"A warm and amusing romp"
The glass ceiling at Bundles of Joy baby products has
nothing to do with being a female for Anne Harris. To
become a vice president the corporation strongly affirms
the credo that married with children is a good employee.
For the single Anne, a spouse is not what she wants, but a
temporary, make believe fiancÈ will do. She turns to the
Bachelor-in-a-Box agency to provide her with all the vital
statistics of her fiancÈ including a photo.
Annie figures the crisis is over until her boss insists
on meeting the man in her life. To her surprise the model
in the photo turns out to be Mitchell Dane, brother to the
owner of the Bachelor-in-a-Box agency and not happy that
his sibling uses his picture. Anne persuades Mitchell to
pretend to be her fiancÈ, whom she will present to her
boss. Mitchell, however, has his own ideas about desire,
fantasies and love. However, Mitchell has plans of his own
starring his "betrothed" in his fantasy.
Skip the concept of an executive coming up with a make
believe fiancÈ and readers will find a very amusing warm
romantic romp that only the incomparable Sandra Chastain
could make feel genuine. The characters are fun especially
Annie who learns the lesson of how difficult it is to make
a lie seem true. Ms. Chastain just proves that she is one
of the best genre writers around with this humorous frolic.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2001