Love at first sight is often described as eyes meeting across a crowded room. Sinclair Jayne breathes new life into this tired cliché as she explores how we fall in love. What happens to cause that spine tingling lust at first sight to grow into something more? When Colt Ewing, an acting army ranger home on leave, first sees Talon Reese serving drinks at Grey's. He can't take his eyes off of her. He decides that the outcome of the bachelor auction is unimportant and that it is Talon he is going home with. Talon's friends notice Colt's interest and decide that the best thing they can do for Talon is to buy Colt for her. When Colt approaches her after the auction, he is introduced to her seven-year-old adopted son Parker James. He also learns that she has been driving the truck he thought destroyed since it had been sent to his abusive uncle after the death of the army buddy he stored it with. Talon hands the keys over to him and he drives her home only to learn that she has been staying at his now dead uncle's place while waiting for the heir to return. Talon invites him into what she is convinced is his home, but overwhelmed by the terrible memories of past abuse, he refuses, though he does stay in the property's cabin. Parker is fascinated by Colt and desperately wants a male role model. Can Colt overcome the memories of his past and build a future with Talon and Parker? Ms. Jayne integrates her novel with the others in The Bachelor Auction Returns series in some ways. For example, Code mentions how the widow Benedict is meant to be his date. Yet in Bachelor for Hire, Colt and Code are incredibly close because Colt slept over all the time to escape his abusive uncle. In SEDUCING THE BACHELOR, it appears that no one knew of the abuse and Colt was isolated even from his friends. Taken as a stand alone the novel it provides an interesting twist on an old cliché. Lust at first sight develops into love as the Colt and Talon come to know and respect each other. Parker is never seen as a barrier to the relationship. By itself this is an interesting read and well worth the time. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=21882#sthash.pHuzJlCJ.dpuf
Elizabeth Ramsay is an editor and education writer.