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Bachelor for Hire

(Bachelor Auction Returns #1)

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She needed him to guard her body, in more ways than one…

Ex-Army sergeant and security expert, Cody Matthews recently walked away from his company to work The Lucky B Ranch just outside of Marietta, Montana. The ranch is his refuge, but his hiding out is short-lived when he’s recruited into the Marietta Bachelor Auction and his high school ex-crush bids a small fortune to s
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Published April 5th 2016 by Tule Publishing
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Nicola
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I loved Tule Publishing's 2015 multi-author Bachelor Auction series, so when I discovered they were planning one for 2016 featuring authors I'm both unfamiliar and exceptionally familiar with, I couldn't wait to dive in.

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Charlene Sands kicks things off introducing us to our four bachelors; lifelong friends, Cody, Nick, Gavin and Colt and brings us a second-chance romance between Cody--ex-army now security expert, and Hayley Dawn--Hollywood star and his childhood sweetheart.

"He was the
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
4 Stars!! to "Bachelor For Hire" Bachelor Auction Series #1 by author Charlene Sands. This is one of four in this series. All books are written by a different author. Marietta, Montana gave us the first Bachelor auction in 2015. Those were some hot, sexy bachelors! So of course seeing Marietta back in the Bachelor Auction business; I didn't hesitate to get started.

This fun story features ex-military Cody Matthews and his high school crush, Hayley Dawn O'Malley. Hayley is currently a famous Holly
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Bette Hansen
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Marietta Bachelor Auction is back again this year and what a great way to kick things off. This story is fun, sexy and romantic with a bit of mystery tossed in! Cody Matthews is first up on the auction block and what a fine specimen he is. Ex military turned body guard, he's back in Marietta helping is uncle on the ranch. Haley Dawn O'Malley is also back in Marietta after making it big in Hollywood. When she starts getting threats against her she tries to convince Cody to help her. When he d ...more
Mandi Schreiner
DNF @30%

The heroine is supposed to be an academy award winning movie star, gone back home to her home town, but she could have been anyone. It never once felt like she was a successful hollywood actress.

The hero is former military, turned bodyguard, with a past crush on heroine.

Felt very cookie cutter. Not for me.
Christine
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this sweet, romantic, mysterious story that fits in so well with the town Marietta. Hayley travels back there after her grandma's death to sort things out. She runs into Cody, her one true love crush. When she is threatened, she hires Cody in a round about way to protect her and the sparks are still there between them.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy S
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 5, 2016

She needed him to guard her body, in more ways than one…

Ex-Army sergeant and security expert, Cody Matthews recently walked away from his company to work The Lucky B Ranch just outside of Marietta, Montana. The ranch is his refuge, but his hiding out is short-lived when he’s recruited into the Marietta Bachelor Auction and his high school ex-crush bids a small fortune to spend one weekend with him.

Hollywood starlet, Hayley Dawn O’Malley has had
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Emma
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands

She needed him to guard her body, in more ways than one…

Ex-Army sergeant and security expert, Cody Matthews recently walked away from his company to work The Lucky B Ranch just outside of Marietta, Montana. The ranch is his refuge, but his hiding out is short-lived when he’s recruited into the Marietta Bachelor Auction and his high school ex-crush bids a small fortune to spend one weekend with him.

Hollywood starlet, Hayley Dawn O’Malley has had decent, honest,
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I have to admit, I am hopelessly devoted (and addicted) to any story featuring Marietta, Montana. Once again the bachelor auctions are heating up this small town with a huge heart. The cause this year is near and dear to the men up for bids. Their high school football coach has asked four of his former players to take part in this year’s event. The proceeds will, hopefully, take the plans to build a medical helipad on the roof of the Marietta Hospital over the amount
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Claire Robinson
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3 - "You flirting with me, cowboy?" Stars.

Charlene Sands kicks off Tule Publishing’s 2016 Bachelor Auction series in enjoyable style, with Cody Matthew’s story. One of four previous Marietta Grizzlies football players that agree to take part in the auction, in order to help their old Coach raise funds for a helipad to be added to Marietta Hospital in the hope of saving future lives, after the loss of his grandson.



Nick Palotay, Gavin Clark and Colt Ewing are due to have their stores told in the f
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Rachel
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
When a friend (thanks Robin!) told me about the Bachelor Auction series, one word popped into mind, SOLD. I’m a sucker for this trope and Charlene Sands kicks it off with a fantastic read in Bachelor for Hire.

