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Parker’s Price by Ann Bruce

Parker’s Price by Ann Bruce
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
She was sexy, smart…and for sale.

When Parker Quinn is forced to accept an outrageously high bid at a charity auction, she has no choice but to go out with the last man on earth she wants to spend time with. Dean Maxwell may be one of Manhattan’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s also the man who had an affair with her sister and abandoned her when she became pregnant with his child…

Dean doesn’t know why Parker hates him so much, but he’s determined to show Parker the type of man he really is. Whisking her away to a private island in the Bahamas for a sensual, sun-drenched week together, Dean leaves Parker’s preconceptions shattered and her desires inflamed.

But even as their passion reaches irresistible heights, Parker has a decision to make. Can she allow herself to fall for the seductive magnate, or will family secrets and a dangerous ex tear them apart?

During Parker’s annual charity auction, Dean Maxwell comes to her rescue and saves her from her ex-boyfriend.  She is drawn to him instantly, until she finds out who he is.

Dean has been drug to another charity function by his sister.  He doesn’t want to be there until he spots Parker across the room.  He is enraptured with her but puzzled by her response when he told her his name.  He is determined to spend more time with her so he makes a silent bid for a date with her.

Parker is shocked when the emcee announced the silent bid of $20,000 for a date with her.  She wants to refuse but can’t, especially when Dean increases the bid to $40,000.   She is conflicted because she feels a connection to him but she doesn’t want to betray her sister and niece. 

I really liked this book.  I loved the fact that the primary story is about the struggle that Parker is dealing with and it’s not just about the sex.  Don’t get me wrong, I like steamy romances with HOT sex scenes but I loved the build up and the tension that Ms. Bruce has added to this story.  It makes the ultimate payoff all the sweeter. 

There are other issues that they face besides whether Dean is Savannah’s father or not.  Parker’s ex-boyfriend is jealous of her new life and is causing problems for them or is he?  Someone broke into her apartment and trashed it while they were away and now Dean is concerned for her safety.

Parker is a strong character and I definitely can relate to her because she is the one that is keeping her family together.  She makes sure that their rent is paid, that they have food on the table and gives up her vacations to provide for them.  Dean is a complex man and isn’t what he appears.  He runs his own company, is demand with the ladies and looks great in a tux but deep down, he would rather be in a pair of jeans or out running in the park.  He values family above all else.

The book is well paced and flows very nicely.  The scene in the gym was very HOT and well worth the wait.  The ending had a nice twist and definitely surprised me.  I love when a book does that.  It’s definitely worth picking up.

Overall I give Parker’s Price 4 flaming hearts.


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  1. […] “[Parker's Price] is well paced and flows very nicely. The scene in the gym was very HOT and well worth the wait. The ending had a nice twist and definitely surprised me. I love when a book does that. It’s definitely worth picking up.” ~ Everybody Needs A Little Romance, 4 (Read entire review) […]

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