Also by this author: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona, #3) by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona
Published by Forever on November 28th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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A second-chance romance from the #1 NYT bestseller of The Bet, Matchmaker and Elite series!
Love of his life.
The last person in the world he wanted to see...ever.
And now that he's working beside her every day, he can't escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he'd only experienced with one person-all of it is driving him over the edge.
Brant Wellington was certain of three things:
Alcohol wasn't going to solve this.
He really was losing his F-ing mind.
And his gorgeous ex-wife was going to be the death of him.
“She was the only woman who had offered something money couldn’t buy. Her heart.”
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It was Brant.
Maybe that was because they’d never had any real closure. Just fighting, yelling, and then silence.
God, she’d hated the silence so much more than the yelling.
The silence crackled with tension—it was always filled with more meaning than when words were actually spoken.
It wasn’t the yelling that had killed their relationship.
It was the silence that had followed. When he had every opportunity to fix it—and didn’t.
Why was it so hard to move on? Probably because she hadn’t tried.
Instead, she’d worked. Tried to stay positive. And hoped.
Damn hope. Stupid hope.
“He’s not coming back for me,” she whispered, knowing that if she finally admitted he wasn’t coming, she would have to take her part of the blame in why. Because it wasn’t just on him to come running back. A small part of her knew that it was her job to meet him halfway. Instead, she’d ignored the need in his eyes, the desperate plea in his voice, and allowed grief to swallow her whole. Because at the time she’d needed someone to blame, and it was easier blaming him than herself.
I’ve enjoyed this series more than I expected. I was a bit concerned with the first book but with each installment I have liked it more and more. I think this one is my favorite out of all of them. That’s probably because it was a bit heavier than the rest and even though some are complaining about that I liked it a lot.
Rachel does humor wonderfully and she does deeper and heavier stuff wonderfully. I love that she kinda combined both in this book. The story line took a bit of a turn I wasn’t expecting but over all the whole thing flowed amazingly and I loved it all. The sexy times were hot and the push and pull between Brant and Nikki was some of my favorite parts of this book. Was I made at some of the things they did? Sure but none of it bothered me a whole lot.
I know this may not be for everyone but I truly enjoyed this book and Rachel did outstanding on it.