Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Reluctant Bachelorette - Review, Guest Post and Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to my stop at The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour. This tour is organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and by the author Rachael Anderson. My stop includes a review a guest post by the author, giveaway and detailed tour information.

Let's start with the review!

Author: Rachael Anderson
Title: The Reluctant Bachelorette
Published by: CreateSpace
Release date: 16th of September 2012
Genre: Adult: Romance, Comic, Contemporary
Pages: 316 pages in e-book version
Source: From the tour organizer and the author in exchange for an honest review.


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?

My review:

The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson was a lot of fun to read! It was entertainingly written, easy to read, very real and offered a lot of lovable characters! It was one of these books which leaves you with genuinely positive feeling while reading and after finishing it. I loved it!


The plot is taken out of the TV version of The Barchelorette with few differences. Taycee is plotted to be the bachelorette of the town where she lives. Her best friend is working on raising some money to save the town and comes up with the idea of the online show, where the audience can vote which bachelor is eliminated. Each vote brings money to the town. Taycee is not very fond about the idea, but decides to along with the idea.

She needs to start dating all the bachelors and this is where it gets complicated. One of the bachelors is a local guy who has returned to his home town. Taycee used to have crush on him. Luke does not like the idea of being one of the bachelors either, but when he realizes that he is attracted to Taycee, he wants to stay in the game. Taycee tries to trick him out by organizing different obstacles to get people voting him out. Their game with each other continues until they understand, that they are made for each other. Besides that, Taycee still must date other participating guys and that creates more trouble than both of them knows how to handle.

It was so much fun to read! The dialogue was funny, the comical situation were very well created and described. I spent quite a lot of time giggling while reading. The author has very good sense of everyday humor and humorous situations, it was pleasure to read it.


I think Rachael Anderson did a wonderful job with creating bunch of bachelors who participated at the contest. They were all colorful, vivid and special. The characteristics, also not so good ones, were believable and seemed real. What I also liked was that the bachelor candidates weren't all through stereotypical.

I liked how the relationship between Taycee and Luke developed. How they fought against each other and how it grew into attraction. it was cute and sweet romance.


The Reluctant Bachelorette is a sweet contemporary romance which makes you laugh, giggle and it entertains it worth of all 316 pages. It's fun, enjoyable and you will definitely love it!

5 Flowers!

5 stars.

The author, Rachael Anderson, has written a short guest post how the book was born. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Rachael Anderson!

And So the Book Was Born

It all started with The Mormon Bachelor--an internet version of The Bachelor done Mormon style. A good friend of mine is a regular follower, and when I checked it out per her recommendation, it sparked an idea. But since I have a sort of jaded opinion of this kind of dating, I wanted to create a heroine who shared that opinion. Throw in a handsome, long-lost teenage crush who messes with her emotions even more, and you've got the makings for a really fun book.

Which is what I hope this will be for a lot of people: A book that will produce smiles, laughter, possibly even some tears, and the reminder of how great it is to fall in love.


Thanks Rachael for coming by!

The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour - October 1st to 28th

October 1st
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Tour Kick Off

October 2nd
Multiple Blogs - Book Blast - $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

October 3rd
Murphy's Library - Review
Wordpaintings Unlimited - Review
Peace from Pieces - Interview
Reviewing Shelf - Review

October 4th
Getting Your Read - Review
A Book a Day - Review
Aobibliosphere - Excerpt

October 5th
WTF Are You Reading - Review
Author M.R. Buttars - Excerpt
YA Between the Lines - Interview
Froze8's Blog - Guest Post

October 6th
Older Mommy Still Yummy - Excerpt
PARAFANTASY - Review and Interview
Cuzinlogic - Guest Post
Author A.D. Duling - Excerpt

October 7th
Day by Day in Our World - Review and Guest Post
Books and Needlepoint - Review
SweepingMe - Guest Post

October 8th
The Lucky Ladybug - Review and Guest Post
That Artsy Girl - Review and Guest Post
Jenni Reviews - Guest Post
Books Are Magical - Guest Post

October 9th
Acting Balanced - Review and Interview
Lena Sledge - Guest Post
Karey White - Review and Interview
Four Sisters and a Book - Review

October 10th
Me and Reading - Guest Post and Review
Home Maid Simple - Review
Read This Instead - Review
These Words Tell a Story - Guest Post
The READioactive Book Blog - Review and Guest Post
Up All Night Reviews - Review

October 11th
Cupcake's Book Cupboard - Review
Ever and Ever Sight - Review
Bibliophile Please - Guest Post

October 12th
Book Readers - Excerpt
Walking on Bookshelves - Review and Excerpt
A Casual Reader's Corner - Review
Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight - Guest Post

October 13th
Imaginary Reads - Review and Guest Post
Kaisy Daisy's Corner - Review
Mommy Adventures with Ravina - Review
Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post

October 14th
The Book Belles - Review
Lisa's World of Books - Review and Interview
My Devotional Thoughts - Review

October 15th
Rowell Reviews - Review
The Reading Nook - Review
Caroline Clemmons - Excerpt and Interview
Clean Romance Reviews - Interview

October 16th
Literary Time Out - Review
Book Munchies - Review
Books Down My Pillow - Review

October 17th
My Guilty Obsession - Review and Guest Post
Parsimonious Pash - Review
At Random - Review & Guest Post
Lyrics without the Chord Changes - Guest Post
Rachelle's Writing Spot - Review and Interview

October 18th
Bookworm Lisa - Review
MK McClintock - Interview
Clean Teen Fiction - Review
Every Free Chance - Review
What to Read - Review

October 19th
Bookhounds - Review
Books Beside My Bedside - Review
LivLovLifeReviews - Review

October 20th
Why Not? Because I Said So - Review and Guest Post
From the TBR Pile - Review
Promiscuous Diva - Excerpt

October 21st
Young Readers at Home - Review and Excerpt
Sweeping the USA - Excerpt

October 22nd
Krazy Book Lady - Guest Post
Crafty Zoo with Monkeys - Guest Post
Tifferz Book Review - Review

October 23rd
Martha's Bookshelf - Review and Guest Post
Books R Us - Guest Post
The Book Bug - Review and Interview

October 24th
Romance Bookie - Review
Wall to Wall Books - Review
A Purrfect Read - Promo Post

October 25th
whoopeeyoo! - Review
Going Crazy Wanna Go? - Guest Post
Laurie Here - Review

October 26th
Love. Without You - Guest Post
The Housework Can Wait - Review and Guest Post

October 27th
The Busy Bibliophile - Interview and Review
What's Beyond Forks - Interview and Review

October 28th
The Bookish Mama - Review
Monique Morgan - Guest Post and Excerpt
Jean Book Nerd - Guest Post

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.


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Ebook Buy Link
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Tour Giveaway - October 1st to 31st:

Grand Prize

    Print copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette (Ebook for International winner)
    $15 Amazon Gift Card
    Copy of the DVD Sneakers (US only)

Print copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette
3 Kindle Ebook Copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette

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Open to anyone who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent's permission. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  If the grand prize winner is not in the US they will receive only the  Amazon Gift card & a Kindle copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette.  The Sneakers DVD would then be awarded to the winner of the print copy  who must live in the US.

Happy reading!


  1. I need a good laugh and giggle about now!

  2. Thanks so much for the awesome review and for being part of this blog tour! Really appreciate it!

  3. I'm hearing more and more good things about this book!


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