Dorsey MacGuinness has written the foolproof how-to guide to marrying a millionaire that everyone is talking about. Now her runaway bestseller is running away with her life! By day, she’s a staid sociology professor, but other times, she’s a sultry bombshell. The trouble is she’s falling hard for one of her research subjects, a rich, elusive risk-taker who is the exact opposite of everything the practical Dorsey dreams of.
Sexy, self-assured Adam Darien is the publisher of one of the nation’s leading men’s magazines. If he ever discovers that the incognito lovely who’s tending bar at his favorite club is, in reality, the author of the book that's driving him crazy, his hot passion for her may cool PDQ. But Dorsey’s growing love for Adam surprises even herself, and she’s planning to enjoy his strong arms and soft kisses for as long as she can keep her double life a secret. Who knows? Maybe she can follow a few of her own rules and marry this magnificent magnate.
For most people, one job is enough. Dorsey MacGuinness has three in this peppy romantic comedy by the author of Her Man Friday. By day, Dorsey is a teaching assistant in the sociology department of the local college; by night, she's Mack, bartender at Drake's, a swank men's club; and in between she's Lauren Grable-Monroe, pseudonymous author of a runaway bestseller titled How to Trap a Tycoon ( la How to Marry a Millionaire). Adam Darien, publishing tycoon of Man's Life magazine, hangs out at Drake's and will do anything to find out who Grable-Monroe really is. Dorsey (as Mack) defends Grable-Monroe's book by arguing that if Adam's magazine celebrates all the nice things that men have, why shouldn't women have the same things by finding a wealthy tycoon willing to provide them? And so the gender war begins. Though the interior monologues have an annoying way of chopping up the dialogue and Dorsey and Adam's more contentious arguments are often repetitive, Bevarly's vibrant characters and playful language make her book an exceptionally engaging read.