Bachelor for Hire

Bachelor for Hire

by Charlene Sands

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BN ID: 2940158003189
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Bachelor Auction Returns , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 104,990
File size: 346 KB

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Bachelor for Hire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
The first in the Bachelor Auction Returns series, this is a story of second chances. Hayley and Cody parted ways after high school - her to become a Hollywood star and he to join the Army. After 11 years, Cody is back in Marietta looking after his uncle's ranch and Hayley comes home to close up her grandmother's house after she has passed away. Hayley needs Cody's security expertise to protect her from a stalker, but Cody is reluctant, so she buys him in the bachelor auction for an astronomical sum. The old sparks are still there, but they both have their own issues to deal with before they can have a chance together.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands is the first book in the Bachelor Auction series. I loved the premise of this series—a group of high school football players participating in a Bachelor Auction to raise fund for a helipad. The reason for this became all too clear as we learned about the death of their high school coach’s grandson. I enjoyed meeting Hayley and felt her pain as she went through her grandmother’s belongings. I loved how Cody stepped up to help her when she was being stalked. This was a quick read for me. I highly recommend Bachelor for Hire. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
LaurieG0 More than 1 year ago
Hayley Dawn, movie star, returns to Marietta, MT Code,security expert, her HS friend/boyfriend also returns Via a bachelor auction they have a second chance to get it right, will they? Excellent dialogue and chemistry
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Bachelor for Hire was a great start to the new Bachelor Auction series. Cody Matthews and Haley O' Malley were high school friends until she got scared and left town to become a movie star while Cody joined the Army. 11 years later Haley returns to town to take care of her grandmas house after her death. When a threatening note shows up on her porch she goes running to Cody for help. When he refuses her she decides to take a more drastic approach. I loved this book from start to finish. The characters were heartwarming. I would definitely recommend this book.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands....This was a great entertaining read that kept your attention through the book. I enjoyed watching the story unfold between Cody and Hayley. If you are looking for a quick romantic read with a little mystery, look no further. I received a complimentary book from publisher for an honest review.
cowboysfan65 More than 1 year ago
Cody Matthews has been home 5 months when Hayley O'Malley comes to his uncles ranch to ask for his help. After turning her down she bids on him at the Bachelor Auction.When a few things happen Cody takes Hayley out of town for their date where she wants to learn to ride a horse and for him to teach her to defend herself.With the help off some people in town trying to push them together will they trust each other with their hearts to not get them broke again. Really enjoyed this story .
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Marietta's Bachelor auction is back for a second round with four new bachelors committed to helping their former football coach who lost his grandson when weather delayed treatment. Cody Matthews, Bachelor #1, is in town trying helping his uncle and trying to figure out his life after a security job went south. He agrees to the auction after his uncle guarantees his widow friend will be the one to "win" his date. Hayley Dawn O'Malley grew up in Marietta and Cody Matthews was her friend and protector. They were interrupted as they got ready to take things to the next level, and Hayley got "the call" right after that and left town. Now, an actress at the top of her career, she is back home to decide what to do with her beloved grandmother's home. When a threatening note gives her the perfect excuse to see Cody, she hopes she will have a second chance and put to rest all her "what if" thoughts. Cody isn't ready to be around any woman, much less Hayley. So, what can she do, but outbid her rivals and secure Cody as her date. The Bachelor Auction is a fun return to Marietta, weaving new characters into the fabric of life in the town. I enjoyed these two characters, and how, despite time and life, they retained their connection as friends. I also enjoyed watching their interactions as they figured out where they fit now and where they saw themselves in the future. An enjoyable and quick read, it sets up the rest of the series nicely. I can't wait to read about Bachelor #2! **I received an ARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the previous Bachelor Auction Series from Tule Publishing, and nearly melted from joy, when I saw there's a new series coming! And the book one lived up to my expectations. It is emotional, heartbreaking, raw, fearful, joyful, passionate, and sweet... Cody carries so much pain inside him. This beautiful, capable, caring, protecting man, has seen and experienced too much, and had his heart broken one too many times, and is determined now to only protect himself, from any kind of emotional connection and feelings, even people, as much as possible. Hayley is home in Marietta to close the only home she ever had, her grandmother's house in Marietta. There are bittersweet memories she has to face, of hurt, abandonment from her parents, love from her granny, and the first moments of passion with Cody. The danger and fear from Hayley's stalker gave the story another dimension, and added some pepper to it, as I like to say. It also brought Hayley and Cody together, as reluctantly Cody agrees to protect her. The riding lessons, as well as the shooting practice, the beautiful scenery of Marietta, Montana, that the author so well paints with her words, all play into the story well, bringing Cody and Hayley closer together. I liked that it was Cody that was the one, who was doubting, when it came to the relationship. He had to reflect in his life, and the long serious talks with Hayley, about past and present helped them map the future they wanted to go towards. The hurting and vulnerability is so close to the surface, it was like waiting for the fireworks to burst, as they were opening up to each other about their past. And they had to get rather deep, before they could see the light again, and figure out, if future together could be possible for them. Emotional, raw, fearful, joyful, passionate, and sweet, indeed. ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see the return of Bachelor Auction to Marietta, Montana. Our first bachelor, is exmarine, Cody and his high school sweetheart, Hayley. Hayley left Marietta to become a movie star, she has now returned home and feels her life is threatened. She wins the bid on Cody, so now he can be her bodyguard. Will the sparks still be there between them? A fun sexy read with a bit of a mystery, that I highly recommend. Looking forward to the rest of the Bachelor books!
