An unapologetic player and a reserved wallflower… one night would never be enough

Galan Black carries a burden he can’t share with anyone, least of all his two brothers. Not even after the blood, sweat, and tears, it took for them to open and make the Black Pearl Nightclub a raging success. He’s just glad his secret doesn’t haunt him half as much in the arms of the eager women he takes to bed.

Yet he can’t stop thinking about the plain Jane bartender and waitress, who he impulsively hired against his better judgment. Then she steps half-naked onto the stage for the club’s once-yearly charity auction, and he can’t keep his bidding paddle down, or his eyes off her. He’ll have her for the night, and get her out of his system once and for all.

Layla doesn’t trust men, yet her infatuation with the eldest Black brother is getting beyond a joke. She needs to experience a night in his bedroom, and get over her silly fixation. But then one night becomes two, with the heat between them showing no signs of cooling. Until Layla’s trust is put to the ultimate test and dirty little secrets are exposed.

Titles in the Bachelor Brothers of Sydney include — Highest Bid

Title:  Highest Bid
Series:  Bachelor Brothers of Sydney
Author:  Mel Teshco
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 26, 2019
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

HIGHEST BID is a sexy, intense romance that begins the Bachelor Brothers of Sydney series.  I will say upfront that if you don’t enjoy a sensuous love story with sizzling sex scenes then this one might not be for you, that’s something only you can decide.

Both Layla and Galan have some serious issues to deal with in their story, issues that may keep them apart or bind them together if they take the risk of trusting someone with their secrets, themselves completely.  There is a bit of world-building, there has to be in any series, yet this story starts off with an intense feeling that kept me turning pages.  Yes, there were times when I’d have loved to sit them both down for a stern talking to.  But given their backgrounds and the secrets they are both keeping perhaps some stubbornness and misunderstandings are to be expected.

A quick read, HIGHEST BID did what it was supposed to.  Laid the groundwork for the rest of the series, gave me two intense, stubborn people who faced a few reality checks in their journey to a couple.  And two more brothers to discover their side of what happened to their family and hopefully find their own lady to love for a lifetime.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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