"An amusing contemporary romantic romp"
After playing the sucker and being jilted at the altar,
Ryan Forrester decides no more hedonism and especially no
more women. He becomes active in the family department
store business. He proposes to his father and the other
board members a way to save the midsize stores being
squeezed out by superstores. His suggestion is to forge
partnerships with local merchants. That is why Ryan is in
Saguaro Vista, Arizona testing his idea.
April Finnegan worries about money as her rent just
doubled with her roommate's marriage and she has lost her
catering business job unless she finds new accounts. April
realizes that Mr. Moneybags, as she has labeled Ryan, is a
rival competing with her efforts to partner with Charlie's
Pizzeria Funhouse and other accounts. April bets Ryan he
would fall on his face without his family cash. Unable to
resist Ryan accepts the wager. As she and Ryan compete for
the same business, they fall in love, but he was recently
jilted and she has little trust in men.
Lisa Plumley provides readers with an amusing
contemporary romantic romp. The story line never takes
itself seriously as the lead couple battles one another and
their growing feelings for the other while the support cast
provides the ambiance of small town southwest living.
Readers will fall for the humorous FALLING FOR APRIL.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 26, 2002
She's got the moxie, he's got the money...
Her hometown gourmet catering company may be in a slump, but April Finnegan isn't about to begin again. Determined to save her business, she sets out to win some local sponsors, unaware she's not the only one in Saguaro Vista with that idea. Turns out wealthy department store mogul Ryan Forrester is one step—and thousands of dollars—ahead of her. Clearly, this sunny southwestern town isn't big enough for both of them. Somebody has to go—and it sure isn't going to be April!
Will love be the prize?
All his life, Ryan has relied on his family money and connections to get by. Now the outrageously off-beat, infuriatingly alluring April has challenged him to survive a week in Small Town, USA without either. He takes her up on it, knowing it means being with her constantly—but never imagining he might lose his heart in the process! Thanks to their wager, now that Ryan most wants to impress a woman, he's a penniless pauper. He'll have to rely on his charm alone to convince April that he's a prince of a guy—and well worth falling for...
Genre: Contemporary Romance