Friday, 31 August 2012

My Man Pendleton by Elizabeth Bevarly

Marry the boss’s daughter?

Pendleton can’t believe his ears. He took this new job hoping to make money, not marry into it. But if runaway heiress Kit McClellan doesn’t agree to enter into wedded bliss soon, the entire family fortune could be willed to the homeless pets of Louisville. Someone has to find Kit and bring her back as his fiancée–and his boss is telling Pendleton he’s just the man for the job.

Trouble is, Kit doesn’t give two hoots about her fortune - she’s looking for love…the sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of passion she’s never had before. When Pendleton comes striding into her life sexy, attractive, and oh-so-handsome in his business suit her heart tells her she’s finally found Mr Right.
But what if her heart is steering her wrong?


I read five books over the summer and I’m pretty sure I saved the best for last. I simply couldn’t put My Man Pendleton down. It’s a witty, snappy book which moves quickly along and most certainly brings a smile to the reader’s face. During the course of the book we are treated to not one but two love stories, which makes the book all the more entertaining. Not only do we follow the relationship between Kit and Pendleton, but also we glimpse into the life of one of Kit's brothers and the very feisty female that he comes up against.

I thoroughly enjoyed My Man Pendleton. It was fun to read as the relationship between Pendleton and Kit developed. I loved Kit’s sense of play and the great one-liners that she came out with. She truly has a wicked personality (in the best possible way) and following her journey via the book is a wonderful way to pass the hours. I was reminded a little of Goldie Hawn's character in the movie Housesitter. Kit has the same feisty spirit and devil may care attitude that makes her an attractive character to read about. However, underneath her bravado, she possesses a  sensitive heart and a desire to find the one man who will love her for more than just her money.

The hero, Pendleton, is more than Kit's match when it comes to outdoing our spirited heroine and he's more than just a new boy on the block at his job too; he's a man of many layers  and a few surprising secrets too.

If you’re looking for a story with love, comedy, laughs and a sparkling story line , then do take a peek at My Man Pendleton.
Meet the author :
Elizabeth Bevarly was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned her BA with honors in English from the University of Louisville in 1983. Although she can’t recall ever wanting to be anything but a novelist-oh, all right, she toyed briefly with becoming an archaeologist, until she realized how awful she looked in khaki and flannel, and there was a brief fling with the interior decorator thing, until she realized she had trouble distinguishing chintz from moiré, and… (Where was I? Oh, yeah. My brilliant career.) Anyway, her career side trips before making the leap to writing included stints working as a bartender, a waitress, a movie theater cashier, a soap-hawker for Crabtree & Evelyn, an apparel-hawker for The Limited, and a bridal registry consultant for a major department store. She also did time as an editorial assistant for a medical journal, where she learned the correct spellings and meanings of a variety of words (like microscopy and histological) which, with any luck at all, she will never use again in this life.

She wrote her first novel when she was twelve years old. It was 32 pages long-and that was with college rule notebook paper-and featured three girls named Liz, Marianne and Cheryl, who explored the mysteries of a haunted house. Her friends Marianne and Cheryl proclaimed it “Brilliant! Spellbinding! Kept me up past dinnertime reading!” Those rave reviews only kindled the fire inside her to write more.

Since sixth grade, Elizabeth has gone on to complete more than 60 works of contemporary romance. Her novels regularly appear on the USA Today and Waldenbooks bestseller lists, and The Thing About Men was a New York Times Extended List bestseller. She’s been nominated for the prestigious RITA Award, has won the coveted National Readers’ Choice Award, and Romantic Times magazine has seen fit to honor her with two-count ‘em TWO-Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been translated into two dozen languages and published in three dozen countries, and there are more than ten million copies in print worldwide. She has claimed as residences Washington, DC, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey and Puerto Rico, but she now resides back in her native Kentucky with her husband and son and two very troubled cats where she fully intends to remain.

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