Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
In this Bolton Brothers novel, Sarah M. Anderson shows how one single mom at a bachelor auction can bring home the wildest ride of her life!
Jenny Wawasuck knows that “Wild” Billy Bolton is all wrong for a good girl like her. But then she sees the bond Billy forms with her son–and feels how Billy’s touch burns her skin, how his kiss ignites desires she’s long ignored. So she brings him home from the charity bachelor auction.
Now Billy has one night to stake his claim. But in a world filled with blackmailers and gold diggers, can a millionaire bad boy and a sweet single mom turn one chance into forever?
Bringing Home The Bachelor was a book that started out slightly rough for me and morphed into one of the best books I’ve read lately…I love when that happens. Sarah M Anderson is quickly cementing her spot in my “must read” author list and it’s because her writing gets better with each book I pick up.
When I started this one I could not stand Jenny (the heroine). She’s this buttoned up, prim and proper, single mom who smothered her child in over protectiveness. There’s no wonder her son had such trouble with the other kids…the overly mothered ones always seem to be the target…esp for boys. She was highly deluded in what she thought her son knew and heard (seriously, she acted like he’d never heard cussing and he was a teenager!). She treated him with little kid gloves when he was on the cusp of becoming a man.
When Jenny learns Billy Bolton will be coming to the school to tape webisodes with his brothers company she feels disgruntled that he will be upsetting her classes in the name of making money. But since a lot of that money goes towards her very poor reservation school she feels she needs to go along. Billy takes a liking to her son and sees in him a young man who needs a male mentor. He puts him to work helping build the motorcycle for charity which in turn means he gets to see more of Jenny, who makes him feel things he hasn’t felt in years. One night stands with tough women is more his style. He isn’t sure what to do with the prim school teacher who had lightning fast wit and snarky, acid laced comebacks.
Somewhere in the book, when Jenny starts loosening up, is when the tides started to turn for me. It takes her a while to feel more like a woman and less like the mom she had been accustomed to being the last 14 yrs. Billy is patient with her while still maintaining his tough as nails exterior. I. Loved. Him. A bearded, motorcycle riding, tough guy? Yes please. Come to Nikki! Then when he shaved the beard, in essence letting Jenny see all of him, even the scars on his soul….well this reader fell even more in love with him. They both had hangups and for awhile I wasn’t sure how they could possibly overcome both their relationship shy issues, but Anderson weaves their tale perfectly.
Sarah M Anderson is a superb story teller who manages to not only write a lovely book but shed light on the problems surrounding teenage pregnancy, Native American Reservations and single parenting. Not many authors can give a reader a love story, a history lesson and a look into the stigmas surrounding society…but she excels at it. I can’t wait for book three!
I give Bringing Home The Bachelor by Sarah M Anderson 4.75 stars!