Author: Katie Lane
Release date: 9/25/12
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Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .
With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .
Mistaken identity comes into play in this story as Cassie McPherson makes the mistake of thinking that the very handsome man standing in her office is the escort that she's hired for her family's Christmas party. But he's actually James Sutton, a business rival to her family's construction business that has been getting all of the great accounts. He's very attracted to Cassie when he first sees her and decides to play along as her escort for the evening. While spending time with her, he gets to know her better and sees how hard she works for the company. She doesn't really spend a lot of time doing the things that she enjoys and James decides that he wants to do what he can to show her a good time. Cassie enjoys his company and wants to take things a little further. By the time she finds out the truth of who James really is, she's falling hard for him and her family likes him as well. He now has to find a way to make things right after everything begins to go downhill.
I liked the premise of this book and for the most part enjoyed how the storyline played out. I thought Cassie's family was very entertaining and supportive to Cassie when she needed them. I also thought that James' intentions were good ones and that he was a good guy. Sometimes things can get kind of shady when it comes to business and I'm glad that the McPherson family realized that James wasn't out to do anything bad to them. The main problem that I had with this book is that it just wasn't that exciting to me. I found that some of the storyline moved slow at times and I quickly became bored while reading. The characters are what made this story enjoyable and that is what stood out the most for me.