When Navy firefighter Nick Palotay returns to Marietta to go on the bachelor auction block for a good cause, he expects it to be risk free. But when he needs someone safe to bid on him and his sister's best friend is coaxed into stepping up, Nick isn’t prepared for the effect Cassidy has on him. She sends his mind to all kinds of dirty places…places his battered heart can’t afford.
Freelance photographer Cassidy Ware is in waaay over her head. She’s always been Nick’s other little sister, but she’s all grown up now and just a glance from him leaves her hot and bothered. Still, she can stay immune to his charms and keep him at an emotional distance because she’s got an agenda, too. She’ll help the too-handsome Nick with his charitable deed, and, in return, he’ll help her keep an unwelcome suitor at bay.
A deal’s a deal, but when their “business transaction” turns into more pleasure than duty, can they walk away from each other without losing what matters most?
I fell for the bachelor
When I discovered Robin Bielman was involved in Tule's 2016 Bachelor Auction it was a happy moment as I make no secret, she's one of my favourites.
Over the past couple of years, Marietta, Montana has become a place I return to time and time again. With endearing couples, romantic journeys, and the fact that they can be read alone despite the subtle links and character crossovers between authors, it's just so inviting. And Robin brought me all I could have asked for in Cassidy and Nick's story.
"Nick Palotay, if you were the last man on the planet, I still wouldn’t want a romantic relationship with you."
The childhood crush/best-friends older brother trope is one I'm rather partial to and when you have a couple as fabulous as Nick and Cassidy, who both have strong personalities yet are inwardly dealing with their own demons, then you know it's going to tug on your emotions somewhere along the way. They have a superb chemistry from the start bringing humour, verbal-sparring, fun, passion and some real touching moments; their story is one that involves leaps of faith, fear, trust and discoveries.
"I want to make you feel good. I want you to make me feel good. How we do that is up to you."
I've said it before, Robin Bielman has the capability to write a toe-curling kiss and her closed door romances never lack an intimate feel. But when she opens that door? No mistake, she cranks up the the heat and Nick and Cassidy were flirty, passionate, sexy and a little bit surprising.
"Where are your hands, Sid?"
"One is here. And the other is…is in my pants."
Robin's books hit the spot every single time; entertaining and engaging, you fall in love with her characters and you're left with a happy heart. Falling for Her Bachelor is a steamy, heartwarming read, a delightful addition to the Bachelor Auction series and I can't wait to see what she treats her readers to next.