by Naima Simone
Bachelor Auction #3
Publication Date: August 29, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Indulgence, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Aiden Kent never expected to see Noelle Rana again. He’s determined to keep his distance from the beautiful enigma wrapped in denim and leather. He can’t trust anyone with the last name Rana. But he made a promise to his dying mother, and it isn’t long before Noelle invades his personal space. He can’t stop thinking about the exotic beauty’s alluring curves.He wants the daughter of his enemy, and he’s determined to have her…if only for one night.
If Noelle wants to move forward with her life, she must make a deal with the devastatingly gorgeous, broody millionaire Aiden. He made a promise years ago, and she’s come to collect—even if it means facing down the only man who ever broke her heart. And there’s a really good chance he’ll do it again.
by Naima Simone
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
I devoured this one in one sitting! THE BACHELOR’S PROMISE is the third in author Naima Simone’s Bachelor Auction, but the first one I’ve read. I loved this one even without the backstories of the others, but you can bet I’ll be going back and reading them now!
Aiden was the perfect hero, reluctant though he professed to be. A faithful and loving son of a single mother who struggled to provide for him, who then in turn grew up to work hard to make something of himself. Now he is the founder and CEO of a million dollar company. Although she had refused help from him for herself, on her deathbed she asked Aiden to promise to make sure her boyfriend’s young daughter was taken care of, specifically that she had the means for a college education. Aiden agreed even though he despised the man and his son, for good reasons too.
Noelle Rana is nothing like her father or brother, both basically drunks and con men. She was eleven when her father moved them into the Kent house and loved Aiden’s mother who was the only mother she’d ever known. She grew up admiring Aiden and when she was older realized she loved him. When Aiden’s mother dies he turns his back on the Ranas, including Noelle even though they had grown close, breaking Noelle’s heart.
Six years later Noelle is very close to achieving her dreams, but needs help… she needs Aiden to keep his promise so she swallows her pride and goes to him. Neither of them really trust each other. Neither was prepared for the irresistible chemistry between them. Both fight their feelings and try to deny the pull of intense attraction between them. So much happens… old wounds are hard to heal… the past interferes… but these two are soooo good together. The story is amazing. Well-written, great fully developed characters, awesome dialogue and banter, and eventually some very steamy scenes. Definitely a must-read!
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Synopsis: Billionaire Lucas Oliver is hell bent on revenge. And his plan begins when Sydney Blake—the stunning daughter of his enemy—is tricked into bidding on Lucas at a bachelor auction. Then he serves up a little blackmail…followed by a marriage proposal Sydney has no choice but to accept.
Sydney has been controlled by her family her whole life. When Lucas threatens to reveal her father’s shady business, she is once again forced to do her duty for her family. But worse—oh so much worse—is the rush of lust that Lucas ignites in her blood.
Lucas is determined to make Sydney suffer, but it’s tough when he can’t keep from touching her–or thinking about touching her–all the time. She’s not fairing much better since she’s engaged to a darkly handsome beast intent on destroying her entire family…along with her heart.
Synopsis: He promised to stay away…but some promises are made to be broken
Plain-Jane computer programmer Khloe Richardson needs a date—one to make the prince of her dreams jealous. Maybe then he’ll finally see her as a desirable swan and not the ugly duckling in the second office from the left.
But when she bids on a bachelor at a charity auction, the man she wins is millionaire Niall Hunter—who once made intense, passionate love to her and then left without a word. She’s determined not to let her guard down again—among other things—around the infamous Irish lothario.
Niall never imagined his penance for one hot-as-hell night with his best friend’s little sister would be transforming her from a shy wallflower to a sultry siren. Helping her attract another man is torture…especially when he promised his friend he’d stay away. Plus, she wants forever, and he’s not a forever kind of guy. But Niall can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop touching her. Can’t stop, period. And damn if he can remember why he has to…
ABOUT NAIMA SIMONE
Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— creating stories of unique men and women who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love.
She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.
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