As promised, here’s the review for Jamie Brazil’s Prince Charming Inc.
Here’s the back cover copy of the book:
From long haul drivers to plumbers, matchmaker Elyse Tobin refurbishes and retrains men, then sells them off as husbands to wealthy San Francisco socialites.
Womanizing lothario Nick Salvatore is a millionaire restaurateur with looks, charm, and wit. He’s the man Elyse models all her fixer-uppers after, the man who seduced her three years ago, and the one man in San Francisco she wants nothing to do with despite his ongoing efforts to woo her.
But, when Elyse’s latest groom goes south, the IRS audits her, and her home is about to be foreclosed, she discovers the one man she can count on is the one she’s spent years avoiding.
Sounds like a lot, right?
That’s because it is a lot.
There’s a lot of story in this little book. But the thing about it is, it never felt like too much. This book was fast-paced and fun, and, though it does require a little bit of that “willing suspension of disbelief” we talked about in college, it was worth it. There were several “laugh out loud” moments (and I rarely laugh when I’m reading, even when I think a book is hysterical. It’s just the way I’m built). The heroine is quirky and cute; the hero a reformed lothario who is every woman’s fantasy. He was mine, anyway.
Incidentally, the food porn in this book was amazing. I haven’t had a bite of cheesecake in years (allergies. Oy, weh), but I swear, I wanted to swim in a sea of cheesecake (and have Nick Salvatore join me there) after I read this book. I was actually a little tempted to load myself up with Benadryl and go ahead and have a piece!
This is a really nice contemporary romance. If you like contemporary romance with quirky, flawed, believable characters, this book is for you.
Next week’s review: BJ Scott’s Highland Legacy