanted, a crush that she never got over and over 25 bachelors all trying to win her heart.
The Reluctant Bachelorette is a clean sweet romance that I would let my teenage daughter read without worrying about the content of the story. The story takes a few fun twists that will have the reader smile remembering those childhood crushes.
Here is one of my favorite lines from the book
"You look good tonight," said Luke.
"Thanks." Okay, so maybe that redeemed him a tad. A millimeter at most.
"I still can't get over the fact that you're all grown up now. It's so . . . weird."
And like Humpty Dumpty, down he went.
Rachel Anderson developed her characters well and it was a nice romantic comedy type book, it also had nice depth to it. It’s a nice feel good story.
Thanks Heidi for this review.
Publisher: Published September 8th 2012 by HEAPublishing (first published September 1st 2012)
Quick Review: 3 stars out of 5
Where did I get the book: Purchased on my Kindle
Synopsis: Luke Carney has no idea what possessed him to move back to Shelter Springs, Colorado, to set up his veterinarian practice. His parents have long since left, the small farming community is on the brink of extinction, and only one close friend from his childhood remains--Taycee Emerson, his best friend’s little sister, who isn’t so little anymore.
Then there’s the matter of Shelter’s Bachelorette, an online reality dating show created to raise some much needed funds for the town.
Unwittingly cast as the bachelorette, Taycee wants out, especially when she discovers that Luke, her childhood crush, is back in town and will be one of the bachelors. To make matters worse, it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go. And they all seem to like Luke.
Unwilling to let him break her heart again, Taycee launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. But she’d forgotten that Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.
Author Biography: I love to read, write, and do most anything outdoors, with the exception of rock climbing and sky diving. (I have serious height phobias.) If there's something I can do within five feet of solid ground, count me in!