“Suprisingly really good! And funny, which is always a plus. Had my attention from the beginning. Not the typical book I would choose, but very glad I did!”see full review » see other reviews »
“Unoriginal and predictable”marla d wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Short and sweet - reminded me of the category romances from my teens.
The plot is a typical office romance - a gorgeous and wealthy boss marries his ugly duckling secretary who ultimately turns into a swan.
The characters are likeable and the romance builds nicely with some sexy scenes although they are not as spicy as they could have been. ”
“Suprisingly really good! And funny, which is always a plus. Had my attention from the beginning. Not the typical book I would choose, but very glad I did!”GH wrote this review Monday, April 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“WARNING!!! ADULTS ONLY!!
Personal to the fullest!
Loved it. But then, I always love stories about the innocent woman becoming a woman-learning she is more than she imagined she was. From ordinary to extroadinary. Always love the hot boss who can turn the heat up in a flash. Ryan McKay does just that, and he does it with class. Being Faith's first, he gave just the right flare at just the right moments. Always love a great ending too! ”
“The perfect romance about a man who was raised where love and emotions were not allowed to be shown or felt and a woman who was raised never believing she worth being love.
Faith Lewis has been Ryan McKay's executive assistant for five years. Recently she's been working with him about ways to get out of his grandfathers will that states he must marry and produce a pregnancy within one year of marriage to remain CEO of his company.
Not finding a loophole, his plans to marry Erica and fulfill the will almost fall to pieces when she walks out hours before the deadline.
With no where else to turn, he goes to Faith. Agreeing, they quickly make it official and meet the deadline. The whole time, Ryan makes it clear she must keep emotions out of this, referring it to a business deal and nothing else.
Growing up with a mother who always claimed her ordinary has stayed with Faith and limited her experiences. She dresses in big clothes, wears her hair in an unstylish bun and huge owl glasses. Now though, Ryan wants to open her up to her full potential. With new clothes, hair style, and little make-up, Faith now feels beautiful.
Ryan thought he was having a hard time keeping his hands off her before, now it's near impossible. But with his promise to give Faith 2months to get use to them before becoming intimate, he won't break his promise.
However, getting her to change her mind is fair game. Through various tries, he fails to touch her heart, until the kitten he brings home for her.
As the saying goes, once the can is open you can't go back. Their intimacy explodes and soon both can't ignore they've both become personally involved.
But before Ryan can tell her he's in love, she storms in their room, packs, and leaves without a single explanation.
A few days later Ryan has no choice but to announce to the board his marriage has failed and he's failed the rules of the will.
Luckily just before he lets it out, Faith barges in with the news of her pregnancy and outs his cousin James for making her believe he was Ryan getting back together with Erica.
Even saving him from making the announcement doesn't win Faith back into her husband's heart. It's his butler Leland who finally convinces him his family was wrong about never letting love it.
Rushing to the office, Ryan stops Faith from packing and promises nothing will separate them again. ”
“An ugly duckling to swan love story. Formulaic but fun and sexy.”Jennifer M wrote this review Wednesday, April 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a really good read. I wanted to see a little more play out with Ryan working out what was wrong with Faith, as far as her self image. While we don't really get any closer in that aspect, I thought it was a wonderful romance with a really good story.
I've read a few of the paper marriage storylines and most I didn't really care for. This was almost the same, but I really found myself drawn to Faith and eventually to Ryan. There wasn't much conflict in this, but plenty of tension. It made for a nice cozy romance.”
“Was a good novella. Not really what I expected but the plot was decent. It was definitely NOT erotica. ”CubanDiva wrote this review Friday, June 25, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was nothing personal, just a business arrangement. Ryan McKay is a multi-millionaire with a problem. He needs a bride to fulfill the terms of his grandfathers will. Unfortunately, the one he chose just bailed on him and hes hours away from losing his company. Enter Faith Lewis his demure, devoted assistant. Ryan convinces Faith to step in and marry him, assuring her their marriage is merely a business deal. Ryan is certain he can keep this strictly impersonal. After all, hes the product of a loveless marriage and for years has sealed his own heart in an icy stone. Despite Faiths warmth, compassion and allure, hes convinced hes immune to her charms. Faith will do anything for her boss, but marry him? The shy virgin sees herself as plain and unattractive, a product of a bitter mother who drummed into her head that she wasnt worthy of a mans love. But she agrees to help Ryan fulfill the terms of his grandfathers will, hoping she doesnt lose her heart to him in the process. But love rarely listens to logic, and what follows is anything but business.