Review: The Talented Mr. Maxwell by Julia Harlow
Dorrie Applegate just stumbled into a career-launching opportunity. The small-town Kentucky girl landed a gem of a position at Omni Publishing in New York City. Her first major assignment—writing a biography of one of the most sought-after male models in the world.
Grant Maxwell is at the apex of his career. Unfortunately the end of his run looms before him. At thirty-four, scores of younger, hungrier models nip at his heels, vying for his spot at the pinnacle of the fashion realm. And he has no earthly idea what to do next.
In the midst of an unlikely and tumultuous love affair with Grant, Dorrie is suddenly forced into making an agonizing decision. It’s a decision that shatters Grant’s heart.
Step onto the volatile runway of fashion modeling packed to the hilt with clashing egos, impossibly gorgeous men, backstabbing, and biting jealousy. And caught in the snare of the dramatic intrigue? Dorrie Applegate and Grant Maxwell.
What could possibly go wrong, having a fast fling with the stranger next to you on the plane? Dorrie is on her own, in a new country and has a few days before the biggest interview of her life. Henry is entranced by the beauty sleeping on him, wanting nothing more than to enjoy time with a woman who doesn’t know who is is or how much he’s worth. Only their time together burns hot, lasts longer than either expected. They defied social convention and Dorrie’s employer, only to be torn apart by something more basic. Jealousy, mistrust, fear and betrayal run high as Julia Harlow spins a tale that kept me inthralled, turning the next page late into the night. I found myself cheering one chapter only to want to lecture them in the very next. Someone (not saying who) deserves a beat down! The path to love isn’t nicely paved, with clear lines and signs posted to warn you of the dangers ahead. Sometimes you have take a leap, trust that the other person will catch you or fall with you. This book captures everything you want in a romantic story. Although it’s my first Julia Harlow book, I’m excited to read what else she has out.