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Return to Book Page. Darcy was not good at pretending Although she was a good secretary to Reed Hunter, Darcy Faversham became easily muddled when events around her got too hectic. Not much of a match for a London investor used to making split-second decisions involving millions of dollars.
But Reed did need her. Someone was sabotaging his business deals in America, and he wanted Darcy to po Darcy was not good at pretending Someone was sabotaging his business deals in America, and he wanted Darcy to pose as his lover on a trip to Florida, to call attention away from the real purpose of his visit. Darcy wasn't at all sure she could live up to the pressure.
It was no good pretending she was in love with Reed--not when she really Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , Harlequin Presents , pages. Published November 1st by Harlequin Books first published July 11th More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Glass Slippers and Unicorns , please sign up.
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I'm torn on the rating for this book. It was cute, indeed. I expected a lighter romp when I reached for this, but it wasn't quite as light as I expected. It's one of those books that it's hard to age.
The storyline is more on the modern side, but there are aspects that make it feel more vintage. I didn't expect for Darcy's absent-minded facade to hide serious emotional scars from an event that happened six months prior. It took me a while to figure out Reed.
I thought he was hiding feelings for I'm torn on the rating for this book. I thought he was hiding feelings for Darcy, but it seemed like he was still tomcatting around. At least, he had stuff at his recent ex-girfriend's house that he had left there. That implies they were sleeping together.
I'm hesitant to believe in people being in love when they are still sleeping with other people. Some may feel differently, but when it comes to romance, I'm a stickler for that sort of thing. In the end, his beautiful gesture to Darcy won me over. He's actually quite the closet romantic.
I like how even in her older books, Carole Mortimer manages to write very sensual even when things aren't descriptive. That was another reason why it was hard to date this book.
I was surprised at Reed's family's acceptance of him bringing over girls and sharing a room with them. That's part of why I was questioning the age of this book. I didn't think this would happen much in a pres book. I really liked Darcy. I think that her struggles to recover from a very traumatic experience are poignant. I also liked her because she was very sweet. It's a silly thing, but I get a little disapointed when the hero in a HP book is American.
I think Reed is about half and half, but I figured he spoke with an American accent. I miss my British heroes. It's part of why I like HP books. Overall rating: 3. View 1 comment. May 05, boogenhagen rated it liked it Shelves: hplandia , interestingthings. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The h has a tendency to be very absent minded, she loses her left shoe so regularly that she has a closet full of right shoes with no mates.
She forgets where she puts things and a lot of times she appears very vague, even though she is a good secretary to Re Glass Slippers and Unicorns - Another red-haired CM h is featured in this one and the H is a very rich half American investment speculator.
She forgets where she puts things and a lot of times she appears very vague, even though she is a good secretary to the H. The h is so scatty that when she got the H's interview letter and it said 9 pm, she showed up at an empty office building at night for the job.
When it is pointed out that secretarial positions aren't usually interviewed for late at the night unless there is some dubious propositioning involved , the h states that she though that was how things were done in the big city and she only ever lived in a tiny little village.
When the book opens, one of the things the h has lost is the H's mum, who she had to pick up at Heathrow for an overnight visit before the H sees her off on a world cruise. The H is having a temper tantrum to rival a two year old's over his missing mum and the h is very sweet but completely bewildered and ready to cry. She offers to resign, but the H is too busy ranting to notice. Then the mum shows up and it turns out she is just as absent minded and scatty as the h and it isn't the beginning of Alzheimer's, she has always been that way.
The mum woke up in the car alone while the h took a driving break and remembered an old friend from ten years earlier lived nearby and took herself off for a visit. She got to chatting and eventually realized she needed to go meet the H hours later and so she took herself back but the car was gone and so she made her way to the H's office building.
The h is also having a birthday and the H's business partner is taking her out, so she is trying desperately to escape. The H is making severe cranky faces tho and he as he complains about tracking the ladies being like herding cats, the h is relieved that maybe she won't have to find another job while the H is making sure both ladies have other people with them so they don't get lost going home.
The next day the H lets the h know that she and he will have to go to Florida in the US. Someone is selling company information and messing up the H's deals and he wants to investigate. The cover will be that the h and he are dating and he is taking some time off. He also gives the h a beautiful unicorn necklace. The h doesn't know it, but the H is a seekrit unicorn hoarder and has an entire room devoted to them.
He shrines them up like holy relics. They get to Florida and the H's entire family is there unexpectedly, except for the mum on the cruise, and the H has to introduce the h as his lady interest. He is doing his investigative thingy and the h is getting embroiled in family drama.
The h has also been in love with the H for some time now and thinks the H isn't attracted, so there is some angsting at her hopeless situation. The H really is interested though and the physical tension is rising.
The H and h are mugged at gunpoint and the h totally freaks out. We find out that the h's vagueness and absent mindedness aren't really facets of her personality - they are symptoms of PTSD from the h witnessing a woman shot right next to her and dying during a bank robbery. The h worked at the bank as a teller and it was robbed and she set the alarm off rather than give up the money and the robber shot her friend.
She was the teller next to her - the woman was married and had small children and the h thinks if she hadn't set the alarm off but just given them the money, the woman would still be alive. She couldn't go back to work after that and she pretty much stayed in her parent's house for months and developed the forgetfulness as a stress reaction.
She did try being a live in nanny for a bit in the same small town, but it was just too much triggering all the time and so she went to London and got a job with the H who hired her because of her name, he wasn't sure if she was male or female and she had slightly better qualifications than the other applicants, even if she did show up at 9 pm.
Glass Slippers and Unicorns
Rediscover old favourites - and find new ones! Hot-shot London investor Reed Hunter needs his secretary, Darcy Faversham, to pose as his mistress during a business trip to America. Someone is sabotaging his US business deals and Reed needs Darcy to divert attention from the real reason for his visit…. Darcy finds the chance to get closer to Reed too tempting to deny. International: overseas shipping to World Zones 1 to 8. Postage charges vary according to the weight of your items and the destination country, and are calculated at the checkout.
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