Sold to the Highest Bidder by Donna Alward

Samhain Publishing

Erotic Contemporary/Western

ISBN: 978-1-60504-981-6

Reviewed by Talia Ricci




Twelve years ago, Ella and Devin were just young married kids trying to make a living.  They had each other and that was enough – until Ella realized that she wanted to go to college to make a difference in the world.  Devin couldn’t tell Ella not to go and when she snuck away from him in order to make a new life, Devin didn’t try and guilt her back to their home and their marriage.  Now, everything has changed.  For years Ella has been trying to get Devin to divorce her – at least once a year she has had divorce papers delivered to him and once a year Devin has sent those papers back unsigned.  Well, enough is enough.  Ella is finally ready to confront Devin, but what she finds out might just be more than she can handle.

I really wanted to like Ella.  I did.  But I couldn’t because I found her to be selfish and uncaring.  Her only concern was herself and the divorce.  Not once did she consider anything else as to why on Earth Devin would refuse to sign those divorce papers.  When she finally came to grips with her feelings, to me it was too late.  I wanted her gone out of Devin’s life in the worst way.  Devin was likeable, but I thought he took too much from Ella.  I wanted him to throw her out, make her cry, scare her, or have her arrested – anything to get her away from him.  Alas, love came between my plans for Ella and Devin and instead they admitted their feelings for each other.  While that made me warm and fuzzy inside, I felt it was a bit too late because by this time, Ella was on my bad list of never to read again heroines.

The loves scenes were steamy and passionate – the emotions between Ella and Devin was smoldering hot.  But because of my feelings for Ella’s character, that’s all I got out of it – sex.  The plot of Sold to the Highest Bidder is engaging and kept me entertained – Ella was the only thing about this book that I didn’t like.


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