OPERATION PRINCE CHARMING
This charming romance is filled with realistic characters and real-life situations, making it a story readers will identify with. This is a pleasure to read, a story without unnecessarily high drama, but instead about people that readers can imagine themselves knowing. Bourne supplies the satisfying happy ending we all wish for and joins Rochelle Alers and Brenda Jackson as a crossover author with appeal for a wide audience.
Ali Spencer has survived a career meltdown connected to a nasty divorce. Now she’s come home to Nashville to try and help her aunt save the etiquette school that has been in the family for three generations. Fortunately, a suddenly wealthy woman who wants to break into high society is willing to pay big bucks for a makeover for her boyfriend. When Ali meets Hunter, the boyfriend, he seems pretty close to perfect the way he is.
Hunter is getting disgusted with the social climber his girlfriend has turned into, but he feels he should give the relationship one last try, so he reluctantly agrees to the “Manners Makeover.” After meeting the teacher, however, school seems a much better idea than he had first thought. In fact, maybe letting his girlfriend move on up — to another guy — might be a great idea. Now he just has to convince Ali that she can relax her professional distance, because he is very ready for a new start. (LOVE SPELL, Jul., 336 pp., $6.99)