A powerful young woman engineers a love triangle to incite her beau to propose. Instead, she gets caught up between beau 1 and beau 2, and things are getting too much for this even very competent lady to handle.
After waiting three long years for Amos Dewey to pop the question, August Mudd knows she has to do something to convince him to marry her. Gussie's plan involves her friend and employee, Rome Akers. She asks Rome to pretend to court her in order to make Amos jealous. If Rome is willing to do this, she will then make him a partner in her business. Rome jumped at the chance to be co-owner of the most successful business in town. He didn't plan on falling in love with Gussie. Soon he'd do anything to help Gussie to the altar...but only if he's the groom.
I usually love Pamela Morsi's historical romances, but this one was very hard for me to get through. The first 150 pages were so slow, I almost gave up on this book. The pace did pick up in the middle of the story, but not enough to give this book a good rating. My rating: 2.5 Stars.
Very unusual time period to be writing about. A light read with underdeveloped characters to a certain extent.
From the cover:
After three long years of patiently waiting for reluctant beau, handsome, gentlemanly Amos Dewey, to pop the question, Augusta Mudd--owner of her small town's biggest factory--decides it's time to take matters in her own hands. With the help of her friend, ruggedly attractive Rome Akers, she's determined to make Amos jealous--and to get him to the alter--before it's too late.
Rome Akers wasn't ready to settle down. But by pretending to make Augusta his partner for life he had a chance to become her business partner instead. Yet despite his best intentions, the closer he gets to this intelligent, sweet woman, the stronger his feelings grow. ... Soon he'll do anything to make Augusta a bride--but only if he gets to be the groom
...dont like that much but its okay...