- Spencer Hill Contemporary
- Release Date
- July 2014
- Book 1 of The Blueberry Lane
Breaking Up with Barrett is the first book about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Alex. He's a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he's wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)
Barrett English, aka "the Shark," is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.
Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett's childhood estate. The daughter of his family's gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.
When business partners suggest that a fiancée might soften Barrett's image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the "job" of fiancée . And while love wasn't necessarily on Barrett's radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves?
Book Review by Angeli (reviewer)
Jul 24, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
54 people found the following review helpful
What a resplendent tale that is reminiscent of both Sabrina and Pretty Woman. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and took my time to savor every last page. Normally I am a speed reader, but with this I slowed down, which speaks volumes.
Lets go back to the movies now. I am not sure what, if any, awards Pretty Woman and Sabrina received. What I do know is they are movies that we have watched too many times to count. At least I have. What I know is this beautiful piece by Ms. Regnery is no different. It may not have won any awards or was perfect, but it's a must read!
Whether this book was thought of in context with these movies or not, imperfect or not, I personally will be checking out or looking out for any other novels by Katy Regnery. So if you have favorite romantic movies that you've watched so many times and love, know that you will feel the same of this romantic novel!
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