Lauren Gardiner is finally ready to cut loose. The former bad-girl has spent the last ten years sacrificing her personal life to take care of her demanding father. But a girl needs a little sexy, naked fun-time too.
A charity bachelor auction at the local country club seems like the perfect occasion to shop for the ideal one-night stand candidate. She`s looking for a big, beautiful commitment-phobe (brain and personality optional) who will fulfill her needs without complicating her life. How hard can that be? Men love no-strings sex, right?
James Kingston, “the quiet one,” isn’t quite sure how he ended up being auctioned off to the highest bidder. He’s not outgoing or smooth like his brothers and spending an evening making polite chit-chat with some desperate cougar isn’t even close to his idea of a good time. But he’s determined to demonstrate his dedication to the family business, Kingston Brothers Construction, even if it means shaking his hammer in front of a man-hungry crowd as a publicity stunt.
But the woman who outbids the competition isn’t what he expected at all. Lauren is sweet, serene and infuriatingly mysterious. Best of all, he's actually able to talk to her with minimal awkwardness, which is a real advantage considering he finally actually has something to say outside the bedroom for a change.
Too bad she’s only interested in saying good-bye.
Warning: Contains erotic situations and some graphic language.