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Category Romance Review: Four Dollars and Fifty-One Cents by Lass Small

Four Dollars and Fifty-One Cents, Lass Small, Silhouette, 1991,
Four Dollars and Fifty-One Cents, Lass Small, Silhouette, 1991, cover artist unknown
Silhouette Desire #613

From the Back of the Book:

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE…The truth was, Jan Folger had never really given Junior Busby a second thought–even though he’d lived next door to her for about a million years. But her charity group was holding a bachelor auction. They needed one more eligible man to put on the block…and she supposed Junior would just have to do. Then the local paper went and ran a photo of the fully grown Junior–wearing jeans and a five o’clock shadow–and suddenly it seemed like every woman in Byford, Indiana, wanted to know him better–a whole lot better. And Jan was starting to wonder if maybe she hadn’t overlooked a hot property right there in her own neighborhood …

5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Four Dollar and Fifty-One Cents–what a great title–is one of the best Silhouette Desires I’ve ever read. It’s a funny romance, passionate, sexy, and did I mention funny?

The Plot

Jan needs a bachelor to auction off for a local charity. Her harmless friend and neighbor Junior should do. Jan has never really noticed Junior, but he’s always been very aware of her.

Jan’s got eyes on another man, but she figures Junior will bring in a couple of bucks. That is until a hunky picture of his is shown in the newspaper, sweaty, shirtless, with beard stubble. All of a sudden, Junior’s not so “junior” anymore.

And the wonderful thing is how Junior has always harbored feelings for Jan; she’s just been too oblivious to know it.

Junior rocks!

Final Analysis of Four-Dollars and Fifty-One Cents

This is a friends-to-lovers trope done right.

The title is of this book is so witty and by the end, you’ll see the importance of it. It’s too cute! This was romantic and funny. Lass Small hit another one out of the park.

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