Description from Goodreads:
After losing a bet, successful publisher Michael Chang is “pretending” to play the piano in a Vegas lounge in order to spy on his less-than-trustworthy employee. His espionage is quickly derailed after meeting Thea Danelle, an editor who’s been wronged by Michael’s company. She’s smart and unpredictable…and clearly hiding a naughty side that tempts Michael to distraction.
Thea has gone from frumpy librarian to the young, wild thing she used to be—all thanks to the promise of sensuous delight in the piano player’s eyes. And frankly, after losing yet another author to the competition, Thea is ready to forget her professional problems and explore those sexy promises thoroughly. With Michael, she can finally be herself…until the moment Thea learns who he really is.
Miss Riki’s Review:
This was another really adorable read from Entangled’s Lovestruck line. It’s a novella, clocking in at only a little over 100 pages, but it’s so much fun! (If anything- I’d say it was too short, since I adored these characters and could really get into a meatier storyline with the two of them involved. Is it too much to ask for a sequel??)
I’m a big fan of ugly duckling stories, and I loved seeing Thea’s transformation in this book. She might very well start of the story with no style, but that doesn’t mean she has no smarts, and that’s what makes her so endearing. She’s whip smart and focused on her career, making her easily likable and fun to root for. Who doesn’t love a smart heroine?
I also love a good mistaken identity story, and this one is cute in every way. Michael chang is masquerading as a lounge singer in Vegas, covering up his true identity as a powerhouse publishing mogul. The chemistry between him and Thea is immediate and convincing, right up through the big reveal. Oh, and bonus points to the author for writing a smoking hot, yet incredibly diverse leading man. Michael is not your “Typical” leading man and I loved him to pieces.
If you’re looking for a sizzling romance and a fun ride, grab a copy of The Makeover Mistake. It’s got everything you could ask for in a romance, all wrapped up in a short, easy read.