From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Man on Earth comes a delicious new novel about a young woman’s dreams of finding grand romance and success in the big city—and her schemes to make both come true....
What’s a girl to do when the man she’s loved her entire life thinks of her as a little sister? Worse, her own big sister was the one who broke his heart years earlier. For Ivy Grayson, the chance to get him to see her in a different light comes when she receives an unexpected invitation to move into his luxury New York apartment building. Manhattan also just happens to be the perfect place to pursue her wish to become a successful artist. But how many dreams can one woman expect to come true?
Billionaire financier James Jordon has everything a man could want—except love. When Ivy’s family asks him to keep an eye on their “little girl” in the big city, he agrees. But the innocent girl he knew is now a dynamic woman who knows what she wants, and how to get it. He may have promised himself to keep things platonic, but ignoring the game of love isn’t an option. Especially when Ivy is so eager to play.
Ivy Grayson has loved James Jordan since she was 15 years old. Her impeccably timed confession of her feelings for him just after he was jilted at the altar by her own sister confirmed James's belief that Ivy had a mere schoolgirl crush on him. Fast-forward five years, and Ivy has definitely grown up. When she and James enter each other's orbits again, James is pleasantly shocked to discover that Ivy is all woman, and still very much attracted to him. Their mutual dance of seduction plays out in a languorous, old-fashioned way, surrounded by old New York money and people who say "Heavens!" and "Oh my!" As James resists the pull of his emotions, Ivy falls even more deeply in love with him. Warren (The Husband Trap) uses a clunky misunderstanding to drive a wedge between the lovers, a lackluster attempt at conflict that does little to rev up a predictable story.