Have you ever been to an auction? My school used to do them each year. They would have a big fundraising night filled with drinks, food and an auction to raise money for operations. The fundraiser was the biggest event. There was both a live auction and silent auction. I loved to see all the people getting into bidding wars over items. The night had a feeling of excitement and competition.
Author Elsa Winckler has her hero be a part of a bachelor auction in her new release- ADORING STACEY. The auction is the culmination of sexual flirting between her heroine and hero. And of course she tosses in a few surprises. ADORING STACEY is a wonderful read that I couldn't put down. The characters come alive on the page.
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Can he convince her that what’s between them is much more than just biology?
Stacey Lawrence is happily single even though the folks in Alisson, Montana seemed bent on getting her the last thing she wanted: a husband. And babies? The mere thought has her shuddering, and that is not because of the cold Montana winters. If she can now only stay away from the very sexy ex-FBI agent turned self-defense instructor, Jason Coleman until her dopamine and norepinephrine levels have settled, she’ll be able to continue her happy single life as the computer whizz in town. But when Eleanor Johnson needs Stacey’s help with the upcoming bachelor auction, avoiding Jason becomes a problem. Turns out, he’s going to be one of the bachelors.
Since the moment his eyes met Stacey Lawrence’s gorgeous blue ones in one of his self-defense classes, Jason knows she’s trouble. He likes women but he’s not interested in anything more permanent than a few dates. Avoiding her isn’t initially a problem. Turns out, the lady is also trying to avoid him. But when he’s roped in to take part in the ridiculous bachelor’s auction, he ends up spending more time with the elusive Stacey until he forgets why he wanted to avoid her in the first place.
Too old to play games, Jason suggests they spend time together but Stacey seems convinced that they’re attraction is just biology. Is she right or are his feelings for the redhead much more than a mere chemical reaction?
This matchmaker romance brings to mind the contemporary romances of RS Lively and Rosalind James and will have you chuckling along with Stacey and Jason’s avoidance antics. Love and Marriage is booming in Alisson, Montana. Come along for the ride!
“Uhm… sorry,” she muttered, and tried to move around him, but he stayed where he was.
“Good morning, Stacey,” he said, his voice sending delicious shivers down her spine.
Seriously, whatever was the matter with her? Granted, Jason was swoon-worthy, but she was a grown woman, not a schoolgirl, for heaven’s sake. She didn’t actually have to swoon now, did she?
“Jason.” She nodded and again tried to move past him.
“Oh, Jason!” Eleanor’s voice rang out behind her. “There you are—I’ve been looking for you!” She smiled while catching her breath. “And here is Stacey as well. Perfect timing. Have you told him, my dear?” she asked, looking at Stacey.
“Told me what?” asked Jason.
“About the Bachelor Auction,” Eleanor said, her whole body vibrating with excitement. “Stacey is doing our marketing and has agreed to make some posters for the event. We were wondering whether she could put one up on one of the windows at the dojo. And you will, of course, sign up to be one of our bachelors, won’t you? All the gorgeous single women in town, like our Stacey here, will be there to bid on their bachelor of choice. We’re raising funds to help kids who can’t afford to go to college, so you can’t say no.” While talking, she whipped out a book and pen. “I’m adding your name to the list. Thanks so much, Jason!” And blowing kisses, she rushed down the street.
Stunned, Jason stared after Eleanor’s retreating figure. “What just happened?”
“I think you’ve been conned into taking part in the bachelor auction,” Stacey said, her eyes dancing with mirth.
Intrigued, Jason looked down at the gorgeous redhead who, much to his irritation, had been invading his dreams since he’d first laid eyes on her. He didn’t think he’d ever seen her smiling, at least not when he was around. “Seems to me I’m not the only one who’s been conned.”
“Oh, I’m just helping with the marketing, I know what I’m doing.”
“Is that right?” he drawled. “I’m pretty sure I’ve heard her say you’ll be one of the…how did she put it? Oh, yes, ‘gorgeous single women in town, like our Stacey here, will be there to bid on their bachelor of choice.’”
“Bid on a date with a bachelor,” she said. “And I’m not bidding. I want to get a coffee. Do you mind…?”
About the Author:
Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her Honors studies, she was hooked for life.
She married her college boyfriend and they are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa.
She adores writing kissing books with strong, beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong heroines and dashing Alpha heroes who loves fiercely and protects the ones they love. Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
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