Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: Bidding on Brooks ( The Winslow Brothers #1 ) by Katy Regnery

Bidding on Brooks by Katy Regnery

Bidding on Brooks is the first of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Preston. He's been down that road before and only escaped by the skin of his teeth. And maybe Cameron, because he's super hot, but toohot-headed to be decent boyfriend material...)

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.




Bidding on Brooks is one feel good friends to lover romance about this couple who both love sailing. When they both start getting on to those sailing jargon, they sound so dirty in my pervy ears. I swear the heroine get breathless and on the verge of orgasmic pleasure when the hero let her skip on his Cutter for a week.

Brooks Winslow, an ex-Olympian, is the eldest brother in the Winslow family. Ever since his father drop dead from a cardiac arrest when he was fifteen, Brooks had took upon the role as the father figure in the family and the possibility of inheriting his father's disease is looming on the horizon. 

Skye Sorenson works for her father as a mechanic at the marina. She knew Brooks since she was ten and they have been friends due to their mutual passion for sailing. When Brooks asked for her help to bid on him during a charity event in return for a week-long sailing trip on his new Cutter, Skye was just too happy to set sail and spent a week with her long time childhood crush. He even sweetened the deal by letting her to be the skipper. 

Brooks' predicament with his health concern lead him to live his life without forming any attachment with other people beside his family. His loneliness and the way he resort to using escort was just plain sad and heartbreaking. I feel so much sympathy for Brooks throughout the whole book, especially when he keep thinking he won't be able to enjoy a long fulfilling life and when he was struggling not to fall for his best friend. 

Skye is a practical woman who loves getting her hands dirty. She never thought Brooks will learn to finally see her as a woman. With a selfish boyfriend off to circumnavigate the globe without her, she decided to chase her own dreams by setting off to her own adventure with Brooks, only to have herself falling for the imperfect man who believes in her worth.

"The wind and the water. Skye and Brooks. We were always supposed to be together." ~ Brooks

Rating 3.5/5