How to Lose a Bachelor

How to Lose a Bachelor

by Anna Banks


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ISBN-13: 9781682810170
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication date: 10/29/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Anna Banks grew up in a small town called Niceville (yes, really). She now lives in Crestview, Florida, with her husband and their daughter. This is her debut novel.

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How To Lose A Bachelor 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Navigatorwv More than 1 year ago
This is a first time read for me with this author, and I’m glad I took the chance. It was the premise of the reality show romance that was the hook for me. I am shamelessly addicted to reality TV. This story actually had me giggling under my breath (mainly because I was reading it at work). Loved it!!! I will definitely be adding Anna Banks to my favorite authors list. I am looking forward to reading more from her in the future.
thelonereader More than 1 year ago
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 circumstances that caused Rochelle and Grant to break up in the first place, but to me, the reasons behind the break up seemed like nothing but a ton of misunderstandings and utterings of things that did not need to be uttered. This made it nearly impossible for me to sympathize with the ex-couple, and their ridiculous antics and not-at-all hidden attraction only went downwards on the comprehendible scale from there. • I've never watched any reality tv that isn't on HGTV, but I knew to expect a lot of drama. I was fine with the drama for the most part, but a lot of it had no reason for it and I soon got annoyed with it all. • The story itself was very shallow. I loved the idea of the plot, but to me, it didn't seem like the potential was fulfilled. I had expected so much more richness and emotions, but I feel like all I received was a cheap knockoff of what I had been hoping to read. • The characters didn't have any depth and made little to no rational decisions, and this only made it harder to understand their points of view, become invested in their story, and empathize with their feelings and consequent decisions. - I don't really have that much else to say about this book. It was a quick read - partly because I was rushing through it since it was so bad - and not a memorable one either. Unfortunately, I was constantly annoyed by everything I read after the very beginning of the story (which was actually hilarious). The characters, the plot, the breakup, the make-up - everything about this book had me rolling my eyes, and not in an oh this is cute way. When I first started reading this, I thought hmm, maybe I should try watching some reality tv, but about halfway through the book, I changed my mind. That should tell you enough about how much this romance disappointed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost stopped reading this book after 50 pages, then again after 100 pages, and again after 125 pages. It is just so juvenile. I did not find it hilarious, or even funny, as other reviewers predicted. But, the story does pick up and becomes more interesting. The ending is worth the read. This book will never win prizes for excellence in literary circles, but if you want a totally satisfying, feel good ending, this is one to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed this it was different a nice twist on reality tv. This one you can't go wrong. Rochelle is funny and lovable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet and hilarious story with a different story line. I enjoyed the characters and laughed throughout the story. This is the first story I have read by this author but will definitely look for more. It is great to find an author who can tell a great love story and leave parts to the imagination.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
How to Lose a Bachelor was funny and entertaining. Rochelle pulls some crazy stunts to try to get herself voted off the show. The girl's got guts that's for sure. Grant is pretty swoony. He pulls some stunts of his own. Between their stubbornness and immunity to embarrassment, I don't know how these two don't know they're a perfect match. This was a quick and engaging story that I read in about a day. So, as you can guess, I liked it quite a bit. The ARC of How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
I loved it - It was a cute and funny second chance romance! The reality show both hindered and helped them in their journey towards happily ever after and it definitely provided funny moments. I loved the moments they were able to spend alone and talk about their past. It's the first book I've read by this author, but I'm looking forward to reading more! 4.5 stars I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
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 both of their POVs, I understood each of them better. Rochelle was a good, strong, feisty woman. She wasn’t on the dating show to find love, but to raise money for a reason close to her heart. Grant was trying to move on and happened to agree to this dating show, but his heart really wasn’t in it once he saw Rochelle. She’s the one he wants, even after all this time. He was a sweet guy. How to Lose a Bachelor had a lot of really fun (and mortifying) moments and I breezed right through it. It read like a romantic comedy movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is, surprisingly enough, my first Anna Banks book but I guarantee it won’t be my last. I hope she continues to write adult contemporary romance for Entangled’s Bliss line. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
