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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