GP Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse

Posted October 5, 2015 by karenbaron in Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Womens Fiction / 0 Comments

GP Sweetheart Deal by Allison MorseThe Sweetheart Deal by Alison Morse
Published by The Wild Rose Press on June 5, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 249
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Some people think Ellen Hamilton, the business savvy daughter of the largest employer in town, is too big for her britches. After all it’s the 1950s and women have no place running factories. But when the Hamilton company is threatened with takeover by John Adair, the man who broke her heart and was run out of town years ago, the game is on. Has Ellen met her match? Or, will this time be different and will Ellen win everything—including the handsome and mysterious John.

My Thoughts:        Completely loved it! Such a wonderful story of company espionage, small town mentality, politics of old and romance.

I loved the characters. Ellen is smart and charming, and yet she has to learn who she really is wallflower or executive. John is talented and ambitious. He knows what he wants at least he thinks he does. He wants to run Hamilton Company and crush Sam Hamilton in the process.

The supporting characters are also full of life. I love Cindy and the way she transformed herself for the different occasions. Sam is the perfect businessman, terrible father, who manipulates everything because he loves his children. Trigg is the lovable ole’ cowboy of the highest morals, or is he?

The setting in small town southern California, I picture it as one of the little towns near Bakersfield. Allison Morse’s descriptions of the area were so realistic that I could see it perfectly. I love the attitudes about people from Los Angeles. The references and cold war attitudes are so perfectly written. Oh, and the spider, nicely done, totally awesome, completely laughed out loud.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and my rating is 5 stars. It is reminiscent of a Doris Day movie. I am definitely recommending this book to my friends.

This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review a book for your site. ~Jen

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About Alison Morse

Allison Morse grew up in a family of actors in Los Angeles; before the age of five she started acting classes, which she adored. She continued in the family business until her early twenties when her curious spirit led her to consider other possibilities. After receiving her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, Allison went on to graduate from Phillips Graduate Institute with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and U.C. Hastings College of the Law with a J.D.

Although she loved learning from each of her varied careers, one of her favorite jobs was working for several years at the now closed Dutton’s. This wonderful, musty, new, used and rare bookstore in North Hollywood had deep roots in Southern California’s literary community. Books, movies, and story-telling always ruled Allison’s imagination.

As Allison pursued her professional life, her great love of writing was consigned to private journals that she filled with musings and story ideas. Ten years ago that changed and she decided to get serious about being a writer. While continuing to work full time as a lawyer, she kept to a strict writing schedule and took writing classes at UCLA Extension to hone her craft. She joined the Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Now Allison has completed two novels: The Sweetheart Deal and Fallen Star. She has been a finalist and ranked first in several RWA chapter writing contests.

Allison lives with her husband in a house in the hills that’s filled with books.