If the Boot Fits
Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon
What I’m Talking About:
Amanda moved to California to take her shot as a writer, but is stuck as a personal assistant to a very demanding Diva. Dru is verbally abusive and uses Amanda for everything. Amanda works hard to keep a few things private and just for herself, like her friendship with up-and-coming star Helene Sawyer, knowing that Dru would try to use that friendship to get ahead in Hollywood.
Helene invited Amanda to a couple Oscar after-parties, where she met and spent the night with the very fine, newly-minted Oscar winner Sam Pleasant. Sam is taken with the woman he only knows as Cha-Cha and vows to track her down. So imagine his surprise when his mystery woman shows up on his family’s ranch for Helene’s wedding. Soon the pair is flirting and developing a friendship.
If the Boot Fits is a delightful retelling of the Cinderella story with Amanda playing the overworked, under appreciated main character and Sam her Prince Charming. While there is no glass slipper, there is an accidentally stolen Oscar. And this Prince doesn’t solve all of Amanda’s problems by sweeping her off her feet and marrying her! Amanda is TOUGH! She is strong and capable, but overworked. The years of abuse from Dru have worn her down and she’s afraid to leave for a few reasons – first and foremost – she needs a paying job. But she also knows Dru has the capability and twisted mindset to ruin Amanda’s chances for another job.
While Amanda’s job is an important factor in shaping her life and how she ends up at the ranch a second time, I love that so much of the book is dedicated to Amanda and Sam’s developing relationship. While there is an immediate and strong mutual attraction, they take things slowly (other than the first night). They spend time together learning about one another. They connect on a deeper level, understanding one another. They are both genuinely kind and caring people, with an incredible synergy.
One of the best things about If the Boot Fits is the level of trust between Sam and Amanda. This allows them to confide in one another and develop a deep bond rather quickly. And because of this, Dru’s machinations aren’t even a factor in Amanda and Sam’s romance. They support one another throughout – are patient and kind, never doubting, even when things look suspicious.
If the Boot Fits is a wonderful, slow burn romance between two amazing characters. I highly recommend you pick it up today!
My Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
Working as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s cruelest divas has left Amanda Queen more determined than ever to sell her screenplay and gain her independence. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a temporary escape. When her employer is felled by the flu on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Amanda gets her glam on, struts out the door, and parties with the glitterati. But she never expects to come face to face—and closer than close—with one of the hottest stars in the game . . .
Following up his first Oscar win with a steamy after-hours romp with an enigmatic woman seems like the perfect way for actor Sam Pleasant to celebrate—until she suddenly disappears. Worse, she’s vanished with the wrong swag bag: the one containing his Oscar statue, leaving Sam even more intrigued about the beauty’s identity—and wondering if a repeat performance of their amazing night is in the stars. And when a second chance encounter happens, only a trip to Sam’s family ranch—and revealing the whole, not-always-glamorous, truth about themselves—will give them a chance to turn one magical night into forever . . .
Release Date: October 27, 2020
Series: Cowboys of California #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s): paperback (288 pages), e-book
Book Source: NetGalley
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Reviews in the Series:
A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon (Cowboys of California #1)