Title: The Bargain
Author: Christine S Feldman
Tomboy Shannon Mahoney has always been a lot more comfortable with power tools than high heels or lipstick, and she wishes she could reinvent herself and finally tell her perfect boss, Drew Kingston, she has had a crush on him since high school. But she is just as tongue-tied and awkward around him now as she ever was, and long-familiar patterns are hard things from which to break free…
Ladies’ man Michael is a former bad boy looking for redemption. He is desperate to atone for past mistakes that he made with his family, but younger brother Drew has cut him out of his life and refuses to even speak to him. Which means Michael needs help getting to Drew.
And so he approaches Shannon with a proposition: If she will get Drew to agree to hear him out, Michael will mentor Shannon in how to win his brother’s heart. Suspicious of Michael’s motives, Shannon initially enters into the bargain just to make sure Michael isn’t actually in town to cause trouble for Drew, but the two unlikely allies are surprised to discover they enjoy each other’s company far more than either expected.
Shannon starts to realize that maybe love isn’t about reinventing yourself after all. It’s about finding your perfect match.
Loved this Story thought it was very sweet and cute and romantic. Loved Shannon's character, she's so shy and innocent you cant help but feel for her and her feelings for Drew. Shannon wants nothing more than to be with Drew but she doesn't have the guts to make a move. Drew has no idea of Shannon's feelings for him, he doesn't even remember her from high school. Drew is a sexy politician type that gets all the ladies and Shannon is just a carrot top geek with no social skills when it comes to men (or so she thinks). In comes Michael, a hot as hell, rebel that's past is catching up to him. I loved Michael's character as well, he knows he made mistakes in the past and knows its probably to late to fix them but he's willing to try. When Michael sets out to Bargain with Shannon to get close to his brother, they all got more than they bargained for....very sweet, loving story of past regrets and forgiving futures.