It is a truth universally accepted that anyone who's single must be looking for their perfect match, right? Lizzie Beckett isn’t, however. At least not romantically. As a software developer, Lizzie pitches her dating app to a panel of tech billionaires on the national television show Tech Tank, hoping to land the perfect financier to boost her business. It’s just her luck, the only offer she gets is a provisional contract with the toughest, most skeptical and self-important of the CEOs.
Dawson Fitzwilliam isn’t a fan of online dating—or dogs, for that matter. When he blunders during Lizzie's presentation, guilt drives him to give her app, Capture My Heart, a 30-day trial period. If Lizzie can convince him the app works within that time frame, then his company will back the product. If not, the deal will have helped him save face and protect his brand. Unfortunately, what he forgets to protect is his heart. Although Lizzie Beckett is so wrong for him in so many ways, Dawson can’t help but fall for the beautiful, headstrong woman.
Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
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"Maria Hoagland managed just the right balance of following closely enough to recognize the [Pride & Prejudice] story, but not so close that it was a rewrite of the same plot. I think the premise worked out very well to modernize it, and Dawson's role as the Darcy character had just the right tone of kinda rude, kinda socially awkward with closet chivalrous knight to leave room for the change from "what a jerk" to "swoon" to happen with credibility."
1. This was the first research trip I took with the authors at Gelato Publishing. What an amazing group of authors to work with! I didn't even mind walking miles in a boot since I was laughing the whole time.
2. As a type-one diabetic, I was interested in how diabetic alert dogs are trained, so I contacted a trainer in my town. It was interesting to have the dog alerting me while we had our two in-person interviews.
3. The otter--a little pal my husband and I had one vacation on the Washington coast.
I actually wanted to point out that there is NO tie-in to Beauty and the Billionaire Beast. Reading this is like reading the first in a series.
You will see Dawson and Lizzie in Falling for Her Billionaire Best Friend, though.