This was the first time I read this author and after devouring this book, it certainly won’t be my last. The author did a wonderful job of blending a sweet love story with a little intrigue, some hot loving, a dash of soul searching and a whole lots of romance all set in a small town that y
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Books and Spoons
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the previous Bachelor Auction Series from Tule Publishing, and nearly melted from joy, when I saw there's a new series coming! And the book one lived up to my expectations.
It is emotional, heartbreaking, raw, fearful, joyful, passionate, and sweet...
Cody carries so much pain inside him. This beautiful, capable, caring, protecting man, has seen and experienced too much, and had his heart broken one too many times, and is determined now to only protect himself, from any kind of
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Kerry Croucier
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marietta's Bachelor auction is back for a second round with four new bachelors committed to helping their former football coach who lost his grandson when weather delayed treatment.
Cody Matthews, Bachelor #1, is in town trying helping his uncle and trying to figure out his life after a security job went south. He agrees to the auction after his uncle guarantees his widow friend will be the one to "win" his date.
Hayley Dawn O'Malley grew up in Marietta and Cody Matthews was her friend and protec
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Janine
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Security Expert Code Maxwell once loved Hayley Dawn O’Malley. But she broke his heart when she moved to Hollywood to become an actress. Hayley is has returned to Marietta for some downtime between movies. Code doesn’t want anything to do with Hayley. He doesn’t need any female complications right now and he sure doesn’t need to fall for Hayley again.

Hayley needs Code’s help. It appears a stalker has followed her. She is scared and she wants to hire Code to protect her. But her former good frien
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Jen
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Author's Pal in exchange for an honest review.

This was a second chance romance of sorts, even though Cody and Hayley were never really in any sort of committed relationship in high school. They were good friends and he was more than willing to do almost anything for her, and I couldn't help but think that maybe she took that for granted, so that when she really did need him this time around, he was wary to offer
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Paula
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t see how the second Marietta Bachelor Auction could better than the first but it is. I loved the combination of cowboys and military, two of my favorite type of heroes. Then there is the purpose for the auction which is a realistic need for all small towns in the middle of wide open country. Bachelor for Hire starts this series out with a hot bachelor, a heroine who will not take no for an answer and suspense. Cody does the hot guilt ridden bachelor type perfectly.

The second chance tr
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Kim
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cody Matthews has returned to Marietta, Montana searching for his next steps in life. For the time being he is helping his Uncle on his ranch while he desperately tries to stay away from Hayley, who has just returned to Marietta and asks for his help.

Hayley is a Hollywood Oscar winner who comes back to Marietta to deal with the death of her grandmother. While in town, she is being targeted and asks her high school love to keep her safe. Cody initially refuses to help her, trying to stay away fr
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BookSnuggle
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Shelves: romance
"Bachelor for Hire" by Charlene Sands is book one in the Bachelor Auction Returns" series. This is Hayley Dawn O'Malley and Cody Matthews' story.

Hayley is a Hollywood starlet and is back in Marietta. She has been receiving threats. Hayley decides that her old crush Cody Matthews is the perfect person to keep her safe.

Cody refuses to be her bodyguard, but Hayley has other ideas. He is too attracted to Hayley and hurt from the way they left things off when she left Marietta to spend time with her
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Rosemary K
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Code Matthews has come back home. He's trying to get his life back after a tragedy that has shaken his confidence. Now he's faced with a dilemma. His onetime love, Hawley Dawn O'Malley, comes to him for helped. She's being stalked and wants him to protect her. He refuses, but Hawley isn't deterred. I laughed when she "bought" him at The Bachelor Auction. These two have a history they can't ignore. I was hooked. Do they get a second chance? Hawley is vulnerable. Code is concerned. They're off to ...more
Ash P Reads
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This book had a nice plot but I had a little bit of an issue with the way the story flowed. I felt it was a little jumpy and disconnected. I can't exactly pinpoint what was wrong so I'm not sure whether it is an editorial issue or a writing one. I tend to "feel" what the characters feel but somehow I just could not feel the emotion of the story. In fact, it felt staged. I think maybe it lacked background or insight into the characters. Whatever was there felt brief and abrupt. I don't usually li ...more
Valerie
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it
You can’t take the small town out of a girl no matter how big a Hollywood Starlet she becomes. So much so that she wants to come back and remember the happy times. But when she is faced with her past and the choices she has made will she still be happy in the Hollywood life she is leading? Or is there some middle ground?

This is a quick novella that will whet your appetite for all things Marietta. Ms. Sands has done a great job in giving the readers just enough to keep them eager for more. There
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Phylis Carpenter
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is one of those books that have you from the beginning. Kinda wished I could call in sick to work so that I could stay home and read but I didn't.

Hayley and Code were high school sweethearts, Hayley moved off and became a movie star. Code joined the service. Hayley's grandmother passed away and she came home to take some much needed time off and sort through her grandmothers belongings. While she is home she sees Code again.

