The 4th Annual Cedar Bend Bachelor Auction is upon us, and ladies this might be the year you say 'I do.' The first year's wedding was totally unexpected, the second, a coincidence perhaps, but three times confirms it; the Cedar Bend Bachelor Auction is the place to find your future one and only.
Having survived a health scare, former child genius Sophie Wheeler isn't looking for a happily-ever-after, she just wants an adventure, and drop-dead-gorgeous Gabriel Marshall fits the bill in more ways than one. Throwing caution - and a good chunk of her savings - to the wind, Sophie battles nerves, shyness and half the women in Butler for a chance at Gabe's Adventure Package date.
Firefighter and confirmed bachelor, Gabriel Marshall likes his life just as it is; no commitments, no ties and a different woman every night of the week. So being won by sweet, respectable Sophie Wheeler - the one woman he shouldn't touch - is not in his plans. Why then did it only take one look from those tawny-gold eyes to have him offering a four day, three night hike? And how was he going to hide the fact that fate had somehow matched the guy who struggled to read a newspaper with the smartest woman in town?