Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken (January 31, 2017; Forever Mass Market Paperback; $7.99; The Bachelors of Arizona Book 1)


The first book in an all-new contemporary romance series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.          

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a fa├žade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .


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I was lucky enough to review the paperback version with it's beautiful cover. The Bachelor Auction was my first Rachel Van Dyken book. I was sucked in by the cover and the synopsis. Who doesn't love a modern version fairytale? 

The Bachelor Auction is the story of Brock and Jane. Both have a hard time saying no and both come from completely different back grounds. Brock is wealthy billionaire who runs his family's company. Jane also runs her family's company..a cleaning company. 

Jane is your modern day Cinderella. Bratty, wretched sisters included. Seriously, I hate those sisters. Jane is sweet and caring and for the life of her can't say no. She is basically the slave to her sisters. There was many times this drove me insane. I wanted to reach through the book and slap all three of them. Jane is someone you can't help but love though. She loves with all of her heart. 

Brock has done what everyone wants him to do. He went to Harvard because that is what he was supposed to do. He has taken over the company because that is what he was bred for. Unfortunately, running a company doesn't leave much time for a love life. Because of this, the share holders and his grandfather come up with this hair brained scheme to auction him off to the highest bidder. 
Sounds great to everyone..except Brock. 

Throw in some crazy animals, a pair of equally crazy twin brothers and a meddling grandfather and you have yourself a book full of laughs, love, and a fairytale ending.     

I really wanted to love this book. I truly did. There were just too many times I couldn't connect with the characters. The fact that they both had zero backbone for most of the book didn't help. This won't detour me from picking up another Rachel Van Dyken book. I will gladly give her another shot. Maybe this book just wasn't for me.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult, Regency, and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, son, and their snoring boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!


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