Bid on a date with this wounded warrior for an unforgettable night of adventure. Aim high—and bid higher!—because no one comes close to local hero Gabriel Morales.
Molly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.
Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion makes him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.
Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?
Here it is, last but not least, in the Bachelor Auction series, in One Night with the Her Bachelor, we get the background story of Molly and Josh, the single mother and her son, whom the benefit was organized for.
Gabriel, the wounded veteran and one of the bachelors on the auction, and Molly have known each other since their childhood. The memories from the past are both painful and joyful, and the connection between them is imminent.
But Gabriel has always seen Molly as his best friend's little sister, so getting adjusted to the beautiful woman she has grown to be, takes a minute. The struggle they have to go through, to find each other on an even level, is tough, steep uphill. But despite all the obstacles, they 'never give up' and work on their issues. It is emotional, hard, raw, and real, and so easy to relate to.
Both Gabriel and Molly have had a lot of pain, sorrow, and hardship in their lives. Through the attraction and desire to be together, they find themselves, learn to take down the walls and disguises, and find their true selves, with a future, hope, joy, and love. But the story is not all agony and struggle, there's also steaming passionate moments, as well as charming characters with wit and sass. I laughed out loud several times while reading this tale.
The message in the story is uplifting and inspiring: "Not to be afraid of life's challenges. Not to be defined by them as... but struggled to overcome them". This series has been a journey, the stories has given some food for thought, while they have been entertaining, enjoyable and fun, books that I want to come back to again.
This last addition has it all, sizzling love story, the true struggle life can be sometimes, fantastic friends, joy and humor, all experienced in a small town where people care for each other, look out for each other, and are willing to step up and help when needed.
~ Five 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