The Bachelor Auction (The Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken



4 Stars!

What a cute story! I love my fairy tales and this is a modern spin on Cinderella. It’s changed enough that it makes sense for modern day, but still holds the same essence and magic of Cinderella.

After her parents pass away, Jane is left holding her family together. But keeping her family together has Jane waiting on her two lazy sisters. Jane is busy running her cleaning business and keeping her sisters happy. Meanwhile, Jane is starting to doubt if her happily ever after is really going to happen…that is until a party and a broken shoe leaves Jane wondering if her prince really does exist. The only problem is the party is to auction her prince charming off to the highest bidder. Can Jane win her prince?

So Jane and Brock are two peas in a pod. They are very similar in their need to please the family. I was a little bit frustrated by both of them because it’s so painfully obvious that they give up their happiness for others. I was a little more sympathetic with Brock because I liked his family. He took a lot of the family burden on himself but it came from love. In the end, his family makes it right. Jane, on the other hand, had two terrible sisters. They were selfish, hateful, and just down right mean. There was no love there and that left me frustrated with Jane because she let them walk all over her. If her sisters loved her, it would be easier to understand and tolerate.

Brock and Jane give each other strength to climb out of their shells and start living life for them. I love that they bring the best out in each other. As Jane falls for Brock, she becomes a stronger woman and she stands up for herself. I was rooting for her the entire time. I’m so glad she stands up to her sisters. It was beautiful to watch.

Not only did I love Brock and Jane, but I adored his twin brothers. They bring lightness to the story and they help Jane and Brock push through their insecurities to take the leap of love. I can’t wait to read their stories!

Also, Rachel brings back Grandma Nadine!! I’m a big fan of her Bet series and I was so happy to see Grandma Nadine working her magic again.

Overall, it was a great light read with a fairy tale twist. I definitely recommend it if you’re in the mood for a cute and lighthearted romance.




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