No one will ever accuse me of being a fashionista. My work wardrobe consists of items mainly from Kohl’s, not a Karen Walker design in sight and my weekend apparel is more Target than Tommy Hilfiger (and yes, I had to look those fashion designer names up).
In Be My Valentino, the second book in the Jessie Stanton series, Sandra D. Bricker, brings fashion to life.
Picking right up where On a Ring and a Prayer left off, Jack Stanton continues to wreak havoc on his ex-wife’s wife. Just when she got her feet under her, Jack makes an appearance and pulls the rug right back out from under her.
As Jessie struggles with making her business profitable, Jack’s appearance brings her under the scrutiny of the FBI.
While the new man in her life, Danny Callahan, tries to be someone she can count on, he takes a side job to ferret out a mole at a local awards show.
Can Jessie trust another man after Jack stomped all over her? Will her business survive an FBI raid? And most importantly, will Jessie Hart put her trust in the one person who will never leave or forsake her?
I appreciate that this series is following Jessie’s journey because it emulates life. Just when you think you have everything figured out, you are hit with one (or three) unexpected hardships are thrown in the path you believe you have finally figured out.
Through humorous situations and heart-wrenching news, Jessie makes her way through life, learning to stand on her own two feet. I can’t wait to see what life brings her way next.
***Abingdon Press provided me with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.