Atlanta image consultant Victoria Sharpe is about to give a makeover to the man who broke her heart in college, and a do-over to a love that always should have been.


Looking at her potential client, Atlanta image consultant Victoria Sharpe is convinced the job will be a cross between What Not to Wear and Man vs. Wild. She’d love to turn down the offer, but refusing it—not to mention the referrals it could generate—just might break the bank. Yet, agreeing to make over this man’s image might also break her heart. Again.

Max Brown will tolerate anything to gain access to his trust fund. Returning to work in the family business, even submitting to his mother’s demands to trade his comfortable flannel for Armani is worthwhile if he can get the money necessary to start a camp for at-risk boys. But then he sees he’ll be working with Victoria Sharpe, his college girlfriend, the one who got away. Or, really, the one he left. The impression he makes here will be the most important of his life, and the person most as risk is himself.

This is a sweet, pretty uninvolved and speedy read and I would highly recommend this!
I have loved spending a nice afternoon in my sunny garden with Victoria and Max.  This is a sweet tale of rediscovery and opening of old wounds.  Victoria needs her new contract to help Max and his new image in order to survive financially.  But emotionally you see that she may not survive this.   The deeper you delve into the history between her and Max, the more you have to sympathise with the situation she is in.
At first I found Max to be pretty cold hearted and focussed purely on himself an his goals but as the book went on I warmed to him immensely.  He has clear goals and none of those feature anyone with him as he achieves them.  And how will Victoria fit into those plans, if at all?
The connection between the couple is instant as they reconnected as friends and emotionally.  The tension sexually and otherwise between the two of them feels very real in the book and I loved how they developed individually as they opened up to each other.  The ending however very nearly broke my heart.  You will have to read the book to find out what happens.
This is a really refreshing change for me and was a perfect light sunny afternoon read!  his was my first book by this author and I will definitely be reading more!
5 sunny afternoon Stars!



In 2001, Marilyn discovered Romance
novels quite by accident, which led to a renewed interest in writing. She
started out by writing fanfiction about Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Superman,
which developed into a desire to write about her own characters. She’s had over
forty short stories published in the confessions and Romance magazines.
Also, she has taught a class in how to
effectively write for this genre and worked as a researcher and copy editor for
several Romance authors. All this combined to give her a great love of the
Romance genre and helped develop a multitude of friendships in the Romance
She’s a member of Romance Writers ofAmerica, as well as her local chapter, Heart of Dixie. In addition to reading, Marilyn loves to knit (as long as it’s only a scarf), cook (in the crockpot), garden (in a couple of pots on her patio), and her motto is “Have passport, will travel.” She’d love to add to the list of 32 states and 21 foreign countries she’s already visited.
After raising two great sons, she loves to spoil… er… dote on her two granddaughters.

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