March 2013, 272 pages.
Description: After walking out of a thankless job at a
prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson
is going into business for herself. Lou’s pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor,
is a reality dating web series sure to be fabulous advertising for her
new marketing firm. And as a bonus, she can solve a problem close to
home: while Huntington Beach is crawling with eligible, sun-bronzed
Saints, they’ve forgotten the vital skill of dating. Lou hopes the
reality show will finally inspire this group of hangout enthusiasts to
pair off. But shortly before filming begins, the unthinkable
happens—Trentyn, a.k.a. The Bachelor, gets a girlfriend. And Lou needs a
new leading man—fast.
My Review: I've said this before and I'll say it again: There's something about
competition dating that is so fascinating to me, yet I don't watch The
Bachelor. Maybe I should? I really liked this one because everyone had
standards and it was done in a very nice way. In some of the others I've
read, the contestants are sooo mean to each other, but this one showed
maturity and kindness, which was very refreshing to me. And who doesn't deserve a second chance? I'm a big believer that sometimes you can find Mr. (or Mrs.) Right but the timing's all wrong. Enter second chances.
Louisa's ex-boyfriend, but when the real Mormon Bachelor suddenly finds
love just before this web show starts, she's desperate to find a
replacement and asks Nick for the favor. Lou is a very organized, almost
OCD, person who learns some very important lessons along the way. Nick
is great!! He had so many opportunities to bash the girls or to sabotage
the show, yet he proved he is a true gentleman and acted in a very
mature way. He went through some crazy dates and situations and handled
it all very well. The characters are true to the author's
formula--witty, cute, and a lot of fun.
I really enjoy this type of book because it's fun, clean, and not preachy, yet religion is mentioned a little.
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