LOSING THE BID - Suzette Riddick
Heart 2 Heart Publishing
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: In LOSING THE BID, Adrian, “no emotional attachments” Collins is the bachelor of the hour. He is summoned by Mama Peaches from his Philadelphia home to participate in the bachelor auction fund raiser to restore her beloved community of Southlake Park in Chicago. Adrian was saved from the foster care system by Mama Peaches and her husband, Harold, when they took him in as a toddler. Mama Peaches is his number one girl, and he would never refuse her. Coincidentally arriving in Chicago during that same time from her Philadelphia home is Daphne Turner. After her uncle’s devastating death, Daphne accepts her best friend’s invitation to spend some time with her in the Windy City.
While trying to lift her friend’s spirits after her Uncle’s death, Nancy decides that it’s time for Daphne to get out and have a fun evening. The bachelor’s auction is the perfect girl’s night out. I liked this story because creative writer, Suzette Riddick, gives the reader a different spin on the outcome of the bidding. Without giving away too much, when Adrian, “The Law” Collins, steps center stage he and Daphne experience an unexplainable connection. What follows is a three thousand-dollar unforgettable, disappointing bid, and an old acquaintance by the name of Priscilla Bloom. You’ll get that when you read the story. It’s an amusing scene. On a more serious note, I also liked how the author revealed the source of Adrian’s “no emotional attachments” philosophy. It involves Adrian’s birth mother, Carmela. Not only is it heartbreaking, but it also negatively affects Adrian and the way he deals with women. Caught in the middle of Adrian’s dilemma is Daphne as she grapples with her growing affection for him, a dream her uncle disclosed to her before he died, and a stunning rejection.
The side characters are well-developed and help to move the storyline along. Lexington “Lex” Ryde from THE BIRTHDAY BID appears in this story as Adrian’s oldest foster brother and confidant. The HEA is totally delightful.
LOSING THE BID is the seventh book of this series that I have read and reviewed, and they are all winners. I recommend LOSING THE BID. It is a well-written, entertaining novella that can be read in one day. Enjoy!
18th May 2019 | firstname.lastname@example.org