From USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter comes an opposites-attract Valentine's Day tale complete with a small-town ball
If anyone can make her feel like the belle of the ball, it’s him
Taylor Harris – Marietta, Montana’s new librarian–is the quiet type who likes her glamour between the pages, but not in her own life. When she’s pushed into attending the formal Valentine Ball with Marietta’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Troy Sheenan, Taylor can’t imagine a worse pairing. What in the world would she have in common with a wealthy playboy like Troy?
Technology tycoon Troy is forced by business concerns to return to his hometown and take the town librarian to the Valentine Ball… what he doesn’t expect is that Taylor is even less excited about the prospect than he is! Intrigued by the only woman in town who wouldn’t be thrilled to take his arm at the big event, he’s determined that she will not just agree to be his date… but she’s going to like it.
Can Taylor turn a cold shoulder to Troy’s heart-melting charms, or is this about to be Marietta’s hottest Valentine’s Ball yet?
Another terrific storyline by Jane Porter, BUT it just ends abruptly! …no Epilogue or closing paragraphs! I feel as if I just slammed on the brakes at the edge of a cliff… Therefore, I took away one star… 😔😞😢
To be honest, I rarely purchase and read a book unless it’s 300+ pages. I just read them too quickly... However, I will break that rule for authors I really enjoy! From her first novel that I read, ‘Oh, Christmas Night’ (which I absolutely ADORED, except for the length), I quickly discovered that Jane Porter writes very entertaining dialogue and terrific storylines, all taking place within and around an adorably charming and quaint historical hometown populated with an awesome community of character! So, for her I will waive my 300+ page rule. I gotta say, though, JANE, I would seriously appreciate if you’d flesh out your “too short” books, and really put more “meat” into each of them! I’d honestly be thrilled to purchase them all AGAIN, and would expect to pay a higher price per each. Please give it some consideration, won’t you…?
Thank you! Renée 🤓🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏
The Tycoons's Kiss by Jane Porter, is the second novella in Montana Born's Taming of the Sheenan's series. Taylor Harris is small-town Montana girl who recently moved to Marietta to take over as Head Librarian. Troy Sheehan was voted Marietta's Most eligible bachelor and is their own golden boy success story. Troy is back in town because he restored the town's famed Graff Hotel and his father is very ill. Taylor, a self-proclaimed introvert who would rather stay home and read a book, is happy to be part of the committee organizing the Valentine's Ball, but is not happy when her friend Jane sets her up to be Troy's date for the ball. When they meet unexpectedly, Taylor realizes Troy isn't what she expected, but still turns him down. After a few more encounters, and a conversation with a new friend, she realizes it is time to stop fading into the woodwork and agrees to attend with Troy, "as friends."
Jane Porter is wonderful at creating characters that feel like people you would know. She gives the main characters depth and imperfect lives that readers are able to relate to, while also creating secondary characters that you hope to revisit in future stories.
My only complaint is that the novella ended too soon. The saving grace is that there are five Sheenan brothers, and so there are hopefully three more stories in this series! I can't wait to read the rest of the Sheenan stories.
The Tycoon’s Kiss
The story was short and rushed. No