Bid for Love is a short story. It had its' moments, and perhaps it's because I'm not familiar with reading short stories, but there were some big leaps going on in the relationship of the two main characters.
The players encounter one another in a professional environment, each learns the others name without actually speaking, but both are not confident enough to actually talk to the other. They pine for one another from afar, each unaware of the others feelings, and not believing in themselves to entertain the thought the other might feel the same way.
Both parties are attractive, have friends, a life, so I had difficulty believing the lack of self-esteem both displayed in approaching the opposite sex. In the case of the heroine, she was often portrayed as timid, but was considerably gutsy on occasions that would make me think twice. Then, after all the hesitation, they take off like rockets and leap to the next step so fast I got whiplash.
It was a quick read, and I would be interested in reading other longer works by this author who does have a good story telling ability, but I think more space is needed to make the story flow. While I did enjoy this, it didn't rock my world.