Monday, 12 September 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #173
The Girl he Never Noticed - Lindsay Armstrong
Mills and Boon Modern
Harlequin UK, 2011
From the back cover:
"From invisible PA...
Tycoon Cam Hillier requires a suitably attractive young lady to grace his arm at this season's fundraising party, but time is running out. So Cam must turn his attention to the woman right under his nose - his dowdy PA, Liz Montrose.
To belle of the ball!
'Personal duties' were not in Liz's job description - but, with her little daughter to clothe and feed, she knows she must go above and beyond. But there will be no sensible suits or thick-rimmed glasses to hide behind tonight! Cam's never noticed her before...but all that's about to change!"
For some reason the last three books I have read have all included "girl" in the title... strange!
The heroine Liz is temping for the hero Cam, when he finds himself without a date one night. He tells Liz that she will need to accompany him, Liz only agrees as she needs to keep her job as she has her young daughter to think of. Liz is a single mother struggling to be a good mother and provide for her daughter, as well as still dealing with grief over the rejection of her and her pregnancy by her daughters father. After the party Liz and Cam form a solid friendship, which they soon realise goes much deeper as their feelings for one another grow. As they get to know each other they try to see if they could have anything more between them, but while cam is open about his ever growing feelings for her, Liz is plagued by doubts and her insecurities.
While this book has a nice focus on the romance element of the relationship, I felt it was a little boring. There just wasn't much chemistry between the characters, and the storyline itself just lacked something. There are a few things in the story that are built up and I expected them to be made more off but they just seemed to be forgotten.
This is not a bad book, the simplicity of the relationship is very pleasant to read but, in my opinion, it just didn't have that sparkle.