Bachelor Number Four by Megan Hart
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (86 pages)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephantois
Ladies, start your search engines…
The closest Arden Walsh has been to a naked male booty in over a year and a half is a DVD ogling session with her friend Lida’s “posse.” Not that anyone could blame a widow with two young daughters. At this stage in her life, a relationship is not in the picture. A little hot sex? Definitely.
After another disaster date leaves more than a bad taste in her mouth, she has to admit it. The only man worth black stilettos and red lipstick is the one for whom she once threw caution to the wind, and never since—not even for her husband. Twelve years, and she can still taste the bittersweet memory of Shane Donner.
In a keystroke, a search engine connects the past with the present. As sparks fly from her fingertips to his, she begins to wonder if a screen full of seduction is enough to forge a future.
Arden Walsh has just about struck out in the romance (and even the sex) department. She’s a widow with two young daughters and realizes that Shane Donner from way back when might have been the perfect man for her.
Let me start by saying I really enjoyed this story. Ms. Hart did a wonderful job creating a tale that was almost like a chick lit novel but with lots of detailed sexy love scenes thrown in. The characters are all great, especially Arden and Shane, and the dialogue top notch. I was pulled into the story from the opening line…yes, it will get your attention.
It’s a realistic plot line that had me turning the pages because Arden’s search for true love sounds plausible. It also had some humor which once again reminded me of a chick lit story. I really wish this story could have been longer so I could have read more about these two characters interacting. That’s my only complaint.
I haven’t read any other books by this author before but this one has definitely piqued my interest and I’ll be checking out more.
If you’re looking for something to read on one of the first chilly nights of the fall, this one is definitely worth checking out.