Friday, 28 April 2017


Priscilla Story, the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her inheritance good-bye.

Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests, but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose to marry.

In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla, who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman to find their happily ever after.

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"A small giggle escaped through Priscilla’s lips as she remembered Shane from the summer she’d interned at Story Imports.
She’d worked in the cubicle outside of her father’s office, helping his assistant Mary Lou with a filing project, and every time she saw Shane coming, she’d purposely pull down her blouse until the top of her bra showed. Then she’d watch, with fascination, as prim and proper Shane desperately tried not to look at her cleavage. She’d deliberately try to stall him from entering her father’s office, peppering him with inane questions about his job, just to watch his face grow pink from the effort it took not to gape at her tits. And the few times his gaze did drop, his blue eyes blinking and dilating at the sight of her lacy-edged bra?
She giggled again.
What sweet victory."

I like it…a lot!  The Bohemian and the Businessman by Katy Regnery is exactly what I want to read today. 

Priscilla Story is the black sheep of her high society family.  She is the second youngest of five sisters.  Her father is a strict disciplinarian and won’t be happy when he finds out she is pregnant and no potential husband is in sight.  I love Priscilla.  She is a strong character with flaws.  She is an artsy-fartsy type.  She has her own style that doesn’t match with the prim and proper style her family and people of Philadelphia society expect.  She never feels the love from her parents.  She is an outcast and teased and put down by her family often.  Despite all that, she still has a large capacity to love.

Shane Olson is the son of Midwest dairy farmers.  From a young age, he makes plans for his future.  He does everything in his power to get away from farming starting with getting good grades and scholarships to a prestigious prep school and college.  His one goal is to make it big in business.  He thinks he is on his way at Story Imports until Douglas Story tells him he only promotes family to VP positions.  Shane needs the title to advance his career to the next level.

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to read this book.  It is an excellent introduction to Katy Regnery’s storytelling skills.  She develops Priscilla and Shane’s relationship nicely. They both need to marry for different reasons, and the relationship that develops is well done.  There are bumps in the road that they need to work through like any couple.      

What I like most about this story is Shane appears to be a hard ass in the beginning until we find out more about him.  He has a big heart and Priscilla makes him flustered even before their arrangement.  Shane doesn’t make big mistakes or act like a complete jerk, which often happens in this type of romance story.  He does have some missteps, but it is understandable because the situation is unfamiliar and confusing for the couple. 

I finished the book quickly; I needed to know how everything works out.  There are times when the story made me hold my breath, times when the family complicates life, but there are more Ahs that made my heart flutter.   Katy Regnery writes a good love story.  I have a couple books by Ms. Regnery that I haven’t read yet, but I will move them up my list quickly.  The Bohemian and The Businessman is an incentive for me to get the books in her Blueberry Lane series.  I will also read the rest of The Story Sisters.  The little hints we get about the other sisters makes me want to know them more and to see how the family resolves their issues.