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Bachelor for Hire" by Charlene Sands is book one in the Bachelor Auction Returns" series. This is Hayley Dawn O'Malley and Cody Matthews' story. Hayley is a Hollywood starlet and is back in Marietta. She has been receiving threats. Hayley decides that her old crush Cody Matthews is the perfect person to keep her safe. Cody refuses to be her bodyguard, but Hayley has other ideas. He is too attracted to Hayley and hurt from the way they left things off when she left Marietta to spend time with her. Hayley isn't one to give up. She ends up with the winning bid in the Marietta Bachelor Auction for Cody. Now, Cody is obligated to spend one weekend with her. Due to the threats that Hayley is receiving they end up alone in a remote cabin for their weekend date. Will Cody be able to resist Hayley? The is a cute and sexy second chance romance. I enjoyed the story. I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing for an honest review. FYI, contains mature content.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Hayley left town a long time ago. Cody came to terms with that, but he was surprised to see her at his uncle's ranch. Hayley thinks she is be stalked and Cody says he can't help her. It hurt, but she accepts it. Then she finds out he is up for auction at a fundraiser and pays a very large sum to spend time with him. So, while they are on their date weekend, he is protecting her and falling for her all over again. How can he let her go back to her other life and how can he ask her to say when he doesn't he have his life together?
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - "You flirting with me, cowboy?" Stars. Charlene Sands kicks off Tule Publishing’s 2016 Bachelor Auction series in enjoyable style, with Cody Matthew’s story. One of four previous Marietta Grizzlies football players that agree to take part in the auction, in order to help their old Coach raise funds for a helipad to be added to Marietta Hospital in the hope of saving future lives, after the loss of his grandson. Nick Palotay, Gavin Clark and Colt Ewing are due to have their stores told in the future novellas. With Cody, we get the tried and tested ’Second-Chance’ trope, with the return to town of now famous actress Haley Dawn O’Malley. One failed attempt at intimacy back in their teens found him leaving town for the Army, and her for Hollywood. "Opposites attract." Hayley is back in Marietta hoping to take a break from the limelight, but to also clear her recently deceased Grandmothers house out, but shortly after arriving odd things start happening, and Hayley wonders if she is being stalked. Cody initially refuses to let her hire him, and the only way she can guarantee he sticks around is to buy him for the weekend at the Auction. Sparks fly between them from the get-go, and the suspense element keeps the plot moving along. The previous connection between the couple as well as the past feelings they harbour for each other keeps everything moving along swiftly without feeling under-developed. "I like the way you experiment." I liked that Hayley was the confident one out of the two of them, she wasn’t afraid to tell Cody what she wanted from him, his reasonings for being commitment shy whilst protecting her were valid, and all-in-all this was an easy going novella to read. I am looking forward to reading Robin Bielman’s offering next with Falling for Her Bachelor did someone say Firefighter! ARC generously provided by the publisher, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Code Matthews has come back home. He's trying to get his life back after a tragedy that has shaken his confidence. Now he's faced with a dilemma. His onetime love, Hawley Dawn O'Malley, comes to him for helped. She's being stalked and wants him to protect her. He refuses, but Hawley isn't deterred. I laughed when she "bought" him at The Bachelor Auction. These two have a history they can't ignore. I was hooked. Do they get a second chance? Hawley is vulnerable. Code is concerned. They're off to a rocky start, but their attraction burns white hot. I wanted them to open up and discuss their issues. I should have known that Charlene Sands had some unexpected twists. I enjoyed this story. The characters both old and new were likeable, the setting was perfect and the emotions were real. I can't wait for the next bachelor to be auctioned.
