Why I read it
I am a huge Rachel Van Dyken fan!
What I rated it
What it’s about
Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.
Jane isn’t entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn’t she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist.
Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it’s karmic retribution that he’s tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can’t have. But while they can’t have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy …
Anyone who has been following my reviews knows how much I LOVE Rachel Van Dyken! Anytime I get a chance to get my hands on one of her books, I jump at the chance, so when I saw the signups for this book, I jumped on it! Rachel is a very gifted and talented writer, and she hasn’t written anything I haven’t liked. The Bachelor Auction is another example of a RVD that I really liked!
Rachel has taken the classic Cinderella fairy tale and put her own spin on it, giving a fresh take on the classic. I truly enjoyed “knowing” what will happen, seeing as how this is a Cinderella spin, but at the same time not knowing what direction the book is going to take. I was kept guessing how this was all going to turn out, and I read this book almost in one sitting! She will definitely keep you hooked!
There were some really tough subjects tackled in this book, such as losing a loved one and how it can change your entire life. Some tears were almost shed. (Which, for me, means it really tugged on the heart strings.) I could feel for the characters, and felt like their pain was my pain.
There were also some really funny scenes too, and I found myself laughing out loud many times in this book. Don’t ask about the cock or the ass please! There were also appearances from never-forgotten, most beloved characters from Rachel’s other series, and I found myself grinning so huge at the antics of said character alongside a beloved Grandfather! (Yes, I am purposely being vague!)
I really felt the connection between Brock and Jane. It did not feel forced; it did not feel fake. They really truly cared for each other, even if they felt life was not fair. They never gave up hope, and I really loved seeing that. The steam between Brock and Jane in this RVD book was the likes I have yet to see from her! I LOVED it!
There were a couple secondary characters in this book that I absolutely fell for and adored! Bentley and Brant, Brock’s younger twin brothers, were absolutely hilarious! I can definitely see this series expanding; hopefully to get the stories of these two complex characters. Of course, we had a special appearance of a beloved character who shall not be named, but seriously, at least this time she left the Benadryl at home! I love her so hard!
Overall, I really liked the book, and look forward to continuing on with this series!