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Lawyer Rochelle Ransom isn't looking for love. That ship had sailed--and sunk. Now all of her time is spent working and supporting her charity. But when an opportunity to win a large amount of prize money opens up, she's willing to sacrifice a little pride to raise some funds for a good cause.

Grant Duke has never forgotten Rochelle. And now he finally has a chance to get
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Published November 9th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Rochelle decides to go on a reality show called The Bachelor Luring Love because she needs the prize money to help a charity that she spends all her free time at. She auditions and then is accepted as one of the women competing.
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And for the next twelve weeks, Rochelle was going to have to be perky. Likable. Non-snarky.

At the filming of the first show Rochelle realizes that the 'Bachelor' is none other than the guy that broke her heart back in college. Grant Drake.
She wants to leave the show
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Mandy
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: funny, arc, clean-romance
4.5

When Rochelle signs up for a dating show so she can raise some money for her domestic violence charity, the last person she expects to see is her ex-boyfriend and love of her life Grant Drake. Grant has been chosen to be the bachelor and Rochelle is supposed to be competing to win his love. 10 years ago Grant broke Rochelle's heart so she will do anything to get herself kicked off the show. All the antics Rochelle comes up with, just show Grant that Rochelle is still the girl he fell in love
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Alyse
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Just couldn't get into it... Will try again at some point ...more
Prerana
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
At first, I was really apprehensive while reading the summary. A dating show? Girls vying for a guy's attention? I had enough of that with the Selection. This didn't really sound up my alley.

Boy, was I mistaken.

That was so adorable. This is different from the Selection because Rochelle and Grant actually have a past.

Ah! This was so cute.

The banter. The stunts. The awesomeness.

So cute. I can't even.

The cuteness.

Loved it.
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Kitty's Review - 4 stars
OMG, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was fun, witty and, interesting. There may not have been a rose ceremony, but the dates leading up to the Sweet Pea bouquets were hilarious. Anna Banks kept me entertained and interested in wanting to find out how everything was going to play out between Grant and Chelle both on and off screen.

Rochelle was a riot right from the beginning. Her hijinks trying to get off
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nick (the infinite limits of love)


I've read most of Anna Banks' books and having read her latest, How to Lose a Bachelor, I can safely say that contemporary is the genre where she truly shines, whether it is a YA or Adult. When I started How to Lose a Bachelor, I had only one expectation : for the book to provide me with an entertaining story that would make me simultaneously laugh and swoon. And you know what? It did exactly that.

Both Rochelle and Grant were characters that I really liked for the most part. Rochelle was an hono
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
3-3.5 stars

How To Lose A Bachelor was pretty stinkin' adorable! These characters worked their way into my heart in a short amount of time, despite a few annoyances, and I'm glad there was both dual point of view and a cute epilogue. Nothing new here, nothing unpredictable - and I was annoyed that Rochelle constantly doubted Grant's moral character, even though she said she loved him - but the set up was a whole lot of fun and I'm a sucker for second chance love stories. Even through their mishap
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Stacee
3.5 stars

This was fun. I'm a huge fan of Anna's books, so I was excited to get my greedy hands on this book.

Rochelle and Grant definitely have chemistry. There was enough UST to kill someone. I enjoyed their cat and mouse game, especially as things started to escalate. I also really liked Maya and would absolutely read a companion book with her as the MC.

I wasn't super in love with the reality show premise. I don't watch shows like the one in the book, so that playing to the camera for ratings
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Julie

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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
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Jessica
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars

Even though I'm not a fan of shows like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, I couldn't help but be interested in this one. It was more The Bachelor meets How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days without the promiscuousness and I LOVED that. I was easily sucked in, even despite Rochelle's prickly exterior. It was just so much fun to watch her try to get kicked off the show after she realizes the bachelor is none other than her ex, who broke her heart so many years ago.

Second chance romances are one
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Alison
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
An OK read but nothing special.

This is my first book from this author and I chose it as I thought the story sounded like it would be quite funny. It's not the most original of ideas, a girl enters a reality dating show to win money and ends up running into an ex, but it could have been exciting and enjoyable. While I didn't dislike it, I get the feeling it's one of those books that I will have forgotten in a week or so.

The story follows Rochelle Ransom who enters dating show Luring Love not beca
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Danielle
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have only see the bachelor show a few times and I'm pretty sure the contestants are supposed to win his heart and not try to get voted off. Lol

In this story Rochelle is an attorney on the show to help raise money for a charity but she find out her ex from college is the bachelor and she will do anything to get off the show.

This book seriously had me laughing for almost the entire book. The things Rochelle does are hilarious! Getting drunk and passing out in a maze, throwing up skydiving, and
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Kathy
Only about 10% in and already a lot of bedroom talk and innuendo. I've read other books by this author that were clean and I believe she writes clean YA (to my knowledge) so I guess I was expecting a cleaner read. I love lost-love tropes as well as Bachelor storylines so I had high hopes for this one.

When a couple is reunited after ten years and all they can think about is how great the sex was, it makes it seem more lust than love. Surely their relationship had more going for it than that? Als
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Bette Hansen
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a truly FUN read!! How would it feel to walk onto the set of a reality dating show you agreed to do for charity and see the one man who completely broke your heart standing there as the bachelor?? That's exactly what happens to Rochelle Ransom. Grant Drake ripped her heart out when they were in college so she's not sure she can go through with this. But when the producer guarantees her double the prize money win or lose, she's determined to exact a little revenge and get herself kicked off ...more
Frezanda
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
How to lose me as a reader:
1. Make the main character to be silly enough to get herself drunk to be voted off from the show (not even pretending to be drunk, she make herself drunk)
2. Make the main character demean the reputation of the ex-boyfriend's mother ( a woman who was always kind to her) in front of the recording camera.
3. Make the main character set a kissing booth while wearing a bikini to accumulate donation for a shelter for battered women. (There is nothing morally wrong about this,
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Flickers
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This book packs a very sweet and hilarious combo. While there were some issues, the story overall was thoroughly entertaining.
Mehsi
Oh my goodness, this was just a hilarious, romantic, great book!

