The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

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Title: The Bachelor Auction

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Series: The Bachelors of Arizona

Book: #1

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Published: Oct 4th 2016

Goodreads Rating: 3.93

My Rating: 4/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

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 façade. 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.

First Sentences

He’s senile. Last night he asked if I believed in unicorns.

My thoughts

This was a modern day spin of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. The story was filled with laughter, angst, and wit. I love the storyline, it was sweet and at times very heart warming. I loved the Wellington brother’s, they had such a tight nit relationship, and their banter was the best part. The story was well written and well paced. At times throughout the book I really wanted to shake the main characters to wake up and see what’s in front of them. There were times that the story got a little cheesy but I think it fitted in well. I’d be looking forward reading the other books in this series.

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