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Baiting Him

(How to Catch an Alpha #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  6,731 ratings  ·  574 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the second book in the steamy, witty, and hilarious How to Catch an Alpha series.

Chrissie doesn’t have time for guys, hot or otherwise; most days, she barely has time to sleep. With a thriving bakery that demands her attention and plenty of proof that relationships aren’t worth the trouble, she’s content to
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Montlake
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Baiting Him is book two in the How to Catch an Alpha series by Aurora Rose Reynolds. This can be read as a stand alone. I haven’t read the first book in the series but loved this so much that I might have to go back and read it. This is an insta-love romance with a hero that made me swoon so much it’s a miracle I didn’t just melt. He checked off every one of my perfect hero boxes.

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Gaston “Gus” is the owner of three successful bars. He’s used to women coming on to him in his bars. He’s good at de
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Baiting Him is the second installment in the How to Catch an Alpha Series and features Chrissie, Leah’s best friend from book one. This was a very enjoyable read. Super sweet, steamy, with fantastic writing as always and two amazing characters that had me hooked from the start. A heartwarming entertaining romance that focuses on what love is all about and leaves a warm fuzzy feeling!

“I feel the possessive brand of his mouth on mine and his hold, like he’s staking his claim, telling me without wo
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Baiting Him is super cute. We met Cassie in the first book of the series. She's a very sweet heroine with a bit of an emotional side to her. She's always there for everyone around her, and she protects the ones she loves even when she is hurting.

Gaston (love that name) is actually a toned down alpha from what I am used to seeing from this author. I mean, he's still alpha and protective but he wasn't as "caveman" as ARR's usual heroes. He came off more gentlemanly. He treated Cassie like a man sh
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Montlake Romance)

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Chrissie owns a successful bakery called the Sweet Spot that keeps her very busy. She hardly has time to date, and hasn’t made it a priority since her business takes up all her time and attention. Then she meets the insanely gorgeous and persistent club owner Gaston and everything changes. She goes from not being interested in a relationship, to giving him a chance as he relentlessly pursues her.

Gaston is used to usually getting what he wants, but t
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Baiting Him is the second book in Aurora Rose Reynolds' How to Catch an Alpha series and follows Chrissie, Leah's friend from book one. Chrissie has seen her friends through bad dates and relationships, and even her own mom through a failed marriage. Which leaves her less than excited to start her own relationship and the reason she first blows off Gaston aka Gus when they meet. But Gus is a man that knows what he wants and decides to not let Chrissie run scared.

Carmen Rae
I am really struggling on how to review this book. I feel like just the fact Aurora Rose Reynolds wrote it should be enough said. But I guess I mean Aurora is one of my top auto buy authors and I love her writing. I love going in knowing the type of hero I'm going to get. And knowing I am going to be happy with the outcome.

Chrissie was sweet and loving and I was a big fan of hers from the start. She knew who she was and what she wanted and I liked that when she first met Gaston she didn't fall
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Talk about yum-my! Not only did the food and scrumptious sweets that Chrissie created make my tummy rumble, but Gaston was the delicious hero every woman weak for an alpha dreams of. He was sexy, gorgeous, intelligent, articulate, kind and caring, successful, and everything Chrissie could ask for. They meet and, despite Chrissie's reluctance to take a chance on potential heartbreak, he was relentless in his pursuit of her (which I loved). The development of their relationship was a lot easie ...more
Kayla Brunson
Aurora has done it again. Easiest five stars I think I’ve given to one of her books besides Until December. If you know me well, then you know I can never get enough of how ARR writes such easy romance. I love that there is hardly any angst. LOVE IT!

Chrissie and Gaston falling in love was so simple and flowed so well. It was easy and had so many moments that made me smile and swoon. For me, it doesn’t really any get better than that. Throw in a dog named LeFou and I’m obsessed.

ARR writes amazin
My Pink Fairytales
Perfect ⭐️

Ladies, I present you my first true pink fairy tale of the year. 💖
I’ve said before; only ARR can deliver a perfect alpha hero, but Gaston is out of this world perfect! You notice that he even has a fairy tale name, right? 😻

He’s a club and bar owner, who meets this dorky woman inside his club’s men toilette. He’s captivated because she’s also sassy, beautiful and funny in a cute kind of way, without even trying. He’s protective and dominant, not caveman style like the ones from the Unt
spoilers ahead, 3.5*

Cute, drama free, sexy read. I liked
Alpha hero who was all in from the get go
Sweet and loveable h with some daddy issues, she cried a bit to much for me but 🙍
Gaston 😂 I sang the song every time I read his name
I'm really liking the covers for this series
This author knows how to deliver Alpha heroes

Both non virgins but no deets or skeevy references
OW drama from a woman who wanted the H but he definitely wasn't interested. I did think he should've been wiser in dealing with
One chapter more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Sweet and easy read. Very contemporary. Like following two people falling in love and a small drama following their steps. There could be a punch and a broken nose involved. There could be a trashed house or a fire too. BUT other than that pretty standard love story. There won't be movie about it. ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Another quick and fun read from ARR

Baiting Him is everything I love about reading an Aurora Rose Reynolds. Fun, flirting, and sexy! This one has an extra side of quirk that completely hit the spot. Gaston and Lefou, yep they’re a package completely owned Christie’s heart as well as mine!

