Feet First

Feet First

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by Leanne Banks
     
 

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Designing footwear is Jenny Prillaman's life, so getting the plum assignment to create a socialite's wedding shoes is a dream come true. Dealing with the heiress is another story. So is staying away from her dreamy new boss, a man too hot to deny for long, despite Jenny's best intentions of keeping her business away from his pleasure.

Making Bellagio, Inc. an

Overview

Designing footwear is Jenny Prillaman's life, so getting the plum assignment to create a socialite's wedding shoes is a dream come true. Dealing with the heiress is another story. So is staying away from her dreamy new boss, a man too hot to deny for long, despite Jenny's best intentions of keeping her business away from his pleasure.

Making Bellagio, Inc. an international success is executive Marc Waterson's career ambition. But his life's desire is to find the right woman and settle down. Too bad Jenny would rather follow in his corporate footsteps than try on the glass slippers of a company wife.

At least Marc's got one thing going for him—the way to a woman's heart is through a really great pair of shoes!

Editorial Reviews

Theresa Sanders
"Wonderfully provocative, an absorbing story...This book has it all for a fun, witty and sensual packed romance..."
Contemporary Romance Writers
Susan Mobley
"This is a fun, light and romantic read....the story is entertaining....A delightful story all around."
Romantic Times BookClub
Connie Payne
"...dialogue was witty and sharp...To sum it up, a warm, wonderful, truly well crafted story."
Once Upon a Romance
Rendezvous
"...FEET FIRST is a fun novel of undercover office romance..."
Harriet Klausner
"...a fun contemporary romance starring two likable lead characters and the cousin from hell ...Leanne Banks designs a fine tale."
The Readers Guild, Review Centre
Lysa Demorest
"...a great start to Leanne Banks' series set in the world of Bellagio Shoes....sweet and spicy..."
Writers Unlimited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460309117
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
391,365
File size:
555 KB

Meet the Author

Leanne Banks is a New York Times bestselling author with over sixty books to her credit. A book lover and romance fan from even before she learned to read, Leanne has always treasured the way that books allow us to go to new places and experience the lives of wonderful characters. Always ready for a trip to the beach, Leanne lives in Virginia with her family and her Pomeranian muse.

