Friday, March 27, 2015

In Bed With The Bachelor (Montana Born Auction #5) by Megan Crane

Book Blurb:

Our latest bachelor has enough family in Marietta to qualify as an honorary native, but hails instead from Seattle, WA, which is where he’ll fly you for a glamorous weekend on the shores of the sparkling Puget Sound. Jesse Grey will treat you the way a local boy turned construction tycoon should: five star accommodations, gourmet dinners, and celebrated Washington wines. We just can’t promise he’ll smile much. Or at all.

Sold to the highest bidder!

Jesse Grey, notorious bachelor and one of Seattle’s foremost construction tycoons, has been roped into participating in the Marietta Bachelor Auction thanks to an expertly executed guilt trip laid out by his family.

Michaela Townsend already has a fiancĂ© and certainly doesn’t need another man in her life. So when her family buys her surly, sexy Jesse at the auction and wrangles him into driving her from Montana to Seattle, she’s appalled yet disturbingly attracted.

As far as Jesse is concerned, Michaela is forbidden fruit. Even though he knows her fiancĂ© isn’t all he seems, Jesse would never take what didn’t belong to him. But how long can he resist the one woman he shouldn’t touch?

My Review:

In Bed With The Bachelor is a unique novella in the Montana Born Bachelor Auction series.   Michaela has a fiance, and their relationship is slightly different than most.  I got the impression while I was reading that Michaela was saying one thing but feeling another in regards to their relationship, and she didn't seem over the  moon happy for an engaged woman.  She tries to come across as very matter of fact and open.  I had a difficult time connecting with Michaela...I just never felt like I understood her or had a clear picture of what brought her to where she is today.  

Michaela feels things she isn't used to feeling when she's around Jesse, even if he is 'surly'.  Jesse finds himself feeling things for Michaela that he does not want to feel for a woman, especially a woman who is engaged.  He's used to women seeing only his money, and most of all he doesn't want to be like his father.  He doesn't want to feel or try again after having one relationship turn out so badly.  So he tries to make himself very unapproachable.

The chemistry between them is lurking though and when they find themselves in a situation where they can't ignore it, what then?  I liked how they both said what was on their minds, they didn't hide much.  However, I never really felt the intense connection a couple has between them besides the chemistry.  On the outside they both have such different views on relationships that it was interesting to see where they'd go with this.  In the span of this novella, these characters did grow and develop a lot.  I also liked the family dynamics that Megan brings in to this story and how it is dealt with.

In Bed With The Bachelor is a very appropriate title you will see when you read this entertaining novella.  I like the theme of this series and how they can all be read in any order without giving away anything from the other novellas.  In Bed With The Bachelor presents a different view and I'd recommend it to romance readers who enjoy a quick, entertaining read.

3/5 stars

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