Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn't the right guy for her. He's caviar and champagne; she's take-out Chinese pot stickers. He's an uptight Republican lawyer; she was raised in a commune. He wants to get ahead in business; she just wants…him. But there's no way Tess will play second fiddle to his job.
Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancée on a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick's career. And while he's trying to convince Tess that he needs her in his respectable world, Tess is doing her best to keep her opinions to herself and her hands off Nick.
The attraction between the free-spirited and liberal Tess Newhart and the ambitious, conservative lawyer Nick Jamieson is instant, and their efforts to find a workable middle ground are comic and romantic. Madison Vaughn reads with a blithe, peppy presentation, which works well for the story and Crusie's writing style. For the most part the characters can be easily differentiated, and Vaughn's performance makes for easy listening. Crusie fans and romance readers in general will find this audio rendition of one of the author's first books a delight. A Harlequin paperback.