Bidding on Brooks (The Winslow Brothers #1) by Katy Regnery
Released: May 11, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Reviewed by Lena
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Bidding on Brooks is the first of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Preston. He's been down that road before and still has the scars to prove it. And maybe Cameron, because he's super hot, but too hot-headedto be decent boyfriend material...)
Railroaded into a bachelor auction by his sister, Jessica, Brooks Winslow asks his friend, Skye Sorenson, to bid on him to avoid the possibility of any romantic entanglements. Fiercely competitive and protective of those he cares for, Brooks was profoundly affected by the loss of his father at an early age. A witness to his mother’s terrible loneliness and his siblings’ grief, the ex-Olympian has never allowed himself to fall in love.
Skye Sorenson, the plucky mechanic at Sorenson Marina, where Brooks moors his three sailboats, is a credible sailor in her own right…and has quietly lusted after Brooks for years. But her longstanding friendship with Brooks has always made romance seem impossible.
When Skye agrees to bid on Brooks, the two cast off for a weeklong ocean adventure on Brooks’ sailboat, The Zephyr, where the last thing Skye expects to lose is her heart.
Return to the world created in the English Brothers books with this fresh foursome of scorching hot Winslow Brothers!
*The Winslow Brothers books are a companion series to the English Brothers books, but all can be read as standalones. All books in The Winslow Brothers series are approximately 200 pages. The RWA classifies this as "Mid-length Contemporary Romance."
THE WINSLOW BROTHERS
Bidding on Brooks, The Winslow Brothers, Book #1
Proposing to Preston, The Winslow Brothers, Book #2
Crazy about Cameron, The Winslow Brothers, Book #3
Campaigning for Christopher, The Winslow Brothers, Book #4
Bidding on Brooks is a sweet, cleverly written friends-to-lovers story. This is the first in the Winslow Brothers series and I loved every minute of it. There isn’t a book by Katy that I haven’t read and loved. She has a way of spinning her special kind of magic when she writes and Bidding on Brooks is not different.
This is Brooks and Skye’s story. Brooks is the eldest brother of the Winslow clan and the father figure to all his younger siblings. This story begins with him being strong-armed by his sister Jessica into “volunteering” his for a bachelor auction. Being an ex-Olympian, Brooks is the big seller. Not one who likes being set up, he enlists his friend Skye’s help to rig the auction. Convincing her to bid on him so he doesn’t have to spend a week with someone he either doesn’t like or doesn’t know. Skye Sorenson is a sweet tomboy with mad boat mechanic skills. For many years Brooks saw her as a friend and never more than that until she shows up at the auction. Let’s just say Miss Sorenson cleans up well.
Both Brooks and Skye floated through life lonely. The only close relationships they had were with their families. It was a surprise they were able to maintain their friendship. Seeing them sentence themselves in their self-imposed prisons frustrated me. I was eager to see them set themselves free and stop fighting what was going on between them. But even stubborn people have their limits. When they finally set themselves free and gave into what was going on between them, I was a happy girl.
I loved all the little play on words used in this book; how one word can hold so many different meanings. It brought something extra to the story. It made it more beautiful. Bidding on Brooks is one of those stories that make you sigh with happiness and contentment at the end. A true HEA.
Rating: 5 Stars
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.