Make Me An Offer
By Jessica Dee Rohm
Smart, savvy, and sexy Alyson Strong had created the concept of Marry Well magazine as a student at Columbia Business School and with the right endorsements soon acted as the founder and publisher. She was exactly the right person to create a magazine that would teach women how to catch and keep a rich man. Her mother had ensured she explain that it would be just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor one. Allyson was small-town Kentucky growing up, but now she owned a "big piece of the rock!"
At 35, Alyson had grabbed her own rich man--Walter Strong of San Francisco whose net worth in the $400 million range certainly supported Alyson's claims! Walter had fell for Alyson's brains, even if her beauty had first attracted him at 47 after being a widower for 5 years.
Perfect match? Hmmm...what do you think?
Camilla Madison thought the concept of the magazine was, in her words, "frivolous and absurd." She was just out of college so decided to go ahead and apply. Now the magazine was in its 9th year and Camilla had been there for most of that--she and her friend Rose had survived from the beginning, as well as Chuck Maynard who was director of advertising sales. Alyson was not the easiest person to get along with... Besides, her column "Him on Him: A Beditorial" the latter word coined while she was doing her research with "one attractive man of the month," kept her quite busy and away from home traveling.
A rich man called Rocky was Camilla's personal experience with the rich, selfish, yet powerful men, that had little they needed from women, except one thing. The problem was that Camilla had only been 14, and Rocky was a friend of her parents...She learned more about rich men from Rocky and her father than she had ever wanted to know!
Camilla had demanded that she be able to see and say a goodbye to her blue-eyed, blond-hair son who had a small strawberry birthmark on his left shoulder, just like his father.
After I had read Sugar Tower, the latest novel by Jessica Dee Rohm, which I thoroughly enjoyed (http://gabixlerreviews-bookreadersheaven.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-heres-great-drama-for-your-next.html), I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to read Rohm's first two books! With an excellent writing style, plus a wide range of characters and sites explored, her books quickly pull readers deeply into the lives of her characters. What happens when Rocky and Alyson start a business relationship that turns quickly into a sexual one that forces Camilla into reliving her past? Only to force Camilla into considering what she is herself doing by falling in love with a married man that could end her professional future...
Personally, I was rooting for Camilla all the way through!
If you enjoy reading stories about strong female characters in top professional roles, then you need to make Jessica Dee Rohm a must-read author. Gutsy, savvy, intelligent women, some of whom you'll quickly hate and some you'll love! Some will win and some will lose--and readers are going to love what happens! Begin with Make Me An Offer and proceed through all three. You'll be glad you did!
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