Fancy Mitzki made a promise when she
got married that she would join 1000 couples before she took
her eternal rest. Well, the powers that be made her stand by
that vow, and for the last fifty years she has been a ghost
in the elevator at her apartment building doing exactly
that. It’s Valentine’s Day and she only has five more
couples to join before she can be with her Hiram again. Will
she be able to do it before the stroke of midnight?
Going Down? by Tea
Trelawny is listed and formatted as one story, but it is
actually four in one. We get to see four couples discover
each other and the magic that can bring love into their
Kelly Flynn is tired. Between school,
two jobs, shoes that are killing her feet, and financial
difficulties, she has about had it. And to top it off, the
best tip she got tonight at the private party was a condom.
How the hell is she supposed to make her rent with that?
The last thing she needs is Connor Latimer, reflexologist
and the man she’s had the hots for ever since she saw him,
joining her in the elevator and the two of them getting
stuck. But Miss Fancy is determined to have her way.
I have to say this story had me
checking on reflexology and seeing if there actually were
the pressure points that Connor seemed to magically find for
Kelly. I will definitely be urging hubby to look into it for
me. We all need a man as talented as Connor is.
Russell is a clutzy accountant and
every time he talks with the sexy dance instructor, Devon,
he gets more tongue tied and uncomfortable. He knows he
needs to keep their relationship on a professional basis,
but his body doesn’t listen to him - especially when she
offers to teach him the sexy Tango.
I find dancing an incredibly sexy
sport, and look forward to watching or reading about the
reactions people have when in such close contact. When given
a situation beyond his comfort zone, I like the way Russell
takes charge and makes the dance his own.
Pepper is a classical musician and Alex
is a rock star, but despite their love of music, whenever
they meet they are at odds. It doesn’t help that Alex has
made his disdain of classical music abundantly clear, for
the whole world to see.
This one was my favorite of the bunch.
It had me smiling and giggling, and happy to see the two of
them get together. Alex was sweet and lovable, totally not
what I expected, and I adored him.
Jake has been called to fix “Miss
Fancy” the elevator countless times, and he never finds
anything wrong with. But almost every time it acts up, a new
couple is helped along by the spirit of the elevator. Yet,
despite the many times he’s seen the results of her magic,
he’s never been the recipient of it. But if he could only
get Sophia, the owner of the building, to see him as
something more than a repairman it would all be worth it.
Will all business Sophia be susceptible to the magic of her
ancestor and St. Valentine’s Day?
This story was expected and, actually
looked forward to. They are the only two people that have a
part in at least one of the other stories, and I was
anticipating how Miss Fancy would get two obviously
different people together.
Altogether, this was a cute, fun and easy read. The way Ms.
Trelawney presented each romance as a separate story,
instead of jumping around had me a bit disappointed at
first, but I found it more enjoyable that way. I was able to
stop reading at the end of one “relationship” and go back,
knowing I wasn’t going to be lost. Going Down?
kept me entertained and smiling.