At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings is the second book in the Ozark Mountain Romance series. It works as a stand-alone, though I have read book one in the series.
Miranda Wimplegate helps around her family’s auction house, which has recently accidentally sold a prized portrait from a customer to an anonymous bidder. Her family is able to track it down to an auction house out west, so they buy that whole auction house, telling the manager not to sell anything until they get there.
Wyatt Ballentine doesn’t know what sort of fancy people from Boston are coming and messing around his auction house, but he knows that all the cattle inside are getting antsy, and the business can’t afford to be put on hold. Will he be able to explain the situation to Miranda and her aging grandfather? Or will the angry customer from Boston harm the Wimplegate’s name before the mess can be straightened out?
I really liked this book’s the chemistry between the characters, and the plot was fun and creative, yet had a hint of mystery. Overall, I think the action picked up faster than the first in the series. I would recommend this one, but I’d also say to read the first book, A Most Inconvenient Marriage, because some of the characters overlap.
Thank you so much to Bethany House publishers and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinons are my own and were not required to be positive.