Friday, August 16, 2013

VBT Review: Bidding Wars

Bidding Wars
Love Strikes Book 1
By: Lacey Wolfe

A sheriff plus a nurse plus a house equals trouble…

Nurse Molly Harper has had a tough year. But when she decides to regain control of her life, buying her dream house becomes her first priority. Finding the perfect house and falling in love with it—that’s the easy part. The hard part is getting rid of the obnoxious man who thinks he’s going to be the new owner. Even if he is gorgeous. And the sheriff…

Sheriff Luke Logan needs to buy a house. Getting out of the renting game will help in the custody battle for his son, so when the perfect place pops up right on his street, he can’t believe his luck. But there’s already an offer on the table, and the woman won’t back down. Too bad she doesn’t know that he always goes after what he wants, and he has no intention of letting her have “his” house. Even if she does make him feel that he might need more than just a house to make a home…

Excerpt 1:
Luke stared at the papers in front of him. His real estate agent had faxed them over. Apparently, more than one person wanted the place on Maple Street, and he now needed to decide if he wanted to offer any higher.
He’d really liked the old house. It would be great for when his son came to visit every other weekend. But now he had to decide how badly he wanted the place. Of course, this could be some gimmick from the sellers. They knew what a gem they had there and probably wanted the most they could get. He had forty-eight hours to come up with his new offer, if he decided to. He already had a good offer on the house—but was it good enough? He rubbed his temples and brushed the papers to the side of his desk. If he didn’t get it, there were other homes.
Some sort of commotion was coming from the front of the station. It was always something. Sometimes he wished that one day at work could be slow and boring. Perhaps he should have chosen a different profession.
He went to see what was going on. At the front desk, he found a very familiar-looking brunette demanding to talk to someone. Women were never patient when they needed something.
Ma’am, calm down. I’m Sheriff Logan. Can I help you?”
The woman looked him square in the eye. “You! You’re who I am looking for.”
He flinched beneath her bold, accusing stare. “Why don’t we go back to my office, and we’ll see what I can help you with.”
She followed him down the hall, her heels clicking loudly on the tiled floor. This woman was really uptight. He took a seat and pointed toward the chair in front of his desk, but she didn’t sit. She looked as though she was ready to burst.
I won’t be here long enough to get comfortable.”
Tell me what’s going on.”
You’re trying to steal my house,” she snapped.

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: When finishing this book, I asked myself....why in the world have I not read a Lacey Wolfe book before? Bidding Wars is the second story I've read by the talented Ms. Wolfe and I devoured it! Her stories are fun, witty and charming, making for a very enjoyable read. 

Bidding Wars is the second chance story of two people that have had a rough history in terms of relationships, and they meet because they are both bidding on a house. Each wants it for their own reasons, and both are very stubborn, and it makes things interesting when the heated war begins!

But then, things take a bit of a turn. Feelings are becoming involved. A couple chance encounters and an attachment to Luke's son, Molly begins to wonder what they were fighting for. But the one thing still stands in between them- the house they both want. 

Molly and Luke are a cute couple, and I enjoyed their journey to their happily ever after. With sexy banter, and a bit of a rocky start to their path, reading about the changes that take place for them made for some smiles, laughs and a bit of frustration even. I enjoy Ms. Wolfe's writing style, and her stories are filled with tender moments.  Bidding Wars is a light and fun story, one that I can pull down from the shelves when I want a pick me up, a story with memorable characters that I can read again and again. 

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Author Info   
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.

You can find Lacey at the following places:
Website / Facebook / Facebook Page / Twitter / Pinterest

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  1. Hi Lacey! Great review! What a nice surprise to peek here and see a fellow Etopia author. Your book looks great!

  2. Thank you for having me on your blog and taking the time to read my story. :)