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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Great 'fish out of water' love story." Clahain. Enjoy it now as an audiobook

Accept This Dandelion | [Brooke Williams]

Accept This Dandelion

Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal - to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile. Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee - he gets a girl who can't seem to do anything right - and a girl he can't seem to resist.
By clahain on February 4, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
A radio announcer goes on a reality dating show to land a coveted promotion and ends up losing her heart.

Renee Lockhart is lovable and funny. She doesn’t have a nasty bone in her body…so competing with two dozen other women for the city’s most eligible bachelor is completely out of her comfort zone. But she needs to raise her visibility if she’s going to nail a spot on her station’s coveted morning show. Anyway, it’s not like she has much of a social life. Who knows? It might even be fun.

As you can probably predict, Renee’s efforts at manipulation and gamesmanship go horribly wrong. Awkward, uncomfortable, she takes “bumbling” to a whole new level–setting herself on fire, fainting at inopportune moments. Worse, she develops feelings for Ben McConnell. Tired of being labeled a womanizer, he’s trying to improve his own public image by coming off as romantic and serious about finding someone to build a relationship with. He finds Renee’s antics amusing and endearing and keeps her on the show when anyone else would have voted her off.

Ben is appealing, but he’s also quite jaded. It’s nice to see him soften over the course of the novel. I do think he overreacts when he discovers Renee’s “ulterior” motives for being on the show. Especially considering that he has his own. I would’ve dialed down the angst in the last two chapters, but that’s probably because they made me cry.

ACCEPT THIS DANDELION made me laugh, sob, and cringe in embarrassment. It’s a great “fish out of water” romance and my favorite Brooke Williams book to date.

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