Title: Bachelor Auction
Author: Darah Lace
Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Keywords: Champagne Rose, Hot
Page Count: 290
ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-759-5
ISBN For Print: 978-1601547590
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Sequel to Unmasking Zorro (available in the Wilder Bookstore)
Marcus Preston wants a relationship built on love and trust, but the woman he wants made it clear long ago she's only interested in fun and games. Yet, moving on proves difficult when no one else can erase the memory of the night they shared last summer.
Charlotte Reese doesn't believe in love, marriage, or happily ever afters. An occasional one-night stand is all she needs to take the edge off her loneliness and enhance the bad-girl image she uses to discourage commitment-seeking men—especially Marcus, the only man to melt both her body and her heart melt.
When Charlotte wins Marcus hot off the block of Houston’s Most Eligible Bachelor Auction and they’re forced to spend the weekend together, she seizes the opportunity to seduce him and extinguish the attraction sizzling between them once and for all. But for Marcus, it’s all or nothing. He won’t be seduced. Instead, he’ll show Charlotte she has more to offer a man than sex.
Bachelor Auction was an exceptional read. I thought it would be a fun, long read about a couple who just didn’t quite land on the same page, but it was so much more than that.
The real life issues that prevented Charlotte from committing spoke volumes to me. On the flip side, I totally fell for Marcus who was so controlling he couldn’t take the blinders off to see what a treasure Charlotte was the entire time he’d known her.
I enjoyed the give and play and the tension, and also fell in love with Nat, the young infatuated teen. This story was easy to fall into as if I was part of the crowd watching. It will definitely be read again soon.