- Title: Sold on You
- Author: Sophia Knightly
- Length: About 250 pages
- Cost: 3.00 as an e-book, doesn’t seem to be available in paper
General Plot: Gabriela Morales is an uptight social worker at a hospital and when her favorite charity holds a “bachelorette auction” to raise money to help families in need, she gets talked into putting herself on the auction block. She had arranged for a friend to purchase her for a simple date, but those plans go out the window when Dr. Marcos Calderon, the chief of obstetrics at the hospital, pays a small fortune for her company for a few days. She isn’t happy because she considers him arrogant and annoying; he is bowled over by her sultry curves, which are usually kept tightly under wraps. He is looking for a Latina woman who will pretend to be his fiancee for a few days while his beloved grandmother is in town and Gabriela fits the bill. However, as so often happens, things get decidedly more complicated than either of them imagine.
My Review: This was a well-written and engaging story. I liked both Marcos and Gabriela and their motivations were developed and realistic. The secondary characters were fun as well, especially Marcos’s sister Marisol who we met in the first book of the series “Wild for You.” Of course Marcos had a previous girlfriend who wouldn’t go away quietly, and of course there’s trouble when Gabriela becomes too attached to dear Abuelita. There was a lot of action at the hospital, which was unusual in my opinion, unless you’re reading a medical romance, of course. There were a couple of babies born and the book detailed that aspect of their hospital relationship and I thought that worked for the story as the time they spent together with the new mothers further elucidated their issues and complicated their relationship. It wasn’t the most original plot ever, although turned on its head a bit since usually it’s a bachelor auction and the woman buying a man for some sort of scheme, but this worked just fine. And I guess in this age of equality, we have to expect it to go both ways, right girls?!
Tingle Scale: This book was off-the-charts hot. Their sexual chemistry was practically melting my kindle screen, but Gabriela made it clear that she wasn’t that type of girl and Marcos was willing to honor her wishes and they never did the deed when things were still not settled. They both wanted to, badly, but before they were committed, they were waiting. Marcos had certainly played around before and I’m pretty sure Gabriela was no untried virgin, although that wasn’t clearly spelled out. They do have a marvelous wedding night detailed as a nice conclusion to the story making for an extremely satisfying read.
Tingle Scale: 10/10