The Courtship Charade
As a draftswoman in a man's world, Jessica Sinclair causes a stir as her new male colleagues vie for her attention. And the company manager has an ultimatum: fake a courtship with her boss, Flynt Kavanaugh…or lose her job. But pretending to be smitten with the handsome engineer unleashes a real, complicated attraction—and could reveal the past she hoped to keep hidden.
Jessica is certainly the best person for the job. But as their make-believe romance escalates, Flynt knows that's not the only reason he wants her on his team. However, with his past shrouded by a shameful secret, Flynt has always focused his ambitions on building a career, not a family. Now he has designs on Jessica's heart, but can they trust each other with the truth?
I really enjoyed this one. Jessie is used to making her way in a man's world. She is a draftswoman and is significantly good at what she does. She lands her dream job with a company and in large part thanks to Flynt. Flynt and Jessie are thrown together when their employer demands they pose as a couple to keep the office productive. Each have issues from their past that could affect their relationship.
I really liked Jessie. Her past was an issue, but not as horrible as she thought it was. She still has trouble grasping that God does forgive all sins. Flynt's own past casts a large shadow across his outlook. He is a good man, hard worker, and all around stand up guy. I like that while they are forced into the roles, they both enjoy it. There is instant attraction but not instant love. Their friendship grows and blossoms into more. Their issues were a big problem but only if they allow it to be bigger than they believe God can handle.
It was a 5/5 for me. A good, quick read with a good message.