Thursday, April 14, 2016

Today's Special - - Bachelor for Hire and Falling for Her Bachelor

Hey everyone! Charlene and Robin here. We’re so happy to be celebrating the release of our Bachelor Auction books together! And being that we’ve never personally participated in a bachelor auction, we thought we’d have some fun and share our dream auction participants with you today.

It was tough narrowing it down to four, but since our series centers on four guys—high school football friends reuniting for a worthy cause—we picked that special number. So, here they are! The guys we’d like to bid a chunk of change on are…

Sign us up for any outdoor activity with the sexy, hot Chris Hemsworth!
We know we’d laugh until our stomachs hurt with the adorable Chris Pratt.
That tie is definitely coming off gorgeous Theo James if we get our hands on him.
And the very handsome Shemar Moore makes us want to stay quiet so we can just stare at him and listen to him talk all day.

So tell us, who is your ultimate bachelor auction pick?

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When Navy firefighter Nick Palotay returns to Marietta to go on the bachelor auction block for a good cause, he expects it to be risk free. But when he needs someone safe to bid on him and his sister’s best friend is coaxed into stepping up, Nick isn’t prepared for the effect Cassidy has on him. She sends his mind to all kinds of dirty places…places his battered heart can’t afford.

Freelance photographer Cassidy Ware is in waaay over her head. She’s always been Nick’s other little sister, but she’s all grown up now and just a glance from him leaves her hot and bothered. Still, she can stay immune to his charms and keep him at an emotional distance because she’s got an agenda, too. She’ll help the too-handsome Nick with his charitable deed, and, in return, he’ll help her keep an unwelcome suitor at bay.

A deal’s a deal, but when their “business transaction” turns into more pleasure than duty, can they walk away from each other without losing what matters most?

Falling for her Bachelor
By Robin Bielman
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016

Robin Bielman is fast becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I love the passion, banter, sass, and sizzle that she brings to her books. But I especially enjoy her multi-layered characters, well-constructed stories, and the emotional depth she brings to both. Falling for her Bachelor utilizes one of my favorite romance tropes: falling for your best friend's big brother. Growing up, I always wanted an older brother with a hot friend I could crush on so I find an extra bit of satisfaction reading about it in my romance novels. Cassidy and Nick are a terrific pair. Both are at a crossroads in their individual careers. Both have had heartbreak and trauma in their pasts. Both are surprised by the sizzling chemistry between their grown-up selves. And both need to confront their fears before they can move on to a relationship. Bielman guides them through all obstacles with humor, passion, caring, acceptance, and forgiveness. And I was right there with them every step of the way. I highly recommend Falling for her Bachelor. If you're like me, you'll probably fall for Cassidy's bachelor right along with her!


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She needed him to guard her body, in more ways than one…

Ex-Army sergeant and security expert, Cody Matthews recently walked away from his company to work The Lucky B Ranch just outside of Marietta, Montana. The ranch is his refuge, but his hiding out is short-lived when he’s recruited into the Marietta Bachelor Auction and his high school ex-crush bids a small fortune to spend one weekend with him.

Hollywood starlet, Hayley Dawn O'Malley has had decent, honest, sexy Code Matthews on the brain ever since she left Marietta after high school to pursue her dreams. But now she’s back in town and someone is threatening her. Cody, a natural-born protector, is the only man she trusts to keep her safe.

Spending their weekend date in a remote cabin, Cody plays the role of reluctant bodyguard, yet Hayley isn’t going to let the tormented man deny his feelings for her, no matter the threat to her body or her heart.

Bachelor for Hire
By Charlene Sands
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: April 5, 2016

I enjoyed Bachelor for Hire, my first book by Charlene Sands. Second-chance romances have always been one of my favorite romance tropes and Sands does a good job with this one. She's created complex, likeable characters in Cody and Hayley and layered in a suspense thread with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. The secondary cast adds to the richness of the story with Cody's Uncle Brand being a particular favorite. While there were times that I felt the story lagged a bit, all in all, it was an enjoyable read that will have me seeking out this author again. 


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USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

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Charlene Sands is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She has been honored with the National Readers Choice Award, the Booksellers Best Award, The Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award and Romantic Times Magazine's Best Harlequin Desire Award of 2014.   She is an active member of Romance Writers of America.  When not writing, she spends time with her four "princesses", enjoys sunny Pacific beaches and yummy chocolate mocha cappucinos!  Sign up for her newsletter for fun and exclusive prizes at and on FB and Twitter! 

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  1. Thanks so much for the reviews, PJ! I'm so glad you enjoyed the books and your kind words have me smiling! :D Thanks, too, for being part of our blog tour and celebrating our new releases with us! <3

  2. Shemar is always a good choice


  3. Shemar Moore is always my choice. I could just sit here and fan myself looking at his picture.

  4. Replies
    1. It's certainly no hardship to look at him either! :)

    2. *sigh* That's what happens when I look at Chris, Debbie. :)

  5. They are all hot, but I like Chris Hemsworth the best.

    1. One of the things that makes him so appealing to me (besides his looks, of course) is how devoted he is to his wife and children.

  6. I'll be reading both of these for sure. These bachelors are all weekend fantasies and well worth bidding on but there just something about that cutie The James. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. I had to google him, Carol. Obviously, I haven't seen the Divergent movies. He's a real cutie!

    2. ...and I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did! :)

  7. I wouldn't say no to a date with any of those guys!