Harlequin SuperRomance, Jun 2010, $5.50
Oak Stand High School librarian Nellie Hughes suffers from an extreme case of ennui. She needs something to refresh her trite life. Thus Nellie decides on a makeover while visiting her best friend Kate Newman who escaped Oak Stand for Vegas.
Waiting for her flight, Nellie feels attracted to another passenger though “Mr. Magnificent” ignores her as his focus is on a Cardinals’ game on TV. In Vegas, having had her makeover since her flight, Nellie meets Mr. Magnificent at the Agave Blue club he owns. Jack Darby makes it clear he wants her, but she assumes her new look caught his eye and that is not the daily Nellie. She flees for the safety of Texas, but is stunned when she obviously doesn’t know Jack as he follows her.
This is a fun contemporary romance starring a lead couple in which she has lust at first sight and he at second sight; what do you expect from a Cardinals’ fan. Interestingly, both are lonely even as he has his family near and women any that he wants while she has no one since her grandma died. Readers will feel the strong attraction between the lead couple as Mr. Magnificent believes he has found his Ms. Magnificent.