Dressing Mr. Dalton
by Charlotte Byrd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“Women who color their own hair do not go out with movie stars!”
So, what am I doing going on a date with him?
I’m a wardrobe stylist with a resume full of fake job experience (when my resume was accurate no one wanted to hire me). I drive a crappy car and I have $37.58 in my bank account.
He is People’s Sexiest Man Alive who lives in a beach house (read: mansion) in Malibu.
We are all wrong for each other for a number of reasons. The main one being: I hate everything about him.
Finn Dalton is arrogant, cocky, and self-involved.
He thinks he’s God’s gift to women and the fact that he has bedded almost every available (and unavailable) woman in Hollywood supports that theory.
I hate him…so what am I doing here? Why do I keep saying yes?
Yes, to a date. Yes, to a kiss. Yes, to this.
And what happens when the one person who is all wrong is the only one who’s right?
**This is a standalone contemporary romance.
This is a pretty generic contemporary romance about a 'regular' girl working as a wardrobe mistress on a small independent film and a famous actor who fall in love. Finn and Chloe meet cute, are attracted to each other, have a contrived date, a real date, a breakup, and then another contrived event that puts them back together.
Finn and Chloe are a cute couple, likable in their own ways. I realize I'm one of the few reviewers who didn't get excited about this short book and don't get me wrong, it's okay. Most of the reason I have trouble with it is the writing style. Over eighty percent of the book consists of one-word short sentences that function as a paragraph. It's fine in small doses but overall leads to a herky-jerky read, constant starting and stopping. I found it interrupted the flow and slowed the pace of the story down.
The most interesting part of the book is a scene where Finn has to film a sex scene in front of Chloe. So, this was just an okay read for me.
Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.
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