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The Bachelor Auction

Book 1, The Bachelors of Arizona

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Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

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 . . .

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 19, 2016 – The first in Van Dyken's Bachelors of Arizona series charms readers with a decidedly modern retelling of the Cinderella story. After Jane's father's death, she inherited her family's cleaning business and the care of her two spoiled sisters which includes bailing them out of debt, cooking for them, and more. Wealthy orphan Brock Wellington has always put the needs of others before his own, so when his scheming grandfather blindsides him with the idea of auctioning himself off for marriage to the highest bidder, Brock feels he can't say no. After Jane breaks a heel at a Wellington event, Brock solicitously plays the prince. But when Brock's grandfather hires Jane to clean his late parents' ranch without telling him, Brock turns into a surly knave. Brock's extreme pain at being in his childhood home is evident; there are memories in every corner and rituals he can't unlearn. Van Dyken (The Dare) also deftly portrays Jane's insecurities and her confusion about Brock's transformation from charmer to jerk. A lively cast of supporting characters particularly Brock's brothers, Bentley and Brant provide numerous opportunities to chuckle and cheer in this lighthearted, eminently readable treat.

Customer Reviews

Modern day Cinderella with a twist

I Absolutely Love this book!!
So this was one of those books that had me staying up to late to read it and kept trying to sneak in reading more of it whenever I could. This story is a modern day spin on my favorite fairy tale Cinderella.
Brock Wellington has for a long time been a yes man. So when his grandfather, and CEO of the family business, said he wanted to auction Brock off, he agreed. Little did he know things would be changing a lot in the next few weeks for him.
Jane, or Plain Jane, as her sister's call her, is a hard worker and takes care of her sisters. One night when her sisters drag her to a club she meets Brock. They instantly hit it off. When Jane leaves however they don't really know if they will see each other again.
This story included a lovable grandpa, some crazy animals, and some comical man slut brothers. I love Brock's brothers Bentley and Brant, I can't wait for their stories! We also got to see a bit from that fun loving wild grandma Nadine from The Bet series. I am so glad I read this book. The only issue I had with it was it used the F word quite a bit which I am not used to from Rachel's books. But that is just a personal preference and I just kind of read over them. I loved watching this story unfold. It had me laughing and it melted my heart. It shows that love is worth the fight and will win in the end!! Overall this was an awesome book!!

Plain Jane & Boring Brock!

Just Plain Jane and Just Boring Brock were fabulous! This was my first Rachel Van Dyken book, but it won't be the last. Brock's brothers were asinine and hilarious, so I genuinely wish they will be next to get stories. Grandfather was a hoot, as well as Nadine. And I just wanted to smack both of Jane's sisters. A well-written, modern-day Cinderella story.
ARC provided by NetGalley.

Not for me but I still recommend for light romcom readers

I really like this author, but this book didn't work for me. Most of the characters' behaviors and attitudes put me off. I didn't care for either of the leads. It's sort of a modern tale of Cinderella slashed with a reality tv-ish feel. I do recommend checking it out for those that have enjoyed other Cinderella retellings in book or film.

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The Bachelor Auction
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Oct 04, 2016
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Bachelors of Arizona
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