Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bound to the Bachelor by Sarah Mayberry

Your date with Marietta local Beau Bennett includes a day on the slopes at Big Sky Resort, complete with a sumptuous meal in the Resort’s fanciest fine dining restaurant and door-to-door transport. Dig deep to secure the attentions of one of Montana’s most eligible – and elusive – bachelors.
Lily Taylor knows Beau Bennett dislikes her, but that won’t stop her from asking him to volunteer for the Bachelor Auction she’s organized to help her friend Molly provide for her tragically injured son, Josh. If Beau’s gorgeous face, piercing blue eyes and chiseled body inspires the women of Marietta to dig into their pockets for a good cause, then Lily will do whatever it takes to secure his participation.
Beau Bennett isn’t sure how he wound up on the auction block being eyed up by hundreds of eager women, but he knows who to blame for it – Lily Taylor, the sexy, distracting, off-limits best friend of his kid sister. As far as he’s concerned, the sooner this nightmare is over, the better.
The last thing either of them expects is for Lily to wind up bidding on – and winning – Beau, or that their date will lead to Beau stepping in to save Lily when her past comes back to haunt her. As Beau does his best to keep Lily safe, they discover that maybe they don’t dislike each other quite as much as they thought.

In fact, maybe it’s just the opposite…

Series: Bachelor's Auction #1 | Publisher: Montana Born | Source: Publisher | Rating: 4 Cups

This was a quick little read and a perfect start to a new series from Montana Born Books.
Beau Bennett has reluctantly agreed to be auctioned off in the bachelor’s auction that Lily Taylor arranged. He’s always made sure to avoid Lily, his sisters best friend, and she’s done the same with him. So, when Lily spends an outrageous sum to purchase a date with Beau, both are surprised and Lily does her best to get out of the date. Although Beau’s not about to let her off the hook that easily.
As a person from Lily’s past arrives in town, Beau’s desire to protect her has the two of them growing closer.
Lily was an interesting character. She was forced to leave home at a young age and ended up becoming a stripper before settling into Marietta. She’s had to deal with people  judging her for her past and she’s convinced that it’s the reason Beau doesn’t like her.
Beau’s an ex-marine who’s started his own security firm. He’s been content to live life as a lone wolf and it’s earned him the reputation of being a womanizer. So it was interesting watching him navigate his relationship with Lily.
I liked that both Lily and Beau were snarky towards each other at the start of this novel. While not exactly an enemies-to-lovers scenario, they defiantly did not get along at the start and it was interesting to watch the two of them grow closer.
While this is a novella, I felt that the author wrapped up the plot nicely. The flow was steady, the characters well-developed, and the chemistry flew off the pages.
Overall, I truly liked Bound To The Bachelor. The characters were engaging and the romance had some steamy moments. It was a fantastic start to the Bachelor Auction Series.

Bachelor Auction Series

1 comment:

Sophia Rose said...

I didn't know about this series. It sounds like a cute and quick read to enjoy for a lazy afternoon. Thanks, Angela!