The Proposal; SWANK #1
(The beginning of a new series)
by: Maya Hughes
Another Maya Hughes hit and the beginnings of another wonderful series to grab ahold of and look forward to.
Zara Logan is an extremely hard worker, but never seems to get the breaks to get ahead. Working at an event planner company where she is taken advantage of, but she needs her job to not only pay her bills, but the expensive tuition for her brothers school, Zara barely has time to sleep at night before she’s back in the office for another day of work.
When she’s given an opportunity to plan her own event, well…co-plan an event with a rival event planning company she takes the opportunity knowing the bonus will swing all of her bills and then some, unfortunately she didn’t know she’d have to work with the infuriating man who squashed her breakfast and spilled her coffee that very morning.
Leo Wilder may be a washed up NFL player, but at least he still had his health. At least that is what he still tells himself everyday. The injury that ended his career could have been so much worse and he knows that, but he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. After stopping by to visit his uncle and hearing that his event planning business needs help, Leo offers his services since he seriously has nothing better to do, how hard could planning events be?
Leo may rethink his offer of help when the spitfire who ran into him that very morning, causing a chain reaction of spilling coffee down her blouse and stepping on her croissant walks through the door.
Leo and Zara get off on shaky ground, but through their combined and even fresh eyes in the industry, pull off a great event, but that wasn’t what caught the eye of the contract. It was the fact that they appeared as a couple and a misunderstanding surrounding one engagement ring. (How is that possible, it’s cute and will totally make sense) To pull off the rest of the deal they have to continue to be “engaged” and considering how they originally met this will take a monumental feat.
However, the longer they spend time together and the more their walls come down, the more they might actually like one another and the less faking they may have to actually do. Actually, it might be harder to walk away when everything is all said and done.
This is just the beginning of a new series and you get insight into how this new series SWANK will continue from here. I don’t want to give away what direction Maya is planning yet, but I’m really excited for what direction she is taking this series. It’s new and nothing like she’s done yet and I really think you’ll like where she’s taking this one.
When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…
I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.
Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.
To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.
So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be?
A hell of a lot harder than I thought…
She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up…)
As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing.
She won’t be faking it for long…