Annie Lyncroft's brother, Daniel, is missing. Everyone except Annie and her brother's fiance think that he died in a plane crash. With Daniel's disappearance control of their company, Lyncroft Unlimited, falls to her. Investors start getting nervous because they don't think she can take Daniel's place, but Annie has a plan to keep the company together until her brother gets back.
Annie goes to Daniel's old boss Oliver Rain and proposes a marriage of convenience. He has an investment in Lyncroft Unlimited and if he doesn't want to lose money on it he needs to help run the company until Daniel gets back. Oliver has his own reasons for agreeing to Annie's plan and can't wait to live with her, even if it's only as roommates.
This author is a comfort read to me. I don't enjoy every single book of hers, but I know that I have pretty good odds that I might. Almost all of her books are very similar in character and storyline. There's always the free spirited woman who is still somehow sweet and naive paired with the controlled, calculating man. Most likely he'll have graying hair and compelling eyes and will be somehow removed from his family. She'll be independent and will save him from himself. She'll also most likely be small chested and have reddish hair and green eyes.
Now, you might think that I wouldn't enjoy her books because I already know the characters, but that's just not true. I don't turn to this author when I feel like trying something new but I do turn to her when I want a good story of two people falling in love with some funny banter. She's my comfort read because I know exactly what I'll expect.
This isn't my favorite book by the author, but it was still a solid read. Annie is sweet and charming and although she can be irritatingly naive and optimistic you still can't help but like her. Oliver took a while to come out of his shell, but he was just as likable. I liked that even though he didn't get his dream job he was still able to carve a piece of his life out for his hobby. I also really liked that Annie wasn't willing to accept that she couldn't fix a problem in the bedroom. Oliver's reaction was funny.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Jayne Ann Krentz books are always a good read.
Jayne Ann Krentz always delivers. This earlier book of hers is no exception.
A really good book. I couldn't put it down
Another good JAK book!
Annie Lyncroft knew her scheme was outrageous. She'd come to the elegant penthouse to meet Oliver Rain, the richest and possibly the most dangerous man in the Pacific Northwest. Annie needed this sensual, secretive corporate maverick for what she was about to propose. Marriage!
With her brother Danny missing after a mysterious plane crash, Annie is struggling to protect his hot electronics company from the sharks who think he's not coming back. But fanciful, ethical Annie -- who usually runs a bizarre bric-a-brac shop knows Danny's alive, and she's determined to keep his company safe by putting his biggest investor at the helm. When Oliver actually says yes to the marriage of convenience, Annie dreamily envisions a few platonic weeks of helping him become a sensitive New Age guy. Oliver has a different plan; his cold, gorgeous eyes have been watching Annie, and he sees his chance to seduce the beautiful schemer. Love is the wild card destined to teach these two strong-willed opposites a lesson: icy control might run the business world, but all hell is about to break loose in the passionate territory of the heart.
Another of Jayne Ann Krentz's romances involving a quirky, loving and free-spirited woman who is attracted to a mistrustful and wounded male. Despite their wariness and caution, they are drawn together by fate and ultimately find themselves attracted to each other. From there, romance blooms.
The plot is entertaining enough and the dialogue has some funny moments. It's the type of romance Krentz used to do well. An easy and enjoyable read.
Amusing contemperary romance, set in Seattle - marriage of convience and how it morphs into more.
Engrossing story about Annie Lyncroft, sister of a computer genius who mysteriously disappears while piloting his plane, and how she uses her "emotional intelligence" to save their computer company. Since Annie and her sister-in-law to-be beleive that Daniel is still alive, Annie approaches the enigmatic entrepreneur Oliver Rain with a fool proof solution to deal with the insistent creditors... fun to watch the characters blossom.
While struggling to save her brother business, while he is missing, she has no other option than to propose to his rival....
Annie is going to ask a new acquaintance(rich and dangerous) to a marriage of convenience...
When her brother dissapears in a plain crash Annie finds herself head of his business.Knowing she doesnt understand how to run the company she proposes marriage of convenience to her brothers business partner.He accepts and now the story begins. I couldnt put it down.
Good book......interesting storyline!
From the cover:
All she wants is a marriage of convenience. He does, too ... if she means his convenience.
WIth her brother missing after a mysterious plane crash, Annie Lyncroft struggles to protect his innovative high-tech company from sharks who think he's not coming back. She just knows Danny's alive. But the only way she can think of to save the company is to install its biggest investor at the helm ... and to do that she needs to marry him.
Oliver Rain is the richest man in the Pacific Northwest - and possibly the most dangerous. When he agrees to marry Annie, she dreamily imagines transforming him into a sensitive guy. But Oliver has been watching Annie with his cold, gorgeous eyes and he has a plan: to seduce her. Now, two strong-willed opposites mix business with the mysterious, irresistible pleasures of true love.
This is an ex library book, It's in OKAY shape, but not Gift giving shape!