Author: Tami Anthony
Genre:Chick lit/ Woman's Fiction
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Source: Blog tour
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When an unfortunate twist of fate leaves 28 year-old socialite Leslee Robinson broken-hearted and unemployed, she embarks on a journey to discover what boggles every twenty-something single woman's mind: What do men really want how do you find the perfect mate? The Bachelorette Project, a scientific dating experiment designed to uncover the enigma of the male species.
With unbelievable twists and a contemporary, comedic Chick-Lit feel, The Bachelorette Project is the chronicle of a single woman’s journey to finding true friendship, discovering herself, and learning the enigma of love down to a science
Chick lit is not my kind of genre and this was the main reason I signed up for the blog tour and it turned out to be a contemporary love story too..The book was a breezy read...The plot is frisky and there were hilarious instances..I was amused at Leslee's disastrous dates one with a foot fetish another with a mob leader..Though the Bachelorette project that Leslee sets out to experiment was a bit let down for me,and many a times she got me irritating, but I loved the way Tami brought up her character from a Chick who bothered more about her designer label to big mansion that she dreamnt of having some day with a wealthy husband, into an independent woman of substance ;and by the end I started to like her even more...I guess at some point every woman goes through the phase of Leslee on prioritizing life and to make decisions..Leslee is a natural in match making those instance of her helping Karen's cousins reminded me of my friends who could judge people with one shot...Through Eric Tami rightly points out that a woman loses her stuff when she becomes desperate....While the main focus of the book is romance there is a strong line on friendship that holds her together during her worst moment both in Manhattan and back home Philly....After all friendship stands the test of time..Eric the hero is warm friend I don't want to describe the other traits that Leslee goes on and on about in this story.. I wish I had more of Eric and Les's plot , those were really good part of the novel..Karen Leslee's annoyingly irritating best friend is too caring and loving to be ignorant even ad-mist her busy wedding preparation..Annie single mother who also helps Leslee with her project is another character ,who is not a kind of characters that one gets to read inn all novels..Russ and Karen make a wonderful pair who inspite of the hard fight end up loving more than before...All characters were appealing even those who had cameo..All in all Bachelorette project was humorous, thoroughly entertaining for a quick read for an unwinding day...The novel has a lot of drama that many might love and of course it ends in a happy note where Leslee ends up with great hope for the future with a wonderful life partner...
Now here goes the excerpt:
Why am I always getting dumped by men?” I ask Karen. “It’s because I know nothing about them.”
“OK …” Karen replies, unsure to where I’m going with all of this.
“So, my visit to the hospital really got me thinking,” I say, “and then I remember you using the word ‘experiment’ so then I thought … ‘EXPERIMENT!’” I exclaim. “It’s a genius idea! I can conduct this experiment on what men really want out of women and how I, the quintessential single woman, could give it to them and possibly find my true love!” I clutch my chest, smile, and spin around. “Isn’t that the most perfect idea that you ever heard? I would be like a scientist, a scientist of love.”
Karen rolls her eyes at my idea. “And how, O Great One, will you conduct this experiment?”
“I got it all planned out.” I pull my completed poster board from underneath my bed and I hold it up for Karen to see. She, once again, looks confused.
“What the hell is that?” she asks, sighing.
“It’s my experiment,” I say excitedly. “I’m going scientific on their asses. It’s called ‘The BACHELORETTE Project.’ How I will conduct the experiment is shown here.” I point to the different sections of the board. “I will go on a series of dates using different tactics in different environments to find out what works for women and what doesn’t.”
“I’m listening,” Karen says as she leans forward.
“In the process, I will study the men that I date, categorize them and see what their likes and dislikes are thereby unlocking the many secrets of the male species.”
“Oh, I can tell you the secrets of men,” Karen says, smirking. “It’s sex, food, video games, and sports. If a man has those four things, then he’s a happy man.” I guess that makes sense. You know, the ‘four things philosophy,’ but I’m just certain that there has to be more. It can’t be that easy or I wouldn’t be single … right?
“Well, I’m still conducting my experiment,” I say confidently. “Maybe there are more than just four secrets. Maybe there are seven secrets.” As I nod my head, I convince myself that there has to be more. Not everything is just sex, food, video games, and sports.
”All right,” Karen starts, “so when does your little experiment start?”
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About the author:
Tami Anthony is an author, a playwright, and the beautiful mind
behind Pink Butterfly Publications, a publishing company devoted
to female-driven literature. She is a graduate of Rutgers University
with a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Theatre Arts. Tami
presently resides outside of Philadelphia with her son and is
currently working on her second novel and future plays.