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Feet First 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very slow to read. I often found myself dozing off while trying to read this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't been so engrossed in a book this intriguing which was tough competition, but this book came out on top! It was absolutely amazing how well written this book was! Leanne won me over as a reader and has given me plans on trying some others! Definitely a few twists and loops, but it was awesome!!!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been one that hates 'romance' books, but I decided to give this one a chance because Jenny is a shoe designer and she seemed like a realistic and likeable character. This book exceeded my expectations with an adorable story and great characters. A must read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was good book by Banks the opening line made me chuckle out loud. I found Jenny and her band of friends really funny and engaging but I thought that Marc and his best friend Gino could have been written better. Marc seemed a little stiff which was part of the reason Jenny was so outgoing but his friend Gino kept giving him bad advice the whole book. I think I would have liked the book more without his input. The concept was pretty good and the book did make me laugh. Not Banks' best but still worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marc Waterson is the no nonsense vice president of Bellagio Shoes. He is currently overseeing his Cousin Brooke¿s reality TV wedding, and he wants everything to run smoothly, which will mean lots of publicity for the company. Jenny Prillaman loves her job as an assistant to Sal, a shoe designer at Bellagio. Sal unfortunately has a passion for alcohol more than sketching right now, so Jenny agrees to step in for the wedding planning. While Jenny wishes Marc would remember her name, she is both thrilled and distressed at the prospect of working with him ¿ he doesn¿t know her resume is a sham. ................................. FEET FIRST is a wild tale centered around a company, a wedding, and of course ¿ shoes. Jenny is trying to be low key while working with Marc, but her sassy side keeps popping up. I will admit that if I had been Jenny, I would have written off Mr. Square Pants Marc early on. But their attraction keeps bubbling to the surface, until soon it¿s boiling hot. Of course, like some foods, sometimes it gets too hot, and must be cooled down before it can be enjoyed. As Marc and Jenny experience the ups and downs of their relationship, readers will be taken on an entertaining ride. What an enjoyable way to spend time -- reading FEET FIRST!............................................. Other characters in FEET FIRST give it even more comedic fun. There is the bride-to- be, Brooke, who sometimes forgets she is getting married. And there are Jenny¿s friends who are always ready to offer Jenny advice in how to entice Marc. FEET FIRST will have you chuckling out loud, so don¿t read this one in public unless you¿re prepared to explain that it¿s about¿shoes. Yes, after reading FEET FIRST you may be tempted to go buy a new pair. ...................................................................... ......... Step into a funny tale of love set among the shoe-haves and shoe-less. Leanne Banks reminds us again how good she is at creating amusing characters and plots. If FEET FIRST doesn¿t convince you to look at footwear in a different light, then maybe it¿s time to get rid of your tired old shoes. With witty dialogue and entertaining characters, I highly recommend picking up FEET FIRST today......................... Patti Fischer for Romance Reviews Today
Guest More than 1 year ago
When her boss, the haute shoe designer Sal, is sidelined by a prolonged 'illness', Jenny Prillaman's life becomes a Cinderella story. With a reality bridal show needing new Bellagio shoes for their prima dona bride yesterday, Jenny's sketches do more than just fill in as a stop gap measure, they enchant the prickly bride. Moreover, the plain Jane, mousy young lady catches Marc Waterson's eye. He has no idea why she gets under his skin so, even after Jenny undergoes a makeover. Yet, she does, despite the lack of propriety. What begins as simply getting each other out of their mutual systems turns into something stronger, though neither Mac nor Jenny will admit it. The only problem is, their relationship began on a foundation of unwitting lies. .......................... **** Although there are some slightly red moments, overall, 'Feet First' is a sweet, old fashioned romance. Most readers will be able to identify with Jenny and cheer her on as her dreams unfold. A delightful secondary romance blossoms alongside the main one as an added attraction. This is, quite simply, a feel good read. ****
harstan More than 1 year ago
Design artist Jenny Prillaman works at Bellagio Shoes where she is an assistant to Sal of the Sal Amore line of shoes. Manager Marc Waterson asks Jenny where Sal is she covers for him saying he ill when she thinks he is drunk. When he asks if Sal has sketched any special shows for the upcoming wedding of the century, she says yes, but hands him her sketches insisting they were done by Sal. He has her stay when the bride, his spoiled cousin Brooke Tarrentino arrives. Marc is impressed as she handles Brooke with ease. Afterward he tells her that Sal called from a rehab center praising her and insisting it was her work.................. As they work on the wedding that will be filmed as a reality TV show Marc finds himself impressed with Jenny. His admiration begins to turn to desire Jenny has salivated over Marc form the first moment she saw him, but assumes someone who cannot resist a second and third Krispy Kreme has no chance. Besides if he ever learns that her résumé is a fabrication created by Sal, he would dump her even if he miraculously fell in love with her as she has him.................. FEET FIRST is a fun contemporary romance starring two likable lead characters and the cousin from hell. The amusing story line focuses on how Marc¿s feelings towards a too confident Jenny evolve as he observes her competence in shoe design and handling people starting with his cousin the Frankenstein bride, her ailing boss, and eventually him. Readers will never look at shoes the same way as Leanne Banks designs a fine tale................ Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jenny Prillaman gets the chance of a lifetime when her boss at Bellagio Shoes lands in rehab and she gets to step in and design the wedding shoes for a celebrity wedding. Unfortunately, Sal had embellished her resume a bit and the company VP thinks she not only has a degree from a design school, but that she has experience as well. When she has a chance to come clean on the deception, she keeps quiet because everyone is going crazy over her designs and she¿s able to escalate her lust for the VP up a couple notches to a full-blown roll in the hay. Marc Waterson, Bellagio VP, had decided it was time to end his bachelor days and enlisted his friend¿s help to find a suitable mate. After a parade of beauty queens with fake hair, fake nails, fake body parts and fake smiles, he is drawn in the the spontaneous Jenny Prillaman who amazes him with her talent and soothes him with her ever-present stash of Peppermint patties. Their relationship moves quickly but Jenny knows she must come clean about the false information on her resume. However, she¿s falling head over heels for Marc and jumping feet first into what could be disaster. Can she tell the truth, keep her job AND keep Marc too? Leanne Banks¿ FEET FIRST is the first of a three-book series set at Bellagio Shoes and is full of fun and passion. The single title format allows for a larger cast of characters and I especially enjoyed Jenny¿s gay ¿girlfriend¿ Chad whose help and advice helped spur her on to greater things. FEET FIRST will make a great end-of-summer read when you¿re looking for something flirty and sassy and bold.