Is this the makeover of a lifetime?Romancing the Ugly Duckling by Clare London
Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.
Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to escape the reminder that he’s nowhere near as handsome as his gorgeous brothers and avoid the painful childhood memories of being bullied.
Greg wants nothing to do with city life, and Perry’s never been outside London. When Perry is stranded on North Uist, this conflict seems insurmountable. But Greg is captivated by the vivacious Perry, and Perry by both the island and his host. However, Perry’s one heartfelt wish remains: that ugly duckling Greg fulfill his potential as a swan.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is fun to read. Both Greg and Perry are likeable, and definitely made for each other.
The first book was an okay for me, but I liked this one better.
Grumpy and far from a city life, Greg suddenly met a very city guy, Perry. From the first met, I think Greg had already liked Perry, he's just so good with denying everything, especially in attraction to Perry. Except for his desire for Perry, of course. Duh!
Glad that Perry is kind of stubborn and can manage to cooperating with Greg's mood. Well, Greg had a reason for rejecting the city life himself, and Perry understood. Once he's determined to bring Greg to London whatever it takes, because his fragile job depends on Greg.
I wanted to slap Greg sometimes, but I can't! He's too adorable, probably that's why Perry can't stay away from him.
Overall, this one is a light low angst romance just the way I liked it. But I need epilogue or a better ending for Greg and Perry. I need more.
*I received the ARC from Dreamspinner Press for Lelyana's Book Blog to review.*
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