The Sweetheart Deal
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Some people in her small community think Ellen Hamilton, business savvy daughter of the town’s largest employer, is too big for her britches. After all it’s the 1950s when women have no place in running corporations. When the company is threatened with takeover by John, who broke her heart and betrayed her family business years ago, she’s determined to stop at nothing to win.
Ruggedly handsome John Adair has returned to the town that tried to destroy him with false accusations of corporate espionage. What truly hurt him was Ellen, the woman he loved, believed the allegations. However, that was the past. His return is for one reason only, business. But will he remember it when gazing into Ellen's enticing eyes or when intoxicated by the aroma of jasmine whenever she is near?
Sparks fly when these two headstrong individuals meet again and find themselves tempted by The Sweetheart Deal.
A wonderful story that is the perfect option for a bit of different this summer
I’ve been on a woman’s fiction kick – where the story and the characters play a larger role in the story and the romance is pushed to a secondary concern. It’s been a nice change from the romances that I love, but the change in style has refreshed my interest and joy in reading.
Allison Morse has set this story in the 1950’s and brought a sense of new and different to a time that, although more than half a century ago, is still easy to relate to. A very complex and well-developed plot is the highlight of this story, and with the unique setting and wonderful characters, this ‘shot in time’ story is a wonderfully fun and light read.
Particularly clever is the character development of both Ellie and John – hers from mild-mannered librarian to solidly in charge businesswoman and the reveal of John as more than a clichéd uber-macho male of his time are truly wonderful. These two spark off one another, and not too much time is spent in either backstory or rehashing issues, this couple and the story demand forward movement, much to my delight.
A wonderful story that is the perfect option for a bit of different this summer… Allison Morse shows that she is an author to watch, with plenty of good things to come.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.