Save the Date
Mar 1, 2011
Save the Date
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 1, 2011)
This is a very cute, clean romance novel. A nice story that leaves you feeling happy and satisfied.
Lucy runs a home for foster girls who've turned 18 and been turned out by the system. She survives on donations from the wealthy people that she's pretty much held a grudge with since her mother used to clean houses for them all.
When very wealthy, attractive Alex Sinclair has his assistant announce that his family is cutting donations to Lucy's home by 40%, she's devastated and has no idea where to turn. She can't turn these young women out.
Alex meets Lucy when she confronts him about the donations and an idea blossoms in his mind. You see, he's running for Congress and his reputation has taken a beating by a few too many women. Lucy has the small town appeal that voters like. He proposes to Lucy that she pretend to be his fiance for 5 months (until after the election) and he will in turn make sure she gets to keep her halfway house, along with a sizable donation.
Can Lucy fake a romance for 5 months with a man that she's trying hard to pretend isn't actually a nice guy? What about her boyfriend - the one that dumped her 2 years ago and is suddenly back in town?
Add to all that the fact that she finds out a huge secret about her own past and heritage and you have a fast-paced romance with interesting characters.