Title: The Taming of the Bachelor
Series: Taming of the Sheenans #4
Author: Jane Porter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
Dillon Sheenan refuses to be tamed…
After three years running the family ranch, sexy thirty-year-old Dillon Sheenan has a one way plane ticket out of Montana. He’s eager to put small town life, with its emphasis on brides, babies, and families, behind him as he’s certainly not interested in being a dad, or even ready to settle down.
Beautiful single mom, Paige Joffe, juggles a lot, between running Main Street Diner and coping with her money-pit of a Victorian on Bramble Lane. She doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of the loves of her life, Addison and Tyler, and working to pay down bills. But one date–and an incredibly hot kiss–with Dillon Sheenan wakes her up and makes her dream again.
Until she finds out Dillon’s already bought his ticket out of town…
Is Dillon about to break the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved?
Read on for my thoughts on The Taming of the Bachelor. No true spoilers, promise.
I adored Paige and Dillon’s story. Dillon is the youngest son, the one who came home to care for his father during that life ending illness. The one who has his company torn out from under him as he was forced to make the choice of family or company – of course family won out. He is also the man who has had a huge crush on the widow Paige for the last three years. Something that he’d never acted on and shouldn’t now since he was heading out of Marietta at long last to try to save his company which floundered without him at the helm. He steered clear of single mommas. He knew that he wasn’t cut out for the daddy thing, not now, not ever. With his own father as a prime example of what a dad shouldn’t be – Dillon was convinced that the only path for him was to avoid Paige at all costs, including his heart.
When Paige sat down next to Dillon at Grey’s bar, she knew he was more than slightly buzzed since he was definitely flirting with her. And she, despite being a single mom with a lot of responsibilities on her plate was so tempted to flirt back. She settled for some enlightening conversation, and left with Dillon definitely on her mind.
The Taming of the Bachelor is such a sweet, charming, engaging story. One moment you’ll be in laughter over some of Dillon’s antics or in tears of frustration at Paige’s difficult path of trying so hard to not fall for Dillon. The moment Dillon stands up for Tyler, Paige’s son, you know that he is hooked forever – it will just take him a frustratingly long time to discover that. Which is fine, since we get an intense love story with tons of feels on just about every page. You can’t help it – these are two people who so obviously belong together. But between their own self-doubts and some friends and townsfolk sticking their noses in where it doesn’t belong – you begin to think that happy ever after isn’t going to happen this time. But then you’d be wrong because the heart will always win in the end.
I would recommend this delightful tale of love hard won to anyone at all. If you enjoy a love story that will grab you and not let go til the last page – then this one is for you. Pick it up, sit back and enjoy.
*I received an e-ARC of The Taming of the Bachelor from the publisher, Tule Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
**Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.**
The Taming of the Bachelor is available for the Kindle