Railroaded into a bachelor auction by his sister, Jessica, Brooks Winslow asks his friend, Skye Sorenson, to bid on him to avoid the possibility of any romantic entanglements. Fiercely competitive and protective of those he cares for, Brooks was profoundly affected by the loss of his father at an early age. A witness to his mother’s terrible loneliness and his siblings’ grief, the ex-Olympian has never allowed himself to fall in love.

Skye Sorenson, the plucky mechanic at Sorenson Marina, where Brooks moors his three sailboats, is a credible sailor in her own right…and has quietly lusted after Brooks for years. But her longstanding friendship with Brooks has always made romance seem impossible.

When Skye agrees to bid on Brooks, the two cast off for a weeklong ocean adventure on Brooks’ sailboat, The Zephyr.

And…what happens in Zephyrland stays in Zephyrland.




I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

You can never read more than enough of the friends to lovers trope because that’s probably one of the sweetest storylines in the romance genre. Bidding On Brooks is a sweet, easy read that kicks of the spin off to Katy Regnery’s the English Brothers series.

We have a hero who’s a player and his long time friend, the heroine, who’s been in love with him ever since they met. When the hero’s sister entered him in a bachelor auction, he asks the heroine to bid for him with his own money, so he won’t have to take any woman with him on a week-long cruise.

As a whole, I definitely enjoyed this book. There was an easy way to the author’s storytelling that makes readers keep going until one finishes the entire book. It was nice witnessing the hero and the heroine’s feelings for each other develop from friendship to love.

The one thing I liked the least about this book was that the conflict was simple. There wasn’t really a big bang towards the ending. Getting into the book, you already know what the main issue is going to be eventually, so when it finally happens, you’re no longer surprised. It was written in a very good way, so I still really enjoyed the book despite that.



Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Bidding On Brooks

Book 2 – Proposing To Preston

Book 3 – Crazy About Cameron

Book 4 – Campaigning For Christopher




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