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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…
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I read and loved Rachel Van Dyken’s New Adult series Ruin, but I hadn’t had the chance to read any of her adult contemporaries yet. I was excited to get the chance with The Bachelor Auction.
The Bachelor Auction was a fun Cinderella retelling. It didn’t follow the plot to a T, but I liked how it slightly resembled it. Rachel Van Dyken’s writing was just as good as I remembered it. It was cute and funny, but also touched on deeper emotions. The main characters in this story were pretty messed up. Each was dealing with their own pain and set of problems.
Jane was a very sweet woman. That was a good and bad thing. Good in that it made people like her (including me), but bad in that it made her a pushover. She let her sisters take advantage of her and ruin her self-confidence. I loved watching her grow throughout the book and learn to stand up for herself and what she wanted.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Brock. I understood the demons he was fighting, but his hot and cold attitude drove me nuts. I don’t think I would have been as understanding as Jane was. I would have been done with him long before he straightened himself out.
What really made this book were the supporting characters. There was an adorable meddling grandfather, hilariously rowdy farm animals, and witty twin brothers. The twin brothers were the best part of the entire thing. Their horny commentary had me laughing so hard. I hate to say it, but I kind of wished Jane would have run away with one of them…But I know their stories are coming up, so at least I’ll get more of them. I can’t wait to find out who they fall for!
Overall, The Bachelor Auction was a good start to what is bound to be a great new series. I’m really looking forward to reading what comes next for the Wellington family.
**I received an ARC from TRSOR Promotions via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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!