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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Auction by Lyn Austin

The Auction by Lyn Austin
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (154 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Telstar

A misguided plan and a bachelor auction lead to an estranged couple rediscovering a one-in-a-million kind of love.

Every woman wants Michael Blake. Smart, handsome, sexy, he built Eagle’s Nest into the hottest ski resort north of Park City, Utah. Now Michael is up for sale. In conjunction with a charity bachelor auction, he’s donated a week of his time to one determined bidder.

That bidder will be Katherine Blake. Time is running out, so her plan must succeed. She doesn’t require Michael rekindle the one-of-a-kind love that led to their marriage. He needn’t atone for the mistakes that led to their divorce. All he need do is renovate the gingerbread home they bought together…and one other secret thing. One tiny, astoundingly beautiful yet impossibly awful thing. And with the help of her friends and her willful Grandpa Homer—if Homer will stop picking up women long enough to help—Kat is going to see her dream come true.

"It's amazing what kind of knowledge a girl can glean in a bathroom"

Katherine, or Kat as her friends know her, has the habit of heading for the nearest bathroom when she gets the jitters. And she definitely has the jitters as she waits to bid on the bachelor of her choice in the celebrity Make-A-Wish Foundation Auction.

To make matters worse, the hunk she's bidding on is her ex-husband, a man that if looks could kill, would have already rendered her the victim of his rapier gaze.

Why is Kat bidding for a week of her ex-husband's time? Well now, if I told you that, I'd spoil the fun this story is sure to give its readers.

Kat and Michael are a unique pair that I felt immediately drawn too. Author Lyn Austin shapes her characters with loving care, honest emotions, and real needs that make them more than just names on the pages of a book. While the story is on the short side, it's fully developed and the author doesn't rush the resolution of their problems. This is another story I'd recommend adding to your reading list.

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