This time will they be able to m
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Danielle from Short and Sassy
Cute and fast story about Cody Matthews who is back home after losing his way. He is out of the Army, worked in security and now is back home in Montana. He is using the excuse of helping his uncle at the Lucky B Ranch, but in reality, he is back home unsure of himself.

Hollywood actress and fellow resident Hayley Dawn O’Malley is back home too. Her grandmother has passed away and she is tending to her affairs. Hayley also needs a break from Hollywood. When strange things start to happen to Hayl
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Elisabeth
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene sands is book one in The Bachelor Auction Returns.
there are 4 books in the series.
Book 1: Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands
Book 2: Falling for Her Bachelor by Robin Bielman
Book 3: Seducing the Bachelor by Sinclair Jayne
Book 4: Weekend with Her Bachelor by Jeannie Moon

Its a good story, loved the first Bachelor series, so thats why i grab this one and started reading. It did not disappoint but i hope to give the next one 5 stars. It was good, but not excellent. Ther
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Linda
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I obtained this book with the agreement to give it an honest review. Ex-Army Sergent and now a security expert, Cody Matthews, left Texas to work at his elderly uncle's ranch in Montana. He had been in Marietta for five months and he enjoyed the hard work of a rancher life, no sooner than he hit the final nail than a pair of gorgeous legs stood behind him.

Movie starlet, Haley O'Malley had a decent life after her parents dumped her on her granny without a backward glance as she was sure she was a
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Shelagh
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Charlene Sands has delivered a sweet romance in Bachelor for Hire. The first of the Bachelor Auction Returns series, this book is set in the quaint Montana town of Marietta.
It tells the story of Hollywood starlet Hayley Dawn O'Malley and Cody Matthews, the man she left behind when she first went to Hollywood and the bachelor with whom she has bought a weekend date at the Marietta charity bachelor auction.
While I enjoyed this story, it didn't really set me on fire. I quite liked the lead charact
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Mel T
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first in the Bachelor Auction Returns series, this is a story of second chances. Hayley and Cody parted ways after high school - her to become a Hollywood star and he to join the Army. After 11 years, Cody is back in Marietta looking after his uncle's ranch and Hayley comes home to close up her grandmother's house after she has passed away. Hayley needs Cody's security expertise to protect her from a stalker, but Cody is reluctant, so she buys him in the bachelor auction for an astronomical ...more
Judyrudy
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Bachelor for Hire by Charlene Sands is the first book in the Bachelor Auction series. I loved the premise of this series—a group of high school football players participating in a Bachelor Auction to raise fund for a helipad. The reason for this became all too clear as we learned about the death of their high school coach’s grandson. I enjoyed meeting Hayley and felt her pain as she went through her grandmother’s belongings. I loved how Cody stepped up to help her when she was being stalked. Thi ...more
Laura D
Apr 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Hayley is back in Marietta to take care of her grandmother's house now that she has passed away. She grew up in that house, but left for Hollywood and became a famous actress. Code is an ex-army man hanging out on his uncle's ranch, were he grew up, to take a break from his life. They share a past that ended abruptly when Hayley ran off to Hollywood to chase her dream. She wants a second chance to see what she missed out on, but he wants nothing to do with her. She forces his hand by buying him ...more
Jean
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad we get to have another bachelor auction in Marietta. This was a nice story. Hayley and Cody had a past, but she took off quickly and became a rising star in Hollywood. Cody moved on as well, but they couldn't forget each other. Hayley is back in town to handle some personal matters and her grandmother's house, and her friend drags her to the bachelor auction. She decides to buy Cody to try to force him to spend time with her since he blew her off earlier.
Hayley and Cody were cute tog
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Paula Pugh
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's time for the Marietta Bachelor Auction and four hunky guys are all set to give a lucky bidder a special date to remember.
Code Matthews had no idea what is in store for him when his highest bidder is Haley Dawn O'Malley an almost sweetheart from high school. She's now a successful actress in California. Little known to Code, her reason for the bid is to get him to protect her from a potential stalker in Marietta that is scaring her.
This is a great start to the Bachelor 2 series and you will
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Charlene Sands is a USA Today Bestselling author writing 35 contemporary and western historical romances. Her books have been honored with the National Readers' Choice Award, the Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award and she's a two time recepient of the Booksellers Best Award. She's an active member of Romance Writers of America and belongs to the Orange County Chapter and the Los Angeles Chapter o ...more

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Bachelor Auction Returns (4 books)
  • Falling for Her Bachelor (The Palotays of Montana #1; Bachelor Auction Returns #2)
  • Seducing the Bachelor (The Wilder Brothers #1; Bachelor Auction Returns #3)
  • Weekend with Her Bachelor (Bachelor Auction, #4)