Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and—just maybe—explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.
Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.
Josh and Riley’s friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley’s mentor accuses her of stealing the design.
Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.
I literally had to stop and remind myself that Josh and Riley were not real because I attempted to look them up online to see the pictures of them that the paparazzi took. Melissa is an amazing writer that takes you into the worlds of her characters. The Bradens are as real to me as other “celebrity” couples are. The love that blooms between Riley and Josh is so realistic that you cheer them on from page one and will fight for them every step of the way. Riley’s insecurities about living in a new place and missing her best friend and hometown are so true and your heart goes out to her.
I can’t say this enough: READ THIS SERIES!!!