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Bachelorette for Sale

(West Side Romance #1)

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This sparkling debut dives right in to everything funny, flirty, and fiery about modern dating with the tale of a sexy singles auction that comes with the prize of a lifetime…

As far as Cherry Ryan is concerned, the bright lights of Hollywood are nothing but glare after her heart is broken on a reality show for millions to see. Instead she’s throwing herself into fundraisin
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Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Lyrical Shine
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Cristina
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Don't you just love a good auction? :P

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Well that's certainly what Cherry wasn't thinking when her best friend Tawny convinces her o participate in the singles auction they where co-chairing to raise money for the youth center in their neighborhood. A last minute no-show and Cherry has to relive being in the limelight and fearing the humiliation once again. As a former contestant in 2 dating reality shows she has had enough spot light and humiliation to last her a lifetime and just want's to blend
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Ami
Cherry was a contestant of a reality show, Finding Mr. Right, before she was humiliated by the man who was supposed to become her fiancé in that show. She was basically persecuted by tabloids for months afterwards. Now, trying to leave that behind, Cherry is determined to help building local community center and volunteers her time with that project. It is a project that is very dear to her heart. On a fund raising night, she finds herself replacing a radio host (albeit rather involuntarily) and ...more
Dirty Dayna
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Bachelorette Stars
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Cherry Ryan was all about setting up events to raise money and decided to auction off bachelors and bachelorette dates for charity. When one of her contestants disappears moments before the bid Cherry is forced onto the stage and sold to Jason Valentine.
Cherry tried looking for love on reality TV shows which turned her perfect reputation into a lie and made her afraid to open up her heart to a chance at love.
It turns out Jason Valentine wanted to seduce Cherry in hopes of
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Zarith dol
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet and sexy book. The story is about Cherry a former reality star darling humiliated in the tv by her former fiance, she has to filled up auction spot in a charity function for the town recreation centre. In come Jason, owner of new coming renovation company on the bid for the contract. In order to get ahead, his partner win him the date with Cherry in the auction. Assuming Cherry is a ditzy reality star, their first date tank middleway. As they get to know one another, he realised the depth ...more
Samantha
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I plan to keep this review short and sweet. Bachelorette for Sale gets a shining 4 stars from me for the easy to read story line, the easy to love characters, and the laughter the book causes. Cherry is a fun and sweet heroine who is trying to make a difference by ensuring her local recreation center is fixed and back in working order. Jason is rough around the edges and sweet hero who wants to be a part of restoring the recreation center by landing the contracting bid. The two go on a date afte ...more
Danielle
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cute story! Loved the characters and the plot. I loved Jason and cherry together. You could tell right away they were into each other. I am excited to read the next book in the series.
Deborah
Cherry Ryan is a former reality TV star on Finding Mr. Right. Her former fiancé(from the show), humiliated her publicly and she just wants to stay out of the limelight. When she heads a fundraiser auction for a charity dear to her, she's forced to be auctioned herself after a person doesn't show up.

Jason Valentine owns a small construction company specializing in remodeling. He plans on putting in a bid for the community center job. When he attends the fund raising night with his friend/business
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Monica Cullip
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it

Bachelorette For Sale

This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review by Net Galley.

Cherry Ryan has had a rough couple of years, she was publicly humiliated on a reality dating show and the whole country saw it. But know she has settled and she has a goal, fund raising for the local community centre. This place has a special place in her heart as she spent much time there as a teenager. This is how she finds herself on stage and the object/prize of the auction.

Her “date” of the even
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Joann
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I was given an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review*

Cherry Ryan was a twice-contestant on a reality dating series and had been burned by the experience. She meets Jason Valentine after he wins her at a charity date auction. Their relationship (and problems) ensues from there. I loved the premise of the Bachelorette for Sale by Gail Chianese. I will admit to being a fan over the years of the popular reality dating shows on tv and of following the lives of the contestants like they were
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bookaholic ge
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for my honest review

Cherry Ryan is a woman on the run from her past. What started as a search for true love ended in disaster...a disaster that no one will forget because it was televised! Attempting to use her fame to help the children in the neighborhood, she helps to throw a charity auction to rebuild a community center. When someone cancels on her she has no choice but to step up to the auction block being sold for a date.

Jason Valentine turns a
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Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I took a chance on this author because it looked like an interesting contemporary romance novel, and lately, my shelf has been full of those. This author is new to me. In fact, this author is new. Period. This is her debut novel, and I'm glad I got to read this.

I am pleasantly surprised to have greatly enjoyed this book. It had a lot of elements in it that still did not make the plot seem messy and o
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Angel Hatfield
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Read, Good Characters **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**Cherry Ryan had put on a fundraiser that had taken the better part of a year. It was to help rebuild her neighborhood community center. Last Fall it had been ravaged by a hurricane. it had been a staple of Cherry's childhood. Cherry's best friend was Tawny Torres. Cherry had to take the place of a person who was sick and be bid on for a date. Cherry had been on a t.v. show Finding Mr. Right and had got ...more
Jamie Beck
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book lives up to the promise of its title: playful, sweet, sexy and fun. Cherry and Jason are well-developed characters with interesting backgrounds and obstacles to overcome. I like the relationships each of them has with their friends, and particularly love "Cherry Bear" and her grandparents. Those scenes are warm and fun. Actually, those words also describe the overall story.

Since everyone can read the cover blurb and get the gist of the pr
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Regina Kyle
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love a good reality TV romance, and this was a good reality TV romance. Cherry was humiliated on a reality dating show, and the last thing she wants is more time in the public eye. But she'll suffer through a bachelorette auction if it helps raise money for the local community center that meant so much to her in her youth.

