Accept This Dandelion by Brooke Williams #SweetDelight

Accept This Dandelion by Brooke Williams #SweetDelightAccept This Dandelion by Brooke Williams

Series: #1 Dandelion
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Small Publisher on February 4, 2015
Pages: 205
Format: eARC
Source: Book Tour Provided
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Generally, I would not reach for a story set against a reality TV show, but this one sounded cute and quirky from its title to the blurb so I decided to give it a go.  And I’m glad I did.  This was a cute and easy-read romance and just the thing for my current mood.  There was humor, misunderstanding, and a sweet romance through it all.

The story opens with local radio personality, Renee Lockhart, receiving the surprising news that she has been accepted as one of the ladies competing on a The Bachelor style program through the local TV station.  Renee wouldn’t mind finding love, but doubts it will be through the reality show when she realizes swinging bachelor, Ben McConnell, is the star.  She is using her place on the show to hopefully catapult her into the vacant spot on the coveted morning radio program.

Unfortunately, nothing goes to plan.  One mishap after another befalls her and she is like a fish out of water compared to the other contestants.  But somehow, Renee keeps making it through to the next round.  She thinks she has Ben pegged until her prejudices are slowly overturned and she realizes for the first time that she might really want to win this bachelor who is a real and attractive man up close and personal.    Only, is she making the same impression on him?

The story is simple and doesn’t try to be something it’s not.  It’s a light-hearted piece with some tender moments and a great deal of humor.  Renee’s conflicting motives for being involved in the show are the vehicle for the conflict.  The story is told in alternating narration which relieves the reader of guessing what Ben is thinking.  It was sweet how both wanted the other to see them as genuine, but got off on the wrong foot through a series of misunderstandings.

The entire romance is conducted against the background of the show and Renee’s radio station.  There was some sensuality, but it was a sweet romance with nothing stronger than a shared kiss between them.

All in all, this was quick and cute!  I would recommend it for those who are looking for a light romantic comedy.

I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

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Romance Roundabout #174 CR
Books N Tunes #21 Rolling Stones’ Dandelion
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New to Me #70 author/series
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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Accept this Dandelion does sound really sweet, Sophia Rose! And like you, I don’t pick up a lot of books that are based on – or include – reality TV shows, as I don’t watch those shows, and so most of the time, I don’t think I’ll enjoy reading about them, either.
    Great review 🙂
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • Good thing this one had such a cute title or I would have not given it a chance. I don’t watch reality TV, either. Okay, I don’t watch much TV period. LOL

      Thanks, Lexxie!

  • oh this sounds like a cute read for sure!!! I haven’t read too many books with reality tv shows as a base. And great tunes pick 🙂

    • Thank you, Renee! That was an easy peasy tune match. It was running through my head as soon as I read the title. And don’t you adore the heroine’s name. 🙂

  • I read one other where the characters were on a dating show and it was really cute like this one sounds.

    • Which one was it? Now that I’ve tried one; I’m willing to give the setting a go again.

  • I liked the last book that I read with a similar theme. Well, the reality show aspect.

    • I was surprised I liked it, but now I probably would give the next one a go with more enthusiasm.

  • I have read a few books with a reality tv show in them and while it’s not really a premise that would immediately make me curious about a book the ones I read with that aspect were all good ones. It does sound fun how Renee slowly has to less go of her prejudices and actually falls in love with the man they are competing for. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one, it does sound like a sweet and fun read!

    • I think I’ve read one other, but it was about the director and writer of the show or something not the contestants.
      It was fun watching her slowly realize he wasn’t like what she thought and he might actually be the guy for her. It was very sweet. 🙂

  • Sounds cute! I don’t think I’ve read a radio show host yet. It’s always nice when one you typically wouldn’t grab brings a smile 🙂

    • It was definitely cute. And yes, it took me by surprise in a pleasant way which is definitely nice. Now I won’t be so gun shy about the TV backdrop ones.