My Review:Sometimes a girl just has to do what’s in her heart …
By day Miles Franklin, named after the famous author, is a successful lawyer. But by night she writes historical romance novels under the pen name Emma Browning. When Miles’s assistant covertly enters her boss's novel in one of Australia’s biggest literary awards—and it wins—Miles’s perfectly ordered world is torn apart.
Lars Kristensen smells a rat. As the CEO of Iconic International, the company publishing Miles’s prize-winning novel, he’s determined to meet the author and uncover her true identity.
But Miles is equally determined to protect her privacy—and to keep writing—even if it means mastering pole dancing, and choreographing a love scene in the back of a horse-drawn carriage … Well, she is a romance writer, after all.
Miles has the grit to keep her secret, but Lars has the smouldering looks and arrogance of any romantic hero she has ever imagined.
Hmm. Sometimes a girl just has to turn the page …
I enjoyed many things about this book but it did feel a bit unsatisfying - not sure if it was the ending or some of the dialogue. What I mean by that is the law bits seemed a bit off to me. Granted, I do not practice in Australia but it still seemed incredulous given basic contract law. Furthermore, Miles was just hard to get into. She was not necessarily hard to like but I was expecting more considering the critical acclaim this book has received. While the premise is great, the parts that should have been thought out more were sped up while other parts dragged on for me.
The woman who writes Emma's novels is extraordinarily imaginative. She is intelligent and insightful, but she wishes to remain anonymous. Not long after we met for the first time, she told me I ought to demonstrate my passion for romance. And that is what I have done, becoming personally involved in the marketing strategy for Cupid's Chariot.