November 2013, 94 pages, My Rating: *****--5 Stars.
started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very
public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel
Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his
Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy---the best friend of
Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance---would be the last person she'd marry. But
the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client
that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency---a coup
that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map.
has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best
friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back
then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their
engagement farce until she's landed her client.
For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.
My Review: This was one of the cutest holiday romances that I've read for a long time! I could completely feel for Layla and could understand her hurt. It was also easy for me to see how determined she was to make a name for herself in the business world, especially from the background she came from.
As for Seth, or Murphy, he was a really good guy. He took a situation and turned things to both benefit himself, but at the same time, to lay his reputation on the line in order to help someone else.
I loved watching the home staging come together and could visualize the decorations vividly. I also loved seeing the friendship and relationship between Layla and Seth blossom and grow. I definitely need to check out this series!
Content: kissing. Clean!