by Sherrill Bodine
About The Book: Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her perfectly manicured hands on the Clayworth family's celebrated couture collection for her exhibit. So when she's called in to make sure the gowns are the real deal, she's ecstatic...until a dress she's examining turns out to be loaded with toxins (talk about killer threads!) and Athena faints, only to wake up face-to-face with the One That Got Away, notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.
Drew still believes Athena betrayed him all those years ago, and he's sure he can't trust her. But when the priceless gowns go missing, she offers to help track them down. Reluctantly allied in the quest, Drew and Athena are soon stunned by the barely restrained passion still sizzling between them...and memories both bitter and sweet. Is their new partnership just a business arrangement? Or is this something more than...
My Thoughts: Athena Smith's excursion to the Clayworth Secret Closet located under an Illinois soybean field begins this story and sets us on a skin-tingling romp through couture fashion and intrigue. And since there is some old, unfinished business, of the romantic kind, between her and Drew Clayworth, it doesn't help that she ends up hospitalized with hallucinations after having entered the Secret Closet to examine a dress collection. Then, to her horror and that of the Clayworth's, the dresses are stolen.
This is a smooth read, but I must warn you, a lot of loose ends are left dangling. I can only imagine that the author intends to tie them up in a forthcoming book. We'll have to wait and see. It's a light mixture of romance with a little mystery.
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the Hatchett Book Group.
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