If you want angst go else where. But if you want well drawn characters, with witty repartee and sexy irresistible males, then JAK is your cup of tea. Her name on a book means a great time. From her silly names, to quirky characters there is no one like her. You don't read her books, you experience them!!
Philadelphia Fox inherited a mess when her foster sister Crissie Master died and left her shares in a business Castleton & Lightfoot. Run by two families for generations, they did not see the illegitimate daughter of Boyd Castleton as "family". When he died, he finally did right the daughter he never knew leaving her shares in the business. But then, mysteriously Cassie dies in a car accident. Phila does not believe it was an accident, but no one doubts the word of the Castles or the Lightfoots, so the death goes down to an accident and the two families would have dismissed the pushing outsider, had Boyd not left her a big chunk of their business.
Nick Lightfoot was CEO of the business till three years before when a nasty family situation saw him walk away, leaving his father marry his fiancé to save her reputation. And Nick, now an outcast from the family he knows and loves and from the business he should be heading, is out to change things. And he plans on using Phila's control of the stock to make those changes. He finds Phila's plans on using the shares to, if not revenge her foster sister, see justice done for her, so he scoops up the advantage of seeming to align with her.
Phila knows Nick is using her, once a Lightfoot always a Lightfoot, but he gives her an in to the tightly knit stronghold of the Boyds and Lightfoots. She is very attracted to Nick and he to her, but they both have agendas mapped out. Both are aware the other is letting themselves be used and using the other, but that does not stop the attraction. But can romance bloom in the middle of a nasty corporate take over, and will Nick stand by Phila or close ranks with the family when push comes to shove?
It's another Jayne Ann cat & mouse game with well drawn characters, snappy writing and two leaders and are engaging.
A super way to spend a rainy afternoon!!