Author: Janette Rallison
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance Anthology
Date: April 30, 2018
Two romantic comedy novellas from Janette Rallison.
My Fair Lacey
A modern retelling of My Fair Lady: Lacey has dreamed of opening a restaurant for years—but first, she needs a loan. When Garrett Halifax, her roommate’s Harvard-educated brother, offers to help her clean up her appearance and manner to impress the bank manager, she jumps at the chance. She makes mistake after mistake, and perhaps the biggest mistake is falling for sexy Garret.
Originally published as part of the Echo Ridge Anthology: Silver Screen Kisses.
A Perfect Fit
Jojo Halifax, Lacey’s roommate, believes that winning Echo Ridge’s float competition is just what her fledgling art career needs. And if that means giving her ex-boyfriend, Anthony, a second chance so she can be a designer on his team, well, she’s willing to make the sacrifice. But when a lost bet leads to a blind date with her brother’s friend, Wyatt, she begins to have second thoughts about second chances. Wyatt is handsome and charming and just might have been paid to make her forget about Anthony. Is falling for his charm worth the risk or should she take Anthony back again?
Originally published as part of the Echo Ridge Anthology: Second Chance Kisses.
Rating: Mild. Why.
It was fun to read this modernized My Fair Lady retelling. I enjoyed the humor in misunderstanding word definitions and usage. And I loved the family unity both in Lacey’s family as well as her loyal work friends. Lacey is smart but sounds uneducated. She was smart enough to be accepted to college but for whatever reason, she never learned good grammar usage in school so she sounds bad to the elitists that could help make her dream come true. As Garrett strives to “fix” her, he seems unfeeling and all business but there is more to him than he shows. And when he does let it show, the result is a surprising twist.
The story was enjoyable to read and really could be the plot of a Hallmark movie.
Sex: attempted coercion occurs before book starts
Violence: a little