Genres: Contemporary Romance, Montana-Born
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. Code, a natural-born protector, is the only man she trusts to keep her safe.
Spending their weekend date in a remote cabin, Code 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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars!! to “Bachelor For Hire” Bachelor Auction Series #1 by author Charlene Sands. This is one of four in this series. All books are written by a different author. Marietta, Montana gave us the first Bachelor auction in 2015. Those were some hot, sexy bachelors! So of course seeing Marietta back in the Bachelor Auction business; I didn’t hesitate to get started.
This fun story features ex-military Cody Matthews and his high school crush, Hayley Dawn O’Malley. Hayley is currently a famous Hollywood actress. Hayley needed to return to Montana to take care of cleaning out her late grandmother’s house which was left to her. While there, someone is anonymously threatening her. Hayley asks Cody to protect her and he refuses. She needs Cody’s help; he is the only person she feels safe with.
Cody returns to the Lucky B Ranch after recently walking away from his security company. Something sent him running and he needed the refuge of his childhood home. Too bad he wasn’t expecting Hayley to seek him out for protection. Being her bodyguard is the last thing on his mind. He can’t help her. He won’t help her!
But when Hayley wins him in the Bachelor auction, he doesn’t have a choice. Cody takes Hayley away for the weekend to keep her safe. Cody is reluctant to give in to his feelings for Hayley. He tried that once and it didn’t go as he planned. In fact is was heartbreaking for him.
These two souls are meant to be together. Eventually they find their HEA together however the journey was less than easy. I also enjoyed the small suspense/mystery of Hayley’s stalker. It gave the story an extra burst of emotion.