Series: Love Strikes #1
Published by Self-Published on May 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
Bidding Wars is a very short and light read about a woman looking to move on in her life after a failed marriage. Molly Harper’s first goal was to buy her own house. When she first caught eye on the stunning, pale yellow house with green shutters on Maple Street she knew immediately that this was the one for her. But she wasn’t the only one interested in this house. The town sheriff Luke Logan was also desperate to get this house. His reasons were just as significant as hers. This leads them to an ongoing battle of “may the best man win.”
It being a small town they kept on bumping into each other and after getting to know each other better – Luke decides to forfeit on the house just to make her happy again. Molly eventually finds out what is at stake and willingly volunteers giving up the house for him. But some things are just not meant to be. Even when Molly wins this battle, Luke is found fighting for another….one that will change their lives forever.
I enjoyed this story about second chances and finding love again. The characters in this story were both likable most especially Luke who was willing to give up his hopes of a better family life just to make Molly happy. He was caring and selfless and is a good father looking out for his sons’ well being. In all things he was his main focus which I absolutely adored.
What I appreciated most is the true to life feeling that this story gave me. Lets face it, most of us have been in that situation just like Luke was, were some things are more about the race or the competition…about winning even if what your vying for is sometimes not worth all that effort. The way the author was able to capture that in this book was so vivid and genuine.
If your looking for a very much heartwarming HEA about moving on and finding love again then I would recommend this story.
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.