Stanton Family #1
For some reason, he was starting to find her awkwardness endearing. Or maybe he always had.
A quick, easy read to pass an hour. I liked both Meredith and Andrew but there was nothing new about this story. I’m not a big fan of the awkward, klutzy, don’t-know-I’m-attractive heroine.
Andrew was a really sweet, beta hero. It was refreshing to read a high powered CEO who isn’t an alpha jerk. Small thing, but there’s a scene where Meredith accidentally breaks her glasses the night before the big gala. I was about to roll my eyes at the contrived way she was going to be de-nerded. But thankfully, the scene ends with Meredith having to wear a new pair of cuter glasses that she bought but never wore. Thank you Audra North for not giving the impression that glasses are not sexy or attractive. I’m not a big fan of the virginal “ugly duckling” story line. That being said, this was better than I normally see and Meredith quickly finds her confidence.
Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts of Christmases past. Until her sexy boss asks her to be his last-minute date to a fundraiser gala, that is, and the promise of a special evening calls to something long-buried in her.
Andrew Stanton, Manhattan’s best-known philanthropist, has worked hard building his reputation in the industry. He offers to work closely with Meredith to fix his company’s financial crisis, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to look at her as just a colleague.
A beautiful dress. A handsome man on her arm. A challenge she can’t refuse. Can they find the missing money and fulfill their holiday wishes, or will Meredith be unable to overcome the demons of her past and lose her chance at happiness?
Published by Entangled on November 25, 2013