Here’s what I loved:
There was no beating around the bush with these two. Gaston knew what he wanted and went after it. He is very much the type of alpha we’ve come to know and love from this author.
The emotional
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I liked it more than the first but it was still just an okay book
This is one of those feel good, perfect afternoon reads that will leave you smiling and believing everything is right in the world. There is very little drama, although the heroine does have some family issues to work through and there’s a tiny bit of “villain” that pops it’s head up but is quickly dealt with. Otherwise, this is a relaxing romance of insta-desire and fast love. I enjoyed reading it as I reset myself after life had piled on the pressure. Perfect for a little escape from the real ...more
Ambriehl Khalil
⭐️ [3.5/5 Stars] ⭐️

I don’t know how I feel about this series yet. I remember thinking the first one was good but it’s not really my vibe and I think that’s the same for this one, too. I think for people who love a good sweet simple story, it’s fantastic, but I personally need a little more. This one gets four stars because I loved the beauty and the beast references and I also loved Gus. I appreciated the fact that he was a sweetheart down to his core and went after what he wanted. I do however
Cute short

Cute short story of a baker and bar owner meeting and falling in love. There was a villain, whom we ask knew was going to be that girl, and an HEA.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received for review

Loved Gaston and Chrissie and their romance. He wasn't taking no for an answer, and she didn't fight to hard. Just a great book, and I love his name and his dog's name. Gaston is no villain, but the perfect man (and maybe an alien).

Dear editor (or maybe I should address this to Ms. Reynolds)...make sure someone has read the first book to catch continuation issues in book two. At the end of book one her BFF has a little girl and is pregnant with a second girl. In this book
Izzie d
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This story was really sweet.
It wasn't as insta as other books by the author but when the couple meet they feel an instant connection but it is taken at a more realistic pace.
There is some obvious other woman drama brewing but nothing too drastic between her and the Hero.
There are no intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
No cheating.
Family issues for the heroine.
Secondary characters introduced for possible future storylines.

Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first book in the series. In this second book, Leah's best friend Chrissie finds her true love. She meets Gaston ( whose dog is named LeFou, so CUTE) who owns several bars in the area. Chrissie owns a bakery called Sweet Spot. They meet and fall in love. Pretty simple stuff and not much happens in terms of the plot, but it is a really adorable story and very enjoyable. Gaston is a gentleman and he and Chrissie are adorable together. ...more
Megan Case
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Read!

The story of Gaston and Chrissie is pure perfection! You get all the feels while reading this book. I laughed. I cried. I yelled. It all eventually comes together in the most perfect way.

Gaston knows the minute he meets Chrissie, she is something special. Chrissie has a hard time determining what Gaston’s true intentions are. She does not want to be just another girl to him. Plus, she has some things from her past that stall her in making a decision to move forward.

When she finally g
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Chrissie doesn’t have time for guys, hot or otherwise; most days, she barely has time to sleep, doing what she loves her focus has been on her successful bakery. Out on her best-friends hen do she meets the owner of the club Gaston (Gus) - tall, dark and handsome he has no plans to only have a memory of one fleeting interaction with Chrissie. Whilst she's uncertain he is determined Chrissie will be his.

I do have to say the danger strand of the plot felt unfinished, and didn't feel truly integrat
♡ jules ♡
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this one more than the others I’ve read from this author so far. No insta-love but insta-attraction which is realistic. I loved how they built their love step after step, it felt organic. I still can’t believe the hero’s name is Gaston and his mother called his adorable dog LeFou it was hilarious

Bonus point: I love this cover so much!!!!
A disappointing effort from this author, whose work is starting to resemble a colour-by-numbers picture.
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this one. Aurora Rose Reynolds is a one click author for me. She’s a guaranteed HEA Story with the right recipe of sweet and heat. Gaston and Chrissie’s story is just the fun read I needed. Definitely recommend.

I received an arc of this book.
Izzie d
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story was really sweet.
It wasn't as insta as other books by the author but when the couple meet they feel an instant connection but it is taken at a more realistic pace.
There is some obvious other woman drama brewing but nothing too drastic between her and the Hero.
There are no intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
No cheating.
Family issues for the heroine.
Secondary characters introduced for possible future storylines.
Fiona Fog
A perfect recipe and one that works, characters that make you swoon and begging for more.

The initial meeting between our leads is hot and the chemistry sizzles with each page. When Gaston sees Chrissie in the mens bathroom of his club he instinctively knows there is something about her and days later he still can't get her out of his head.

He knows someone like her does not come around all the time and he's ready to up his game and pursue her.

Chrissie has no clue why someone like Gaston would be
Fabiola Chenet
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A perfect comfort read for December. Longer review soon
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one so much! Not that I expected otherwise since it’s ARR!

Chrissie and Gaston were so much fun.
Book Snob Sue
Chrissie is at Leah’s bachelorette party, when she decides she doesn’t want to wait in the girls bathroom line...we’ve all been there haven’t we😉. She goes to the men’s bathroom, and that’s where she meets the bar owner, Gaston. Yes, that is his name and he is complete with his own LeFou dog….absolutely loved that. Yeah, she actually meets the love of her life when she goes to the men’s bathroom to avoid the lines…oh, and then she tells other women what she did to avoid the lines....his reaction ...more
Peggy M
“I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review”

‘Baiting him’ is the second book in the ‘How to catch an alpha’ series. After reading and loving the first story ‘Catching him’, I was really looking to this second book. And I’m very happy to say that I enjoyed this story just as much as the first one. (For the readers new to this series, you don’t have to read the first book to read this one. It can be read as a standalone.)

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the

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