foxreads11 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to laugh away at. It will definitely brighten your mood! This is a book of second chances. Both Rochelle and Grant have never stopped loving each other. They just needed a reminder. Grant let Rochelle go by pushing her away when she was going to law school. He was going to propose to her. Rochelle was going to ask him to come with her. Grant thought she was done with him by applying to a school far away without talking to him first. But they didn’t talk about it first and when Rochelle was going back to talk to him she saw something that made it clear in her mind that he was done with her. Now they are both on a reality bachelor show. Rochelle is on it to win it only for the money to give to the women’s Domestic Violence Charity she supports. She is willing to humiliate herself for the cause. Grant is the bachelor because his friend from the show told him Rochelle was on it and Grant wanted a little revenge. Now Rochelle doesn’t want to be on it anymore. But when the producer saw the reactions from both of them, he saw ratings increase and gave Rochelle double the winnings himself if she stayed on the show and it didn’t matter when she was voted off. Well, she tried to make sure she was voted off. She wore a stinky sweatshirt that would irritate Grant. But it also made her look ridiculous. She did everything to make him vote her off. But the producer has other things up his sleeve too! Rochelle continued to try stupid stunts to get her voted off. She got drunk and went into a maze. That was funny but my favorite was when they all went skydiving and Rochelle vomited all over everyone. I doubled over laughing so hard because the description was very detailed. Well, when they both realized that they still did care for each other, there were more obstacles in their path and being on a reality TV show where they aren’t supposed to know each other and are constantly on camera there isn’t any time to talk alone. So, they both make assumptions and both get played and the other women are fed up with Rochelle except for Maya and Ellie. Those two are sweet. Anyway, the book has many sweet moments too. There are also twists and turns and reminders why I hate reality TV. I found myself laughing so hard at several situations that my husband thought I was a Looney tune for it! The characters were very believable and women can be very nasty! Men can be nasty too!! The story kept me engaged. One thing that bothered me is that both Rochelle and Grant had hang-ups over their breakup and it drove me crazy when I was in their head with their thoughts. Some of it seemed petty. But I suppose they couldn’t talk it over until they were finally able to near the ending. THE NEXT SENTENCE IS A SPOILER SO BEWARE: The other thing that bothered me was in the epilogue. I am a nurse in a hospital and the whole thing was way off and where it may not bother you, It more than bothered me!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Rochelle had signed up for a reality show Living Love, 6 months ago. She auditioned to earn some money for her favorite charity Helping Hands. Rochelle was a corporate lawyer. The bachelor came forth and it was Grant, a man she had a history with. Rochelle had a lot of bitterness in her, but with the twists and turns of this story, and some unknown truth comes forth, her heart melts and she find love unexpectedly. This had a good plot and story with great characters. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
For all the reality tv show fans, this book is for you! A fun, laugh out loud read that will keep your turning the pages. Rochelle has gone on the Luring for Love, dating show to win money for her favorite charity, domestic abuse. When she has been chosen, then to find out the bachelor is her ex boyfriend, Grant. She tries to get off the show but the producers think this will be great for the ratings. Rochelle's antics will have you laughing out loud. Grant soon realizes that he still loves her, now can he win her back. This is very light fun read that I thoroughly enjoyed, it will leave you smiling at the end. I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.
TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
Rochelle auditioned for Luring Love in the hopes of winning and giving the prize money to her favorite charity. When the bachelor walks in she's in shock. He's her childhood sweetheart, Grant, and he broke her heart in the biggest way. Grant is determined to make Rochelle pay for breaking his heart and moving on to "better things". Rochelle tries everything to get kicked off the show. Grant discovers now that she's back in his life he never wants to let her go again. All the crazy situations Rochelle got into had me laughing at times and at others I was cringing. Though when not trying to aggravate each other their connection and attraction is off the charts. If you enjoy a romance with a touch of comedy mixed in I would recommend How to Lose a Bachelor.
