Born to an Italian father and native Texas mother, Nico Lamon returns to Texas to launch an exclusive deal with the iconic Castle Department Store. Guilty for not being there when his father died, Nico has brought the House of Lamon back from the brink of bankruptcy. He devises a marketing gimmick that will benefit both the Castles and the House of Lamon: find the perfect woman to be the fashion line's spokesperson and to wear the gorgeous Valentine shoes he personally designed. When he spots Eleanor in the crowd, he won't stop until she's that woman. His woman.
Eleanor Castle returns to Castle Department Store undercover as head of security, but she's really back to reclaim her heritage and save both the store and her aging father. Eleanor has a plan to stop her evil stepmother from her devious doings and she won't stop until she knows her face is safe. But when Nico spots her at a gala and decides she's the one who should wear the shoes and that she's also the one he wants in his life, Eleanor has to reevaluate her undercover plan. Nico slips a red shoe on her foot and captures her heart. How can she fall for a prince of a man without exposing herself and her bruised heart?
|Eleanor Castle has returned to Dallas and the department store that she once roamed as a child with her mother and father. After her mother passed away her father married quickly and her stepmother used her teen years to drive a wedge between her and her father. Leaving for college and not being home for 14 years she has degrees in criminal science and is now the head of security at the once proud department store that is being destroyed by her stepmother. Nico Lamon was born to an Italian father and a Texas mother. His father once top of the line shoe line has fallen on tough times and now after his passing he has step up to take over the company and to hopefully rise it back to the top. Now with an agreement with Castle department store for a shoe promotion they are doing a shoe fitting. The problem is that now women for that evening has been able to fit into the shoe. After all of the people with tickets have been gone Nico asks for the women in red to try on the shoe. Not wanting to but giving in Eleanor gives in, and the shoe fits. What no one knows is that she is working undercover this is her first night and immediately someone announces a robbery of jewels. Off shoe goes like a modern day Cinderella the only difference is that she catches the thief but tells the man who is her second in charge to take the credit and that she will see him tomorrow. Now the rest of the book is her trying to find out about her father, and what type of things her stepmother is doing to lower the profits of the store, and Nico working at getting her to go out with him and also enjoying all of the different changes she does each day of her appearance. A good story and that was a quick read. I did like the two main characters very much. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|