Taken By the Highest Bidder
By Brooke Wills
Jan 1, 2006 - 4:56:00 AM

For years, English Baroness Samantha van Bergen has scrimped and sacrificed to keep her husband's gambling addiction a secret.  Almost everything in their villa has already been sold to settle his debts and provide for his young daughter, Gabby.  But then, Johann van Bergen plays one hand too many, and he gambles Sam away to a racing driver.  While she is shocked at the absurdity of being sold, Sam also knows she must protect her stepdaughter and keep herself out of the dangerous Italian's bed.

Rich, successful Cristiano Bartolo has waited patiently for years to get what he wants.  And he has finally succeeded.  Getting lovely Samantha in the bargain was an added bonus.  Now he just needs to keep her from ruining all his plans, and maybe get her into his bed!  But the strong-willed, independent woman keeps defying him at every turn.

TAKEN BY THE HIGHEST BIDDER is Jane Porter's latest Harlequin Presents, and like all of her other books, it is a wonderful read.  This terrific author never fails to create characters that are exciting and sexy, and storylines that simply sizzle.  If you are looking for a fun, sassy story, TAKEN BY THE HIGHEST BIDDER is sure to please.

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