Rochelle Ransom (what a name by the way, I kept checking if I was reading it right) has auditioned for a dating show, and is accepted. She thinks this will be just a breeze, sure she is embarrassed as heck about it (because come on, who would to publicly embarrass themselves on TV?), but she has her goal in mind. A nice prize money (for her charity) and maybe a hot dude. Only after she finds out who the hot dude is…. well she, and t
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Preethi
Anyone who followed my old blog knows that How To Lose A Bachelor made it onto one of my Waiting on Wednesday lists, and trust me when I say I was excited for it for a variety of reasons, including the cute cover, the whole second-chance romance trope, and the plot of having a woman purposefully act like a madwoman on television in order to put off her ex while he looks on in amusement and yes, love. It sounded perfect. Unfortunately, it was anything but.

• This entire book was based on the circu
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Angela Simmons
Jan 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bliss-entangled
Okay, so have you ever had a book that you didn’t really care for yet, for some strange reason, you continued to read it even though you were constantly rolling your eyes and wondering why grown adults would act this way? Well, that was How to Lose a Bachelor.

Here’s what’s going on. Rochelle has joined the cast of a dating show, Luring Love, in order to win the prize money and donate it to a charity that’s close to her heart. What she didn’t realize was the fact that the guy who broke her heart
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Elaine
With the chance to raise much needed funds for her favourite charity, "Helping Hands"', taking part in a reality television programme, "Luring Love" seemed like a good idea. Sometimes, however, even the best ideas can have unexpected consequences!

Attorney Rochelle Ransom has agreed to be one of ten female participants in the show which hopes to find a love match for the male participant. She really isn't interested in finding love - she had her heart broken into little pieces by her college boyf
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Lisa
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Christy Wilson
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had a good time reading this story.

Rochelle works as an attorney, and she utilizes her position to help victims of domestic violence due to events from her past with her parents. She finds out that a reality show (similar to The Bachelor) called Luring Love is holding auditions. Her goal? To win the prize money in order to build a domestic violence shelter - not to find love.

Grant works as a tactical instructor, also due to events from his past - specifically, the ex-girlfriend whose parents w
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Kim
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This one was cute and sweet. I’m not big on reality shows in … reality … but I do tend to like the drama they provide in books books. Plus, sometimes I want nothing more than an antagonist love story and Rochelle and Grant definitely provided that here. Added bonus: it’s a second chance romance, so I’m all over it.

Neither Rochelle nor Grant were immediately likable to me, but I grew to really enjoy both of them. By spending time reading from bo
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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 haven't read anything from Anna Banks before. When I started this book, I wasn't really expecting too much. I think that actually worked in a good way because I ended up truly loving this book. This book has a good mix of sweetness and humor in it that made it entertaining from the very first page to the last.

As second chance romances go, I think this book has quite a unique arc. The main character
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Sleepless Dreamer
There's not much to say about this book. I'm stressed with tests and I needed a break. This book is a fluffy read, short and sweet. It was pleasant and entertaining.

I admit I have a certain weakness when it comes to reality (last summer I binge watched a few seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette, I feel no shame). I love the falseness, the drama, and the way they pretend it's a fairytale. This book gets that magic as well as the falseness.

It was easy to like Rochelle and Grant. They fell in
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Kassiah
4 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

I have a confession. I am obsessed with The Bachelor. Like, I can't not watch it. Don't judge.

Bachelor Gif

If you read the summary for this book, it's pretty spot on. I loved these characters and their history, and I loved the reality-TV aspect of it. Grant and Rochelle were so hot--I know I always say this about Bliss books but whyyyy. I wish this had been a Brazen haha What there was was hot, I just wanted more. And I wanted more at the end.

I love secon
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Ruthie Taylor
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a fun read which works well in this world full of reality shows. After all, even if we don't like them, it is almost impossible to ignore them completely - and even more impossible to believe that things aren't to some degree 'fixed'.

Well this story will have you smiling and laughing from the start - and wondering just how far this can go ... when we can see the truth far sooner than they can. I really enjoyed t
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Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I love read second chance novels and I love read Bliss novels, How to Lose a Bachelor was the best combination of both. This novel brought us into the world of reality TV. We all know those things that happen with in the show aren’t as real as people think and this novel explored that. Rochelle and Grant broke up in college, due to not hearing each other our, they were separated for years. The one thing that brought them back together was the reality show they were now both on. Rochelle did a gr ...more
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
3.5 Stars! This was a cute and entertaining book. I wasn't crazy about the "bachelor" show plot but it was well written and I liked the main characters. I had to admit I cringed a couple of times when Rochelle was acting out during the show and I wish she would have trusted Grant a bit more once they reconnected but overall I liked her. Grant was a wonderful character and it's impossible not to like him. I did think that the drama at the end was a little unnecessary but that's just my personal o ...more
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2016
For what it's worth, a true rating would be a 4.5 star read. This book was exactly as promised. Light, fluffy, carefree! Readers may feel skeptical of this book because it does seem like it is the same quality of free amazon reads etc. but I assure you that this is a story that is fully fleshed out even despite the short length. The writing is perfection. Highly recommend to read for those who want fluff and romance. Bonus if you read it in the summer! ...more
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