Jason owns a construction company, and he's at the auction to get an edge on
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Sarah
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Cherry Ryan and Jason Valentine are the most adorable book couple. Cherry is a former dating reality star who was looking for love in all the wrong places. Jason is a construction company owner who has sworn off love. Together they make a wonderful pair. This is a delightful, easy read that had me laughing to myself. I enjoyed the characters and their families very much. This is another book with a strong grandmother who kept me smiling, in fact I loved the grandparents story in this book almost ...more
Bella
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet light read.Well written story easy to follow.

Cherry is former contestant of reality dating show. After media fiasko she throws herself into fundraising for the local community center that was a priceless lifeline to her as a kid. When a volunteer for the singles auction bails at the last minute, Cherry finds herself on the block—and sold to Jason Valentine, a handsome contractor with a gorgeous body—and a really bad attitude. The business line is sonn crossed and they find each other in a
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Vidya Tiru
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Characters with strengths and weaknesses that made them all the more real, and a sweet romance with just the right amount of heat made this story one of those that I read in one sitting. Cherry and Jason's romance, and the obstacles that seem to crop up along with a mystery to solve - all this keep the reader turning the pages. I loved the supporting characters (Cherry's grandparents and the friends of the main characters whose stories I am looking forward to now). While I wanted to rate it high ...more
BookSnuggle
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. Cherry and Jason's story was a sweet and sensual romance with its ups and downs. I loved her grandparents and Jason's friends. This is a quick read and great when you need to escape for a little while. I look forward to the next book in this series. A great read!
Irene
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Bachelorette for Sale was a sweet and fun read.

I really enjoyed Cherry's character, she made the book for me.
The storyline was entertaining, my attention was held from start to end.

Thank you to Kensington Books, Lyrical Press via Netgalley for the advance copy.
Jamie Schmidt
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cherry and Jason are great 3 dimensional characters who throw off some serious sparks. This was a fun story, a quick read, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Cherry's grandparents are a hoot too!
Thi
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable read.
Book Gannet
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This is a cute, fun contemporary that plays with the less fun side of minor celebrity when Cherry becomes a last minute replacement in a charity auction. I really liked Cherry, she’s down-to-earth and funny and sweet, not to mention charitable and loyal to her friends. After the things said by her disastrous ex she’s been badly treated by the press and I have to admit I wanted more vindication for her over those nasty things that Ari claimed.

Then again, with so much going on in her li
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LJT
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes a little mindless TV is exactly what I need for some instant stress relief. In my quest for seeking a dose of brain bleach, I became a devotee of The Bachelor/Bachelorette reality TV series and remain a fan to this day. So it was only natural for me to request Bachelorette for Sale, a novel that closely resembles some of the themes of this very popular TV show. This is a fun read with some great characters and a plot that kept me entertained from start to finish.

It's been almost a year
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Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf


The last thing Cherry wanted was to be thrust into the spotlight again. She’d been there and had the heartache, embarrassment and unfortunately the reputation – and wanted nothing to do with it ever again. She was happy in the background and intended to stay there. But she would do just about anything to help rebuild the community center. She knew what a lifeline it could be firsthand. So she stepped into the spotlight again and prayed it would be over quickly.

J
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Sarah
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cherry has had it with men and she is ready to just live life and enjoy the small thing right now with out adding guy or relationship in her life. First and foremost she wants to get the center up and going and keep her grandparents from killing each other, but it seems that the world and her best friend/sister has other plans, will she be able to follow through and deal with what else was in store or will she have to walk away and learn to love again in another time in her life? Jason has about ...more
Jin
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
Cherry Ryan a reality star from dating show, comes back to her home town and starts her life again. She really wanted to bury all her reality show behind her and start her new life by building community center. During the Gala, she becomes substitute for live auction. Jason's best friend David bids on Cherry and that's when story starts to pick up.
She was just expecting a nice dinner but it was more than she expected. Jason was starting a new construction company and his company needs a boost a
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Angel Hatfield
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, reviews
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Cherry Ryan had put on a fundraiser that had taken the better part of a year. It was to help rebuild her neighborhood community center. Last Fall it had been ravaged by a hurricane. it had been a staple of Cherry's childhood. Cherry's best friend was Tawny Torres. Cherry had to take the place of a person who was sick and be bid on for a date. Cherry had been on a t.v. show Finding Mr. Right and had gotten hurt. Then she met Jaso
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Susannah Hardy
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting impatiently for this book to be delivered to my Kindle. Let me tell you, this book was worth the wait! It has a super-fun premise: Cherry, a former bachelorette reality show contestant, tries to fade into the obscurity of her nonfamous life in Providence, Rhode Island, until she reluctantly agrees to participate in a charity auction to save her beloved community center. Jason, the adorably hot contractor who bids on her for a date, has an agenda of his own: he desperately nee ...more
Ash P Reads
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ash P by: NetGalley
A funny and heart-warming book about the reality of reality stars. Cherry's stint in the limelight left her heartbroken but didn't break her spirit. All she wants to do now is lay low and give back to the community centre that was so vitally essential to her sanity in her early years. Jason is from the wrong side of the tracks and has worked hard to rid himself of the label he's carried all his life. Getting the contract for the renovation of the community centre will help immensely towards esta ...more
Kristi
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I give two thumbs up to this fun, flirty romance.

Cherry’s reality show past, haunted her as she moved back to her hometown and volunteered to fund raise for remodeling the storm-damaged local community center. The local landmark held a special place in her heart because when she was young the counselors and activities helped her get through her parents loss.

Arm-twisted into being a last minute stand-in for a celebrity fund raising auction, Cherry breathed a sigh of relief that she received any b
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