Austin Hughes, co-owner of Wallace and Hughes, a New York consulting firm, has just landed a major contract visiting and evaluating luxury hotels in Africa. Since his regular travel employee has decided to marry he must find a new one, someone to pose as his wifeand Desiree Mack, the new employee, is assigned to the job. The only problem is that they have never met.
The sparks between the two ignite and they both struggle with pretending to be married while fighting their feelings for one another.
The couples occupations were refreshingly different and the descriptions of the various places that they visited were interesting. This reader was not sure, however, why Austin and Desiree had to pretend to be married to complete their African assignment, and the plot to destroy the business could have been a source of conflict for the couple but wasnt. (Feb., 288 pp., $5.99)