Stacy is looking for this book, and I am betting she’ll be able to find it. This sounds pretty memorable.
I have thought about sending you this HABO a million times (and may have
actually done so already a couple of years ago, so forgiveness if I did).
This book sounds stupid as hell but I just loved it:
It’s a contemporary romance about a woman who owns an art gallery (in
Chicago, maybe?) and is secretly sad because she’s the only person in her
family who doesn’t actually create great art and she has low self-esteem
because of that. She does, however, have a good eye for art and spends time
funding and propping up the egos of various eccentric artistes.
The hero is a super sexy guy who comes back into her life to whisk her away
for some reason after a long absence. He used to be either engaged or
married to her sister, but he took our heroine’s virginity back in the day
and has come back to embroil her in some dangerous intrigue or other.
Memorable scenes: at one point they are staying in a crappy hotel and our
heroine, lonely and drunk, spends the afternoon getting a makeover from a
prostitute who lives in the hotel. A super hot and slutty makeover! When our
hero returns from his errands to find her drunk and skanked out to there, he
naturally takes her out to a bar and gets violently jealous at all the male
attention coming her way.
At the very end there is a fight involving a lot of machine gunning inside a
Most of the story takes place in a tropical island setting. Maybe Hawaii,
but maybe not! Man, I wish I could remember more, especially the names of
the characters. Hell, while I’m at it, I wish I could remember the title
and author. Who else read this awesome thing? I have googled the hell out of
it and never come close to finding it again.
I love a good makeover scene. It’s awesome. Anyone remember this book?