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The Birthday Bid Review


Series: Distinguished Gentlemen Anthology Stand-Alone: Yes Publisher: SDH Books Publication Date: April 4, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Romance AMAZON

SYNOPSIS:

It’s blackmail, blindfolds, and her fortieth birthday. How else would beauty influencer, Senaé Dawson, wind up at a bachelor auction? Whisked away without a say, her besties treat her to a birthday bid at an auction featuring decadent Black men. Inevitably infected by the hype, Senaé’s excitement hits hyper drive until the blindfold’s removed from her eyes. She’s dumbstruck to discover she’s just “bought” her ex-husband.

Lexington “Lex” Ryde turned his love for cars into a multi-million dollar private transportation business serving Black Hollywood’s A-list. His line of work taught Lex to be prepared at a moment’s notice. But seeing his ex-wife face-to-face for the first time in twenty years leaves him feeling as if “sucker-punched by Tyson and Holyfield.” Thanks to their problematic past, neither is pleased with this bachelor auction “ridiculousness”, or the instant flare of hot, sexual attraction erupting between them. But being Mama Peaches’ first foster child, Lex can’t renege. He’s stuck with the auction results…and the unpleasant truth that he’s still in love with his ex.

Take the ride with Senaé and Lex! They’ll confront a painful past, consider their present, and encounter an unwanted admirer who must be dealt with.

 

My Thoughts: 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Whew!!! Senaé and Lexington’s story evoked so many emotions; laughter, uncertainty, heartbreak and LOVE…LOVE!!

The story begins with Sanaé blindfolded and her roadies’ surprise birthday celebration😱😋🤩! They find themselves at the bachelor auction with purses full of cash ready to bid in search of the perfect gift 🎁 “endless make-you-pee-yourself orgasms” 🎁, well mission accomplished ten-fold, but not without chartering into a painful past. Lex, uncertain about the task asked of him, but when called upon by Momma Peaches there was no other answer than “Yes”. In the master plan to raise money to save his childhood neighborhood, he finds himself at a bachelor auction as a feature. With all the reassurances to get in and get out, didn’t prepared him for how his night would end.

When it’s time to reveal Senaé’s gift, the blindfold comes off and eyes are locked with her ex-husband. I remember thinking how could this celebration have gone so wrong. Trying to “return the gift” was just a comical when Momma Peaches explains that the bid stands, lol. That becomes the least of their worries when they are forced to deal the issues that pulled them apart. Fate steps up and usher’s them down path of a second chance of love, forgiveness, healing and closure.

The author did a fantastic job with this one; crafting the story, characters with the perfect elements to tell their story and supporting characters played a huge role in making this one complete. Each one had the right amount of spotlight.

I highly recommend “The Birthday Bid” you won’t be disappointed.

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