Fashioning a Romance
written by Libby Mercer
published by Musa Publishing
Why did I pick this book: I am reviewing her upcoming release, Unmasking Maya, next month and I wanted to read her first book, Fashioning a Romance.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it in a day.
Fashioning a Romance is a sweet story with a happy ending. It is typical chick lit in that it has romance, misunderstandings, and two people who should be so different from one another that fall head-over-heels for each other.
Caitlyn is an American fashion designer with considerable talent who is living in London working as a personal designer for Sophie Harrington. She seems to truly love what she does but she is guarded when it comes to her heart. Her father’s many wives have taken a toll on Caitlyn’s outlook on love. Sophie is a “lady of leisure” in London. She can afford to pay Caitlyn to be her personal designer/seamstress and allows Caitlyn to live in her home (which is actually her parents’ home) as part of her pay. We don’t get to know too much about Sophie. She is a catalyst for things to come – but not the things that you would think. John, Sophie’s older brother, is a high-powered finance specialist. He is a self-proclaimed “lover of women” and knows all of the “right” moves to seduce a woman. However, John is quite dismayed when his moves don’t have the desired affect on Caitlyn. He has some depth of emotion that even shocks him.
This cast of characters were delightful to read about. The author did a good job including fashion history and detail into the story without burdening the reader. I also enjoyed the quotes and history that John related throughout. Again, this could have made the book a slow read, but it truly added to the charm of Fashioning a Romance.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It is a good, quick chick lit read.
Will I read it again: I will not but I will read more books from Ms. Mercer.
About the book – from Goodreads: Dedicated American fashion girl, Caitlyn Taylor, can’t stand players, and has successfully dodged them like enemy fire all her life. And then she meets fun-loving British CEO, John Harrington. Not only is he her boss’s brother, he’s the charismatic kind of womanizer that nightmares are made of. Worse still: he’s exactly Caitlyn’s type. As if his being the Superman of sex appeal isn’t enough, he’s also got that quirky something-something that she adores. Not that she’s even considering falling prey to his methods. No way.
John can’t fathom how Caitlyn can be impervious to his charms, given the extraordinary chemistry between them. The more she resists, the more determined he is to break down the walls she’s built up to keep him out. Forced to get creative, he orchestrates a “surprise” weekend in Paris for the two of them. Game on!