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Posted September 25, 2013
As I started Bringing Home the Bachelor, I wasn't sure how &quo
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As I started Bringing Home the Bachelor, I wasn't sure how "Wild" Billy Bolton's story would turn out. He was the sort of mysterious, "big scary" brother that everyone was afraid of. Until Jenny came along.... Under Billy's gruff exterior lies a more complex, loyal man and I loved finding that part of him alongside Jenny.
Jenny has a past. She's a single mother who became pregnant at a very young age. Billy has demons in his past, too. Because of this, they didn't simply jump into bed, or into a relationship for that matter. I loved that Anderson held off, not only was it the right decision for these two, but it made the build up that much more delicious. The love scenes were well worth the wait: sexy, emotional, and wonderfully written. I had no complaints! These scenes had meaning, and were not simply there to grab the reader's attention.
I liked the interaction between Billy and Jenny's teenage son, Seth. I also enjoyed Jenny and Billy's relationship, it felt very real, as Jenny dealt with being a mom and a woman, a lover and a parent.
There was one very powerful scene, where Billy tells Jenny about his tattoos, opening up to her in a way he has never done with others. There were a few other scenes that stood out, including when Seth comes to the shop to beat up Billy for hurting his mom (not physically, don't worry, but by their temporary break up). In short, I found many places throughout this book where I was either smiling, laughing, cheering, or crying with the characters.
Sarah M. Anderson delivers once again, providing a great romance with real characters and emotions. I loved Billy's story, and I'm confident it will remain my favorite in the trilogy. I am curious to see Bobby's book. At this point, I can't stand Bobby, but I am hoping that Anderson will find a way to redeem him, to show more about his character and/or explain why he's such a sleek jerk....
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I received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Posted September 24, 2013
Jenny is just trying to raise her teenage son and help the girls
Jenny is just trying to raise her teenage son and help the girls on the rez avoid the mistakes she made. She's certainly not looking to get involved with one of the Bolton brothers--especially not the big, burly, slightly scary Billy Bolton. But they're going to be seeing a lot of each other, since he's building a bike in her school's shop to help raise money for the school and to be filmed and aired in webisodes. Then Billy actually starts paying attention to her and really seems to know what is important to her--something that hasn't happened in a very long time. He is also becoming a mentor to her son. Maybe this could actually work, but Billy has secrets of his own and Jenny may not be ready to trust him if he's not straight with her. Should Jenny throw caution to the wind and risk it all at one crazy night at a bachelor auction?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2013
Rating: 4.5 Stars Bringing Home the Bachelor (The Bolton Brothe
Rating: 4.5 StarsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Bringing Home the Bachelor (The Bolton Brothers #2) by Sarah M. Anderson tells the story of the eldest Bolton brother, Billy and a no nonsense school teacher and single mom, Jenny Wawasuck.
Billy comes across as a tough guy and looks a little scary with his many tattoos. He is a big, brawny, intimidating man that has spent the past ten years escaping his past by immersing himself in his family's business, Crazy Horse Choppers. Billy creates and builds customized motorcycles, while his brother Ben manages the company finances and his youngest brother Bobby handles the marketing. Billy's prior indiscretions have caused him to be slightly reclusive and he prefers to remain out of the limelight. However, Billy is sort of famous because his brother Bobby creates webisodes of him actually building the bikes in the shop, and then posting the recordings onto YouTube. Billy's antics of swearing and occasionally throwing a tool or two has created quite a following.
Elementary school teacher Jenny Wawasuck is the single mother to Seth, her fourteen-year-old son. Her life revolves around her son and teaching at the The Pine Ridge Charter School on the reservation. Even though she is just barely scraping by on her salary, it is her mission in life to give direction and guidance to young, poor, soon-to-be mothers on the reservation. Funding for the program is almost non-existent at this point and she finds herself dipping into her savings to ensure the young women at least get a snack when they meet. Jenny is an attractive, petite woman with a heart of gold. She just needs a man to share it with.
Billy and Jenny meet when Billy is building a new bike for the school. The attraction between Jenny and Billy is magnetic, even though Billy's bad boy image, ink and arrogance is not what Jenny wants around herself and her students. Jenny tries to deny her lustful feelings, but it is impossible. Passion is definitely in the air. With Seth being Billy's right hand man in the school's shop, they are able to see each other every day.
Billy knows that any sane woman would not want him but Jenny is not like other women and she is not afraid of him.Will this unlikely pair find love in each other..??
Bringing Home the Bachelor is a very well written romance with great chemistry between the characters and the best part is that it is written with both Jenny and Billy's POV. The anticipation from the start was great and the romance was filled with sparks, and sexual tension with the road bumps being few and towards the end. I loved the way Jenny stood up to Billy, who was a true sensitive bad boy with a huge heart inside all that tough exterior.
Overall Bringing Home the Bachelor by Sarah M. Anderson is a hot romance with an inspiring plot, a book for any die hard romantic :)
Posted September 3, 2013
I loved Billy Bolton. What more needs to be said. He is the most
I loved Billy Bolton. What more needs to be said. He is the most adorable tough guy with a marshmallow heart of gold (am mixing metaphors).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
To the outside world, and the fans of the webisodes Bobby Bolton is making to advertise the bike shop, he's just a big, scary, tattooed hulk of a man who curses a lot and throws tools.
Conned into building a motorbike as a fundraiser for the school on the reservation, he runs into school teacher Jenny Wawasuck who he met briefly at Ben Bolton's wedding. (Straddling the Line).
Jenny is very respectable. She has a teenage son around fourteen, Seth, who is nearly the age she was when she fell pregnant. Her life revolves around Seth, her teaching and the classes she does after school to support teens on the reservation who are pregnant or at risk.
At first glance they look an unlikely pairing, but fatherless Seth becomes the catalyst for building a connection when he becomes Billy's assistant on the bike building project.
And of course there is the sizzle... Billy is the first guy in a long while (a really long while) to light Jenny's fire. But there is Seth, and there is his past and there is a story behind each of his tattoos.
This was a lovely story watching Billy and Jenny grow and develop together. They find they have far more in common than they first realised and it's not just the sexual attraction. Their combined parallel history as a barrier is challenging but not unrealistic and the end was very emotionally satisfying.
Posted January 10, 2014
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