Since I needed a bit of a pick me up, I picked up Leanne Banks newest contemporary, Trouble in High Heels, hoping for a love story with some humor to brighten my day. She grew up with her father who controlled her through love and guilt. Then a new accountant is assigned to her and hes actually trying to tell her she has to stop giving away money and live on abudget (gasp). Apparently dear old Dad added a codicil to his will and Lori must either marry or live on a (very generous) budget until shes 30. After quickly looking through the file, he realizes hes been given a promotion and a raise only because his firm expects him to say no a young, gorgeous, spoiled heiress. But I actually grew to like Lori. They grew to be friends first and the love came afterward. So if thats what you like, youd do well to pick up a copy when it's released in March 2009.
STORY BRIEF: Loris wealthy father Harlan never married her mother. Since then Lori has been giving away large amounts of money to charities, some of them seeming frivolous, for example: instead of buying $10 teddy bears for firefighters to give to rescued children, her charity provides $200 collectible teddy bears. Lori lacks self confidence and feels better when she gives to almost any charity that approaches her. Jackson takes Lori to a ranch for awhile to escape the men. The ranch is a charity helping handicapped children. Number of sex scenes: 6. Total number of sex scene pages: 19.
Leanne Banks is a national #1 best-selling author of romance novels. As the attraction between them intensifies, and Jackson finds that Lori is much more than a rich girl with a credit card, could Mr. Straight-as-an-Arrow and Miss Break-All-the-Rules be just what the other needs to find true loveAnd right in front of their bickering, lusting eyes? It may be just me who feels this way, and the author only used them a couple of times each, but they drew me out of the story when they were used. You know that youve been sucked into a great book to escape when you find yourself laughing out loud uproariously- which I did, several times, in fact. I wanted to read their outcome as much as Jackson and Loris.
But soon I was chuckling and smirking as I read the witty banter and story between Lori and Jackson. Trouble in High Heels is a quick, fast-paced read, sure to brighten any reader's day. Warm, charming, and brisk, Trouble in High Heels is a great weekend read, perfect for the beach or any other place you choose.
Lori cant help but donate lots and lots of money away. Maybe that is why before Loris father passed away, he set a stipulation on how much money Lori can spend. He is the CPA that her fathers estate hired to control Loris spending habits.
This is where things took on a funny term where Lori Granger comes up with a proposition of getting married and Jackson has to be a matchmaker to find her a faux husband in order to be able to use the inheritance.
Something a little more original and upbeat than the cliched love-you-forever ending would have been welcome, but the book still provides a delightful and entertaining read.
the writing in this book was atrocious!
Leanne is known for telling a story with strong emotion, characters with whom everyone can relate, a kick of hot sensuality, and a feel-good ending that lingers. Leanne is the recipient of Romantic Times Magazine's career-achievement awards in Series Sensuality and Love and Laughter, and her books have been recognized by the Award of Excellence Contest, the Romance Writers of America RITA Award contest and the National Readers' Choice Awards.