Are you a fan (or a hate watcher) of the Bachelor franchise? Then you'll love Accept this Dandelion! Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the radio 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 public profile. Ben McConnell, the most eligible bachelor in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show, despite her bumbling audition. Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee. He gets a girl who doesn’t bow to his every whim…and a girl who opens his eyes to true, unexpected love. When nothing goes right on the local program called "Accept this Dandelion"...hilarity ensues. Imagine your worst possible dates happening...on TV!
It's no secret that I'm a fan of all things Bachelor. So when I heard about Brooke Williams' Accept this Dandelion, I knew I needed to get my hands on it!
Accept this Dandelion is pure fluff and pure fun. It provides a behind the scenes look at a Bachelor-esque show, plus it's laugh-out-loud funny! While I never had any doubt about who would end up together, the way they got together surprised me ... it's always nice to have a bit of unpredictability in a genre that's not generally very mysterious.
Also, the characters are fantastic! I love that Renee isn't your typical dating show contestant—she has a genuineness and quirkiness to her that makes her so relatable. And Ben definitely surprised me in a good way—he turned out to be much more than a rich playboy.
I did notice a few editing issues, but it wasn't enough to be super annoying. Overall, Accept this Dandelion is completely delightful. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys The Bachelor! 4 stars.
Content note: A Bachelor-inspired novel could be very trashy, but Williams kept it clean (no swearing or sex)—it's definitely cleaner than the show!
Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like “Accept this Dandelion.” Brooke is also the author of “Wrong Place, Right Time,” “Someone Always Loved You,” and “Beyond the Bars.” And she looks forward to the upcoming released of “Mamarazzi” and “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut.” Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (5) and Sadie (nearly 2).
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