Saturday, 18 May 2013

Bidding Wars - Review & Excerpt


My good friend and talented author, Lacey Wolfe, has a new release out right now. Bidding Wars is a very sweet (closed door) romance, but still zings with sensual tension. Luke and Molly go head to head for the house of their dreams, but with both their hearts on the line, and more than a house at stake, who will win? The blossoming relationship between the two had me on the edge of my seat, especially with all the angst over the house going on along with it.

Luke is the sexy Sheriff looking out for his young son and he’s the perfect hero. Strong, sensitive, and caring. His neglectful and selfish ex-wife made me feel for him more, and Molly too, as it happens.

Molly has just gone through a divorce, and is wary about trusting men—especially as she has a secret of her own, one she thinks will make men run a mile. Bless her heart.


But when the two fall, they fall hard. If you love deeply emotive romance with a little humour and sizzle thrown in, Bidding Wars is the book for you. I admit, I’m not the biggest fan of closed door romance but Lacey has worked this perfectly. She has just the right amount of sizzle, and more than made up for the closed door stuff for me with everything else. A fabulous read. I can’t wait for the second in the series.

Bidding Wars
Love Strikes, Book 1
By Lacey Wolfe

A sheriff, plus a nurse, plus a house, equals trouble.

Molly Harper has had a tough year. Realizing enough is enough, she decides to regain control of her life – starting with buying the house of her dreams.

Luke Logan is also looking to buy a home and when one pops up near his street, he decides to check it out. Getting out of the renting game will help in the custody battle for his son.
Finding a house and falling in love with it—that’s the easy part. But learning that someone else wants it too, and is willing to fight for it, heralds the start of a desperate bidding war. The offers are on the table, but when the bidders come face to face, and love strikes, the price of happiness suddenly becomes higher than ever.

The more Nurse Molly and Sheriff Luke get to know each other, the more they wonder if their feud over the house is really worth it. As their bids increase, so does their affection for one another. But with the settlement date fast approaching, doubts begin to creep in. With only one set of keys, and so much at stake, could a risky twist on the bidding process hold the answer? 

Excerpt

Luke stared at the papers in front of him. His real estate agent had faxed them over. Apparently, more than one person wanted the place on Maple Street, and he now needed to decide if he wanted to offer any higher.

He’d really liked the old house. It would be great for when his son came to visit every other weekend. But now he had to decide how badly he wanted the place. Of course, this could be some gimmick from the sellers. They knew what a gem they had there and probably wanted the most they could get. He had forty-eight hours to come up with his new offer, if he decided to. He already had a good offer on the house—but was it good enough? He rubbed his temples and brushed the papers to the side of his desk. If he didn’t get it, there were other homes.

Some sort of commotion was coming from the front of the station. It was always something. Sometimes he wished that one day at work could be slow and boring. Perhaps he should have chosen a different profession.

He went to see what was going on. At the front desk, he found a very familiar-looking brunette demanding to talk to someone. Women were never patient when they needed something.

“Ma’am, calm down. I’m Sheriff Logan. Can I help you?”

The woman looked him square in the eye. “You! You’re who I am looking for.”

He flinched beneath her bold, accusing stare. “Why don’t we go back to my office, and we’ll see what I can help you with.”

She followed him down the hall, her heels clicking loudly on the tiled floor. This woman was really uptight. He took a seat and pointed toward the chair in front of his desk, but she didn’t sit. She looked as though she was ready to burst.

“I won’t be here long enough to get comfortable.”

“Tell me what’s going on.”

“You’re trying to steal my house,” she snapped.

Other Books in the Series:
It Must Be Fate – coming soon!

Buy Links:

Lacey’s Website

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