While fashion design major Caroline Hunter may have been born economically unlucky, in college, she’s been lucky in love. Until her senior year at Southern University. She’s gone from a serious long term boyfriend to a string of crappy dates.
Then she meets mathematics grad student Reed Pendergraft.
Reed is everything she’s not looking for. Serious. Headed for a low paying university job. Boring. Caroline spent the first eighteen years of her life wondering where her next meal was coming from. She sure wasn’t getting trapped in that life again with a man living on a professor’s salary.
An encounter with Reed in a club proves she might have pegged him wrong. He brings out a lusty side she never knew she had. But just when she’s about to give in to her hormones, Reed makes a fool out of her.
When she shows up for the first committee meeting for Southern University’s Fall fashion show, a fundraiser for underprivileged kids, Caroline’s horrified to discover the insufferable Reed is the committee chairman. While she refuses to tolerate his totalitarian rule of the committee, she’s not sure she’ll survive the month with her heart—and her pride—intact. Just when she thinks she has everything figured out, she finds that her entire life has been redesigned, thanks to Reed Pendergraft.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.
You can find out more about Denise and her other books at: www.denisegroverswank.com.
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Wow is the word that comes to mind when I think about this book. Mrs. Swank gave me project runway but with a sexy/straight talking/teacher on the panel. Seriously reed in my mind is none other than harvey from the tv show Suits. I know I know WTH right. This is what happens when you read and watch some of your favorite tv shows during the same time frame lol. Ok moving on!!!
Caroline is a beautiful/bombshell and a fashion design major. Many would say she's a gold digger because her type of man is Mr. Deep pockets. Caroline's life hasn't been all roses. She refuses to live her life the way she did growing up. You know the saying "money can't buy you happiness....love doesn't pay the bills..." Came to mind as I was reading this story. Well Caroline is now single and on the rebound. However the one man she can't stand ( I mean they didn't hit it off from the beginning pages, serious love/hate relationship) is the one that she wants...Chemistry anyone!
BUT there's one problem besides he annoys her, he's a math major pursing a teaching degree. Ummm teachers are pretty under paid so he.s not meeting her general type of mr. Deep pockets.
The love/hate relationship of Caroline/reed took on a new meaning when reed was the lead on a project Caroline was working on. Oh FUN! For me as a reader heck yes! I loved reeds character. He was a straight talking man and he didn't hold his tongue when it came to Caroline. Beneath all the banter of these two was some serious chemistry. I was team reed from the beginning of this one. But will Caroline be able to put aside her insecurities and take a chance on LOVE?
Great job mrs. Swank! I can't wait to read more from you.
Book rating: 4.5 stars/A
*i was provided an ARC in exchange for a honest review. **
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