He just had to focus on getting the woman to accept some damn flowers, go on a picnic, accept a gift—He burst out laughing. Right, he just had to, you know, solve world hunger and cure cancer at the same time. How hard could it be?
Margot McCleery and Bentley Wellington were best friends in high school, despite the fact that she was the quiet bookworm and he was the outgoing playboy. Their friendship was ruined, however, when he abandoned her at the time she needed him most. They haven’t spoken or seen each other in years until Margot’s meddling, albeit well-intentioned, grandmother “buys” Bentley in his family’s charity auction and send him to try to bring some happiness to her reclusive granddaughter. Bentley is anxious about seeing his former best friend after all this time, especially after the way things ended between them, but his grandfather is providing Bentley with a little extra motivation to stick around for a while. Can these two get over the hurt of their past and repair their friendship? And will their long denied feelings finally become known? Or will they find history repeating itself once more?
Here we go, time for Wellington Bachelor #2 to meet his match! In The Bachelor Auction we saw the eldest Wellington, Brock, find his love so now it’s time for one of the twins to find his. I loved the twins in that first book, so it was really great to read Bentley’s story. This was part second chance, part friends-to-lovers, and a lot of fun. If you love when the hero and heroine butt heads a lot, then I think you’ll really enjoy this! Bentley’s been widely known for his playboy ways and Margot has been holed up in her house for the past several years, hiding from the world but they are both strong-willed people and they have a lot of history between them. The back and forth between them liking and hating one another sometimes gave me whiplash (because they went back and forth A LOT!) but for the most part their bickering and the push and pull between them were very entertaining. Of course, we got a lot of the same meddling from the secondary characters as we saw in the first book and that was also a lot of fun. I really enjoyed how everything turned out in this one and I look forward to reading Brant’s story next!
“…you’re the game changer, the one who makes me question everything, the one who makes me want to be better, the one I almost lost—the one I am so damn terrified of losing again.”