ElisabethWA More than 1 year ago
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene sands is book one in The Bachelor Auction Returns. there are 4 books in the series. Book 1: Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands Book 2: Falling for Her Bachelor by Robin Bielman Book 3: Seducing the Bachelor by Sinclair Jayne Book 4: Weekend with Her Bachelor by Jeannie Moon It´s a good story, loved the first Bachelor series, so that´s why i grab this one and started reading. It did not disappoint but i hope to give the next one 5 stars. It was good, but not excellent. There is a little mystery in this one. Someone is stalking our heroine and she needs a bodyguard, but it´s just lacking in a few places. But it does the trick if you want a good romance story. So do go grab it if you liked the old series.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this sweet, romantic, mysterious story that fits in so well with the town Marietta. Hayley travels back there after her grandma's death to sort things out. She runs into Cody, her one true love crush. When she is threatened, she hires Cody in a round about way to protect her and the sparks are still there between them. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--BACHELOR FOR HIRE by Charlene Sands is the first installment in the multi-authored, contemporary adult BACHELOR AUCTION romance series. Marietta, Montana’s medical center is in need of funding for a helipad, and what better way than for Marietta’s high school alumni -the school’s four most popular heroes- to return for Marietta’s Bachelor Auction. This is ex-Army sergeant/security expert Cody Matthews, and Hollywood star Hayley Dawn O’Malley’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Cody and Hayley) BACHELOR FOR HIRE is a second chance romance for two people whose lives went in different directions twelve years earlier. Cody and Hayley were childhood sweethearts; Cody the protector, and Hayley the beautiful young girl who wanted something more in her life. When Hayley headed to Hollywood, Cody and his broken heart enlisted in the Army, and following two tours in the Middle East, Cody returned to the States, and started Code First Security Firm. An invitation to participate in the town’s fund raiser finds Cody back where it all began, facing the woman he lost years before. What ensues is the rekindling of a romance between Cody and Hayley, and the threats against Hayley by an unknown source. The world building focuses on the rebuilding relationship between Cody and Hayley, and Cody’s dogged determination to protect the woman with whom he was once in love. Hayley wants a second chance at love with the man whose heart she broke twelve years earlier but Cody has a hard time letting go of the past-a recent past wherein Cody lost someone he had sworn to protect. When threats against Hayley becomes personal and real, Cody knows that to fall in love with his latest assignment would probably bring heartbreak when Hayley walks away-again. We are introduced to the secondary and supporting characters including the other three potential bachelors up for auction: Nick Palotay, Gavin Clarke and Colt Ewing. Nick’s story will be told in book two-FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR. Cody’s Uncle Brand plays a central role in our hero’s life, and we are also introduced to a number of townsfolk who like to gossip and keep a close eye on the comings and goings of their local heroes. I will admit I did have an issue with the revelation of the ‘guilty’ party. I am not sure if the reasoning made sense; it seems to be a little convoluted and not quite believable but, once again, it is a story meant to entertain, and I was ….entertained. BACHELOR FOR HIRE is a quick and sexy read. The premise is spirited and heartwarming; the characters are a mix of colorful and animated; the romance is a struggle towards a happily ever after.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
The Marietta Bachelor Auction is back again this year and what a great way to kick things off. This story is fun, sexy and romantic with a bit of mystery tossed in! Cody Matthews is first up on the auction block and what a fine specimen he is. Ex military turned body guard, he's back in Marietta helping is uncle on the ranch. Haley Dawn O'Malley is also back in Marietta after making it big in Hollywood. When she starts getting threats against her she tries to convince Cody to help her. When he declines, she does the only thing she can, she makes sure no one outbids her at the auction! That should get his attention. Grab a copy and find out exactly how Cody plans to keep her safe. I recommend it.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Security Expert Code Maxwell once loved Hayley Dawn O’Malley. But she broke his heart when she moved to Hollywood to become an actress. Hayley is has returned to Marietta for some downtime between movies. Code doesn’t want anything to do with Hayley. He doesn’t need any female complications right now and he sure doesn’t need to fall for Hayley again. Hayley needs Code’s help. It appears a stalker has followed her. She is scared and she wants to hire Code to protect her. But her former good friend Code has turned her away. Hayley has another opportunity to get Code’s help, but it’s playing dirty. Code has offered a weekend date in the Bachelor Auction and Hayley wins him by outbidding everyone with her $10,000 offer. Code is a good sport. After all, the money is for a good cause. When things get out of hand and Code sees how scared Hayley is after a couple more encounters from her stalker, he takes her to his uncle’s cabin where no one can find her. She will be safe there. But it will be a struggle for Code to resist Hayley’s charm spending time together in a small cabin. I enjoyed this quick read. Code and Hayley’s reunion was a sweet afternoon escape and a great kickoff to the Bachelor Auction series.