Bound To The BachelorTitle:  Bound To The Bachelor
Series:  Montana Born Bachelor Auction (book 1)
Author:  Sarah Mayberry
Genre:  Contemporary Romance (novella)
Published:  February 20, 2015
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

Your date with Marietta local Beau Bennett includes a day on the slopes at Big Sky Resort, complete with a sumptuous meal in the Resort’s fanciest fine dining restaurant and door-to-door transport. Dig deep to secure the attentions of one of Montana’s most eligible – and elusive – bachelors.

Lily Taylor knows Beau Bennett dislikes her, but that won’t stop her from asking him to volunteer for the Bachelor Auction she’s organized to help her friend Molly provide for her tragically injured son, Josh. If Beau’s gorgeous face, piercing blue eyes and chiseled body inspires the women of Marietta to dig into their pockets for a good cause, then Lily will do whatever it takes to secure his participation.

Beau Bennett isn’t sure how he wound up on the auction block being eyed up by hundreds of eager women, but he knows who to blame for it – Lily Taylor, the sexy, distracting, off-limits best friend of his kid sister. As far as he’s concerned, the sooner this nightmare is over, the better.

The last thing either of them expects is for Lily to wind up bidding on – and winning – Beau, or that their date will lead to Beau stepping in to save Lily when her past comes back to haunt her. As Beau does his best to keep Lily safe, they discover that maybe they don’t dislike each other quite as much as they thought.

In fact, maybe it’s just the opposite…

Read on for my thoughts on Bound To The Bachelor.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bound To The Bachelor is the first in the Montana Born Bachelor Auction novella series – there are six (6) novellas in the series.

I really enjoyed this novella.  While a short story, it really packed a full sized novel sized punch.  The story blurb sets up this story quite well.  Beyond the introduction is a powerful story about the past not staying where it belongs.  And how two stubborn people who have been attracted to each other for five years finally let their walls down enough to let the other see that the sparks between them are worth the risk.

Beau is sexy, hot and underneath the strong man is a guy who just wants to find his forever lady.  Since the sparks always fly between he and Lily, it’s a sure bet that if she’d just stop running long enough to take the chance – his wish would come true.

Lily has some serious baggage in her past, but she’s never let it weaken her.  She will never be helpless, defenseless or scared again.  Lily has recreated herself into a strong, sexy woman who knows that if she gave it a chance Beau could change her world.  Is she brave enough to take that particular risk?

Find out for yourself.  This one gets a 4 outta 5 on the star rating scale.  While short, the story is strong and compelling.  You will be rooting for these two to find their happily ever after.

*I received an e-ARC of Bound To The Bachelor from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

This novella is available for the Kindle at Amazon