The taming of the bachelor by Jane Porter

sheenan 4The taming of the bachelor by Jane Porter is the fourth book of the Sheenan Series and is the story of the fifth Sheenan boy, Dillon.

The blurb:

Dillon Sheenan refuses to be tamed…

After three years running the family ranch, sexy thirty-year-old Dillon Sheenan has a one way plane ticket out of Montana. He’s eager to put small town life, with its emphasis on brides, babies, and families, behind him as he’s certainly not interested in being a dad, or even ready to settle down.

Beautiful single mom, Paige Joffe, juggles a lot, between running Main Street Diner and coping with her money-pit of a Victorian on Bramble Lane. She doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of the loves of her life, Addison and Tyler, and working to pay down bills. But one date–and an incredibly hot kiss–with Dillon Sheenan wakes her up and makes her dream again.

Until she finds out Dillon’s already bought his ticket out of town…

Is Dillon about to break the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved?

The story:

Thirty year old Dillon Sheenan is the fifth and the youngest Sheenan boy. While studying at Marietta High, he was the only student to have earned perfect scores on the SAT. He graduated earlier and started Tutro, a biomedical engineering start-up with his best friend some help from his brother, Troy, and left everything to come home to his dying father.

Paige Joffe, 37, owner of Main Street Diner, came to Montana from Orange County around the same time that Dillon left Marietta. A widow with two young children, Paige had moved to Marietta so that her kids could be close to their grandparents, as her husband Lewis was from Marietta and in the same class as the twin Sheenans.

Dillon has had a crush on Paige since he had seen her three years ago but she is off limits because she is his sister-in-law’s close friend and he does not date McKenna’s friends.

Dillon loves his nieces and nephews but does not commit and he does not do long term and has decided that he would never have kids. And Paige has been stubborn all her life and would not take help from anyone as needing support, needing assistance made her uneasy. She felt as if she finally understood him but with understanding came a new distance.

 

 

So when Dillon gets a call from the board members of Tutro, the company he had co-founded and was kicked out of, asking whether he would like to return back, dangling all kinds of salary and benefit packages in front of him, he goes back to do what he does best, design, engineering, problem solving and innovation.

My take:

I loved the story and also how the author brings the characters and paced from her previous books in the series into this book as well. I felt as if I was there in the midst of all that was happening and the feeling of continuity gave me a satisfaction as I was reading the book.

The characters have been developed well and are realistic and their feelings have been described so well. I loved Paige’s kids and the interactions she has with them and also the interactions between Dillon and Paige and Dillon and the kids.

I enjoyed the story and loved the pace at which it flowed.

The next one in the series is about the fourth Sheenan boy, Cormac.

 

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