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The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona #2
Published by Forever on April 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
“Can we get back to the favor?”
“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.”
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