Love on a Whim by Aubrey Mace
Six months out of law school, Rachel Pearce is completely disillusioned by her job hunt. Despite pounding the pavement with her Ivy League degree in hand, her job prospects are no brighter than the day she graduated. Then in a chance meeting with a former acquaintance, eccentric young millionaire Henry Walker, Rachel finds an unexpected opportunity: Henry is looking for a personal secretary. Swallowing her pride, Rachel sets aside her law firm aspirations for what she envisions as secretarial work—mountains of paperwork and filing. But when she finds her most demanding duty to be daily cookie runs for her new boss, she’s baffled by her unconventional job responsibilities.
As she’s pulled into Henry’s delightful whims, caught in a whirlwind of private jets and fancy dinners, Rachel finds herself inexplicably drawn to this handsome and charismatic man. But reality always has a way of intruding, and logic tells her that this adventure can’t last. When real life inevitably comes calling, Rachel must decide if she’s willing to trade in her dream of success in the courtroom for a chance at love.
This is my kind of romance book. It wasn't too rushed or sappy or cheesy. Both of the main characters were likeable, in spite of - or probably because of - their quirks. (Ok, most of the quirkiness came from Henry, but I found his character very amusing because of it.)
I finished this book in record time, and even though I really enjoyed it, I was left wanting at the end. I'm not sure if it's due to how things happened, or if I just wanted more. Probably the latter. It's hard to let go of characters when you've enjoyed them so much.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading more from the author.
This book totally hit the spot for me! I can't really put my finger on why I enjoyed it so much, but I devoured it.
I suppose I can start with the outside and work my way in. I think the cover is super cute. I'm not sure that it really tells much about the story, but I guess the two main characters run into each other in a bakery, so maybe that's the inspiration. Whatever the reason, I think it's cute and it would catch my eye on a shelf.
And now to the guts of it. This wasn't really your typical romance novel. Rachel and Henry are a funny pair. There is so much tension between them-Rachel's doing. Their meetings and then working relationship are comical. Except for the times when it's a little frustrating, and then the times when it's . . . swoon worthy? Well, that might be a poor description. But, the outings that only a millionaire could arrange on a whim are the stuff of fairy tales.
Henry did some of the sweetest things for Rachel. She was a bit of a stinker, but I liked how it all worked together.
I'd recommend this book and would read more by Aubrey Mace.
I love Aubrey Mace, and love reading her books over and over again. In fact, after finishing Love on a Whim I had to go back and read Before the Clock Strikes 30 and Santa Maybe (even though it's July...because who doesn't love a Christmas story in the middle of summer?). I was very excited to hear that Rachel and Henry got their own book. After reading 30 I thought those two should get together, because they are both great characters.
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Title: Love on a Whim
Author: Aubrey Mace
Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc.
Published: July 2015
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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