Victoria Scott works nights at a bar, but her dream is to sell her clothing designs in a shop. Her dreams almost came true with her shop owner ex, but came to a halt when she found him with another woman. She also loves teaching fashion design on a volunteer basis to at risk teenagers, and wants a place to showcase their talents.
Oliver Russell has come into town to open up a new branch of his family’s department store down the street. He has so much on his plate fixing all the mistakes his cousin has made with the store so far, that he doesn’t have time for a social life. His mother and ailing father want nothing more than for Oliver to b settle down and to have children, and Oliver wants to do anything to please them, especially with his father sick.
When Oliver meets Victoria, he realizes he has the perfect answer to both of their issues. He will supply the venue for Victoria’s students to show off their fashion designs if Victoria agrees to pretend to be his fiancé. Can they both pull off a pretend engagement that fools his family enough to get him a moment’s peace?
This was a sweet read, and was fun to watch their relationship evolve, The backdrop of helping the people of the town was refreshing, and really brought some warmth and sweetness to what could have been a very stuffy story of big name store versus the little guys on the street.
This was a perfect palate cleanser book for anyone looking for something light to read.
Thank you to Mills and Boom publishing for sending me n eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.