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Published by Forever on October 4th 2016
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Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.
Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.
Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .
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Book Review: 3,5 Stars
A Cinderella modern story? YES PLEASE! And since it was written by Rachel Van Dyken, my newest addition to the Rom-Com authors collection, i said DOUBLE YES to The Bachelor Auction, and after so much laughter and romantic sighs while reading this book, I ended up liking it so much.
In this modern retelling of the famous fairy tale, Jane—AKA Cinderella—had a miserable life, and I’m not exaggerating. She had two awful sisters—and they were related by blood, so it made it more difficult to understand why in the actual fuck they were so mean to her—and she had a cleaning business. On the other hand there is Brock—AKA Prince Charming—whose lived a life of compromising himself in order to make his grandfather happy, especially when it comes to their company which future is now on Brock’s shoulders.
Just like in the fairy tale, the worlds of these two characters collided when they less expected but also in the most amazing way, even though the order or facts were changed, because the romance happens after the cinderella shoe is left behind, but this really didn’t affect the awesomeness of this story.
I really enjoyed this book. Brock and Jane were awesome, they had hearts of the size of a planet, always thinking first of their family well being, even if that wasn’t what they really wanted, and even if they knew they were taken advantage of. But when they were together, they were better, they started thinking about themselves and they became the better version of themselves. It was awesome to read how they grew as characters, and how their relationship evolved into something magical, worthy of a true fairy tale.
What was missing in this book that made me rate it with 3,5 stars? The pace in the story was not consistent, sometimes it was fast, sometimes it was slow, and sadly there wasn’t closure for an aspect in this book that I was expecting so much, so I felt the ending a little lacking and rush. But it doesn’t mean that I won’t read the next of the books of the series, in fact I can’t wait for the books of the twins, they were funny AF and I can’t wait to see how they will stop being the manwhores they are right now.
All in all, good book, with so much funny and romantic moments and awesome characters.