Fashioning a Romance

Fashioning a Romance

by Libby Mercer

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BN ID: 2940154912577
Publisher: Libby Mercer
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

Born and raised in the Heartland of America, Libby Mercer's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school and she's since lived in Boston, NYC and London. San Francisco is the city that she currently calls home. For several years, Libby worked in fashion--first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. 

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Fashioning a Romance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book An exquisitely written sweet romance novel which literally boils over with sexual tension. Sexual tension and no sex scenes? Friends, it can be done! A character driven story – we can see the Valkyrie (tall, blonde, lady warrior) figure, Caitlyn from Portland, Oregon, who gets her striking looks from her Minnesota based Swedish ancestors. She is something of a fashion genius – she can design clothes like a dream and seems to have the kind of talent that can run up a ball gown on an old fashioned sewing machine. We can also see John Harrington, the aristocratic British financial adviser with a doctorate in medieval literature, who is all the more intrigued by the lady who fails to fall at his feet and remains insusceptible to his considerable charm, raising his ardor to feverish levels. John’s decidedly risque deception of luring Caitlyn away to Paris for the weekend backfires on him somewhat, when Caitlyn takes him for being the player type that she has been avoiding all her life. The results are beyond what he could have foreseen and she gives him the lesson of a lifetime. Lavishly sentimental in some parts, intriguing in others, the story is written in totally contemporary language. The characters, even the minor ones, are memorable. The image of the eastern European housekeeper cleaning the house while listening to Lady Gaga on an iPod is something that will stay with me for a long time. Caitlyn is one of the most individual and memorable romantic heroines I’ve read for a while. She leaves her hero totally in the shade, which, in my opinion, is no bad thing. I could get her dilemma totally – not wanting to be played by an experienced womanizer, yet feeling inexplicably drawn towards him at the same time. What woman doesn’t feel like that sometimes? There isn’t a dull moment in this sweet romance novel. One of my more enjoyable reads lately. Favorite Quote:  “Sophie’s brother was insanely hot. His thick, dark brown hair was charmingly unkempt, and strong, dark eyebrows framed his emerald green eyes. He had a killer jaw line, a straight, narrow nose, and lips that seemed to be permanently curved upwards into a smile. Even in the shapeless T-shirt, she could tell he had the build of an Olympic swimmer. Better still, he was tall. Topping the height charts at six feet herself, Caitlyn had a built-in radar that went haywire every time a tall man was around, and Sophie’s brother stood at least three, possibly four inches above the six foot mark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Libby Mercer -- read my first 2 books from her the same day. Love the feel good love stories!!! Quick easy and highly recommended.
STBende More than 1 year ago
I sped through this book in a weekend. It was that good! Libby Mercer painted a great picture of London/Paris living, with believable, quirky characters, and a fun story that kept me glued to the page. Her voice is fantastic - light, fun, realistic and never boring. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you MUST read Libby Mercer. Her next book, UNMASKING MAYA, is next on my list.
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Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A great chick lit read! Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it in a day. Fashioning a Romance is a sweet story with a happy ending. It is typical chick lit in that it has romance, misunderstandings, and two people who should be so different from one another that fall head-over-heels for each other. Caitlyn is an American fashion designer with considerable talent who is living in London working as a personal designer for Sophie Harrington. She seems to truly love what she does but she is guarded when it comes to her heart. Her father's many wives have taken a toll on Caitlyn's outlook on love. Sophie is a "lady of leisure" in London. She can afford to pay Caitlyn to be her personal designer/seamstress and allows Caitlyn to live in her home (which is actually her parents' home) as part of her pay. We don't get to know too much about Sophie. She is a catalyst for things to come - but not the things that you would think. John, Sophie's older brother, is a high-powered finance specialist. He is a self-proclaimed "lover of women" and knows all of the "right" moves to seduce a woman. However, John is quite dismayed when his moves don't have the desired affect on Caitlyn. He has some depth of emotion that even shocks him. This cast of characters were delightful to read about. The author did a good job including fashion history and detail into the story without burdening the reader. I also enjoyed the quotes and history that John related throughout. Again, this could have made the book a slow read, but it truly added to the charm of Fashioning a Romance. Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It is a good, quick chick lit read. Will I read it again: I will not but I will read more books from Ms. Mercer.
Leah_SP More than 1 year ago
If you are a Sophie Kinsella or Jennifer Weiner fan, then this book is for you. Entertaining and a fast read, Libby Mercer delivers exactly what you'd want from a well written chick lit novel, leaving the reader anticipating the arrival of Mercer's next book.
JannaShay More than 1 year ago
A romantic, engaging, and well-written story that intertwines fashion with romance. The protagonists were delightful and easy to relate to. Libby Mercer has a talent for words and weaves a story that held my attention from start to finish. Fashioning A Romance is a charming story written by a skilled author who brings everything to life. A definite must read.