Title: Sexy in Stilettos
Author: Nana Malone
First published April 2, 2012
338 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781470087265 (ISBN10: 147008726X)
Jaya Trudeaux is a woman who always follows the rules, until her life takes a turn for the worse. Her ex-fiancé fires her from the family business and she finds herself without a job, without a man, and with her thirtieth birthday approaching.
Desperate for change, Jaya decides to attend her sister’s wedding with an unexpected date. Alec Danthers, a notorious playboy, is summoned home by his stepmother to find his missing brother.
The last thing he expects is to fall for a sassy, uptight woman like Jaya. Can Jaya let go of her lists and enjoy the moment with Alec, the man who might just be worth breaking the rules for?
Will Alec finally give up his carefree ways and embrace true love? Get ready for a wild ride filled with laughter, tears, and killer stilettos in Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone.
About the Author
Nana Malone, a bestselling author for both Wall Street Journal and USA Today, specializes in writing romances that make readers feel good and look sexy. Her passion for romance and adventure began when she read a worn-out romantic suspense book that she “borrowed” from her cousin on a hot summer day in Ghana when she was just thirteen years old.
From that day on, she developed a fascination for heroines who kick butt and take names. Drawing inspiration from her wild imagination and channeling her inner Buffy, Nana eventually started creating her own characters.
Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone is a contemporary romance novel that was first published on April 2, 2012. The author, Nana Malone, is known for her sizzling romance stories, and this book is no exception.
It is the third book in Malone’s In Stilettos series, which follows the lives and love stories of three best friends. The story revolves around the life of Harper Donnelly, a successful marketing executive in the fashion industry, who has a reputation for being a tough, no-nonsense woman.
However, beneath her professional exterior, Harper is grappling with personal issues, including her unresolved feelings for her childhood friend, Declan Kincade, who is now a successful businessman. When Declan comes back into Harper’s life, things become complicated as they navigate their feelings for each other while trying to maintain their professional lives.
Their journey is complicated by obstacles such as rival businesses, an overbearing ex-boyfriend, and a history that has left them both emotionally scarred. Malone’s writing style is engaging, and the plot is well-paced, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader hooked.
The tension between the main characters is palpable, and the chemistry between them is electric. The setting of the story in the fashion industry adds an exciting element to the plot, and Malone does an excellent job of incorporating the glamorous world of fashion into the novel.
One of the strengths of the novel is the character development. Malone has created complex, well-rounded characters that are relatable and easy to root for.
Harper and Declan are both flawed individuals who must confront their past demons to move forward in their relationship. Their journey towards healing is heartwarming and realistic, and readers will find themselves rooting for them throughout the novel.
The themes of the novel, such as self-discovery, forgiveness, and second chances, are universal and resonate with readers. Moreover, the novel explores issues such as workplace harassment and unequal pay that are relevant and important in today’s world.
Despite its many strengths, the novel has some weaknesses. The ending feels rushed, leaving some loose ends unresolved, and the conflict resolution between the main characters feels too abrupt.
Additionally, some of the secondary characters feel underdeveloped, and their storylines are not fully fleshed out. Overall, Sexy in Stilettos is a delightful, engaging read that will leave readers swooning.
It is a must-read for fans of contemporary romance who enjoy a good dose of steamy chemistry, fashion, and second-chance love stories. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.