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Series: Montana Born Bachelor Auction #1
Published by Tule Publishing on February 20, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
There were a few reasons I picked this book up:
1. Tule Publishing;
3. Sarah Mayberry.
I don’t need to tell you all how much I love Sarah Mayberry’s work – I tend to fangirl a bit where that’s concerned. However, I am going to tell you all just how much I am loving the Montana Born Books from Tule Publishing. It is always good to see new publishers bringing out some fantastic books, and Tule seems to be backing them out of the depot by the truckload.
The latest series in the Montana Born line is the Bachelor Auction. Sarah Mayberry kicks this series off with the fabulous Bound to the Bachelor. This ties in with her previous Tule release, Make Believe Wedding, and trust me, you are going to love Lily and Beau’s story!
Here is what I thought of Bound to the Bachelor:
Gee, I enjoyed this story. Once again, we get to meet some wonderfully vibrant and real characters, who behave like normal people, and I couldn’t be happier.
Lily is flippin’ awesome! She owns her past, and is strong-willed, but she also has a vulnerability about her. I loved that she wasn’t too proud to ask for help when she needed it. You can see how much Lily wants acceptance from the people of Marietta, but I love that she doesn’t deny who she is, and was, in the process.
Beau, Beau, Beau…another wearer of the Captain Sexypants. He is a good guy, protective and solid, a perfect match for Lily (even if they both don’t see that straight away).
I adore romances where the hero and heroine are initially like oil and water – the good old “I hate you, I love you” enemies-to-lovers vibe. Those of you who read Sarah Mayberry as much as I do, you will know how good her friends-to-lovers stories are. Her enemies-to-lovers are just as good. Interesting, believable people, with incredible chemistry, Lily and Beau will definitely earn a place on my favourite couples list.
This is a wonderful way to kick off the Bachelor Auction series, and I loved getting to catch a glimpse of characters past, and some people whose stories are begging to be told.
As I say just about every time I read one of your books, Sarah, keep doing what you’re doing, because you do it so freakin’ well! Bound to The Bachelor is a definite 5-star favourite!