Indi Falcone, owner of the popular book store, Romantic Hours, is writing her own romance. But there is a problem. She is having trouble creating a believable hero. She sees Max Avery as vividly masculine and heroic but on paper he is anything but. So she has joined her friend, Diana, on a tropical island holiday, thinking a change of scenery might fix the problem.
A second encounter with the same stranger, who is not in a good mood (again), and appears to think she is someone else, does nothing for her previously calm and happy disposition.
Then she is presented with a striking look-alike of herself. How can this be? Ginni Hunter is a model on assignment for a swimwear company and her photographer is the same grumpy stranger Indi keeps having encounters with.
In a weak frivolous moment, fueled by several glasses of wine, the look-alikes decide to swap places for a laugh. Ginni flies back to Auckland and Indi's bookshop, and Indi takes her place in front of the camera - after a ten minute drunken crash course in modeling and book selling.
Quickly realising the potential repercussions of their childish prank, both girls want out - but with an ocean and a modeling schedule between them, along with a cranky photographer and snooping agency boss, it seems they will have to ride the nightmare out.
Briefly, things improve for Indi when Tash arrives at her room, looking like he has just stepped off the pages of Male Fashion Quarterly, to take her out to dinner. Just as their relationship looks like it's taken a turn, definitely for the better after a night of mind-blowing passion, Tash's very sexy and gorgeous ex-wife arrives on the island. And it's not a suntan she's looking for.
Realising she is nowhere near entering Rochelle's league, Indi makes a no-win decision and things go from bad to badder.
When she finally arrives back in Auckland, her love life in tatters, she is invited with Ginni to a dinner party, organised by Ginni's agency boss.
The party changes not only the two girls' lives but that of each of the guests - Tash and his ex wife, a love-torn wealthy playboy called Roger, Ginni's Dad, and a glamorous mystery woman.
When Marlene reveals to her amazed guests the reason for the dinner party, a shocked Indi realises that her life is never going to be the same again.
Only fate can lend a hand but, from a hospital bed, what sort of hand is likely?
About Amelie Rose
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Published October 4, 2011
by Icon management Ltd.
Romance, Literature & Fiction.