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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shoe-In for Love by Bronwyn Storm

Shoe-In for Love by Bronwyn Storm
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical (1984)
Length: Short (88 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Wisteria

For shoe designer Nessie Helph, 1984 is another year in the struggle to keep herself safe from her malicious supervisor, Grace Hart. Nessie’s problems worsen when she finds out the company, Victor & Victoria, has been sold to Leo Schumacher.

Known as “The Lumberjack,” Leo’s reputation for cutting costs and hacking jobs is legendary, but Nessie’s prepared for any contingency…except the effect he has on her heart. She may not be able to get her hair to feather like Heather Locklear’s, but surely she has the skills to win both her dream job and her dream man.

Is Nessie a shoe-in—er, shoo-in—for love, or will her efforts leave her heart sinking into the soles of her jelly sandals?

Nessie is worried about her job now that V&V has been bought out by “The Lumberjack”. Convinced her superior will throw her under the bus at the first opportunity she opts to go straight to the new boss. Leo is a formidable giant in the business world. He is known for bringing in his own management team and axing all who don’t fit the mold.

Ms Storm has written a wonderful, lighthearted that had me giggling as much as sighing. I fell in love with the characters. I found them highly relatable and couldn’t wait to see what was coming on the next page. I found myself relating to Nessie and her worries and concerns. Holding my breath to see if all would work out and squirming in my seat at her mishaps along the way.

I would recommend this story to all my friends and anyone who enjoys a tender story with a few laughs thrown in. Ms Storm has done a fantastic job and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.