As a Finnegan, April has had to spend most of her life proving that she's not as worthless as the rest of her fun-loving family. Right now, the includes securing sponsorships for the bakery she works at from all of the businesses in town. Then Ryan Forrester rolls into town in his shiny little roadster and tramples her plans. Ryan is trying to prove to his own family that he can work. Ryan has spent most of his life defining himself by the family money and contributing very little. He comes to Saguaro Vista to try out his new plan--and that means winning over all of the businesses in the town. He and April cross paths almost immediately...and begin to wonder how important this one little competition really is in comparison to how they feel about one another.
This report prepared by Sarrah
Zebra, Mar 2002, 5.99, 352 pp.
After playing the sucker and being jilted at the altar, Ryan Forrester decides no more hedonism and especially no more women. He becomes active in the family department store business. He proposes to his father and the other board members a way to save the midsize stores being squeezed out by superstores. His suggestion is to forge partnerships with local merchants. That is why Ryan is in Saguaro Vista, Arizona testing his idea.
April Finnegan worries about money as her rent just doubled with her roommate's marriage and she has lost her catering business job unless she finds new accounts. April realizes that Mr. Moneybags, as she has labeled Ryan, is a rival competing with her efforts to partner with Charlie's Pizzeria Funhouse and other accounts. April bets Ryan he would fall on his face without his family cash. Unable to resist Ryan accepts the wager. As she and Ryan compete for the same business, they fall in love, but he was recently jilted and she has little trust in men.
Lisa Plumley provides readers with an amusing contemporary romantic romp. The story line never takes itself seriously as the lead couple battles one another and their growing feelings for the other while the support cast provides the ambiance of small town southwest living. Readers will fall for the humorous FALLING FOR APRIL.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner