In this beloved novel, number one New York Times best-selling author Sherryl Woods proves once again that sometimes family does know best.
Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton suspects that his Aunt Destiny has more than business matters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant - and beautiful - but Richard won't open his wounded heart to any woman, no matter how much she might make his pulse race.
Yet when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richard convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged - to bolster his reputation and to teach his matchmaking aunt a lesson, once and for all. But is this relationship just a charade, or do opposites really attract - for keeps?
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- Susie Q
Old fashioned romance with a "Pretty Woman" feel.
Isn't it rich? is an old fashioned romance with a "rags to riches" feel to it. Originally written by Sherryl Woods in 2004, it is the first book in the Perfect Destinies quartet. The story centers around Billionaire Richard Carlton who runs the family business empire and who is considering running for political office. His beloved Aunt Destiny, who raised him and his two brothers after their parents died about 20 years ago, feels it's time for Richard to settle down and get married as his workaholic ways are sure to lead him to an early grave. Destiny throws Public Relations sensation Melanie Hart in his path as a potential marketing executive to help lighten his work load. Her only condition to employment is to not get involved with the boss (she's been burned before), which is exactly what happens.
Like in the movie Pretty Woman, the characters are extremely likable and Richard makes several grand gestures that only money can buy. For example, he flies in Mel's favorite BBQ from Ohio on a private jet. Unfortunately, there is not much plot (other than the romance between the two main characters) and the characters are not well developed.
While the book is just mediocre, the narration is outstanding. Teri Schnaubelt's narration flows naturally, is easy to listen to, and each character has their own distinct voice. Teri's rendition substantially contributed to my enjoyment of the story. I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review. In summary, while Sherryl may have written the heart of this book, Teri gave the story its soul.
- LilMissMolly "LilMissMolly"