Tricked into joining a bachelor auction, cowboy Jack Watson is won by shy local accountant, Layla, and as he spends time with her by fixing up her house, he realizes he can also help fix her lonely heart.
A rugged bachelor is up for charity auction in this special Valentine’s Day romance from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare.
Jack Watson doesn’t want anything to do with the dating scene in Painted Barrel, Wyoming, but when his sister-in-law guilts him into joining a bachelor auction, Jack can’t say no to a charity event. He’s not totally heartless. And if all the winner wants is an extra ranch hand for a few days, he can do that. Of course, Jack changes his mind as soon as he meets the winner, shy Layla.
As the local accountant, Layla isn’t used to being noticed by men. She’s sure not the type to bid on a bachelor. But when she tells her mom she’s bidding on someone she has a crush on–and her mom shows up to check–she has no choice but to offer for the gruff cowboy. It’s for a good cause after all…
Neither one of them thought the auction would be a success. But Layla finds it hard to keep her hands off the cowboy, and Jack falls for her sweet smile and wild sense of humor. True love should run smoothly, right? Except Layla’s got a secret, and Jack’s right in the line of fire. Does she risk everything for her Valentine cowboy or does she betray those closest to her?