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Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts
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Romancing the Bachelor is another great entry in the Hamilton Family series. This time it's Eric's (one of Anna's big brothers, from The CEO's Seduction) turn to fall in love. Shelby is the lady in question. She's a court reporter and has been Eric's neighbor for 6 months, but not once during that time has he ever noticed her, or even said one word to her. But, today he's noticing her while he's in the courtroom waiting for opposing counsel, who's late. He notices her because she's got a shorter skirt than she normally wears. Hm, well when he determines he has to introduce himself to this new, beautiful woman, she shoots him down. I loved it! She gives him so much sass and he has no idea what to do with it, as he's never heard the word no before, not from a beautiful woman. She calls him out on his playboy ways. She's seen the endless parade of women that come to his apartment, then leave the next day, never to darken his door again. Yep, Shelby knows better than to get involved with another smooth talking player like the one she had followed here, and who promptly left her practically homeless and broke.

But, Eric is able to convince Shelby that they can just be friends, as neither wants a relationship. She, because she is dying to get out of this big city and find a job in a small town somewhere, and he because he doesn't think he's capable of commitment and love. So, they start off as friends, but it was inevitable that they'd give into the fierce attraction between them. It's a slow burn, but when it catches fire, it's steamy and sexy and soon they're both falling for each other even though they promised each other there would be no falling in love and that when she got a job somewhere else, he'd help her pack and wave goodbye as she left.

I really like both Shelby and Eric. She's sweet and independent and pulled herself out of a really crappy situation. Eric is actually a sweet, kind man behind his playboy façade. They have strong chemistry and it's nice seeing them go from real friendship to more. Their relationship is both easy and sweet, and then sexy, too. And honestly, that's the best way for a relationship to progress, because if you aren't friends with your partner, it's going to be hard to in a relationship with them.

I love seeing the rest of the Hamilton family sprinkled throughout Romancing the Bachelor, especially big brother Wyatt. I'm hoping there's a story coming for him, because he's a really interesting guy.

I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.
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