This was just a quick modern fairy tale style romance that I grabbed up because the title caught my eye and I had never tried this author. It was free so that made it a win-win opportunity. I call it fairy tale style because it just had that type of feel to it as opposed to a more realistic tone.
It opens when Royston Carmichael is confronted by a long lost sister whom he thought was dead. She is newly married, expecting her first child and eager to see him happy.
Royston lost Wyndi when they were split up in the foster system after the death of their parents and failed at the one thing he had promised- to take care of her. Now the one thing she wants is to see him happy and he will give that to her.
Miranda is having a bad day and now it is worse. Her boss delegates the turning in of the big report which is late to the terrorizing company CEO who is exacting when it comes to punctuality and excellence within his business. She slips into Royston Carmichael’s office to leave the report at his empty desk thinking she got a reprieve when he startles her from behind. His proposition shocks her to death.
Royston reads people well and he enjoys discomfiting the sassy beautiful woman
who he asks to pose as his fake fiancée. She got his attention when she gave him as good as he got, but she earned his respect when she didn’t take him up on his offer of a monetary incentive. She is only moved when he shares about his sister. He can’t help, but start making plans to seduce her because of the attraction he feels- and its all in the nature of verisimilitude for his story right?
It was a shorter and lighter piece that offered up a fairly diverting plot, attractive characters and a quick yet passionate romance with the expected ending. It is tied to another book by the author, The Prince’s Resistant Lover (also free and should be read first though they work as standalones) which tells Wyndi and Tamar’s story.
This worked for a nice lazy afternoon quick read and a change of pace. Those who enjoy a quick ‘career girl/her boss marriage of convenience’ plot should give it a try.