Today I’m thrilled to have the second author in Montana Born Books’ Bachelor Auction series here to tell us more about her delicious romance, Bachelor at Her Bidding – which came out today. Welcome, Kate Hardy, and congrats on your latest release!
1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in Bachelor at Her Bidding.
Ryan grew up in Marietta, cared for by his grandparents after his parents’ death in an accident when he was ten. He trained as a chef in Paris, and was going to open a restaurant in Bozeman when he realised how sick his grandmother was – so he came back to Marietta to look after her. (This didn’t go down with his partner, who broke up with him over it.)
Rachel is a doctor – the only one of her family to go to university, so she feels she has to live up to their expectations. Her husband had an affair and totally trashed her self-esteem – and she came home to be close to her family and pick her life back up again. She’s working part time as a family doctor.
2. How does Rachel end up buying Ryan?
Her sister and her best friends bid for him as a birthday present for her.
3. What makes their relationship complicated?
She has trust issues, from the way her ex betrayed her; and he feels responsible for his grandmother – from his ex’s behaviour, he doesn’t believe anyone can cope with being his partner when he’s his grandmother’s carer.
4. Is Bachelor at Her Bidding related to any of your other books?
5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?
Antonio Banderas – we’d go dancing, and he’d do the tango with me just like he does in Take the Lead…
If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
To the Led Zeppelin concert at Earls Court in 1975 (I was way too young at the time, but ohhh…)
Name two of your favorite romance novels.
The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman (best historical romance ever) and Gentlemen Prefer… Brunettes by Liz Fielding.
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been to?
Name a place you’ve never been to but would love to visit.
Norway (to see the Northern Lights)
Who was your first crush?
Robert Plant (and still is – saw him at Cambridge last year and he still has so much presence!)
Kate’s giving away a copy of Bachelor at Her Bidding (ebook) and some chocolate (winner to advise preference of milk, dark or white). To enter, leave a comment below!
About the book
Your date with Parisian-trained chef Ryan Henderson promises you’ll get the best meal of your life cooked especially for you. His Red Velvet cheesecake is to die for – but we know he has even better desserts up his sleeve…
When Dr. Rachel Cassidy comes back to Marietta with a broken heart and a divorce under her belt, going to a Bachelor Auction fund-raiser doesn’t sound like her idea of a good time – and when her sister and friends “buy” her a dinner date with sexy Parisian-trained pastry chef Ryan Henderson, that sounds even worse.
Ryan doesn’t have time for dating – he’s put his dreams to one side and come back to Marietta to look after his sick grandmother. But when he agrees to help a charity fundraiser by offering to cook a special meal to one lucky bidder, he gets more than he bargains for and discovers a woman he might just dare to let himself fall in love with.
Then tragedy strikes, just when Rachel and Ryan think they might have a future, opening up old scars and pushing them apart.
And if they’re to stand a chance of getting back together, then Ryan’s going to have to be seriously inventive. Can he win the love of his life with ten cakes?
About the author
Kate Hardy is the award-winning author of more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Entangled and Tule Publishing.
She lives in Norwich in the east of England with her husband, two teenage children, a springer spaniel called Byron, and too many books to count. She’s a bit of a science and history nerd who loves cinema, the theatre, and baking (which is why you’ll find her in the gym five mornings a week – oh, and to ballroom dancing lessons). She loves doing research, especially if it means something hands-on and exploring. (That’s how the ballroom dancing started…)