Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Straight Browsing from the Library: Bachelor Island b Robena Grant

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Robena Grant will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


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.


“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.


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. WEBSITE: www.robenagrant.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RobenaGrant
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/RobenaGrant
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6905828.Robena_Grant

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  1. What comes first for you--the story or the characters?

  2. I appreciate you hosting, thanks so much.

  3. Hi Becky, for me I get caught up in the setting first. Then I begin to see my characters, and imagine their lives in that setting. From there I play the what if game. But once I know the first two points I begin to write and see where my characters take me. I learn what story they want told. :)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  5. I really enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read and I would love to read it. Entering under the name of Virginia

  6. I really enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read and I would love to read it. Entering under the name of Virginia

  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like a fun, exciting, and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  8. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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