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Series: Distinguish Gentlemen Publisher: Heart 2 Heart Publishing Publication Date: April 3, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Short Stories AMAZON


Parading in front of a room full of women is not Adrian Collins’ idea of a good time. The last thing he wants to do is fly to Chicago for a bachelor auction. But, how can he refuse to help the woman who nurtured him after his mother abandoned him when he was a toddler? Going back to the site of his deepest wounds is where he’ll meet his destiny, Daphne Turner. Adrian is disappointed when Daphne slips through his fingers after losing the bid to an old flame from his past.

Reeling from the death of her uncle, Daphne accepts her best friend’s offer to attend a fundraiser in the windy city. Good cause or not, the idea of spending hard-earned money on a date is ludicrous. That is, until she locks eyes with ruggedly-handsome bachelor number twelve. Unfortunately, the night doesn’t end as Daphne hoped. In the company of a sexy stranger to chase her blues away.

Fate intervenes when Adrian and Daphne’s paths intertwine. However, Adrian’s past threatens to rob them of a life of happiness. Will Daphne’s love be enough to heal his wounded soul?


Losing The Bid is Suzette Riddick contribution to the Distinguished Gentlemen Series. You’ll love these characters as they tell this heartfelt story of pain and loss of love ones, and how it affects us.

Adrian and Daphne both had their crosses to bare, trying to function in a broken state. I enjoyed their journey to love and healing. They took us through the steps of peeling away their layers of pain, lost, abandonment and acceptance of love.

Uncle Hal’s love, protection and nurturing continued even in his departure. In the end, it appears in losing, Adrian and Daphne netting their biggest gain.

This is one you will enjoy, but your emotions take a hit. Great Job!!

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