Hand Me The Reins by Vanessa Vale

Title: Hand Me The Reins
Series: Bachelor Auction
Author: Vanessa Vale

Bought in an auction by a shy baker? No problem.
Pretending to be her boyfriend for her sister’s wedding? On it.

I can pretend all day long because I’m Thatcher Manning, the guy who doesn’t do relationships.
I’ll give a woman a wild romp. Hell, I’ll give her anything. Anything but my heart.
I decided a long time ago I’d never get serious with a woman.
The fact that I’m leaving town in a few months only cements that decision.
But then Astrid has to get under my skin. She hands over the reins in bed–and out–and now I’m catching feelings.
The kind you can’t fake.
Trouble is–I wasn’t playing for keeps. Now, that’s a problem. A big one.

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Hand Me The Reins is the third Manning brother’s book — and it was definitely worth the (admittedly very short) wait! I just adore these fun, flirty, quick reads that keep me thoroughly entertained. While this is the third book, I think you would have zero issues reading any of them on their own.

Thatcher is the fun-loving younger brother who owns a bar and has no intention of ever settling down with a woman. He wants nothing to do with love, even after watching his brothers fall. Astrid is the shy, beautiful baker who bought Thatcher at the auction. What follows is a story where you can’t help but root for these two to find happiness.

This fake-relationship romance hit the spot. Astrid’s family is… well… something else! And not at all in a good way! It’s no wonder she bought Thatcher to accompany her home for her sister’s wedding! And Thatch was truly the perfect man to play her fake boyfriend.

I loved watching these two fall for each other, much to both of their surprise. But one of my favorite moments was definitely when Thatcher’s five-year-old adorable niece had a talk with him about love. In the pure way only a child can bring, she showed how loving someone wasn’t hard. Their conversations melted my heart.

Hand Me The Reins was a heartwarming, sexy, quick read that left me feeling good.

Each Bachelor Auction book is a complete standalone romance.

Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide
AppleBooks | BN | Kobo | Google

Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide
AppleBooks | BN | Kobo | Google

Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide
AppleBooks | BN | Kobo | Google


Vanessa Vale is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances. With over one million books sold, Vanessa writes about unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her books are available worldwide in multiple languages in e-book, print, audio and even as an online game. When she’s not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys and figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.

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