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Review Tour & Giveaway: Excerpt of Bachelor Island by Robena Grant

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Review Tour & Giveaway: Excerpt of Bachelor Island by Robena Grant

Welcome to the review tour of Bachelor Island by Robena Grant. Brought to you by Goddess Fish Promotions. The characters in this story were really endearing. See my review and an excerpt from the book below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway of a $20 Amazon/B&N gift card. Commenting is welcome and increases your chance of winning. Follow the blog tour by clicking on the banner image above.

Bachelor Island

Review Tour & Giveaway: Excerpt of Bachelor Island by Robena Grant
by Robena Grant
Published by The Wild Rose Press Inc
on February 12th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 270
Format: e-book
Source: ARC
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

Corie Benton, co-producer of television reality show, Bachelor Island, is scheduled to film the grand finale on Kauai. However, the season five BI winner drops out. Producer, Brick Masterson, Corie’s boss and ex-lover refers to the finale as Dante’s Divine Comedy. He needs seven finalists and wants diversity. Corie suggests re-filming with cowboys.

Wyatt Hardy, a Texas cattle rancher suffering through a 3 year drought, medical bills for his ten-year-old daughter’s cancer treatments, and the memory of her mother who died eight years ago, needs a stroke of luck, but the thought of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood spooks him. Wyatt must fight to win for his two loves—the ranch, and his daughter…well, make that three—also his co-producer.

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review

Bachelor Island was a fun “tongue in cheek” story about a reality TV show. We know that watching them can sometimes be cheesy and reading this was like getting to see what really goes into making those kind of shows. I liked how the characters interacted in the story. The cowboy aspect was a nice little addition and seriously, if this show was real, I would totally watch it.

It was a little bit more slower paced than I expected but at least we got more into the backstory and character growth of Corie and Wyatt. Their attraction to each other was instant and there really was no conflict between them. The only thing that could have pulled them apart was the fact that he was a cattle rancher in a small town and she was a co-producer of a TV show. But it was fun to see how their whirlwind romance would hold up to reality after filming was over.

I would say this was a lighthearted read, with a typical jerk type as an adversary(no real evil there, just a greedy prick called Brick). No high maintence heroine, which after a while one needs a break from reading those types of characters, Corie was just a normal woman with regular problems. She was charming and sweet, so the balance was perfect between cowboy and city girl.

Overall, I liked the author’s writing style. It was easy to read and the dialogue shone through. I’m hoping that Luke (Wyatt’s brother) will get his own story. I’m invested enough in these characters to be interested in more from their world.

*I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review*

excerpt

“You might want to take two keys, just in case,” a female voice said.

Wyatt did a slow turn. What the hell?

The woman seemed familiar. He’d know those eyes anywhere. He fast forwarded through his almost empty file of attractive women and hit pay dirt. How the hell did she get here? She gave him that same once over again, the same one she’d given him in his home town, little old Hardisburg, Texas. He’d never forgotten her, or her scent. His nostrils flared slightly as he inhaled. She smelled like vanilla pudding.

The woman smiled. “Corie Benton, executive producer of Bachelor Island. Most of us refer to it as BI, along with the number of the episode. You’ll be starring in BI 5. Welcome aboard.”

Wyatt blinked hard. “Thank you.”

He’d thought she was one of those romance authors who’d been doing a writing retreat at a ranch on the outskirts of town. Huh? Well, how about that? She looked different today. Her long rich brown hair fell in messy waves, whereas last time it had been pulled into a tight bun thing at the back of her neck. His head had ached at the thought of it. And she’d been in a damn suit and heels in the middle of Texas, in the rain, and with no umbrella. She’d given him a look like he smelled bad. He had.

Her shoulders were now bare and that sundress hung on by the tiniest of straps. He felt disoriented, pulled in a deep breath, and scanned the lobby again hoping for Luke to come save him. She looked up at him her hand jutting out. The bright, penetrating brown eyes were the same: Questioning.

giveaway

Robena Grant will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Commenting increases your chance at winning.

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about the author

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Robena Grant writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense about ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes these discoveries in her stories. She is Australian by birth, lives in Southern California, and has two grown children. Robena may be contacted at: www.robenagrant.com where she blogs weekly, or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.

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Sue A.

A super smart story! Reality shows are anything but, so getting to see what might really go on behind the scenes should make for a fun story.

Sandra Watts
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Hope your enjoying your week. Shared post!

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I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

James Robert
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Wishing you a blessed Sunday and thanking you for the giveaway

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Shared post. Enjoy your week.

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Have a fun filled Saturday and thank you for the giveaway

James Robert
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Have an awesome, fun Wednesday and I appreciate you giving us the chance to win

James Robert
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We’re at the beginning of another great week and once again I thank you for this giveaway

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What is your favorite pleasure food?

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the terrific moms out there and thank YOU for this giveaway

Sandra Watts
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Stopped by to share post. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Have an amazing fun filled Saturday and thank you for this giveaway

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natasha lamoreux

This definately sounds like a fun read. Love the querky cover.

James Robert
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Thank you once again for the giveaway and have a fun Friday!

lilallykitten
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Robena ~ Hi again! Where is your favorite place to read?

sweetpea35
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I enjoyed the review and excerpt – looks like a fun read.

James Robert
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Stopping by to say hello and also thanking you for the giveaway

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momjane

I really loved the review. The story sounds wonderful. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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Thank you, momjane 🙂

James Robert
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I appreciate the chance at winning the great giveaway you brought to us, thank you

Goddess Fish Promotions
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Thank you for hosting

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As we start the week I want to say Happy Monday and thank you for the opportunity to win

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Stopped by to share post.

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I really appreciate the share, Sandra. 🙂

James Robert
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Hope you have an awesome Sunday and thanks for the giveaway

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Thanks for entering the giveaway, James

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I’m back and to thank you for the chance to win and wishing you a great Saturday

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Here we are at the start of another weekend. Thanks for the chance to win and have an enjoyable weekend.

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Happy Thursday and hope it’s a great one for you. Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win.

James Robert
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Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity to win

Sandra Watts
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Thanks for hosting. Looks fun. Enjoyed excerpt.

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

What a fun story.

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Thank you, Mary

Allison
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Allison

Thank you the review. What a great premise for a RomCom!

robena grant
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Thank you, Allison. I had a lot of fun writing this one. 🙂

robena grant
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Good morning. Thank you for the lovely review. It’s very much appreciated. 🙂

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kim hansen

Enjoyed the excerpt.

robena grant
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Glad you did, Kim, it was fun to write. 🙂

James Robert
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Thank you so much for the giveaway and all the work put into it.

robena grant
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Thanks for entering the giveaway, James

Lisa Brown
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thank you for the giveaway 🙂

robena grant
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Thanks for entering, lisa

lilallykitten
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I enjoyed reading the excerpt and your review. This book sounds like such a fun, exciting, and interesting read. Looking forward to checking out this book!

robena grant
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Thanks, lilallykitten (love the name) I hope you enjoy the book.

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Thank you! My name is Ally and friends would add “cat” at the end, for the common “Allycat” nickname, but since I was still quite young, I joked and said I was too young to be a cat, more like a kitten, and ever since then Allykitten just stuck lol 🙂

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