A friendship with benefits?
When Tessa Noble takes the stage at a charity auction after a sexy makeover, her best friend, Ryan Bateman, must place the winning bid. It's definitely not because he's jealous. Their weekend getaway is a ploy for positive press - or so the rancher tells himself. But soon things take an unexpected turn from platonic to passionate, catapulting the couple far beyond the friend zone...
About the Author
Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary romance featuring colorful characters and sinfully sweet romance. She challenges her heroines with family and career drama; reformed bad boys; revealed secrets; and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with a well-earned happy ending.
A native of The Land (Cleveland, OH), Reese resides in North Carolina. She adores brilliant singer/songwriters and has an incurable addiction to musicals. Visit her at ReeseRyan.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great friends-to-lovers story! Reese Ryan's foray into joining the Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction series was a great success in this reader's eyes. Tessa and Ryan's story is fast paced, humorous and heartfelt. Really enjoyed it! When Tessa Noble's brother Tripp becomes sick just before his jaunt across the bachelor auction stage, Tessa somehow talks herself into getting dolled up and taking his place. She's a tomboy at heart, so to glam herself up like this is so far outside of her comfort zone that her anxiety level is through the roof! Best friend to the rescue is the demand that Tessa puts on Ryan Bateman. Of course he's there for her no matter what, but when the guys start bidding on her, a seriously jealous feeling pounds through his bloodstream. The date they end up going on might be built up for the sake of the charity, but the feelings that start coming out of the woodwork certainly aren't fake!
This bachelor auction shows you that members of the The Cattleman’s Club are more than meets the eye; Rancher to Glamour Girl….Saddled Horse to Maybach. HIS TIL MIDNIGHT is Reese Ryan contribution to the Cattleman’s Club Series and is a great friend to lovers’ story. Ryan and Tessa have been friends since they were knee-high to a grasshopper. Being around each other as much as they were it is expected they would have a certain amount of chemistry. Everyone except these two can see that they are love, not wanting to sacrifice their friendships and a broken promise to a friend for a potentially failed love affair, has them skating around their attraction for years. When Tripp has to drop out of the auction, Tessa enters herself as a replacement and changes the entire dynamic of this bachelor auction. I couldn’t help but smile as I visualized Tessa stepping out on the stage with her makeover and everyone losing it, especially Ryan. They are forced to deal with their attraction when asked to divert some negative press away from the Cattleman’s Club and the auction, the FRIENDLY BID turns real. I believe you will love watching them experience each for the first time. I recommend this one to anyone that enjoy friends to lover story.