Just the Way You Are (Paperback)
|Author: Christina Dodd|
|One of the most acclaimed authors of historical romance makes a dazzling foray into contemporary fiction in this intriguing and sensuous novel about a hardworking young woman who mistakenly falls in love with Boston's wealthiest bachelor. Original.|
From the Publisher:
New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd, one of the most acclaimed authors of historical romance, makes a dazzling foray into contemporary fiction in this intriguing and sensuous novel about a hard-working young woman who mistakenly falls in love with Boston's wealthiest bachelor.
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
When Hope Prescott's parents disappeared, her carefree teenage life vanished forever. She and her three siblings were separated and sent to different foster homes around the country. Now, seven years later, Hope is still searching for them. To support herself, she works for an answering service, and cares for her clients as if they were family. When wealthy businessman Zachariah Givens hires Hope's service, Hope initially mistakes Zack for his butler. Tired of being coddled and Ã¾attered because of his money, Zack is charmed by Hope's candor, not to mention her sexy voice, and keeps up the charade. As their friendship turns into passion, Zack is determined to have her, even if that means the unthinkable -- marriage. But when Hope discovers his deception, Zack knows he must solve the mystery that haunts Hope's past in order to convince her that their futures lie together....
Seven years ago, teenager Hope Prescott's parents disappeared and she and her siblings were placed in separate foster homes. Now a lovely young woman, Hope is traumatized by the fact that she lost track of her siblings as they all fell into the confusing world of foster care. While working as an operator for an answering service, Hope strikes up a friendship with a man she believes is the butler of wealthy businessman Zachariah Givens; however, he is not Zack's butler but is actually Zack himself. Charmed by the fact that Hope appreciates him for who he is (rather than for his bank account), Zack falls hopelessly in love with her. Hope is stunned when she learns Zack's true identity and, feeling betrayed, she ends their relationship. Desperate to once again win Hope's love and trust, Zack sets out to reunite her with her siblings in the hope of winning her heart forever.