Slade Walker, owner of Walker Industries and single father of an infant daughter, is at his wit’s end. He has just lost his latest nanny – the fifth one to quit in the last five months. Emily, his seven-month-old daughter, has been colicky since she was born and there seems to be no end in sight despite the doctor’s prognosis. He feels that the rewards of fatherhood are worth any hardships. However, he needs someone to stay permanently and take care of Emily and also be there for him. He needs a wife. Unfortunately, he has not been able to date in the last seven months. While trying to discover a solution to his problem, he vaguely remembers hearing about a book that offers advice on finding Ms. Right.
Jenna has always had a crush on Slade but he has a reputation for being ruthless and she is a little intimidated. He had been a big senior on campus when she was just a junior. She is stunned when he walks into her bookstore and buys a book titled FIND MS. RIGHT. Embarrassed about buying the book, Slade suddenly notices that Jenna has grown up. So he asks her out. However, Jenna, following the advice of her book, plays hard to get and turns him down. When he later calls and asks her out again she believes the book is helping her so she continues to follow the advice from the rather outdated book. Slade’s book contradicts everything Jenna’s book tells her to do – causing them to work at cross purposes. Can they get together despite the advice in their books?
FINDING MS. RIGHT is an utterly charming novel. Readers will find this courtship by book very amusing as the hero and heroine try to build a modern day marriage of convenience using outdated advice that somehow works despite everything going wrong. This romantic comedy is a great light read. It is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Soard’s work. I recommend FINDING MS. RIGHT.