ARC Review: The Bachelor Auction (The Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


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.

My Review (1)
eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Remember Cinderella? That fairy tale wherein the Step-Sister was treated as a maid and had a fairy God Mother who treated her to a night out where she met the love of her life? Yeah forget every single thing about that book!

No, seriously! You need to go into this book without any previous foundation – you’ll enjoy the book a whole lot better really!

Me? I never really liked Cinderella? You get a chance for a night out and you blow it away on a man? That was the stupidest thing ever – but then again, I read that fairy tale as a teenager in a conservative family, so I had a teeny tiny bit of jealous streak where Cinderella was concerned.

Jane or Plain Jane as she refers to herself lives with her two step-sisters, Esmeralda and Essence can there be any better bitch-y names?), but she promised her father on his deathbed that she would keep the semblance of a family alive between her and her step-sisters. And this is exactly what the evil sisters use to manipulate jane into doing all the house-work or basically be their slave.

Jane was the perfect little beautiful soul – and I adored her sunshine-y attitude. She is one heroine I am gonna look back on my crappy days and let her bring a smile to my face.

Brock Wellington is the Wellington heir with twin younger brothers. After losing his parents at a young age, he was taken in by his Grandfather, yet still feels his parent’s loss. Believing that he owes his Grandfather everything, he has never done anything that he wanted in his life – instead went ahead to do his bidding, every single time unlike his brothers. When his Grandfather comes up with the idea of an Auction for a Public Relations Ploy, Brock feels his life is again out of his control.

The one night he goes out for some fun, ends up rescuing Jane from an embarrassing situation. And hence, begin their crazy ride!

“She was the only woman who had offered something money couldn’t buy.
Her heart.”

This was one laugh out loud ride – no one does comedy and embarrassing situations in romance better than RVD, and she pretty much outshines herself in The Bachelor Auction. I will not say more, but you have to know that this is one book that you definitely need in your Kindles, for those time when you just want to curl up and lose yourself in a world that is so similar to our own, yet infinitely more interesting!

I am also honestly looking forward to how RVD handles the twin brother’s HEA – you know what they say? Twins mean twice the trouble 😉

“That was the thing about death. It haunted the living, until they mourned it. And the more it was ignored, the bigger it grew. Until survival was near impossible.” 

Cheers, Pavi

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About The Author (3)


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!

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