With only 207 more shopping days until thirty, Darcie Elizabeth Baxter is searching for…an office with a door on it, a great apartment in Manhattan and a man who’s interested in commitment.
Instead, she’s been spending her days battling her co-workers at Wunderthings Lingerie International and her nights trying to avoid her grandmother’s possessed cat. And though she gets a great employee discount, she hasn’t needed it since…well, it’s been a while. Even her grandmother has a more active social life. So when a chance to go to Sydney to open up a new lingerie store lands in Darcie’s lap, she jumps at it.
Australia is incredible, and so is Dylan Rafferty, the Aussie sheep rancher she falls into bed with. But now that she’s met a man capable of giving her multiple orgasms and multiple laughs, Darcie bristles at his fantasy of her barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, no less. Should she marry him, or send him back to the set of The Donna Reed Show?
Caught between romance and reality, Darcie vows to define life, and happiness, her own way—even if that means risking it all and going strapless!
A plucky New York gal pushing 30 negotiates romantic and career pitfalls in Leigh Riker's Strapless. Darcie Baxter has a devastatingly cute, Ivy League-educated investment banker boyfriend who will only schedule an "appointment" with her once a week at the Hyatt. Meanwhile, her co-worker at the lingerie company Wunderthings keeps stealing her development ideas. Complications multiply when Darcie is sent on business to Australia, where she meets a dreamy, barely tamed sheep rancher who wants her to be his little woman. The witticisms fall somewhat flat ("I stand five feet four in my panty hose, which are soaked at the moment no, not with lust but... from this freaking rain"), but still this is a competent entry in the Bridget Jones look-alike contest, with a Down Under twist.