Series: Bachelor Auction #2
Published by Entangled: Indulgence
Publication Date: February 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
He promised to stay away…but some promises are made to be broken
Plain-Jane computer programmer Khloe Richardson needs a date—one to make the prince of her dreams jealous. Maybe then he’ll finally see her as a desirable swan and not the ugly duckling in the second office from the left.
But when she bids on a bachelor at a charity auction, the man she wins is millionaire Niall Hunter—who once made intense, passionate love to her and then left without a word. She’s determined not to let her guard down again—among other things—around the infamous Irish lothario.
Niall never imagined his penance for one hot-as-hell night with his best friend’s little sister would be transforming her from a shy wallflower to a sultry siren. Helping her attract another man is torture…especially when he promised his friend he’d stay away. Plus, she wants forever, and he’s not a forever kind of guy. But Niall can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop touching her. Can’t stop, period. And damn if he can remember why he has to.
There is something deliciously illicit about getting involved with your best friend’s younger sister that gets me every time. Maybe it’s the fact that passion can trump the bro code or the thrill that comes from indulging in something frowned on, but I can never pass on those types of stories. When added with Ms. Simone’s writing skills, it’s doubly guaranteed that it’s a must read for me.
Khloe Richardson has decided to take charge of her life and make the man she desires see her as more than a plain, boring computer programmer and to achieve this she needs a man to make him notice her as a sexy, attractive woman. Lucky for her, she gets her pick of bachelors at a high society charity auction but the man she wins is Niall Hunter, the Irish charmer who rocked her world and broke her heart in one night and her brother’s best friend.
Niall is such a conflicted character whose got all these roiling emotions under the cold surface – guilt and pain over his best friend’s death; tenderness, love and lust when it comes to Khloe. Naill thinks he has to earn affection and his feelings of inadequacy were heartbreaking. Khloe is however every bit his match: hot to his cold, sweet to his sour, soft to his hard. I love that she fought for what she wanted and didn’t roll over and play dead after multiple rejections. The push/pull between them is one thing I don’t enjoy generally but it worked with this story.
THE MILLIONAIRE MAKEOVER is sweet, passionate and intense, but it’s also very hot!