Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rachel Van Dyken's The Playboy Bachelor ☙Review & Giveaway❧

by Rachel Van Dyken
The Bachelors of Arizona, #2
April 11, 2017
eBook: $4.99 USD

She's no Sleeping Beauty. And he's definitely no prince . . .

Margot McCleery could have lived her whole life without seeing Bentley Wellington again—her ex-best friend and the poster boy for Hot, Rich Man-Whores everywhere. But Margot's whiskey-augmented grandmother "buys" Bentley at a charity bachelor auction, and now suddenly he's at her door. Impossibly charming. Impossibly sexy. And still a complete and utter jackass.

Bentley's just been coerced by his grandfather to spend the next thirty days charming and romancing the reclusive red-haired beauty who hates him. The woman he abandoned when she needed him the most. Bentley knows just as much about romance as he knows about love—nothing. But the more time he spends with Margot, the more he realizes that "just friends" will never be enough. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him with her heart . . .


I can say without a doubt this has been my favorite book this month so far. I liked the first book in this series but this book, it captured me and held me by my soul. This is a standalone, but I think to get the full grasp of what is going on with these brothers and their kooky grandfather you should read this series in order. 

Bentley is the fun playboy of a brother. He doesn't take life seriously. He just needs hot women and a party. When a reader really gets a look at what is beneath all of this they will not be able to help falling in love with this man. No joke. I can even tell you the moment I fell so hard, it's in my notes. As for Margot tragedy and self recrimination locked her away from the world and life. She refused to actually live. For 10 years she has been alone except for her grandmother. Now imagine being a self exiled recluse being forced to live in a house with your old best friend from way back when whom you used to be in love with. It is a mixture of pain and pleasure! 

The emotion this book extracts from the reader only pulls them deeper into the story. It makes us feel the characters and their pain as well as their pleasure. This book in a word was simply Beautiful. It had so much sexual tension it could be cut with a knife. It was passionate. And it was healing. I absolutely LOVED it. I would very highly recommend this book. 

The Bachelor Auction, #1
The Playboy Bachelor, #2

“I’m writing a kissing scene!” she blurted, mentally kicking herself for screaming it in his face. “And the guy’s a complete jackass. Since my only experience with jackasses is you…” Her voice was shaky, just like her body. Could he tell how much she wanted him? How much she hated that her response was this—raw. “I-I figured you were the only one who could show me what it’s like.” Good one, Margot. Do you really have to sound so…desperate?
“What what’s like?”
“A kiss. From a jackass.”
“Got the jackass part.” He treaded water and then grabbed her by the arm and pulled her deeper into the pool until they were on the opposite end, his body pressed against hers. At least his eyes were still locked on her face. “And you’ve never been kissed?”
She rolled her eyes. “Not by someone like—”
“If you keep insulting me, this kiss won’t ever happen, Red.”
“Don’t call me that,” Margot whispered. Was she so weak that she’d forgive his abandonment for one kiss? “Please?”
“This kiss.” His calculated gaze didn’t make her feel any better about the situation. “How long does it need to be? How deep? Where do you want my hands?”
Margot’s mouth dropped open. “That’s not how kisses work! You can’t just map out the kiss. That takes all the romance out of it!”
“Oh, so you want romance?”
“Yes! No! I mean. I didn’t say that!” Her face flamed, and she sagged in defeat. Admitting she wanted romance kind of felt like she was on the losing end of the little battles they’d been having, like she was giving him an in. And if he got in, he’d only hurt her again.
“I was joking,” he said, just before his lips brushed hers. His tongue slid across her bottom lip and then sucked it for a few seconds before he slid it into her mouth and deepened the kiss.
Her lips softened beneath his gentle coaxing, and his hard thighs pressed against hers as a deep hunger awakened within her.
Oh, this was bad.
So bad.

And very, very good at the same time.


Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult, Regency, and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, son, and their snoring boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

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    1. I can't either! Knowing it is waiting for me on my kindle until tonight KILLS!! Goodluck!