Author: Rachel Van Dyken

The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted August 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van DykenThe Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona #2
Published by Forever on April 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 264
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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three-half-stars
two-half-flames

Margot McCleery could have lived her whole life without seeing Bentley Wellington again-her ex-best friend and the poster boy for Hot, Rich Man-Whores everywhere. But Margot's whiskey-augmented grandmother "buys" Bentley at a charity bachelor auction, and now suddenly he's at her door. Impossibly charming. Impossibly sexy. And still a complete and utter jackass.

Bentley's just been coerced by his grandfather to spend the next thirty days charming and romancing the reclusive red-haired beauty who hates him. The woman he abandoned when she needed him the most. Bentley knows just as much about romance as he knows about love-nothing. But the more time he spends with Margot, the more he realizes that "just friends" will never be enough. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him with her heart .

 

           

I seem to time the reading of the Kindle version of books in the Bachelors of Arizona series with the release of the mass  market paperback.  I can’t remember exactly how I ended up reading the first one; I think I was trying to work with the publisher and they offered it to me. Anyway, it makes zero sense I am reading them. They use two tropes which are my least favorite (one is the billionaire guy). I won’t mention the second as it is too spoiling.

BUT I love them! Each book is also a very loose fairy tale retelling. The Bachelor Auction was a Cinderella story. The Playboy Bachelor is sort of Beauty and the Beast. Rich, hot brothers are based in Arizona with a huge family business. I like family connections. In spite of the premise and characters being ridiculous, they are hilarious and emotionally heart grabbing.

So if you want something with characters you can’t help liking, fluffy and fun, with plenty of laughs and some sexy times, this could be for you. There is at least one more, The Bachelor Contract scheduled for November 28, 2017.

 

Giggle-worthy quote:

“Can we get back to the favor?”

“Of sex?”

“I do not want to have sex with you!”

He blinked and then rested his arms against the warm concrete. “I honestly think that’s my first rejection. Hurts more than I thought it would.”

 

About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of 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, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
three-stars
Dialogue
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

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Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted February 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

               This is a modern day Cinderella story. Which means it is a classic billionaire guy rescues penniless gal. This is not my favorite troupe. At All. I was offered both the ebook and the audio for review and decided on the audio. So how did this work out? I was pleased with The Bachelor Auction mostly. The characters were either well-developed or overblown caricatures of a cliche type. Our Cinderella, Jane, is easy to love. She is hard-working, kind, compassionate and honest, even when treated badly. Her sisters are unrealistic stereotypes but it works. Our prince charming, Brock, isn’t a bad guy either. He’s always been a serious hard worker, trying to do what’s right for his family. His […]