Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.
Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can't make her fashionable. She'll never truly fit into Oliver's world, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.
- ISBN-13: 9780764212758
- ISBN-10: 0764212753
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: March 2015
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 7.14 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-12
- Reviewer: Staff
In her new historical romance, Turano (A Talent for Trouble) creates an unlikely coupling between the spirited Harriet Peabody and the wealthy Oliver Addleshaw. With no father, a deceased mother, and a con-artist aunt as her guardian, Harriet has endured a difficult life. Setting out on her own, she secures a respectable position working for a local milliner. When sent on a delivery for an especially troublesome client, circumstances get out of control, and Harriet finds herself without a job but with a most unusual, and lucrative, business offer from Addleshaw. As Oliver and Harriet work through the intricacies of their alliance, they find themselves attracted to each other despite the differences in their social standings. Turano keeps a predictable romantic tale interesting through a large and diverse supporting cast of characters. Incorporating a bit of mayhem, a modicum of charm, and a dash of skullduggery into Harriet and Oliver’s love story, Turano creates an engaging tale with a delightfully unexpected twist at the end. Agency: Seymour Agency. (Mar.)