ali_reads More than 1 year ago
This was the first time I have read this author and it was a really fun read! Based on a reality television show, old flames Rochelle and Grant are reunited. Rochelle knows she needs to get away from the man who broke her heart but she is enticed to stay on the show in order to get good ratings. But that does not mean she has to behave! I laughed out loud at some of her antics. As the book goes on Rochelle and Grant are able to reconnect and work out their issues. Once again while trying to remain loyal to Rochelle there is major comedy as Grant goes to great lengths to avoid being intimate with the other women. This was a fun read with laugh out moments that I read in one setting. NetGalley ARC
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
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 of my favorites and I really liked seeing it play out here. Both Rochelle and Grant let the other go without sitting down and talking it out- both fearful they would lose the other anyway. To say these two have unfinished business is an understatement. The opposing dynamics are great. Once Rochelle finds out Grant is the bachelor, she is desperate to get kicked off the show and is not afraid to show a pretty ugly side of her to do so. It made for some great comedy even though I cringed a few times at the thought of seeing a woman act like she did on national television. Grant, however, wants to torture Rochelle and keep her on, hoping to break her heart like she did his so long ago. What he didn't plan on was still having intense feelings for her. Grant really has to work to earn Rochelle's affections again. I was afraid there might be some drama with the other contestants in this one like there is in the real Bachelor, but it's obvious no one holds a candle to Rochelle. There was one scene with another contestant, Maya, that had me a bit nervous, but it worked out like it was supposed to and I really liked Maya. She was sweet, kind, and ended up being a great friend and ally to Rochelle. I had a feeling something big would happen to upset the newfound balance towards the end and while I'm all for conflict, I was a little annoyed at Rochelle for how she acted, considering she knew Grant and should have known the truth, considering the type of show they were on. Overall, this was such a fun read and I really enjoyed it. Rochelle and Grant are explosive together and I loved seeing these two slowly find their way back to one another. It's not an easy journey and I was relieved once they finally hashed out their past and understood what really happened back then. Even though Entangled's Bliss line doesn't usually go too in-depth with the sexy times like their Brazens, I still thought this book was plenty sexy enough and even though we don't see anything happen, it's alluded to really well. I'm really glad I picked this one up.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
*ARC received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review* How to Lose a Bachelor is a second chance romance that takes place during the filming of a fictional reality show (modeled on The Bachelor) called Luring Love. Rochelle's only in it for her charity, the money and publicity will help them so much. The last person she expected to see walk through the door as the bachelor, is Grant, the man who broke her heart ten years ago. Grant thought he was doing the right thing by breaking up with Rochelle all those years ago, but now he's not so sure. Rochelle does every wacky thing she can think of to be sent home but Grant is determined to make her stay because he's not going to let her get away again. The story is amusing, sometimes crazy, but still kind of sweet. This romance put a smile on my face while I was reading and I really enjoyed it.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Bachelor or Bachelorette were paired with an ex on their reality show? Well this story is the Grant and Rochelle dealt with this situation. They dated in college, but split up after a miscommunication. 10 years pass and Rochelle decides to audition for a reality show as a way of raising money for her favorite charity. She is surprised to learn that Grant Drake is the bachelor and almost quits. Grant tries to exact revenge by keeping Rochelle on the show. They are forced to spend time with each other and after a lot of manipulation by the producers, they start to admit their feelings are re-emerging. Will they find their happily ever after or will circumstances for them apart? This was a cute book that was an enjoyable spin on reality television. I enjoyed getting to know the contestants and liked how realistic both Grant and Rochelle were. I don't watch the bachelor, but like to read about romances that are set around contests. If you like this book I would recommend Jill Myles Games series. I was given a free copy for an honest review by
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Rochelle Ransom sets out with the perfect plan to help earn money for a cause near and dear to her heart, she is going to sign-up and audition for the show Luring Love. And while the show is about finding love, she is more so interested in winning the prize, all she has to do is be the girl that captures the hot bachelors heart. Sounds easy enough, until she finds out that the hot bachelor is actually her ex-boyfriend Grant Drake, whom of which she left broken-hearted ten years ago... Grant Drake is looking for love, and decides maybe the way to find it is by signing up to be the bachelor on Luring Love. He has high hopes of meeting a lovely lady, never expecting one of the bachelorette's to be one of his ex's, especially the one he let slip away ten years ago. Her breaking his heart is something he has never quite gotten over, and so he figures this is the perfect opportunity to exact a little revenge. She is doing everything she can to get the boot, but he keeps her around in spite of it, just to torture her a little more. But what happens when a little harmless revenge, ends up being a second chance at true love...something neither of them is expecting... This was my first experience with Ms. Banks work, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was fun to read something a little out of the norm for once and turned out to be a refreshing change of pace for me. Rochelle and Grant were quite entertaining and I truly enjoyed their story, especially all of the heated banter!! Definitely a book I think everyone should add to their reading lists, it's sure to provide you with plenty of laughs!! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
