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A Model Engagement

(City of Dreams #2)

4.84  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Lacey Reed jumps at the chance for independence with a career in the big city. But her naivety and ambition blind her to the lure of a blackmailer. With her savings gone, she has nowhere to turn when she literally runs into financier Connor Devlin.

Though dazzled by Lacey, Connor sees the desperation she tries to hide. His gut tells him to help, and he hires her as his fak
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published September 20th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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She was blessed with beauty, cursed with naivety and determined to break free of her parental controls. Lacey Reed was going to the big city, using her beauty to make her mark in the modeling world, living wild and free, until one night, one huge mistake trusting in someone far more experienced, worldly and with the scruples of an amoeba turned her world into a nightmare. Lacey was being blackmailed and once again, her naivety sends her down a path of self-destruction with no end. She needs mone ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I struggle with is my fear of beginning the second book of a trilogy or any set of novels because I’m worried that I will not enjoy next book as much. That being said, The Model Engagement helped me overcome this complex AND surpassed my expectations!

Charlotte O’Shay managed to build a plot throughout her novel that was both enticing and relevant. As a young woman in NYC, Lacey’s story feels like something that could happen to any woman I know. It’s not shocking that right aft
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading this genre for the last 10 years and one of the things that I love the most about it is that each story stands on it's own, but you are able to hear small snippets about the lives of the characters you grew to love in the previous book. For me, the saddest part about finishing a great book, is no longer knowing what is happening in these characters lives! Charlotte did not disappoint, giving me just enough information about the characters I loved from the Marriage Ultimatum t ...more
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love it when you can hear a character's voice in your head and know that they are believable. Lacey and Connor came alive in this well written and well researched novel. I could hear their voices and they were true. I could picture their interaction right from the first scene at Sabrina and Vlad's wedding (love how the author wove in the characters from her first novel). The scenes in NYC and Montauk were right on target. There was electricity and it was real. The unusual plot twist (not a spo ...more
Katie O'Sullivan
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte O'Shay gives us a heartwarming story of two very different people who aren't looking for love, but end up being the perfect fit. This is a slightly different take on the fake fiancé story line, and the he said/she said alternating third person narrative makes for a fun, fast read.

Lacey Lee Reed was a minor character in O'Shay's debut novel, The Marriage Ultimatum. Here we get to look inside the facade she presents to the world, and discover that the former model is not as carefree as s
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Just finished O'Shay's second book, and I liked it even more than the first.
The premise of a young woman in NYC with a secret life is all too true for so many of the anonymous souls in our city. Trying anything to keep the people she loves from finding out her truth consumes Lacey's entire life...until the truth, as it usually does, sets her free.

Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. I found myself reading as I the subway, to work, and home at night. More than once,
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed part two of the City Of Dreams series. Charlotte O’Shay has a way of transporting you with her writing. Her concise, descriptive writing techniques not only allow me to picture the setting of the story but also help me relate to the title character ,Lacey Reed, and her braulic love interest Connor. I often found myself wondering what I would do if I was in a similar situation- A handsome, sweet man, lavish gifts, a house on the water & romantic boat rides make it is easy ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Former lingerie model Lacey Lee has secrets she is keeping that are eating her alive. In public she slips easily into her model persona and puts on a brave front, until she bumps into Connor Devlin at her best friend's wedding. Connor has a way of breaking through Lacey's persona to the real girl, but she's worried he only wants her as another woman in his bed and not in his heart. Meanwhile Connor has made it his mission to NOT fall in love. He saw what it did to his parents, and he will not ma ...more
InD'tale Magazine

“A Model Engagement” illustrates a hard lesson about what happens when you look before you leap.

Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Trully Sunee
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lacey is facing blackmail and doesn't know how to get away from Barry. She needs a job to pay him back for what he says she owes him.

Devlin needs a way to take care of his family responsibilities and not upset his mom in the process with her declining health without her knowing yet still making his sister happy.

Many issues are to be faced along with sad pasts in this great novel. This is a riveting story with such a great adventure in each page. To see such inspiring characters overcome such gre
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