Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Review: How To Lose A Bachelor by Anna Banks

Revenge was never this much fun...

When Rochelle Ransom auditioned for the dating show Luring Love, she had big plans for winning the prize money to help her favorite charity-and if she won the hot bachelor's heart, even better. But at the last minute she finds out the hot bachelor is her ex-boyfriend, Grant Drake. Desperate to keep her distance from him, she'll do anything-and everything-to get voted off.

Years ago, Rochelle broke Grant's heart, and he's out for revenge. There's no way he'll vote her off.

After all, vengeance is a dish best served red-hot...and on live television. 

When her hilarious antics to get kicked off the show escalate, Grant's reminded why he fell in love with her the first time. Now he isn't sure which might be more fun... Seeing how far Rochelle is willing to go to get away or how far he will to keep her forever.

This is the second book that I've read by Anna Banks and while I wasn't the biggest fan of her other book, this one was decidedly better. I am glad that I gave Banks another shot because otherwise, I would have missed out on this sweetly romantic novel.

It should be said that I love the show, The Bachelor. Love it. Almost obsessively. This book is along the same lines ... it follows a woman who is on this show VERY similar to The Bachelor. But. It's a bit better because it includes a ton of train wreck moments that I wish for with every episode of The Bachelor. Man, Banks came up with some great shenanigans to happen within these pages. I was just tickled with each one because it's what we watch reality tv for ... the drama. I don't want to give away too many secrets ... these are things that you need to experience for yourself. I'll just say that it's worth picking the book up for. Definitely. 

At first, I didn't really agree with the way that Banks did the character development with this one. I felt a bit out of the loop as I was reading and I was excited to see that it was all for a reason and it didn't last very long. You just receive little snippets about Rochelle and Grant at first. You know they are the main characters, obviously, but that's about it. Once the story gets into full swing, more and more details start coming out and you're able to get your first real glimpse of the stars of the novel. I enjoyed getting to know them but since I'm a greedy reader, I would have liked the information a bit sooner and of course, a bit more of it. But that's okay, with the trickle of info coming out, it kept me entertained and hooked.

When I finished the book, I felt that my appetite for more knowledge on the characters and story was completely fulfilled. Also, the ending was absolutely perfect. I haven't been able to say that very many times this year with the books that I have read and I was happy to have a change of pace. You know, when authors put epilogues into a novel, sometimes they are crap. Hear me out ... they don't always add to the story and button up the whole novel or even add anything to the story line but this time it did. I adored the epilogue and I was sad that it had ended. I won't lie ... I could have done with a few more chapters after that. 

My faith has now been restored with Anna Banks. I'll more than likely pick up another novel by her in the near future. I'm excited to see what else she has in store for us readers and I'm even excited to give this one another read. Maybe at a time when I'm not rushing through it to see what will happen next. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: November 9th, 2015

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