Your date with Marietta local Beau Bennett includes a day on the slopes at Big Sky Resort, complete with a sumptuous meal in the Resort’s fanciest fine dining restaurant and door-to-door transport. Dig deep to secure the attentions of one of Montana’s most eligible – and elusive – bachelors.
Lily Taylor knows Beau Bennett dislikes her, but that won’t stop her from asking him to volunteer for the Bachelor Auction she’s organized to help her friend Molly provide for her tragically injured son, Josh. If Beau’s gorgeous face, piercing blue eyes and chiseled body inspires the women of Marietta to dig into their pockets for a good cause, then Lily will do whatever it takes to secure his participation.
Beau Bennett isn’t sure how he wound up on the auction block being eyed up by hundreds of eager women, but he knows who to blame for it – Lily Taylor, the sexy, distracting, off-limits best friend of his kid sister. As far as he’s concerned, the sooner this nightmare is over, the better.
The last thing either of them expects is for Lily to wind up bidding on – and winning – Beau, or that their date will lead to Beau stepping in to save Lily when her past comes back to haunt her. As Beau does his best to keep Lily safe, they discover that maybe they don’t dislike each other quite as much as they thought.
In fact, maybe it’s just the opposite…
For five years, Lily and Beau have kept their distance to each other, the best way they can, considering a Beau's little sister is Lily's best friend. But it is not that they don't like each other, it's because of the sizzling chemistry and attraction between them, that they avoid each other.
I was pleasantly surprised by this story, because it was more than I expected. I love when that happens. Beau is a true alpha, take charge kind of a man, but he is also caring, tender, and affectionate. Lily has had a rough start in her life, but her snarky and tough attitude, with loving, caring heart have made a survivor and champion.
Just when Lily and Beau come back from their Bachelor Auction date, Lily's past comes knocking on her door.
The attack, danger and threat gives new dimensions into the story. Beau's need to protect and take care of Lily is endearing. The hidden feelings of attraction start to grow, as the passion takes over. Soon Lily and Beau find themselves falling, and falling hard. Lily and Beau are scorching hot together, as well as tender, caring and loving.
There's a lot of story packed into a novella here, it is well written, with a nice flow in the story, and entertaining, fun dialog, Beau and Lily are adorable together, and the danger elements give interesting layers into the tale
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me