Book Reviews of Saddle Up (Man of the Month) (Silhouette Desire, No. 991)

Saddle Up (Man of the Month) (Silhouette Desire, No. 991)
Saddle Up - Man of the Month - Silhouette Desire, No. 991
Author: Mary Lynn Baxter
ISBN-13: 9780373059911
ISBN-10: 0373059914
Publication Date: 3/1/1996
Pages: 184
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Book Type: Paperback
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ISBN 0373059914 - Absolutely ridiculous storyline, even for a romance novel.

Bridget is smart, as evidenced by her law degree. Unfortunately for her, her law degree is currently going to waste - she's filed a sexual harassment suit against another lawyer and no one, not even her family or the man she plans to marry, is on her side. So it's easy for her friend, Tiffany, to convince her to go to an auction that Bridget doesn't really want to be part of: an auction of men.

The men are serious - there aren't that many woman out their way, and meeting and marrying is difficult. So they auction themselves off. Among them is Jeremiah Davis. When Bridget wins him, no one is more surprised than she is - ditto for when she wakes up married to him. They struggle to make this marriage work, but Bridget's in for at least one more surprise. Jeremiah has a daughter.

Sadly, the book starts out fairly well, with the realistic banter between Tiffany and Bridget, but goes downhill fast from there. The first problem is that, despite their obvious closeness, Tiffany allows Bridget, clearly drunk, to go off with a guy she just met - women just won't buy that. We watch out for each other, especially if one of us is drunk. The idea that both, or either, of the newlyweds, think that they should waste their time struggling to make this marriage work is silly. They met the day before, got married while one of them (Bridget) was drunk enough to have blocked out the event, one of them (Bridget) is a lawyer who can surely see that there's an easy way out of this marriage and - most of all, the only thing they have in common is sex. Sex, however, they have in abundance. Every time it seems possible that Bridget might actually break free from him, Jeremiah seduces her and, weak-kneed, she stays.

The guy on the cover couldn't possibly look less like a masculine rancher, with the whole bare, hairless chest, bandana around his neck look, making it all the more difficult to imagine the character within as a masculine rancher. Pass this one up - even diehard romance fans aren't likely to like it.

- AnnaLovesBooks