New Release and Guest Review: Bidding on Brooks by Katy Regnery

New Release and Guest Review:  Bidding on Brooks by Katy RegneryBidding on Brooks by Katy Regnery
Series: The Winslow Brothers #1
Publication Date: May 11, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis

Synopsis

Bidding on Brooks is the first of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Preston. He's been down that road before and still has the scars to prove it. And maybe Cameron, because he's super hot, but too hot-headed to be decent boyfriend material...)

Railroaded into a bachelor auction by his sister, Jessica, Brooks Winslow asks his friend, Skye Sorenson, to bid on him to avoid the possibility of any romantic entanglements. Fiercely competitive and protective of those he cares for, Brooks was profoundly affected by the loss of his father at an early age. A witness to his mother’s terrible loneliness and his siblings’ grief, the ex-Olympian has never allowed himself to fall in love.

Skye Sorenson, the plucky mechanic at Sorenson Marina, where Brooks moors his three sailboats, is a credible sailor in her own right…and has quietly lusted after Brooks for years. But her longstanding friendship with Brooks has always made romance seem impossible.

When Skye agrees to bid on Brooks, the two cast off for a weeklong ocean adventure on Brooks’ sailboat, The Zephyr, where the last thing Skye expects to lose is her heart.

Return to the world created in the English Brothers books with this fresh foursome of scorching hot Winslow Brothers!

*****

*The Winslow Brothers books are a companion series to the English Brothers books, but all can be read as standalones. All books in The Winslow Brothers series are approximately 200 pages. The RWA classifies this as "Mid-length Contemporary Romance."

THE WINSLOW BROTHERS

Bidding on Brooks, The Winslow Brothers, Book #1
(available 5.11.15)

Proposing to Preston, The Winslow Brothers, Book #2
(available 7.7.15)

Crazy about Cameron, The Winslow Brothers, Book #3
(available 9.3.15)

Campaigning for Christopher, The Winslow Brothers, Book #4
(available 11.13.15)

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Guest Review by Melody Dawn

Oh wow, this was just a fantastic book! Bidding On Brooks by Kate Regnery is the perfect friends to lovers romance. In this book, we meet Brooks Winslow-trust fund baby, former Olympian, beautiful, etc. He comes into Sky Sorenson’s life when he was 15 and she was 10. At just 10 years old, Sky was taken with Brooks. As he goes off sailing, she whispers, “I’m gonna marry you someday.”Cue the tears…well for me anyway! All grown up, Sky is the complete opposite of Brooks. He’s rich, she’s middle class…he’s the skipper when he sails, she’s a boat mechanic at her father’s marina. Not to mention that he doesn’t see her as a girl. That made me kind of crazy because Sky has been in love with Brooks since she was a little girl…how could he have not picked up on her feelings? Men, do you need everything spelled out in front of you? Sheesh! Anyway, they have remained friends from the time they met until the present day. Yes, they are different in a lot of ways, but they have two things in common…both love to sail and both have a ton of secret baggage. The baggage really bites them in the butt later on in the story!

 I hate spoilers so I am only going to tell a little bit of the plot. Basically, Brooks comes to Sky and asks her to bid on him at a charity auction put on by his sister…hence the title “Bidding On Brooks.” Brooks went through a very traumatic experience as a teenager and as a result, he tried to limit all types of affection from women except the ones in his family. So, he’s not thrilled when his sister puts him up for auction, especially when he finds out the reason why she did it. He comes up with a way to circumvent anyone buying him and him having to get close to someone…oh I forgot to say that whomever won him got to go on a romantic week long boat cruise…yeah, commitment-phobe Brooks is not happy lol. His answer to the problem is to get his lifelong buddy, Sky, to bid on him at the auction. Oh, and by the way, he tells her that he wants her to do it because he doesn’t see her as a girl! OMG, I laughed so hard here! Brooks, I know you’re fictional, but I have to ask, are you an idiot!!?? Um, you never tell a female that you don’t see her as a girl, rather in an androgynous way. Anyway, he pays for her to get all dressed up for the benefit and needless to say she knocks his socks off…I loved it! Go Sky! Ok, I know…enough with the exclamation marks. From this night on, Brooks doesn’t know what to think about Sky because suddenly she is very much a girl in his eyes. And of course, her feelings for him have never changed. So, the last thing I’m going to say is they go on their week long sail and boy is there fireworks, revealing of secrets, hot sex, you name it…it’s there. If you want to know the rest of the story, like I always say, you’ve got to read the book.

 

Kate Regnery did a wonderful job telling Brooks and Sky’s story. She brought them full circle from friends as children to falling in love with each other as adults. There story really is amazing. They had a little hiccup in becoming more to each other and all I can stress here is if you want to be in a relationship…don’t keep secrets…they come back to haunt you. I give this book 4.5 stars and recommend it wholeheartedly. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series…something tells me that the next book, which is Brooks’ brother Preston, is going to be really heart wrenching. But, since I’m a sucker for a guy with issues, you bet I’m going to read it!

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4.5 Stars

About Katy Regnery

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy. Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet. The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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