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August 22, 2021

Bidding for the Bachelor by Jackie Lau ~ a Review

by MK French

Cedric Fong is the last single Fong brother in the family and is then expected to participate in a bachelor auction. Outright chaos ensues, until his younger brother's ex-best friend Brian bids for a date. Cedric is also in dire straits, so Brian offers to let him stay in the spare room. No longer a partier, Brian surprises Cedric at every turn. But is he still in love with Cedric's brother?

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Bidding for the Bachelor
August 2021; Indie; ebook (188 pages)
multicultural romance

Cedric’s Po Po is absolutely adorable, and homemade dumplings are always a good bribe! I don’t blame him at all for going along with the plan, even though it’s obviously going to be An Event. The description is utterly hilarious, and it’s the meet-cute that sets up the “will they or won’t they” push and pull of attraction and friendship between Cedric and Brian. Cedric is generally serious and Brian is over his former party-boy persona, determined to make someone happy because he felt like a disappointment to his parents. He is a good and supportive friend, thoughtful when Cedric needs it, and has a lot of other friends who are fun to read about.

The inevitable “problem” of the story really isn’t a problem at all, a fact that I’m thankful for. It’s great for two people to communicate when they’re upset, to talk out their insecurities and issues, and to realize that yes, a real relationship takes work and it’s worth that effort. The fear of failure is real, but working for a future together is worth facing that fear and pushing past it. Having supportive family and friends makes that easier, and makes this a heartwarming romance.

Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever.

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  1. a lot of books use non communication to build the story. it can be refreshing to find a book that uses communication to build the story. glad it was a good one for you
    sherry @ fundinmental