MJSanders1021 More than 1 year ago
This book was exactly what I needed. Fun, whitty, and full of emotional ups and downs. Rochelle had me in tears laughing at some of the things she came up with but having an allie in Maya for the duration of the plan was even more epic. I guess her first instincts of a friendship was right. I could have choke Mr. Odom but his plan was flawless and even had me worried there for a minute. This is a MUST read for many reasons but more the one that stands out was the flow and development of the misunderatanding. Just a light read that will surely keep you engaged.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Loved It! Sometimes a little mindless TV is exactly what I need for some much needed stress relief. In my quest to clear my brain of life's daily pressures, I became addicted to The Bachelor/Bachelorette reality TV series. So it was only natural for me to request How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks, a novel that closely resembles some of the themes and dalliances that occur on this very popular TV show. This is a fun and entertaining story that I read from cover to cover in less than a day. No doubt about it, you will definitely enjoy this book if you are a fan of the TV show! Attorney Rochelle Ransom, and Grant Drake, a tactical training consultant, fell madly in love during college. Due to a huge miscommunication, they broke up and went their separate ways after graduation. Now they meet again after ten years on Luring Love, a reality TV show that brings singles together. Rochelle is on the show to win the monetary prize and donate her winnings to a charity that is near and dear to her heart. However, once she learns that the bachelor looking for love is Drake, she does everything in her power to get voted off the show. Grant has no intention of getting rid of Rochelle, because he believes she broke his heart way back when and seeks revenge. This novel is chuck full of excitement, deceit, and a love story between two people who truly belong together. Rochelle is hilarious as she creates chaos in order to be voted off the show. Simultaneously, Grant's change of heart and determination to get them back together is heartwarming. Their chemistry is lively and the feelings they have for each other have never dissipated. Ms. Banks does a wonderful job of unveiling the politicking that occurs behind the scenes in order to achieve the highest ratings possible. The secondary characters add a lot of hoopla to the story and Cassandra is especially amusing. Overall, this is a solid second chance romance that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
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 the show. Things don't work out quite as planned though.... This fun, light read had me laughing out loud at Rochelle's antics. She and Grant were great together and made the book very entertaining. This is one I highly recommend!
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Brilliant, behind the scenes shenanigans in this hilarious romance! 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 boyfriend ten years ago – she just hopes to raise awareness and much needed funds for the shelter for abused women where she volunteers. When the male participant is revealed as her ex from ten years ago, Grant Drake, she wants to run. The show’s producer, however, thinks this will make great viewing and anticipates the show’s ratings to soar if she continues to take part and bribes her to do so. Grant may have been the one to break up with Chelle but he only did so because she was going to study at Berkley Law School and he believed she was about to break up with him. He’s never found anyone to replace her, she’s still the one he loves – will this give them an opportunity for closure or give them both a second chance at love? Get ready now for secrets from their past to be uncovered, love to be rekindled, media manipulation, competition between the contenders for his love and lots of behind the scenes action in this heartwarming second chance romance. The reality television aspect adds much to the story and explores some of the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of such situations in a sometimes humorous and at others heartbreaking manner. It has great characters, a strong plot and is written in a style that makes it an easy read and a great story to get lost in. Thanks to the Author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
A light and look at the world of reality television through the eyes of cynical Rochelle. A good heart, a worthy cause and the lure of prize money leads Rochelle to vamp it up for a dating show. The experience quickly becomes her worse nightmare when she discovers who her perspective date is. How to Lose a Bachelor is full of fun moments, and great characters that will have you rooting for this long lost couple to get their second chance. Requested an ARC from NetGalley and Entangled.