Mara Baranski is living the fangirl's dream, running a comic book shop that supports her and her ailing mother. She is even given the chance to buy the building-for a dollar. That is, until her dear friend and landlord dies before the sale goes through. Now Mara has forty-five days to clear out her shop or convince the resentful son of the old owner to change his mind-if she can only corner him long enough to ask. Despite being abandoned by his father years ago, Wesley inherited all of his dad's assets and ambition-but not his gullibility. When the tantalizing woman at his nightclub turns out to be the woman who scammed his lonely father, he seizes the chance for a little revenge. But after using a fake name to get close to his target, Wes is soon coming up with excuses to keep his identity secret a little longer. As the forty-five days count down, Mara's loyal customers swoop in to help save her store. Even more, her handsome new boyfriend is making her believe in happy endings again. Too bad secret identities only last forever in comic books.
About the Author
Marie Johnston writes paranormal and contemporary romance and has collected several awards in both genres. Before she was a writer, she was a microbiologist. Depending on the situation, she can be oddly unconcerned about germs or weirdly phobic. She's also a licensed medical technician and has worked as a public health microbiologist and as a lab tech in hospital and clinic labs. Marie's been a volunteer EMT, a college instructor, a security guard, a phlebotomist, a hotel clerk, and a coffee pourer in a bingo hall. All fodder for a writer!! She has four kids, an old cat, and a puppy that's bigger than half her kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unmistaken Identity based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Not my Cup of Tea 3.5* I much preferred the second half of this book to the first. Wes was a more likeable character and there was more substance to the story. The first half just seemed to be all about sex and Wes concealing his true identity. I’m not surprised that Mara was hurt when she found out but couldn’t understand why she didn’t immediately call him on his behaviour; it made her seem almost as underhanded as him. Felt the book blurb was better than the story itself.
'UNMISTAKEN IDENTITY' by Marie Johnston is Book One in the "Fanboys" series. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Johnston but I will say I have found a new author! This is a bad boy millionaire story with a hard working normal women. Mara was friends with Wesley father and had worked out a deal to buy the shop from him. But after he died Wesley isn't going along with the deal and thinks Mara was scamming his father. When Mara goes to confront Wesley after he sent a notice of eviction. Mara goes to his night club to try and surprise meet him. Wesley plays on the fact that Mara doesn't know who he is and pretends to be someone else to try to close in on her being a Gold Digger. But what happens with the truth comes out. Really enjoyable read! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."