History expert and publisher Dominic Stewart notices the fairy-tale shoes first, but author Meg Crawford, the woman who wears them, is no Cinderella. Meg should use those red stilettos to walk away from the powerful, determined man who challenges her to do what she never thought she could. Her refusal is quick and adamant, and the stakes are too high. Ultimately, she can't resist his extremely tempting offer. If she fails, they both lose; if she succeeds, it may be at too big a price. Both believe "happily ever after" is pure fiction, but their chance encounter in a bar just may give them a shot at romantic history on and off the page.
Meg is a chick-lit author whose agent wants her to explore the romance genre. Dominic is the publisher-son of a famous historical romance author who died with her last book unfinished. When the two cross paths at a romance writer's conference, they think that they might be able to solve each other's problems--in more ways than one. But there's a bigger problem afoot: Meg really doesn't like the romance genre at all and seems unwilling to give it much of a try. When Dominic offers big bucks for the book, Meg knows she cannot deny the opportunity, for it will allow her to take care of her ailing mother. These two stubborn characters make for a swift and thoughtful romance, as Meg learns how to balance every challenge in her life--including the one involving historically accurate men's clothing...
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Well done. Being a friend of Melva from a very young age, I marvel at her writing talent. Some of the comments made in the book were definitely things that I would expect her to say!! Bravo to Melva and Anna! Looking to the next book!
I will admit bias as I know the authors. I only wish it had been longer so I could have spent more time with Meg & Dominick as they fell in love. I loved how the authors used & flipped some standard romance tropes in their telling of this modern romance. I’m ready for another book Anna & Melva!