The Bachelor’s Promise
Bachelor Auction, #3
by Naima Simone
Publication Date: August 29th 2016
Published by: Entangled: Indulgence
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
The Book Junkie Reads . . . The Bachelor's Promise (Bachelor Auction, #3) . . .
"He'll never trust the daughter of his enemy." So he thought. He never had his resolved tested this way before and with something that he wanted very much. I had fun with this one. More than the other two books in this series. The whole family drama, second chance, never again, deathbed promise all makes for an intense read with two characters that just could not figure out if what they was doing was what they wanted.
Noelle came across as a bit of pain. She had to work hard to get my vote. Aiden had me from the opening pages. I'm just not sure about Noelle almost 50% of the read. Things them began to come together for me with her. Aiden had a lot that he needed to overcome. He did not want to feel the way he was for Noelle but the heart has a way of wanting what it wants.
Betrayal, lies, family, trust all melds into a should I . . . shouldn't I. The back and forth POV makes for a more involving read that allows for glimpses into more of both Aiden and Noelle. There are depths not exchanged but viewed thought their eyes only. Rich and engaging. Bachelor Auction, #3 has become my favorite of the three thus far. I look forward to what else and who else become the next bachelor up on the block.
**This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Aiden Kent never expected to see Noelle Rana again. He’s determined to keep his distance from the beautiful enigma wrapped in denim and leather. He can’t trust anyone with the last name Rana. But he made a promise to his dying mother, and it isn’t long before Noelle invades his personal space. He can’t stop thinking about the exotic beauty’s alluring curves.
He wants the daughter of his enemy, and he’s determined to have her…if only for one night.
If Noelle wants to move forward with her life, she must make a deal with the devastatingly gorgeous, broody millionaire Aiden. He made a promise years ago, and she’s come to collect—even if it means facing down the only man who ever broke her heart. And there’s a really good chance he’ll do it again.
Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— creating stories of unique men and women who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love. She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.