Monday, March 11, 2024

Bid on Love: Jenkins & Sons Construction by Sharon C. Cooper



The plan was simple. One night. No commitment. No regrets.

Bid on Love

Jenkins & Sons Construction Series Book 5

by Sharon C. Cooper

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Single dad, Benjamin Jenkins Jr. learned the hard way that women can’t be trusted. But the moment Mahogany Rowsey hits his radar, he’s captivated and unable to resist her magnetic pull.

Mahogany can spot a player a mile away, and she’s managed to dodge every single one… until Ben. He charms her into a one-night fling that leaves her panting for more. But it won’t happen again. She lives in Chicago. He lives in Cincinnati. Still, that doesn’t stop her from wanting what she can’t have.

But when Ben shows up to bid on a project Mahogany is overseeing, what began as one night of passion becomes so much more. Can these two get on the same page long enough to turn one night into forever?

*All books in this series can be read as a standalone.

“Once you’re the VP, you’ll report to someone else. Not me. Mahogany, all I want is a chance to show you how good we can be together.” 

Considering how good-looking he was, it was a wonder that she wasn’t at least attracted to Odin physically. Mixed race, black and white, his skin tone was olive with red undertones that made his hazel eyes pop. He usually had a five o’clock shadow on his cheeks and his mustache and goatee were always perfectly trimmed. 

He reminded her of the actor Daniel Sunjata with his good looks and similar build. He was such a nice, easy-going guy. Yet, Mahogany felt no inkling of sexual attraction. No butterflies taking flight in her stomach. Not even weakness in her knees. She felt nothing. 

A part of her felt guilty about that, but she had to stay true to what she wanted in a mate. 

“Odin, I am truly flattered, but—” 

Don’t say no. Take some time to think about it. All I’m asking is for a chance. If you get to know me outside of work, I’m sure you’ll see how compatible we are.” 

She started to step back, but he reached for her hand. His touch was gentle when he brought it up to his lips and kissed the back of her fingers. 

His mouth on her skin was having the opposite effect of what he was probably going for. Instead of enjoying the feel of his lips on her hand, it felt as if ants were scurrying up her arm. She yanked her hand out of his grasp. 

He smiled. “You felt it too,” he said, his baritone going even lower and his eyes glimmering with desire. “There is something between us. I feel it, and it’s clear you feel it too. Why don’t—” 

“Am I interrupting?” 

Mahogany startled at the deep voice that seemed to come out of nowhere. She glanced to her right and her breath caught. Ben. 

Without another thought, she hurried to him and almost knocked him off-balance when she threw her arms around his neck. She covered his mouth with hers before he could say a word. 

Ben stiffened, and if she wasn’t mistaken, he stopped breathing. But as her lips moved over his, before long, he had taken over the impromptu kiss. Their tongues tangled while his strong arms slid around her waist, and he pulled her snug against him. As he loved on her mouth the way he had three months ago, heat surged through her veins. 

Every nerve in her body sparked to life. Longing charged through her with each lap of his tongue, and her body burned with need. 

It was as if no time had passed between them. Everything she felt that night came rushing back. Desire. Passion. Yearning. 

She couldn’t believe he was there, and like before, her body responded to him immediately. She missed him more than she cared to admit, and if given the chance, she’d 

A throat cleared and Mahogany startled, then stiffened. She had temporarily forgotten Odin was in the room. 

Ben lifted his mouth from hers but didn’t move as he searched her eyes. Suddenly, his eyebrows drew into a frown. Though he didn’t speak, his troubled expression said it all… What the heck is going on? 

Oh, crap. What have I done? 

***Don’t miss the other books in the Jenkins & Sons Construction series***

*All books in this series can be read as a standalone.

Love Under Contract -

Proposal for Love -

A Lesson on Love -

Unplanned Love -

Bid on Love -

USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper loves anything involving romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and dabbles in romantic comedy. She enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sharon’s stories have won numerous awards over the years, and when she isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work, or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit

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Sharon C Cooper said...

Thanks for featuring BID ON LOVE!

Michael Law said...

This looks like a fantastic novel. Thanks for hosting this tour.