Samantha Matthews turned her back on her wealthy family to focus on social work. Those who know her think she’s the heart of kindness. Those who know her really well know she’s in a never-ending battle to make up for the harm her family’s companies inflict on the world. Which is how she finds herself at a charity bachelor auction of all places.
But oops, she was supposed to bid on her bff’s brother as a favor and accidentally bid on the wrong guy. Sue her for not being able to tell one stick-in-the-mud CEO from another.
Backstage, she goes to tell him not to worry about having to go through with a date or anything, but the oafish billionaire cuts her off dismissively. Looks her up and down, hands her a card with his assistant’s contact details, and reminds her that sex is definitely off the table.
Oh, she’ll call the assistant all right and have her make sure he wears jeans and comfortable shoes and to pick her up at seven a.m. The only “hammering” this guy is going to be doing is at Habitat for Humanity.
Too bad he turns out to be nothing like she expected.
This was a new author to me.
Samantha is at the charity auction to help her friend Izzy and agrees to bid on Izzy brother. She is surrounded by a crowd that used to be her scene before her parents had some indiscretions. Now she works to redeem herself by working as a social worker and agreed to do a favor for her friend. Taylor is a wealthy businessman who has worked hard to get where he is at and agrees to this charity auction. Samantha can’t believe she didn’t bid on the right one and is immediately put off by Taylor’s attitude. At first both parties judge each other without giving each other a chance. I did have a hard time connecting with the book and its H and h. While the banter between the two was good and parts of it did drag a little fore me. I did find Samantha was a bit stubborn but, that didn’t take away from the story line. In all it was an ok read.