Friday, March 27, 2015

One Night with Her Bachelor by Kat Latham

Title: One Night With Her Bachelor
Author: Kat Latham
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Montana Born Bachelor Auction #6
Main Characters: Molly and Gabriel
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Bid on a date with this wounded warrior for an unforgettable night of adventure. Aim high—and bid higher!—because no one comes close to local hero Gabriel Morales.

Molly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.

Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion makes him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.

Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?
 
My Review:
Wow, this book absolutely blew me away by just how good it was. I was sent an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and normally I'm not supposed to quote out of ARC's because they aren't final and could change, but I'm making an exception for this book. This line is one of my favorites I think I've ever read and it really sets the fun tone to this book. This is the way the first chapter ends...
"What are you looking for, Molly?"
She swallowed again, but at least she didn't look away. "Orgasms. At least three."

Molly and Gabriel had fun little back and forth banter like that the whole book that kept me smiling, but this book also had some major angst and feels going through it. I don't want to give any spoilers, but Gabriel was hurt when he was trying to save Scott, his best friend and Molly's brother's life. That plays out in a huge way throughout this book and makes for some of the sweetest and most beautiful scenes at the end of this book. 

Molly is a normal single mother, trying to hold together the various threads of her life. She's also a kindergarten teacher who hates that four-letter "n" word...nice. It's been too long since she's gotten to be just a woman, but Gabriel sees that side of her when no one else does. 

On the flip side, Gabriel is dealing with some major issues of his own...just learning how to live again, and not doing such a great job of that. When he's with Molly, he's so focused on her, he forgets all that he's lost. They are incredible together and every single part of this book made my heart sing. It was so, so, so good! I loved these two characters and 10 yo Josh and friend, Lily. Everything just set up for the perfect story featuring a wounded vet and a single mom and her kid who need him in their lives. Gor. Geous.

And Note: This book is listed as #6 in a series. I had NO IDEA it was part of a series until I started writing the review and would never have guessed that was the case. The book absolutely works as a stand-alone. In fact, I couldn't even tell you how the other books might possibly tie into this one. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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