Tuesday, June 11, 2013

VBT: The Auction by Lyn Austin ~ Review and Giveaway

Katherine Blake wants a baby. At thirty-three, she has a home and an antique business that she loves, but she is running out of time. Kat hasn’t had a man in her life that she would even consider fathering her child…except her ex-husband.

Michael Blake is for sale. In support of special-needs children, he offers himself up for one week as a prize at a New Year’s Eve local celebrity bachelor auction. The result? His ex-wife buys him to finish the restoration of the hundred-year-old home they bought shortly after their marriage. Or so he thinks. Katherine does expect the remodeling to be finished, but the rest of her plan is more devious. She doesn’t need him to rekindle the one-of-a-kind love that led to their fairy-tale wedding and he doesn't have to atone for the mistakes that led to their divorce, but he does have to...well, deliver.

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When I was in my early twenties I noticed that my grandmother spent her spare time reading romance novels, I asked her why she had chosen the genre. She explained that they allowed her to fall in love with handsome men without pissing grandpa off.

I read my first romance novel that year and have been reading ever since. During my grandmother's last illness, I read to her and in those months I decided to write romances. I thought if I can help someone escape for a couple of hours from the pain or boredom in their lives, or help them see and feel a world of love and beauty that would be a worthwhile contribution to humanity.

My message in each of my books is hope. Hope that there’s someone just right for each of us. Hope that even in our darkest hour there is light just around the corner. And hope that even if life circumstances keep you from a great relationship, you can dream and love and smile.

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My Thoughts:

This one was a little predictable but enjoyable none the less.

There was a plethora of emotions that I went through with the characters. There were also many humorous scenes as well. Most of those were courtesy of Kat's Grandfather, Homer. :-)

I think you would enjoy this book if you like second chance romances.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts.  


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  1. to says the least: katherine is determined...i guess his mistakes weren't that bad if she consider him fit to engender her children
    i appreciate that there is humourous scenes too it makes teh books better even if the plot is predictable

    thank you for sharing

  2. Eh maybe. If im looking for an easy read I'll have to remember this.

  3. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. It sounds sweet, I like second chance romances, and I don't mind predictable plots if they're done well . . . but the conciseness of your review isn't very encouraging, Brenda! ;-)

    1. I didn't mean for it to be discouraging. ;-( It was good I just found it a tad predictable.

      Homer was a hoot! lol!

  4. wow the premise is pretty cool :D

  5. Wow, this is one interesting premise. Definitely adding this to my TBR.